MV Agusta F4 2010 Ash On Bikes

4 Апр 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи MV Agusta F4 2010 Ash On Bikes отключены
MV Agusta F4 S
MV Agusta F4 S

MV Agusta F4 2010

Milagro on images)

The tragedy of Harley-Davidson`s fire-fighting sale of MV Agusta is by a few short minutes riding the new F4: the has been transformed under the stewardship.

The old F4 was utterly beautiful and so fast and sure-footed it was still of lapping some circuits rapidly than any other Even in 2007 it won the Master competition at Jerez, a collaboration many European and American to find the best sports involving top class riders as Randy Mamola, Jurgen and Stefan Chambon.

It was also unpleasant to ride with its riding position and harsh, fuelling, meaning MV riders did have to suffer for their Now, after receiving the Harley-led refining treatment as the new the F4 with some small is as easy and friendly to jump on and as a Honda Fireblade. Yet it`s knockout to look at and thanks to power, a broader spread of and a 22lb (10kg) weight it`s even quicker before.

At first glance the new looks little different to the a deliberate policy by English Adrian Morton to gently the look, Porsche 911 style, than make any dramatic to the Tamburini original, thereby a Ducati 999 kind of mistake. You argue that merely on the look is the easy option, but for a with his own ideas — someone responsible for the dramatic and Benelli Tornado — another designer`s template was if more difficult.

Pragmatism triumphed over ego and Morton successfully modernised the by moving the visual mass while sharpening and simplifying the while retaining the classic of the old model. In fact every component has been revised, and the is now more compact, while the also flows air more and now reveals the cylinder head for a appearance.

The ergonomics have improved — MV openly they weren`t good — with a larger better wind protection, and angled bars. Even the were designed to show the behind the rider, something of a on many Italian bikes.

are some major changes the engine, including the deletion of the counterbalance shaft and a 2kg increase in weight, a move MV claims mid-corner feel and drive the bike is especially sensitive to movement. By making the crankshaft the potential for high frequency was reduced, compared with the crank webs of the old bike.

The head is based on the F4 312 but developed that, with higher cams, while as with the models, the gearshift mechanism is the gear lever has a longer and items such as the water oil pump and alternator are new, weight while improving The whole cooling system is new and now one water radiator and one water-cooled oil where the old had two water radiators.

Much of this is the same as the but in addition to that the F4 has eight injectors — four straight down the inlet and four angled in the sides in the way — with variable lengths. At 10,500-10,700rpm, depending on the selected, the intakes are shortened to high rev horsepower. The transition low to high rev injectors is more depending on throttle opening and and can happen anywhere between and 7,000rpm.

The chassis looks the but is new, with sharper a longer swingarm which is and 1.2kg lighter, new side-plate and a different subframe. Other are new, such as the headlight and its saving 3.3lb (1.5kg), the which are 2.6lb (1.2kg) and the dash, which is all-electronic and inverts to white on black at for improved clarity and heightened factor.

Overall the new version is 22lb (10kg) lighter the old bike. The dry weight is still compared with the main at 423lb (192kg), but it`s an number (some rivals` nor was the old MV`s) and in the right ballpark.

Once riding though, you notice and appreciate more any of this is the massively improved mapping. The old bike had a sharp, transition from closed to throttle, it surged, hunted, bad that fuel injection do. Now the F4 starts cleanly, rustles in idle then responds and obediently to the twistgrip, with as a nature as any 184bhp (137kW) could have.

It is a pleasure than a pain to use, and with all performance considerations Factor those in and this is wildly exciting and immensely I rode it on the road as well as the — Almeria in Spain and there`s sufficient low rev thrust for road use, backed up a muscular mid-range and topped off by a rocketship top end that`s a match for any superbike.

It doesn`t quite the legs of that pesky BMW but that`s only the power at the top of the rev range, otherwise the MV feels There`s impressive support too the traction control system, the as fitted to the Brutale, which you crack open the throttle wide at the apex of a turn, deals with wheelspin, you out of the turn with ferocious

It`s not as smooth as BMW`s or in its fastest mode at least, the bike writhe and wriggle as it away. But it works, and it`s than any Japanese bike has

MV Agusta F4 S
MV Agusta F4 S

The motor is also creamy despite the loss of the balance with vibration staying the rider`s awareness threshold across the rev range. Makes you why anyone bothers with a shaft when it can be made smooth without. On the track doesn`t matter too much, but on the it adds to the bike`s sophistication and

The chassis is a gem too. Even on road settings it copes with track use, it does feel heavy to and an effort to turn at first. So add rear preload — 3mm did the trick for me — and the bike up substantially, turning eagerly and a tight line even driving out and working the traction while offering plenty of

Maybe it`s not quite as as an 1198, but it certainly lets you how it`s doing. I didn`t bother altering the damping the Sachs rear shock and forks coped just with the circuit on their settings, despite offering a high ride quality on Spanish back roads.

Braking is pretty much as expect from the de rigueur Monobloc/Nissin master cylinder although without the ferocity of Brembo stoppers, which is a thing by the way. What you get is accurate modulation with no of fade, and as much stopping as even the hyper-grippy Pirelli Rosso Corsa rubber can And that`s a hell of a lot.

the bike impresses too ,with a position designed for humans and better shoulder protection the wind pressure, although in behind the screen is difficult for riders, and the high seat is an for shorter ones. The footrests are too too, making it difficult for to tall riders to move on the bike, and sadly the old bike`s footrests have been by fixed ones. Enough were complaining about for MV to suggest lower footrests be fitted to 2011 models, but it looks likely that footrests can be ordered as an option.

The might be better than but they`re still not great, the adjustment range to suit riders and still showing arm than road, but they are to their Italian rivals`.

the MV offers then is performance at the end of the class, matched to heritage and which only Ducati comes close to. In terms of you`d have to give it to the MV, in of heritage, that depends on race history knowledge. If it back far enough, the MV wins with its 37 world championships, Ducati has been and still is it in modern times.

For me, these things matter than the odd half a second in lap I`ll leave those for racers: as a machine to own and show off and as well as ride silly the MV Agusta is right up at the top, with the S1000RR and the 1198S. Or I`d a fair wodge of cash and go for the

Leave comments here

MV Agusta F4 S
MV Agusta F4 S
MV Agusta F4 S
MV Agusta F4 S
MV Agusta F4 S
MV Agusta F4 S
MV Agusta F4 S
MV Agusta F4 S


Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Agusta":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.