My MV Agusta F4 1000R mini-review – Team-BHP

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My MV Agusta F4 1000R mini-review

My MV Agusta F4 1000R mini-review

After more than 4 weeks in limbo, my dealer called me up on November 22nd, just when I was boarding my flight for London. The bike had just arrived and was finally ready for pickup. So after thanksgiving, I hopped down to the dealer, and picked up the bike.

After 400 miles of riding, I decided to sit down and write a mini-review on this animal.

The first thing that struck me about the bike was the rev-gauge that showed an ominous 17,000 rpm reading and no switches. MV says that the bike tops out at 13,000 rpm, so I wonder why the need to keep a rev-gauge upto 17,000 rpm. Guess, this is the new trend – apparently Yamaha has gone the same way.

The 06 and 07 R1 have revs upto 16,000 rpm although they max out at 13,000.

The settings on the dashboard can be changed by pressing the start button after the bike engine is up and running. The settings toggle among trip a, trip b, current tripmeter, lap meters and a watch.

The deep throated burbling sound that comes out from the 4 Arrow tail-pipes is pure symphony. Ducati has its patented generator sound, Harley has its potato-potato noise, Yamaha its whine, and MV has its roar. The symphony from its exhaust is the same as a Ferrari, just less louder.

No wonder, as Tamburini disassembled the exhaust system of a Ferrari to design the exhaust details of this beast.

The inline 4 cylinder has been reworked and has 8 more Hp compared to the S version, the wheels have forged Brembo rims, Brembo monobloc 320 mm disc brakes, and marzocchi forks. The massive 190 rear Pirelli tire ensures that no traction is sacrificed. MV probably has thrown everything from the factory floor of their racing division CRC on the bike.

Warning tags, and a plethora of stickers make you feel like you are visiting a lion’s cage.

The bike seems to follow my inner voice and goes in the direction that I point to. The seat and the mirrors are a joke, thanks to true Italian styling. The underseat exhausts make sure that you will be sterile and your nuts will be baked after an hours drive while you sit on the seat. You can only appreciate your elbows in the mirror.

Forget looking out for cars on your side. The bike parts traffic like Moses parted the Red sea. The only thing you have to worry about are drivers who try to get a better look at the bike and come dangerously close to you.

MV Agusta F4 1000 MT Tamburini

The bike scores huge points in styling and generating raw emotions. It has been 8 years since the model has come out and no styling changes have been done. This is another icon of Massimo Tamburini like his 1994 Ducati 916.

Having been an ardent Ducati fan and the owner of a 05 749, I must say that Ducati has a lot to learn from MV.

Quality is top notch. Everything reeks of style and an overdose of sex and oomph. If Ducati were Ferrari symbolizing style and grace, MV is Lamborghini glamorizing the bad boy attitude complete with 2 bimbos and a bag of coke.

The MV Agusta F4 1000 R has been declared the world’s fastest production bike after claiming a top speed of 187.1 (301 lpmh) at the Bonnevile salt flats in Southern California. I know that a lot of bikers out here will still say that the Hayabusa is the fastest bike. Frankly, I dont care – it is pointless to talk about top speeds when the busa, the kwacker and the italians all achieve the same.

Oodles of power and the unquenching need for speed.

I decided to post some pics that I took in front of my home. I have yet to go out and ride in the mountains and find out how this bad boy behaves, and I am sure that I will not be disappointed.

Meanwhile enjoy this pics.

MV Agusta F4 1000 MT Tamburini
MV Agusta F4 1000 MT Tamburini
MV Agusta F4 1000 MT Tamburini


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