2005 MV F4 Oro
Lot 167
670 kilometres from new,c.1999 MV Agusta 750cc F4 'Serie Oro' Frame no. ZCGF400AA4XV000225
Sold for €24,725 (US$ 31,826) inc. premium

Lot Details
2005 MV F4 Oro 2005 MV F4 Oro 2005 MV F4 Oro 2005 MV F4 Oro 2005 MV F4 Oro 2005 MV F4 Oro 2005 MV F4 Oro
670 kilometres from new
c.1999 MV Agusta 750cc F4 'Serie Oro'
Frame no. ZCGF400AA4XV000225
Designed by Ducati 916 creator Massimo Tamburini and introduced at the 1998 Milan Show, the F4 has become part of MV legend. In a publicity masterstroke, the factory announced that, most unusually, production would commence with a limited edition of 300 very special F4s: the 'Serie Oro' (Gold Series). The Serie Oro's price was set at around double that of the standard F4 Strada yet every single one had been sold prior to delivery, such was the demand. That stratospheric price tag was explained by the exotic materials employed in further reducing weight. For example: the Strada's gorgeously curvaceous fairing is made of plastic whereas the Oro's is carbon-fibre; the five-spoke wheels and single-sided swinging arm - aluminium on the Strada - are magnesium on the Oro; and the rear shock is an Öhlins, replacing the Strada's Sachs unit. Plus, of course, the Oro's wealth of top-notch, gold-anodised componentry. Sold new for around 90 million Lire (approximately €42,000 today) this Serie Oro, number '225', has covered a mere 700 kilometres from new. Representing an exciting opportunity to acquire one of these exotic hand-built superbikes in virtually 'as new' condition, the machine comes with warranty booklet, instruction manual and letter of authentication signed by MV chairman, Claudio Castiglioni.

Footnotes

  • 670 kilomètres depuis sa sortie d'usine
    MV Agusta 750 cm3 F4 « Série Oro », circa 1999
    Cadre n° ZCGF400AA4XV000225

    Conçue par le créateur de la Ducati 916, Massimo Tamburini, et présentée au Salon de Milan 1998, la F4 fait partie de la légende MV. Coup de maître publicitaire, l'usine annonça que, de façon tout à fait inhabituelle, la production commençait par une série très spéciale, la F4, limitée à 300 exemplaires : la « Série Oro » (série or). Le prix de la « Série Oro » s'établissait autour du double de celui de la F4 strada normale, mais la demande était telle que toutes furent vendues avant la livraison. Ce prix stratosphérique s'expliquait par les matériaux spéciaux utilisés afin de réduire le poids. Par exemple, le carénage joliment galbé de la Strada est fait en plastique quand celui de la Oro ets en fibre de carbone ; les roues à cinq rayons et la suspension monobras – en aluminium sur la strada – sont en magnésium sur la Oro ; et l'amortisseur arrière est un Öhlins à la place du Sachs de la strada. Et en plus bien sûr, la richesse des composants anodisés couleur or de la Oro. Vendue neuve pour environ 90 millions de lires (environ 42 000 euros), cette Série Oro n° 225 n'a parcouru que 700 km au total. Représentant une séduisante occasion d'acquérir une de ces rares superbikes assemblées manuellement dans un état pratiquement « comme neuf », cette machine est accompagnée de son carnet de garantie, de son manuel d'utilisation et d'une lettre d'authentification signée de la main du président de MV, Claudio Castiglioni.

Saleroom notices

  • The Frame Number is/ Le numéro de cadre est: ZCGF400AAXV000225
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