MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349
Lot 459
2000 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349
Sold for €26,450 (US$ 33,572) inc. premium

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MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294 Engine no. F4AX000349
2000 MV Agusta 750cc F4 Serie Oro
Frame no. ZCGF400AAXV00294
Engine no. F4AX000349
This MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro was owned from new by the late chairman of the MV Agusta Owners Club of Great Britain, Mr Alan Elderton. Supplied via Three Cross Motorcycles in March 2000, it is number '294' of only 300 Serie Oro models built to mark the re-launch of the MV Agusta brand and one of only 21 official UK-supplied examples. Costing around £23,000 in the UK when launched (approximately €35,000 at that time) the Serie Oro was twice as expensive as the standard F4 Strada yet every single one had been sold prior to delivery, such was the demand.

Most of the Oro's miles were covered in the first 18 months of Alan's ownership, with 780 (1,256 kilometres) being recorded at the second service in September 2001. It then remained virtually unused until May 2008, by which time only 831 miles (1,260 kilometres) had been recorded. In May 2008 Alan received a request from 15-time World Champion Giacomo Agostini to borrow his Serie Oro to ride around the Isle of Man TT course for a documentary he was working on for the television station Moto TV together with another former World Champion, Marco Lucchinelli (see copies of photographs on file). Subsequently, mirror casings and photographs were signed by both riders and the handbooks by Agostini alone.

Sadly, Alan Elderton, founder member of the MV Agusta Owners Club of GB and its chairman since 1998, passed away in November 2009. The current vendor acquired the Serie Oro from Alan's widow, Kaye in November 2010, at which time the odometer reading was 925 miles (1,490 kilometres). In December 2010 the machine was fully serviced by MV Agusta authorised dealership Forza Italia. In addition, the alarm system installed by Three Cross was removed, a new battery fitted and the motorcycle started for the first time since its return from the Isle of Man.

The vendor has ridden the MV on only two occasions: firstly in September 2011 to take the photographs seen here and secondly on May 29th 2012 for its last MoT test. While in the current ownership the MV has been kept on showroom display, supported on twin paddock stands (to conserve the tyres). The battery is charged every month and the engine started and taken up to normal running temperature (and the brakes operated) every other month. The current odometer reading is only 955 miles (1,540 kilometres).

Presented in superb condition, the machine is offered with a large folder of history, correspondence, handbooks, magazine articles, photographs and UK V5C registration document. (It should be noted that the registration 'A14 ORO' is being retained by the vendor). An exciting opportunity to acquire a fully documented, little used example of this most collectible of modern MVs.

Footnotes

  • MV Agusta 750 cm3 F4 Serie Oro 2000
    Cadre n° ZCGF400AAXV00294
    Moteur n° F4AX000349

    Cette MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro fut, neuve, la propriété de dernier président du MV Agusta Club de Grande Bretagne. Vendue par Three Cross Motorcycles en mars 2000, elle porte le n° 294 dans la série des 300 modèles seulement fabriqués pour marquer la relance de la marque MV Agusta et elle fait partie de 21 motos de ce type livrées officiellement au Royaume-Uni. Coûtant environ 23 000 livres à son lancement (environ 35 000 euros à l'époque), une Serie Oro valait deux fois plus que la F4 Strada standard, mais ces motos furent toutes vendues avant la livraison tant la demande fut importante.

    La plus grande partie du kilométrage de l'Oro fut accomplie au cours des dix-huit premiers mois passés aux mains d'Alan avec 1 256 km au compteur relevés lors du deuxième entretien en septembre 2001. Elle demeura ensuite pratiquement inutilisée jusqu'en mai 2008, date à laquelle 1 260 km seulement furent enregistrés. En mai 2008, Alan reçut une demande de Giacomo Agostini,15 fois Champion du Monde, lui demandant le prêt de la Serie Oro afin de parcourir le circuit de l'île de Man pour un documentaire qu'il réalisait pour la chaîne de télévision Moto TV en compagnie d'un autre ancien Champion du Monde, Marco Luchinelli (voir les copies des photos présentes au dossier). Par la suite, les rétroviseurs et des photos furent signés par les deux champions et les manuels d'utilisation par le seul Agostini.

    Malheureusement, Alan Elderton, membre fondateur du MV Agusta Owners Club GB et son président depuis 1998, disparut en novembre 2009. Le vendeur actuel acheta la Serie Oro à la veuve d'Alan, Kaye, en novembre 2010, date à laquelle le compteur affichait 1 490 km. En décembre 2010, la moto bénéficia d'un entretien complet par le concessionnaire officiel MV Agusta, Forza Italia. En plus, le système d'alarme installé par Three Cross fut démonté, une nouvelle batterie installée et la machine démarra pour la première fois depuis son retour de l'île de Man.

    Le vendeur a piloté la MV en deux occasions : une première fois en septembre 2011 pour prendre les photos vues ici et une seconde fois le 29 mai 2012 pour le dernier contrôle technique du MoT. Propriété du vendeur, la MV est restée exposée dans le hall d'exposition posés sur deux stands pour préserver les pneus. La batterie a été rechargée tous les mois et le moteur démarré jusqu'à mise en température de fonctionnement (les freins étant aussi actionnés) tous les deux mois. Le compteur n'affiche que 1540 km.

    Présentée dans un état absolument superbe, la machine est offerte avec un important dossier historique, ses manuels, des articles de magazine et le document d'immatriculation au Royaume-Uni V5C. (On notera que l'immatriculation 'A14 ORO' a été conservée par le vendeur.)

    En résume, une occasion exceptionnelle d'acquérir un exemplaire parfaitement documenté et peu utilisé de cette MV particulièrement destinée à la collection.
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