MV Agusta has finally released the second generation of the F4 superbike more than a decade after the original release and we came to find that the all-new machine remains faithful to the original Tamburini design. But probably the best part about the 2010 MV Agusta F4 is the fact that it now benefits of 186 hp (12 hp more than the 2009 model year), while weight is down with no less than 10 kg. So with an overall 192.5kg/424lbs (dry) and the aforementioned performance number, the MV Agusta F4 should remain the ultimate production superbike. Please read the full press release and check out the generous picture gallery after the break.
Updated 06/23/2010: The new MV Agusta F4 superbike is now available as US dealers at a price of $18,500. Also the company announced they have signed a partnership with MB Financial to offer a retail financing program in order to encourage riders to purchase both new and used MV Agusta motorcycles.
MV Agusta teases us again, this time with a video of its new F4 1000 superbike before the official Milan unveiling set first thing next week. We’ve yesterday found out from the official press release that the new Italian motorcycle will develop a claimed 186bhp at 12,900rpm and the engine will be harnessed by a TC MK II traction control, so expect more info as we have it – most likely on Monday 9 November.
We recently brought to you the first teaser shot of the 2010 MV Agusta F4 and we’ve just got our hands on a second sneak peek of the new Italian superbike. This comes together with the official press release, from which we find that the engine develops 186 horsepower at 12,900 rpm, connects to the gearbox through a slipper clutch and is harnessed by an eight-way adjustable traction control system.
This Italian exotic motorcycle heads to EICMA for sure, so we will bring to you the full specs and, hopefully, a generous photo gallery revealing the slightly redesigned bodywork in the day of the launch. Read the press release after the jump.
Italian manufacturer MV Agusta has today presented a teaser shot partially unveiling the 2010 version of the F4 superbike scheduled for the official launch on November 8.
Given the fact that the 1998 model was designed by Massimo Tamburini and has withstood the test of time, the front end is mainly unchanged: the diamond headlight has the same shape, but now contains LED running lights and a single large projector lamp, the windscreen now blends better in with the fairing and it is much sharper at the base. The shot also reveals restyled mirrors, which we like.
Expect to hear more about this model as information becomes available. Meanwhile, you can check out the new MV Agusta Brutale models.
MV Agusta hasn’t yet started to inspire their F4’s fairing on UFOs, but their users have and this is a very successful design that was spotted at the 2008 Asama Meeting in Japan.
The modifications are as pointless as they are obvious, but I believe that they do give a new meaning to the saying ‘razor sharp fairing’. Still, that guy looks like being pregnant with the gas tank = Not Cool!
If you did so, the answer to your question could come by reading an article published in the online edition of the New-York Times. Entitled “A Motorcycle For Moguls”, the article refers to those bikes that you an me can’t have, but which often make a good subject of talk for us.
Outrageously-priced two-wheelers such as the MV Agusta F4CC ($120,000) or the Ducati Desmosedici RR ($72,500) make you wonder about the technology and materials implemented, but as you hear that you can get the same rush on bikes that are eight time cheaper, you really don’t know what to think. Has the world turned upside down?
The answer is strongly related to each manufacturer’s marketing strategy, which in this cases tends to be the same: produce 100 limited edition models and sell them to those who want to feel special and satisfied of not being rich for nothing. Then the limited edition model’s success will reflect on the simple models of that same manufacturer (something that tells me they’re pretty much the same) and sales numbers increase, leaving everybody satisfied, even those who can’t afford the one with the long figure as MSRP.
Free advertising is also a thing of great importance as limited edition motorcycles not only fill up pockets with money paid on them, but with those saved from paid advertising. So next time you read about a limited edition model, think about these aspects and notice how you’ll start appreciating normal bikes more. But until then, read the New-York Times article.
Why would anybody do that? Well, the Mv Agusta F4 RR 312 is beautiful and triumphant, indeed the most quality build series motorcycle in the world and in order to celebrate that the maker decided to be a little more eccentric this time so the idea materialized into what you can see in the pictures. Entirely covered in 24 karate gold, the Italian bike can literally be considered a jewel.
Having the dimensions of 80 x 80 - which means a total of 5 meters - the gold sheet was applied by hand and I guess we can say that this is THE bike that looks like moving even at a standstill.
Expensive and laborious work was put into the F4 RR 312 and the refined project came to live thanks to the collaboration with Aurum which provided the precious metal for the even more precious bike.
As you can suppose, the art work was done in Italy, country which also gets all the recognition for this wonder.
3 days of testing in Valencia have confirmed the important steps forward that have been made with the SBK version of the MV Agusta F4 1000 R312. The Team, the MV Agusta technicians and Luca Scassa (the official rider for 2008) have given 110% and completed all the development program while testing several new components. All the hard work has paid-off and given important indications on further development steps and improvements. "I’m extremely happy about how we are working" (...) More
With the ambition of one accustomed to winning and the self-confidence of a company with all the knowhow in the world, MV Agusta have “crossed” their two latest creations, the F4 CC and the F4 R 312. They have made the ultimate cocktail of power and controlled aggression to once more unleash the beast also known as “the most beautiful motorcycle in the world”.
When we talk about Italian sports bike we think about power, speed and beauty. But also a lot of “ifs” and “buts” cross our mind when we compare them to the Japanese sports bike, for example Suzuki or Honda models. If back in the ‘70s there was nothing on the road to compare with the Ducati 750SS, in the ‘90s the Italian sports back were long behind the Japanese motorcycle. But this was about to change when in 1997 MV Agusta launched the F4S at the Milan show.