MV Agusta F4 Corse
Lot 170
880 kilometres from new,2006 MV Agusta F4 1000S Corse Frame no. ZCGF511BA6V003824
Sold for €16,100 (US$ 21,565) inc. premium
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MV Agusta F4 Corse MV Agusta F4 Corse
Lot Details
880 kilometres from new
2006 MV Agusta F4 1000S Corse
Frame no. ZCGF511BA6V003824
Arguably the only surprising thing about the original MV F4 of 1998 was that it was launched as a 750 at a time when the class was fast becoming moribund. The Japanese factories' main focus of attention had already switched to 1,000cc sportsbikes but it took all of six years for MV to follow suit. Launched in 2004, the F4 1000S adhered to the same basic layout as the preceding 750, complete with radial 16-valve cylinder head, four-pipe exhaust system, six-speed cassette gearbox and tubular 'trellis' frame. Power went up to 166bhp (claimed) which meant around 150 horsepower at the rear wheel, good enough for a top speed in the region of 180mph. Wisely, MV chose not to change the F4's overall appearance, the Massimo Tamburini-designed 750 being widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made. As usual, there were various limited edition versions available offering even higher equipment levels and extra helpings of carbon fibre. The F4 1000S offered here is number '59' of only some 300 Corse models made in 2006 and comes with authenticating plaque on the fork top yoke. Only 880 kilometres have been covered since delivery and the machine is presented in 'like new' condition, complete with Italian libretto.

Footnotes

  • 880 kilomètres depuis sa sortie d'usine
    MV Agusta F4 1000S course 2006
    Cadre n° ZCGF511BA6V003824

    La seule chose un peu étrange à propos de la surprenante MV F4 de 1998 était qu'elle fut lancée comme une 750 cm3, à une époque où la classe était moribonde. L'attention des constructeurs japonais se concentrait déjà sur la classe des 1000 cm3 sport, mais il fallut sept bonnes années à MV pour réagir. Lancée en 2004, la F4 1000S reconduisait la même structure que la précédente 750 cm3, y compris les têtes de cylindres à 16 soupapes radiales, les quatre tuyaux d'échappement, la boîte de vitesses à six rapports et le cadre à treillis tubulaire. La puissance grimpait à 166 ch (revendiqués par l'usine) ce qui donnait environ 150 ch à la roue arrière, bien assez pour une vitesse maximale dans la région des 290 km/h. Sagement, MV décida de changer l'allure générale de la F4, la 750 dessinée par Massimo Tamburini étant reconnue comme l'une des plus belles motos jamais construites. Comme d'habitude, diverses éditions limitées furent proposées, offrant même un plus haut niveau d'équipements et d'accessoires en fibre carbone. La F4 1000 S proposée ici, le n° 59 sur environ 300 modèles Corse fabriqués en 2006, est accompagnée d'une plaque d'authentification apposée sur la tête de fourche. Elle n'a parcouru que 880 km depuis sa sortie d'usine et se présente donc dans un état proche du neuf avec son libretto italien.
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