2000 MV Agusta  F4S Frame no. ZCGAGFLJ7YV100140 Engine no. AY0201

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Lot 127
2000 MV Agusta F4S

Frame no. ZCGAGFLJ7YV100140
Engine no. AY0201

Sold for US$ 9,775 inc. premium
2000 MV Agusta F4S

Frame no. ZCGAGFLJ7YV100140
Engine no. AY0201

After an absence of 17 years, the MV Agusta name was resurrected in 1997, with Massimo Tamburini designing the amazing F4 model at the Cagiva Research Center, shortly after he completed design of the legendary Ducati 916. It's not hard to see the two machines coming from the same master craftsman's pen.

The new 4-cylinder engine, developed with help from Ferrari's race department, was equipped with Weber-Marelli engine management, and a cassette-type 6-speed, produced a whopping 126 horsepower at 13,000rpm, which translated to something like a 170mph top whack, right out of the box. Power it had, but Tamburini created a package which far exceeded his design brief; the new MV was simply the most beautiful motorcycle anyone had seen in a long time (well, since his Ducati 916, at least), with stunning details like the four exhaust pipes poking from underneath the tail section, and the aggressively styled "transformer" bodywork which managed to distinguish the new MV from any other motorcycle. So, not only was the F4 among the fastest motorcycles in the world, its inspired beauty has served to make it an iconic modern classic.

Introduced to the public at the 1998 Milan Show, the F4 has already become part of MV legend. Production, at the leisurely rate of just three machines per day, commenced late in 1999 at MV's new factory at Cassinetta di Biandronno, Varese. In a publicity masterstroke, Cagiva announced that, surprisingly, production would commence with a limited edition run of just 300 very special F4s; the "Serie Oro" or Gold Series. The production bikes – still at a low volume - followed shortly thereafter.

This F4 S (for Strada) remains in as new condition having been maintained appropriately for its mileage, which is believed to be about 6500 (the speedometer was replaced at about 2500 miles). Two silver Ferrari prancing horses were attached to the rear of the seat and clear coated – the only change from its original specification.
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2000 MV Agusta  F4S Frame no. ZCGAGFLJ7YV100140 Engine no. AY0201
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