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MV Agusta 1000 Ago

When it rains, it pours

often lead to teardrops at press intros, especially the bike is a high-dollar exotic as the MV Agusta F4 1000 R and the venue is the slippery Autodromo di Santamonica in Italy. So when the world’s press showed up there one morning this past we figured the event would be a if you’ll pardon the pun. our surprise, then, when we a row of shiny new MVs wearing Pirelli tires.

The rain fell at first, but became so hard when I pulled off my helmet at the end of my session, I had to wring out my earplugs! the MV staff informed us that would be curtailed until the subsided, I feared we were for the day.

Except a glorious thing The sun came out, the track and we got to ride again. That seemed somehow fitting, as it the repeated false starts MV (and parent company has endured over the years.

time the firm appeared to be down for the count it found new pulled itself up by its bootstraps and got on the business of building world-class

Of which the F4 1000 R is the best one better still when you it grew out of the F4 750 S that debuted in Since then, engineer Goggi has worked untold with the engine, to the point the F4-R pumps out a claimed 174 at 11,900 rpm and 82 pound-feet of torque at rpm.

That increased power was evident at Misano, the MV positively inhaled the short straightaway. Throttle response is a tad down around 4000 rpm some limp-wrists attributed to a throttle-return spring), but power is smooth from that on, and clutchless upshifts are slick. are aided by the clever Engine System, which employs an air in the number-two cylinder’s intake to let that cylinder continue to when the throttle is closed, just enough positive to counteract the negative torque of the rear wheel and chain, Goggi.

MV Agusta 1000 Ago

As good as the engine is, however, the chassis that steals the In this Age of Aluminum, the MV employs an steel trellis (albeit a single-sided aluminum swingarm), offers incomparable feedback. And even better now, to the new Marzocchi 50mm RAC (Road Component) fork and radial-mount Monoblock four-piston brakes.

Owing to cost concerns, the Nissin master cylinder and the calipers are off-the-shelf items, to the of designer Massimo Tamburini.

The end felt a little soft putting power to the stock Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa Pro (mounted on a new, 6-inch-wide forged-aluminum Y-spoke wheel), contributed to some slight in spite of the hlins steering But considering the Sachs shock is for both high- and low-speed (there’s a hydraulic preload too), it could probably be in with more time. On a note, my right boot hit the rear tire for once, to the passenger-peg bracket on the biposto 1+1 we rode.

MVs have always been bikes, and that’s not likely to With no-excuses superbikes as the F4 1000 R, however, don’t be to see a lot fewer of them in living and a lot more of them out on the road.


MV Agusta 1000 Ago
MV Agusta 1000 Ago
MV Agusta 1000 Ago

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