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MV Agusta 750 SS Daytona

Ultimate Superbikes 4th place: MV F4RR

Lap time: 1:53.86

Top at end of straight: 163.6mph

Max braking 1.19

Why it’s so special

MV F4s are the ultimate poster bikes. The Massimo Tamburini-designed lines really changed over the just tweaked, refined and but even today, 14 years the original F4 750 was released, this evolution is unutterably beautiful.

It the finest biking jewellery: Marchesini and Brembo, but the MV now has a ride-by-wire system, which has allowed MV to the F4RR with variable modes, traction control, launch control and an auto-blipper – a first. And like the Panigale the MV has suspension, linked to the riding

On the track

In 11 years of road for MCN, I’ve been enough to ride just every modern-day MV. I’ve up thousands of miles on MVs and like Ballet, I know this to be true: you couldn’t wish to a nicer bunch of people who at the factory.

MVs sound great, achingly-beautiful, packed with the technology, thoughtfully designed and are to a knee-trembling high standard. But buggers to ride.

Early F4s had fuel injection, which got better, but now, with the of ride-by-wire, the throttle response is The F4 RR’s throttle feels and disconnected, like last F3.

This problem seems to be the in MV’s room. Sure, the are so beautiful and they win countless and desirability awards, but they work properly. I have nicely set up bikes, like dealers Forza Italia, but out of the they can be frustrating.

The F4 RR’s power delivery is with peaks and troughs. At low rpm the 998cc inline four-cylinder engine has little power, but you’re past 6000rpm the gathers huge speed and

But this wondrous torrent of is interrupted by a big flat spot 10,000rpm, then all hell loose, as it surges towards the and its claimed 195bhp.

You wouldn’t the inconsistent power delivery of the time on the road, where riding at lower revs, but on a mid-corner, not knowing what going to get when you twist the is unnerving and takes all your when you should be thinking where you’re going.

We were really excited the F4 RR’s new auto-blipper, too. You have to use the clutch or blip the on the way down through the gearbox just stamp your down on the lever and the gear Lots of top-level race have them, but the MV is the first bike to have one.

But it work when you most it, changing down from revs, thanks to a 12,000rpm limit, to stop you over-revving the

You need the auto-blipper to work on first downchange at the end of a straight to the bike, coming off the throttle and on to the but the revs are too high.

Waiting for the revs to drop for the system to work feels freewheeling and doesn’t inspire It’s best to change normally, but the auto-blipper works at speeds and revs.

The unpredictable made the F4 RR significantly slower its rivals in Hodgson’s hands.

Not was it the slowest 1000 here, actually slower than its F3 brother, the ZX-6R 636 and Triumph 675R we tested here at the time. And then it broke – the dash looking blankly at us even with the ignition on.

MV Agusta 750 SS Daytona

The motor’s inconsistent power is such a shame because latest evolution is fast and better than any F4 to date.

being the heaviest machine (211kg, fully-fuelled), it steers and has so much potential. If only the would sort out that

Hodgson says

There’s I like about this it’s the worst bike ever ridden. It’s It’s like riding a game – there’s no throttle Whatever’s going on in your is not going on in the engine – it’s weird.

Even flat-out unpredictable. Sometimes you’ll be down the straight and the power like a load of traction has come on and then it suddenly itself and you’re off again.

a flat spot when you get on the gas, then it clears and takes off. The chassis is too. It’s horrible. You every bump on the track, yet a lot of movement like it’s too in places.

It’s like the chassis is too and the suspension too soft – not pleasurable at

The riding position is good for the but the screen is far too low. Not a fan!

Riding mode: Track

control: Off

Electronic engine Set within riding mode


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