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2019 MV Augusta F4 Claudio

2019 MV Augusta F4 Claudio

A Superbike Tribute To "The World’s Best-Looking Bike"

Tribute pieces frequently pay homage to a particular year-model or perhaps a certain race, but MV Agusta’s F4 “Claudio” is a piece of art that doubles as a mobile shrine to its designer; Claudio Castiglioni. The factory used the F4 as a platform for a whole host of ’luxe aesthetics that brush up the looks; no mean feat for a bike called “the world’s best-looking bike” back in ’97. This machine is far from all-show/no-go. It comes with track-capable power and the electronics you’ll need to keep it all under control. It’s truly a spectacular specimen, but don’t take my word for it, read on and let me convince you.

Continue reading for my review of the MV Agusta F4 Claudio.

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2016 - 2018 MV Agusta F4 RR

2016 - 2018 MV Agusta F4 RR

Technology abounds with a plethora of alphabet-soup acronyms that boil down to a lot of electronic controls that bridle the scary power of the F4 RR from MV Agusta. (You may not be scared, but someone who loves you will be terrified.) Among them are eight-level traction control, electronically-assisted shift and ABS along with ride-by-wire and four engine maps that control throttle sensitivity, torque, braking, the rev limiter and engine response so you can dial in the controls specifically to suit you and your riding conditions.

Continue reading for my review of the MV Agusta F4 RR.

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2015 MV Agusta F4 RC

2015 MV Agusta F4 RC

MV Agusta may be in financial distress but you wouldn’t be able to tell that after the company finally pulled the covers off of the new F4 RC. You know how you build certain expectations in your head and then reality ends up being way cooler than what you anticipated? In a nutshell, that’s the first impression I had on the F4 RC when I first saw it in full detail.

There are a lot of things about the F4 RC that can be considered as special. Oh, it’s special enough on its own, but given that rumors of the F4’s axing have picked up steam in the past few months, if this ends up becoming one of MV Agusta’s last F4 bikes, then we consider ourselves lucky. The superbike is a wallop-and-a-half, well and truly regarded as a more powerful version of the F4 RR, which is a blitzing ride in it of its own.

Basically, the F4 RC is the closest thing to the actual bike Leon Camier will ride in the 2015 World Superbike Championships. You wanna talk about setting extremely high expectations and then living up to those promises?

MV Agusta nailed the F4 RC right out of the park.

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2014 MV Agusta F4 RR

2014 MV Agusta F4 RR

Meet the MV Agusta F4 RR, a true mechanical beast that was especially developed for the adrenaline hungry riders. The motorcycle incorporates the latest technologies developed by the Italian manufacturer and it can be considered a technological masterpiece.

Talking about technology, the MV Agusta F4 RR is equipped with a four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve timing system “D.O.H.C”, radial valve engine with a displacement of 998 Cm3 (60.9 Cu. In.). Fire it up and it will reward you with a maximum output of 147.7 KW (201 Hp) at 13600 rpm and 111 Nm (11.6 Kgm) of torque at 9600 rpm, which is more than enough to propel you to a maximum speed of 297.5 Km/H (184.9 Mph). All this power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a cassette style, six speed, constant mesh transmission.

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2014 MV Agusta F4

2014 MV Agusta F4

The MV Agusta F4 is one of the best sport bikes available on today’s market. It is equipped with a four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve timing system “d.o.h.c”, radial valve, 998 cm3 (60.9 cu. in.) engine which develops a maximum power of 143.5 KW (195 Hp) at 13400 rpm and 110.8 Nm (11.3 Kgm) of torque at 9600 rpm. The four stroke unit is mated to a cassette style, six speed, constant mesh transmission with wet, multi-disc clutch with back torque limiting device.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept under control by a two 320 mm diameter front discs with steel flanges gripped by the new Brembo Monobloc M50. At the rear there is a 210 mm diameter disc brake paired with a four piston caliper.

The MV Agusta F4 is offered with a base price of € 18.140.

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2013 MV Agusta F4-R

2013 MV Agusta F4-R

Next to the F4 and F4 RR the F4 R completes Agusta’s F4 range. Like its siblings, the 2013 MV Agusta F4 R boosts new design language which includes a re-proportioned and lighter "signature" four exit silencer, new lightweight forged wheels and a new front spoiler integrated into the front fairing with DRL (Daylight Running Lights). Not to mention about the new tail lights which use light guide technology.

Compared to the F4, the F4 R is fitted with lighter wheels and other key modifications which have the role to improve performance.

The motorcycle is powered by a short-stroke inline four-cylinder engine which cranks out 195 hp. The engine is mated on a capable six speed transmission with an advanced clutch which features a mechanical slipper device. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that four engine maps are available: three default and to customizable by the pilot.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 MV Agusta F4 R.

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2013 MV Agusta F4-RR

2013 MV Agusta F4-RR

The 2013 MV Agusta F4-RR has a lot to love. For the starters it features a tasty design language which not only looks great, but was also created to maximize the bike’s ability to cut through the air. In terms of style we especially like the he front headlight which is flanked by two distinctive light guides positioned on the leading edge of the spoiler. Then there are the tasty tail lights, the light wheels and the unique style of the exhaust tailpipes.

The 2013 MV Agusta F4RR is powered by a 998 cc, four-cylinder "short stroke" engine which has the peak rev limit raised to 14,000 RPM. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a six speed gearbox.

The F4 RR features a host of advanced engineering solutions, which include chassis control with vehicle inertia sensors, a unique engine control with Ride-By-Wire system, Öhlins electronic control suspension and steering damper as well as GP spec titanium connecting rods.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 MV Agusta F4-RR.

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2013 MV Agusta F4

2013 MV Agusta F4

The MV Agusta was built with speed and adrenaline in mind, thereby it comes with a sporty design language which helps it cut through the air effortless and a wide range of modern technologies especially developed to maximize its agility at high speeds.

Among the unique features offered by the 2012 MV Agusta F4 you’ll find the advanced chassis control which utilizes vehicle inertia sensors, a modern engine control with Ride-By-Wire system, Öhlins electronic control suspension and steering damper, as well as GP spec titanium connecting rods.

The style upgrades made for 2013 include a re-proportioned and lighter "signature" four exit silencer, new lightweight forged wheels and a new front spoiler integrated into the front fairing with DRL (Daylight Running Lights), and the new tail light incorporating light guide technology.

The 2013 model is considered by the company the most advanced hypersport bike on the market.

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2012 MV Agusta F4

2012 MV Agusta F4

Agusta decided to completely redesign the F4 for 2013. The upgrades is more than just a facelift as the company says that it was built from the scratch as a completely new bike, so it has only a few common elements with the previous generation.

Power comes from a new 4-cylinder engine, with 16 radial valves and TSS variable intake system. Moreover, MV has also integrated the new Marelli 7BM ECU which controls all of the electronic systems of the F4. After these numerous upgrades the engine cranks out a maximum power of 137 Kw (186,3 hp) at 12900 rpm.

The 2013 model is built on a new chassis which is narrower, shorter and lighter. The area of the steering stem has been completely revised and the side plates have been moved forward, offering a better weight distribution (52% front, 48% rear).

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2012 MV Agusta F4 1078RR 312

2012 MV Agusta F4 1078RR 312

MV Agusta tried an interesting experiment and combined the F4 CC with the F4 R 312. Both bikes have sporty genes and naturally, the result is part of the sport class as well. MV Agusta named its new offspring the F4 1078RR 312 and many considered it the most beautiful motorcycle in the world.

The bike is propelled by a fresh four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve, d.o.h.c, 1078.37 cc engine which offers a maximum power of 190 hp and 91.4 ft/lb (124 Nm) of torque at 8,200. The engine is mated on a six speed constant mesh gearbox. Talking about the gearbox, the first three gears are longer to spread the power output better at high speed and also restrain the initial surge on take-off. First gear takes the bike to 87, second to about 110 and third to nearly 135 mph, while the maximum speed is rated at 186.2 MPH.

Hit the jump for more information on the MV Agusta F4 1078RR 312.

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2012 MV Agusta F4 R Corsa Corta

2012 MV Agusta F4 R Corsa Corta

The MV Agusta F4 R was designed from the ground up to deliver sporty performances. The key feature of the F4 R is the new “Corsa Corta” engine which is also offered for the F4 RR super bike. The engine delivers a maximum output of 195.2 hp at 13000 rpm and features a series of upgrades which improve its power delivery and the overall performance. For the starters the cylinder head uses completely new ports and employs larger valves both on the inlet and exhaust, while the valves are made of titanium. The bike also uses a new 4-2-1-4 primary section for the exhaust system which helps the engine breathe easier.

The engine is mounted on a steel tubular trellis frame with the steering head angled at 23.5°, to offer perfect control, maneuverability, and stability. The frame is combined with a lightweight rear single-sided swingarm that weighs only 5 kg.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 MV Agusta F4 R Corsa Corta.

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2007 MV Agusta F4CC

2007 MV Agusta F4CC

A 200-horsepower bike is no joke and the fact that it’s a limited edition model that only carries 100 units only adds to its prestige. The MV Augusta F4CC is that kind of bike.

Based on the F4, the F4CC was built in 2007 as a limited edition model in honor of the company’s founder, Claudio Castiglioni. The bike came with a ridiculous 1,078 cc engine that produced a staggering 200 horsepower. In order to achieve the increased displacement, MV Augusta increased the bike’s bore and stroke while also adding lighter pistons, stronger connecting rods, a one-of-a-kind slipper clutch, plenty of exotic materials, and a full-titanium exhaust system, resulting in a bike that weighs 8.8 lbs less than a standard F4R model.

This particular model was in superb condition and only had 2,030 km of mileage. It’s no wonder that for a bike that cost €100,000 ($125,000) brand new, it was scooped up at a recent auction for €49,725, which is about $62,700 based on current exchange rates.

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2012 MV Agusta F4 RR Corsacorta

2012 MV Agusta F4 RR Corsacorta

Yesterday, MV Agusta announced the Brutale 990R Italy 150 Special Edition, and today the company has launched the first teaser video for the 2012 F4 RR Corsacorta super bike. The new bike will make its world debut at the EICMA show in Milan in November 2011.

Compared to the standard F4 model, the new RR version will add an extra 18 HP and will be equipped with Brembo brakes, an Ohlins TTX, and carbon fiber components. The video also reveals a new paint scheme and various sport components making the RR model even more sportier than its previous version. The bike in the video features a new matte white exterior paint, but we expect more options to be offered when the bike goes on sale at the beginning of 2012. Expect prices to be in the $30K area.

UPDATE 05/11/2011: MV Agusta has revealed the official details on the 2012 F4 RR - "the most advanced and powerful superbike in the world." The new bike will be put on sale at a starting price of 22,900 euro, or about $32,900 at the current exchange rates. The F4 RR is powered by a short-stroke radial valve engine that delivers 201 HP at 13,400 rpm and will be offered with even more exotic materials and reduced weight. For 2012, the model will also get two new color schemes: pastel red/white and matte pearl white.

Hit the jump for the press release.

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2011 MV Agusta F4 1078 RR 312 Edizione Finale

2011 MV Agusta F4 1078 RR 312 Edizione Finale

MV Agusta has released a special edition F4 in order to celebrate the end of a beautiful and very successful model. Called F4 1078 RR 312 Edizione Finale, this special edition will be limited to only 30 units, each of them marked by their custom quilted leather saddle and special identification plaque.

This special edition is built on the 1078 RR 312 version and comes equipped with a 1078cc engine that delivers an impressive 190 HP and 91.4lb/ft of torque. The motorcycle comes equipped with Brembo Monoblock radial calipers; after all you’ll be needing them as the bike can hit an impressive top speed of 194 mph.

Just as a reminder, back in 2010 MV Agusta revealed another special edition F4. This time is was called "Frecce Tricolori" and was limited to only 11 units.

Its true the bike in incredible beautiful, but it has one big problem: it comes in limited numbers!

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2011 MV Agusta F4 Frecce Tricolor

2011 MV Agusta F4 Frecce Tricolor

Admiration, astonishment, magic. These are the feelings that the exhibitions of the Italian Aerobatic Team arise, since its foundation. A cohesive group of air force pilots capable of proudly taking the Italian colors worldwide, during its long history, in conjunction with the highest level of professionalism, performance and elegance.

These results are the consequence of a methodical and ongoing commitment to the relentless pursuit of perfection. Values that also MV Agusta embodies in its history, in the brand and in its men. Guiding principles it shares with the legendary "Frecce Tricolori", a common awareness of being an icon of “Italian Style”, synonymous with technical excellence and unparalleled style.

To seal the common objectives, on the 50th anniversary of the National Aerobatic Team, MV Agusta dresses the most powerful and prestigious of its creations, the new F4, in the colours of the sky and of the Italian flag, producing 11 unique motorcycles in "Frecce Tricolori" livery.

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2010 MV Agusta F4

2010 MV Agusta F4

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.

Press release after the jump.

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2008 MV Agusta F4 RR 312

2008 MV Agusta F4 RR 312

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”.

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2006 Mv-Agusta F4-1000S

2006 Mv-Agusta F4-1000S

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.

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2007 MV Agusta F4 CC

2007 MV Agusta F4 CC

The MV Agusta F4 CC (Named after MV Agusta Motor S.p.A, Claudio Castiglioni) will be limited to 100 built.

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2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R

2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R

43 specialst journalists from 13 different countries tested the latest MV AGUSTA at the Misano track. After more than 3000 KM of testing at Santamonica, their verdict was more than positive

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2006 MV Agusta F4 1000S 1+1

2006 MV Agusta F4 1000S 1+1

MV AGUSTA F4 1000S 1+1 : the legend to the Nth power

The F4 is a legend dedicated to motorcycle style and technology. It is the symbol of beauty on two wheels and reflects the inspiration and understanding that has enlivened its designers in defining this motorcycle cult object. It is a design and technology specimen in constant evolution; reaching, with the new F4 1000S, its synthesis of performance and emotional limits.

The star of this new machine is the new powerplant able to express a domineering 166 horsepower strength. A strength that permits the F4 1000S 1+1 to cleave the air and reach a speed that opens doors to a new legend: that of the most beautiful and fastest motorcycle in the world.

THE DESIGN:

The F4 1000S 1+1 is distinguished from its smaller-displacement sister by the following aesthetic details:

New MV Agusta 37 world championship logo on the airbox back.
Tank guard with F4-1000 logo
Instruments with tachometer on a white background and F4-1000 logo
F4 1000 plate on the steering head
Color Options for 2005:

"Corsa" Red / Silver
Silver / Blue

The Mv Agusta F4 was in the movie " I-Robot" with Will-Smith

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2006 Mv-Agusta F4-1000 Senna

2006 Mv-Agusta F4-1000 Senna

F4-1000 Senna: The legend of speed has its heroes. These are champions who have shattered records, pulverized pole positions and fast laps and faced all kinds of challenges. They live in our memories, remembered by the races they ran and the cars they drove. However, there are exceptions: when we think of Ayrton Senna, we do not remember him by the symbols of his success; we see the portrait of a man. We see the image of a champion in a league of his own, who not only won three world titles (1988, 1990, 1991) and 41 Grand Prix, but who was also able to carry us on the wave of his emotions like no-one else. This is because Ayrton defied speed -not just his opponents. He was attracted by the beauty of velocity and challenged it with unswerving faith. Close to the less fortunate, fair to his adversaries, Senna always drove with his heart, always allowing the man to cross the finish line before the champion.

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