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MV Agusta 1078 RR 312

The iconic does sports bike standing on its head, but does alone justify the hefty tag?



Potent brakes



Off the bottom

Mirrors are useless

Throttle a bit

Gets very hot around

MV Agusta is one of motorcycling’s top-shelf a decorated history borne out of the WWII period when and economic transport was a vital in Italy’s reconstruction effort, going onto sign of the biggest names in motorcycle during the 1950s and 1960s to its wares to an international audience.

MV went onto win a combined of 75 manufacturer and individual world and 207 grands prix — a chunk of the success due to the phenomenal that was Giacomo Agostini.

last year, we snapped a of Ago carting around his championship-winning and 500/3 in the back of a trailer in As you do.

During that heady of racing, MV started some volume production, but it all went up in 1971 when Count the founder’s son, passed

After 20 years absence, the guidance of the Castiglioni brothers and the technical, stylistic and design how of CRC — Cagiva Research managed by Massimo Tamburini MV Agusta returned in 1997 the launch of a new model, the MV F4 750.

machine incited some attention, and the bike we’ve sampled, the 1078 RR 312, has the flair and beautiful sense of as the original.

The 1078 RR 312 is a direct of the F4 R 312, so-called because of its top speed of 312km/h.

The F4 R’s four-cylinder engine has been to 1078cc in 1078 RR 312 guise, brings the latter into correlation with the limited-edition F4 CC, of only 100 were made.

If I’ve already taken you to the of mental exhaustion, here’s a pick me up. With the 82cc in capacity from the F4 R 312 to the 1078 RR 312 achieved by lifting bore from 76 to 79mm — MV has increased torque from 115 to

Power from the $29,995 is a claimed 190hp, and the machine has a slipper clutch, which in concert with the Engine System. The first three of the six-speed cassette-style gearbox are taller.

And the 1078 has certainly MV’s reputation for reeling off a of impossibly beautiful bikes, all the way the gorgeous black, white and red end to the single-sided swingarm. There are multi-spoke forged aluminium-alloy at both ends, and the front look smart encased in the pods.

With the move to MV Agusta has certainly manufactured out of a potential tilt at superbike but my guess is that it’d diddly squat to the people who but it and there’s always the still F4 R 312 to wave the flag, as the Paul Group (the Australian of MV Agusta) did a few years ago with Curtain at the helm.

I managed to sneak in a quick fang on the 1078 through the Coast hinterland, and there’s no the bike is blisteringly fast. a pure sports bike, and a small proportion of the heavy amongst us can get a real handle on a thoroughbred — especially no electronic aids to underwrite the On that score, MV Agusta is now behind the times.

There’s no case to answer for an acute of power throughout the rev range, below 4000rpm the fuel is a little sluggish and requires a bit refinement.

In the city, that is compounded by a heavy throttle is a little ‘on-off’, but that dissipates once the riding a little more heated.

Speaking of which, around the MV’s mill regularly at well over the 100-degree and the heat transfer onto the from the exhaust is quite almost unbearable with heavier textile pants or

But that was soon forgotten once I hit some challenging and tarmac, with the 1078 the full suite of sports features: an aggressing seating stiff suspension, slick sticky 17-inch rubber, handling, and jaw-dropping stopping accompanied by a meaty growl the 4-2-1 exhaust.

But the 1078 demand fairly aggressive input, and it simply sneers at attempts to take it on. But once you get and add some real muscle the equation, it lights up and a fractured is repaired in seconds.

But there’s no it does feel a little compared to the newest sports kit, including the BMW S 1000 RR. It like poppycock, but at 192kg dry the is pushing ‘porky’ territory.

In market segments, manufacturers can weight, but the sports bike is brutal — and the 1078 has found wanting in this

The 1078 is not a steal at $29,995, but the thing is that the 1078 is cheaper than the F4 R 312 ever However, I’m just not the 1078 has the bloodlines to make it an 8K over, say, the S 1000 RR. But if it you in raptures, why not?

Click on the link to check out the 1078 RR 312 in Showroom .



Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder


Bore x …: x 55mm

Compression ratio:

Fuel system: Weber-Marelli fuel injection

Emissions: 3


Type: Six-speed

Final drive: Chain



type: Steel tubular

Front suspension: Marzocchi upside-down forks with compression and preload adjustment, travel

Rear suspension: monoshock with rebound, compression and preload adjustment, travel

Front brakes: 320mm discs with monobloc four-piston radial

Rear brakes: 210mm with Brembo four-piston

Wheels: Forged aluminium-alloy, 3.50 x 17 five-spoke, rear x 17 seven-spoke

Tyres: Pirelli Rosso, front 120/70-17, 190/55-17


Not given

Trail: 103.8mm

dry weight: 192kg


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