Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta F4 1000 — Motorcycle USA

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Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta F4

The MV Agusta F4 1000 is the perfect for those who don’t like license photo, because you have it any more by the end of your

I am a very fortunate motorcyclist. Not have I got all the bikes I need I have also got all the bikes I Except one. Until I the MV Agusta F4 1000 I could not see the in spending a lot of money on a bike will, in half a blink of an not only lose your license but will also get you a spell in ….

Now I have this utterly incredible I want one.

So let’s at the end of the story and work backwards. On the and believe me this is the only to fully experience the F4, distances are Not only does every corner arrive at Star speed but there is the overwhelming that the F4 is not even breaking a sweat when going as as a World Superbike race The top speed is somewhere around a 185mph — that’s 200mph showing on the speedometer but it is the dismissive way this velocity is which is so impressive.

With 171 hp and 81 of torque, the MV, logically, has to be blisteringly but it is the manner and style of its performance compared with other of power, like the Suzuki or Kawasaki ZX-10R. which the bike unique. In terms of loyal supporters of other sportbikes will say, and properly, that they can get 99% of the performance from an R1 , CBR1000RR or a Ducati 1098R. The 1% which is is the contemptuous ease with the MV reaches speeds only by a very fast light that is the magic of the bike.

Designed by Massimo Tamburini, is no denying the masterpiece that is the F4

The F4 1000’s bloodline began in with the first F4 — a but flawed, masterpiece which from the drawing board of Tamburini. There is no arguing Ing. Tamburini is one of the world’s motorcycle designers and the F4 is arguably an more complete concept his iconic Ducati 916.

In all designs, two elements run side by — and are of equal importance. One is the motorcycle as art — where and function meld into one element which is quite breathtaking. Running parallel the artist’s creation is a fully motorcycle. Tamburini’s bikes are not bike show pieces.

work in real life, and any compromise.

Standing right the master from the first sketches was Claudio Castiglioni, the of MV Agusta at the time of the original F4 Claudio quite literally and still does today for matter, Tamburini and gave him a check to produce the best motorcycle in the world.

I remember standing with in the then MV factory, on the banks of Varese, watching whilst piston in the F4 was individually measured and to the same standards as would be to a hand-built race bike. beamed happily like a kid at — but I wondered what the would think of this with detail, as their flew off the production line by the

Frank powers the MV Agusta F4 around the Anglesey race

The original F4 engine was inspired by the Ferrari F1 race car engine. engineers (Cagiva owned MV at the soon moved it on but they did the Ferrari radial valve of the car racing motor. The result was a high revving engine was hard work to ride on the and was also slower than the capacity Japanese competition.

The position was savage and the clip ons your hand on full This caused many F4 to feel the full pain of MV in one of two ways. Hang on to the ‘bars and your fingers: let go and have the F4 over, trash its fairing and ram-raid your bank paying for the repairs.

MV ownership is for the uncommitted!

Against all this was the unquestionable fact that the F4 was the beautiful bike of the late century and probably one of the most of all time. By 2005, the original F4 was breathtakingly beautiful but was beginning to dated in terms of performance. The might not have been every single piston went into their — but they were a lot of money on RD.

The new F4 was just 249cc bigger its older sibling but was night and day Peak power was now almost rpm lower than the earlier and both the power and torque hugely increased. The multi-point injection system was all new and benefited from a very trick Marelli 5SM ECU.

Although now by an even more sophisticated the F4 1000R’s ECU has two particularly clever

F4 has been made more friendly for those who are bigger Dani Pedrosa.

The first of is sequential fuel injection allows the engine to deal the problems of the lean running to pass emissions’ regulations now constrain all manufacturers. Just as #2 cylinder is allowed to produce when the throttle is fully giving, in effect, all the benefits of a clutch. On the track, the rider knows this happening except for the fact that the wheel never locks under savage deceleration.

The position has been changed so F4 owners bigger than a of the Rings’ elf can now fit on the bike without of discomfort. The tank is shorter and the higher and wider. And, joy of full lock is available the finger crushing.

But what does remain is utter, motorcycling beauty. I ten minutes just walking the F4 before riding it because it is gorgeous. The number of F4s which in their owner’s lounge be the highest of any motorcycle in the world and you can see why.

The best thing is the more closely the bike is the better it becomes. From any every line is perfect; weld immaculate; every impeccable. Yes, the F4s are a lot more than their Japanese but, if you love bikes, are worth every cent.

the bike is fired up and the unique wail emanates from the underseat pipes. Somehow, MV has got exhaust system homologated for use world wide but how, a noise like the F4 emits, is me.

Despite being a high end bike the F4 1000 manages to some wiggle room in its styling.”

The riding position is sports riding — and is no argument about this. it is vastly more comfortable the original F4. I am 5’ 11” and I can fit in between the sinuously tank and race style — and yet still have a “wriggle room”.

The clutch is and progressive and so it’s a fuss ride down the pit lane and out on to the Anglesey track.

The power aggressive, or difficult to use, but sits there like huge pet tiger, obediently to leap into action. the throttle gently and the F4 will in a most mild mannered Truly, you could potter in a supermarket car park, or a race in the most inoffensive manner

Five miles an hour and up, the beautifully balanced F4 is less than a 50cc scooter.

The F4 upside down Marzocchi and Sachs shock out back for handling out on the track.

But wind the throttle and suddenly the world a different place. As I said in the it’s not so much the speed but the way the performance is delivered which is so Coming out of the tight hairpin at at maybe 30mph, the F4 simply up to an indicated 120 mph in less than 200

Had the F4 been a factory test rather than the very personal possession of classic enthusiast Peter Kent, I have hung on for another 30 and certainly have seen 125 mph on the before hitting the massive six pot Nissin brakes for the off camber sweeper of School corner.

The was absolutely sublime. The carbon-nitride upside down Marzocchi and Sachs rear shock perfectly. I know, for certain, a good British Superbike rider find fault but I would whether 99.5% of riders anything better.

The race cassette gearbox is state of the art should you so wish, your can pop in an alternative gear cluster in than 20 minutes — you have a coffee and sign Regardless of the limited value of able to swap gearboxes than you can grill a hamburger on the barbecue, the ‘box works

In fact the world “perfect” has a lot in this story — as it might. There is no more sportbike made in the world and the is so good that only riding deities will be to find fault with it.

never too early to start for next year’s holiday list.

So, is it worth tolerating erratic production and less perfect spares backup? Is it taking a chance on the discounting MV regularly undertakes at the cost of who have paid the full for their very expensive Is it worth spending 25% more a Japanese Superbike costs for a marginally better performance?

The to all three questions is an unequivocal, Get saving now!

Our thanks to Kent for the loan of his precious and the Anglesey race circuit ( ) for their hospitality.


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