Soup :: MV Agusta’s F4 1000R: The Essence of Sport, the Epitome of Class

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At Misano the F4 1000 R made work of the compact circuit. entertaining, on this the track the of time spent here was on the of Pirellis latest Dragon Pro series tires. The front has a profile and rear gets a tread pattern. Both quickly and were exceptional.

by mv and danny coe

Since its introduction in MV Agusta’s F4 1000 continues to Arguably one of Tamburini’s most creations, Soup was invited to the 2007 at one of our favorite tracks, the circuit on Italy’s Adriatic

Our test proved quite as the single day launch began its session the motorcycles rolling pit lane in pouring rain. season testing in Europe can weather related challenges, but is impressive is how differently the European address such situations. intros stateside (in the rain) have the attending journalists bound, feet up and most logged-on to Soup for the industry’s current happenings.

However the contingents arrive with the provisions in hand, in this inclement weather set-up and on a moments notice MV Agusta had motorcycles prepared to test.

was anxious to see the launch officially as the latest F4 had undergone numerous and been kept tightly wraps until the designated cocktail hour. Amidst an rain the anticipation ended start of our technical briefing by none other than Castiglioni, MV Agusta’s Chairman. (if we may) proudly welcomed the press and invited everyone to experience MV’s latest F4 in its purest form, on the racetrack.

a detailed tech briefing, Castiglioni cordially hosted a dinner at a nearby restaurant. to say we were indeed impressed by the representation. Perhaps our admiration even more-so the next when both Mr. Castiglioni and chief engineer, Mr.

Andrea Goggi were trackside for the test. Such is very rare, and for us clearly the true passion of the legendary which today seems than ever.

For ’07 the in F41000 R stands for ‘revamped.’ The is completely new. Stronger by it has more low end and even boasts a rpm limit. Some of the updates new cams, reshaped intake re-angled intake valves and cylinder location.

Updates are by a more robust clutch and a more precise ignition.

present at Misano for the launch, came fully armed a container of Supercorsa rain Prior to the first session MV fit proper rains and made the baseline wet weather suspension Although pensive, Soup was to test in any condition and after long distances to experience F4, test we would.

Fortunately for following the first round of sessions it dried and soon we also able to explore the new limits in the dry. Ultimately riding in the wet we were also to some added insight performance of the new machine.

The Tech

Starting with the engine, explained that with new motorcycle they have in achieving their primary maintain the existing character of the F4 with its excellent mid-range but to also find increases in peak-power and over-rev. The changes resulted in 10 more horsepower, a peak-rpm ceiling and increased output, yet at a slightly lower point. Additionally, the engine is robust with a larger receives a faster processing Marelli 5SM ECU complete with e-prom, and an now has an adjustment-free potentiometer eliminates the need for external butterfly adjustments.

Not only is the new F4 more powerful but it improves in power-to-weight ratio, and streamlining. All of this was made with a lighter chrome-moly beautifully forged Brembo upgraded radial Brembo revised suspension components and a windscreen. Several of these account for an overall weight of eight pounds.

Detailing the

As much of the ’07 F4 is entirely we will start at the top. engine output is a direct of what are considered major MV’s engineers retained proven radial valve head design but have now newly shaped 29mm valve’s at different angles. the intake valves were at 9.30 degrees.

This now moves to 10.15 degrees, the change in angle yielding a 2mm in longitudinal distance between valve pairs. The added was found to reduce turbulent between intake and exhaust and to redirect the intake charge from the adjacent cylinder for improved filling.

Additionally, the of comprehensive flow analysis determined the previous location of the walls in relation to the intake hindered incoming flow, so to cylinder filling and combustion, the bores have now been rearward 1.5mm. No small here, but not satisfied yet, the head’s intake tracts redesigned with new port adding area nearest the of the valve’s heads.

To match the of the revised ports, the intake now have more underside but retain rigidity with faces (previously concaved). also helps to improve the of the combustion chambers. With the engineers explained that no were made to the exhaust their angles, or respective

The exhaust valve diameters remain at 25mm.

Directly the radial valves are new camshafts both more lift and Just below the heads are forged pistons which graphite impregnated skirts. The 998cc engine retains the spec as its predecessor with a compression ratio and a bore and of 76mm x 55mm.

To better suit the performance of the new engine engineers increased the and reliability of the clutch with the of one more set of steel and friction Also changed is the clutch’s hub has more contact splines for load dissipation. This will provide reduced and improve overall durability.

The of the lower end, including the Bertolina connecting rods, cooling system and full cassette gearbox are unchanged.

Coe tested the MV at Misano in Italy—initially in rain. Note Coe’s black leathers. Sure, not the hit of the fashion season and neither are we.

But imagine the surprise when Coe gulp, Niall Mackenzie one track outing at Misano.

For supply the sequential electronic injection is delivered through throttle bodies, but a new cable throttle potentiometer now controls movement and eliminates the need for adjustment and related scheduled This new system is touted to be accurate and also accounts for a reduction in weight.

One very feature that remains on the F4 is MV’s EBS system. EBS, an for the Engine Brake System is answer to a back-torque limiting It operates electronically with the ECU using a dedicated solenoid-triggered located within the number two intake tract.

At higher speeds while under the system automatically employs and a by-pass to bleed cylinder within a closed loop, a passage below the throttle butterfly and directly into the air The system allows the number two to continue making torque and the end is an electronically controlled back-torque system which works well.

Engineers pointed out that system could also be for different conditions or riding Soup feels such would require MV’s technicians to be on trackside-call, however for our we found no further adjustments necessary as the EBS worked perfectly, proving the systems worth circulating Misano in the wet.


MV engineers were able to a significant amount of weight the chassis and rolling parts. The use of diameter head stock and frame tubing accounts for a the in frame weight. The majority of however were found in the components. All totaled, the 2007 F4 an obvious nine-pounds from the chassis alone.

For geometry, the F4 now more rake with a steering head angle of degrees, while the trail has increased by five millimeters, now We found that these combined with all of the other in running gear have a big impact on the motorcycle’s agility and handling.

MV’s Chairman, Castiglioni, places a call to to have the rain stopped. he speaks, everyone listens and it

Aside from admiring the swingarm as itself a work of those familiar with the of MV’s cast single-sided will eternally appreciate the of rear wheel removal and servicing. With this and during wheel removal, the rear brake, drive and chain remain intact and in Other advantages include; simple chain adjustment and the need for wheel alignment as cannot change.

Additionally, a large diameter wheel nut locking ring retains the wheel, and once placed on the the rear wheel can literally be in seconds, free of falling or floating brake and drive

For rear ride height MV retains its unique all-alloy height torque rod which only an allen wrench and spanner to complete almost changes in rear geometry. important feature to consider any single-sided arm is that the rear the sprocket and brake are all mounted on an hub. With this the case, any change in sprocket or larger adjustments in chain will alter existing height.

Correction for this is measure the static rear height first to a repeatable on the ground. Following your or other change, simply the length of the adjustable rod, the original setting or desired On the F4, their system makes very easy; just to retighten the two lock screws the adjustment has been made.

and Controls

Perhaps the most feature of all the current MV motorcycles is the of effort Agusta and Tamburini into fit, finish, and aesthetically pleasing detail. For the cockpit is clean, balanced, and super compact for a liter Perhaps this terminology is commonly used to describe automobiles, but it applies here.

One could be the patterned hammer-finished seat, which actually a unique texture and exceptional traction. With such cost does seem the factor and perhaps this alone distinguishes MV from its closest sporting competitors.

improvements for ’07 are a reshaped windscreen tested to reduce vortices, the addition of a rear fender, new titanium finish on the four tailpipes and silver finish on the seat and fairing’s and exit ducts. The F4 1000R receives two all-new liveries with R designate graphics on the airbox, seat, mirror and dashboard.

The F4 is available in a black, and red Bodoni scheme (as tested), or an stunning and perhaps more red and silver Corsa scheme. combinations are offered on the single R and 1 + 1 R versions and consequently share the MSRP of $22,995.

Keeping with tradition, MV is offering a limited-run Senna as they did with their 2002, 750cc machine. 300 of the new 1000cc Senna versions been produced, each with a signed certificate of and inset serialized plaque, red and seat and differing black, and red graphics from the standard F4 Hardware exclusive to the Senna are a rear shock absorber and assorted carbon bits.

If you are enough to make the list, the MSRP is $29,995. As with Senna models, all profits be directed to the late Ayrton non-profit Children’s Foundation in

While MV is no stranger to racing, current endeavors in competition are removed from what be considered an official factory However through the successes of race teams, performance and are closely watched with the being constantly evaluated. The end are to further improve the performance and of arguably one of the most stunning motorcycles ever produced.

racing venues for MV Agusta competing in the world supersport as well as select 24hr races.

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