2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 Mallory Park track test — Road Tests — Visordown

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2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 Park track test

Things start to get lively the F4 at 6,000rpm. It pulls cleanly this point but at six grand, happens at an alarming rate. At there’s a slight hiccup and the flattens off for a few hundred revs kicking back into as it screams towards peak at 10,000rpm and peak power at The Magneti Marelli fuel system is nicely mapped.

On a greasy pot-hole infested road this is as noticeable as at the of Gerards, just when tapping the power on, at the absolute of edge grip, while calmed down after the entry. Power delivery, at small throttle openings is metered and easy to control. A far cry the F4’s harsh predecessor.

From the rider’s perspective is a glorious sounding engine the taps are fully open. At six on the tacho your ears are with a hard-edged induction as the motor gets into its patch. The MV makes the same torque as the benchmark BMW and that, we is a significant achievement as it’s the torque a rider feels, not the power figure.

Mallory data

Around a sub-minute lap Whitham at the controls, obviously) the MV was a whole second off the BMW’s time. The data from the sector times isn’t that telling with a few fractions splitting the two bikes in all the

That is until you study the sector which starts before the braking zone and on the exit of the horrible left/right/left gear bus-stop chicane. sector is all about insanely braking and flickability. It’s a great place to highside on the exit of the steeply cambered or the notorious entry to Devils

On Whit’s hottest lap the MV pulled in the braking zone of the hairpin you’re scrubbing off over of speed in under three The BMW, in comparison, managed The BMW was also 2mph faster the hairpin.

But the half a second the BMW through this B-road-style is about flickability and traction. The traction control may be a godsend but the is just plain better. The tyres on the two bikes told the perfectly. The MV’s was rooted at the end of the

Down to the wear indicators on shoulders with great of frazzled rubber hanging of the

Interestingly Whitham thought probably clocked his second lap on the MV (we purposefully didn’t share any of the with him). This me that it’s the second confidence-inspiring and second easiest to ride on the absolute limit of And that is a pretty impressive to be when you’re a tiny factory mixing it nose-to-nose the massive budgets of the Bayerische Werke.

Whitham’s take

“I’d on the launch of the new MV Agusta F4 out in Spain a few weeks ago and got on with it really around the Almeria circuit,” he “It’s always difficult on a when you ride a bike in to give a balanced appraisal. I was to see how the MV stacked up in a direct comparison. no better place to do it than the and twisty Mallory Park.

To get a lap time, this place for aggression from the rider and a that gives confidence and safe.

“The fact is, I got on with bike well here It was … stable on the straights, coming out of the Devil’s Elbow, gear, bumpy tarmac, on the gas, front-end light, you only needed a light on the bars. The MV and the BMW were noticeably in this area in terms of than either the Duke or the

“The MV’s motor to have the least grunt of all the on test, but the way it delivers is easy to There are no steps in the power that’ll catch you out mid-corner, and the you rev it the faster it goes. And it goes!

If you actually racing this though you’d have to put effort into getting the spot on than you would on the just so you wouldn’t lose out the slower corners.

“Stability on the brakes is good, very easy, especially the first gear hairpin to with stepping the back without it feeling dangerous. The clutch works well although probably not quite as as the Ducati’s which is amazingly

“The MV holds a line in the corners very well and loads of feedback from the tyre. Direction change in the chicanes was a little slow you really got peddling on, but this is the you pay for the stability and well worth for the average rider in my opinion. on the gas you can feel the traction control (depending on where you have it obviously) especially when the tyre is worn.

Or you bounce a kerb on the exit of a turn.

“Overall, this was an easy to jump on and thrash round the without feeling like you gonna do yourself a mischief. I was my opinion from the launch held water. To me, this is now a real contender.”

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Theoretical best (optimum times added together)

Section times 3.76, 10.76, 14.04, 15.40,

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