Posts by Category: MV Agusta

MV Agusta January 18, 2011 posted by

2006 MV Agusta F4 CC

2006 MV Agusta F4 CC

1 mile

Greenwood Village, CO

So you’re a motorcycle industry magnate, you spearheaded the revival of one of your country’s most famous motorcycle marques (Ducati) and then you take the helm at another national treasure (MV Agusta); what’s left to do after playing masters of the motorcycle universe for decades? Well, if you are Claudio Castiglioni, the answer is name an exclusive limited edition model after yourself, of course. Oh, sorry, the official story is that Massimo Tamburini (of 916 design fame) and Claudio’s own son had to talk him into a namesake model because he was reluctant at first, uh, yeah sure.

If you’re into marketing jargon, check out the MV site as it is filled with more hyperbole than you can shake a stick at (they talk about Claudio’s dreams, evening dresses and priceless paintings). Anyhow, for the real gear heads that frequent this site, let’s get on to the good stuff. Limited to 100 units worldwide, the factory claims 200 HP at the crank and a top speed of 195 MPH. Carbon fiber, titanium, magnesium, carbon nitride and even platinum are featured throughout (talk about rare air). About the only gripe I can make about this bike is the Sachs suspension front and rear. While I have not ridden this bike (shocker), my experience is that the high end Sachs components are equivalent to Ohlins’ entry level offerings. For a $120,000.00 new, I want a shock & fork straight off of Valentino’s ride.

This bike is rare even as compared to other MV Agusta models. Value is tough to assess as the $50k BIN is less than half of the original MSRP, however I would have a hard time assuring a potential buyer that this bike will actually appreciate in value. If you are a serious collector and this is the gem missing from your stable, .

BG

MV Agusta December 1, 2010 posted by

Claudio’s Bike: 2006 MV Agusta F4CC W/1 Mile

Claudio's Bike:  2006 MV Agusta F4CC  W/1 Mile

I think you've made it when you run a motorcycle company, create a bike with all your finest bits and then name it after yourself.  If you haven't figured it out, the "CC" stands for Claudio Castiglioni, the managing director of MV Agusta.  I guess you could say this is the top dog of the MV line.  It is the most expensive bike they produced and has the highest horsepower figures as well.  Only 100 F4CC's  were produced so you definitely get some exclusivity for the price:  $120,000 MSRP by the way.

Have no fear if you didn't have the shekels to  buy it back in 2006.  This F4CC has been someones eye candy for the past 5 years and now can be yours for $59,999 and with only 1 mile on it.  Patience pays off!  Hey you even get the watch an sweat, sweat jacket (that's a little sarcasm on the jacket).

Damn, there isn't even dust on it!  From MV Agusta's website here is what is unique about the F4CC:

The F4CC is at the absolute top of the F4 hierarchy. The main differences between it and the more “commercial” F4R can be summed up as follows:

  • Over 90% of the components are individually tailor made
  • Brake and clutch levers that “fold” at the tip in the event of a fall
  • 1078 cc engine
  • 200 CV maximum power with titanium racing exhaust system
  • New timing system
  • Smaller alternator
  • One-off mechanical type slipper clutch
  • New forks interior set-up and mono shock absorber
  • Brembo Racing monoblock brakes
  • Curb weight 187 kilos without fuel

 

Just a bit from the auction:

This bike was in a collection, it has 1 mile and comes with all the original equipment it came with from the factory.  This includes the Jacket which is a large and the watch.

Doesn't 50% off sound great?  It does but I just don't know in this market right now, it is a buyers market to say the least.  I've really been surprised to see some of the low prices other (arguably less exclusive) limited edition MV models have sold for.  I can't tell for sure but this bike may have been on the market for some time.  We posted this F4CC back in 09 and it had similar asking price.  If that 50% off is too much to resist .

Some nice close ups. Photos and video don't do this bike justice.

A chic in high heels from the Los Angeles Times doing a review of the F4CC. You figure it out.

IK

MV Agusta November 28, 2010 posted by

2004 MV Agusta SPR F4 750 For Sale!

2004 MV Agusta SPR F4

Location: Sugarland, TX
Mileage: 7200
Price: $10,000.00

So you're not into flashy Italian hardware or you like to do fly by's like a Stealth Bomber? This MV Agusta SPR should fill your needs nicely..

SPR's are loaded with Caron Fiber and this one has a few tasty upgrades as well. The 749cc MV F4 SPR pumps out 146hp and only weighs 414# dry. I'm going to guess that this baby not only looks the part, but is all business when called upon.

Make no mistake- MV's are purpose built machines are meant to be ridden and with 7200 miles on the clock this one is broken in. I personally love the matte black finish coupled with the 5 star aluminum alloy rims and I can only imagine the cored exhaust note is a little obnoxious- But, would we want it any other way?

From the seller:

-Number 235/300
-DynoJet PCIII USB Power Commander.
-Cored exhaust.
-Muzzy aluminum radiator fans.
-Ferracci bar risers.
-AFAM 43 tooth rear sprocket.
-HID headlight.
-Recently serviced with oil changed, fuel tank flush with acid wash with new fuel pump and fuel lines.
-Metal fuel connectors replaced.

The SPR's are a limited run of 300 and when new had a MSRP that bumped $23,000.00. This one looks to be in great shape and ready to carve up a canyon road near you.

We've featured several MV SPR's on RSBFS.com before and this one seems to be right in line on pricing at $10k.

I've talked to the seller several times and he's always willing to answer any and all questions in a timely manner. Click here to get in touch with the seller.

Good luck with the sale-

Cheers-

dd

MV Agusta November 22, 2010 posted by

2005 MV Agusta F4 AGO (as in Agostini) limited edition #35 of 300

2005 MV Agusta F4 AGO limited, #35 of 300, with 6214 miles.

The MV Agusta F4 has been touted as one of the most beautiful bikes ever (and I tend to agree), but my beef with MV is that there are simply way too many different versions of essentially the same bike: the Serie Oro, the Nieman Marcus Edition, the Senna edition (since when did Senna raced motorcycles?), the SPR / SP...etc.

Of course, there are versions with significant mechanical differences, such as the F4 Tamburini, the F4 CC (for Claudio Castiglioni), and the F4 Veltro. But of the various editions with mostly cosmetic differences, my pick would be the F4 AGO because a.) it's the first of the 1000cc F4's and b.) it makes the sense because AGO (Giacomo Agostini) won many of his victories on an MV.

2005 MV AGUSTA F4 1000 AGO LIMITED EDITION 35/300 ,6214 MILES ,CARBON FIBER PARTS,GOOD OVERALL CONDITION,NEW TIRES,RACING BRAKES,RACING CHAIN,COMES WITH ALL THE KEYS,BOOKS AND ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE.PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME VIA E BAY FOR ANY QUESTION.PRE PRUCHASE INSPECTION ARE WELCOME.

Most MVs have been pampered, and so has this one, but to a lesser extent than ones that have we have listed previously here on RSBFS.  Considering previous samples - which seem to have been much well taken care of and with much more detail and documentation - this one seems pricey at $14,990.  Also, all photos that I have seen of the F4 AGO come with 10 spoke wheels, so this one with the star wheels look a bit suspect.

If you are interested, I'd make an offer.  Who knows, maybe some lucky buyer can pick up a nice and rare MV F4 AGO for close to $10,000 (one can dream)?  .

ph

MV Agusta November 2, 2010 posted by

Aliens And MV’s: 2004 MV Agusta F4-750 SPR In Roswell, NM

Aliens And MV's:  2004 MV Agusta F4-750 SPR In Roswell, NM

This bike just proves that the military isn't the only one running "black projects" in the deserts of New Mexico.  Unless I'm missing something this SPR seems to be a heck of a deal.  Let's see, a limited and modded version of MV Agusta's F4, just over 3,500 miles and a buy it now price of $9,995.  Am I that far off  in thinking that someone should have scooped this thing up by now?  I my mind (granted it doesn't always work properly), I always considered the SPR the most desirable of the limited edition F4's (excluding the Oro of course).  Maybe I'm just a sucker for that  matte grey, preseason look.

 

I like them lines!  If by chance aliens had abducted you for the past few years and the SPR is news to you, the SPR was supposed to be the culmination of the F4 750 line.  They were a limited run of 300 bikes and featured improved performance,  larger 50mm Marzzochi forks, some carbon fiber sprinkled in and the matte grey finish.  Check out the specifics here.

 

The goodies:

If you are curious, the original MSRP was $22,695.  That price and what buyers actually paid are two different things but I'm assuming  it was in that range.  What am I missing here?  Is under $10,000 not a decent deal for a bike like this?  Unfortunately the seller provided absolutely no info on the bike in the auction.  Instead they just copied and pasted some press material from the MV Agusta website.  Another pet peeve of mine: people,  put a little effort into your ad.  The first thing that comes to mind is maybe some title issues.  The auction does state a clear title though.  If interested,  I'd sure ask some questions.  If everything comes up roses I still say it is a nice deal. .

IK

MV Agusta October 6, 2010 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 For Sale with Only 448 Miles!

While most agree the later versions of the F4 are more desirable, I still find the original 750 very attractive. We've noted a couple examples with very reasonable asking prices, and this one is an opportunity to get a nearly new bike for about half of the original MSRP.

quote from the seller's listing:

Almost brand new, under 500 miles, Agusta F4 750, exactly like this one - http://www.motorbikes.be/en/MV_Agusta_F4_S_750_2002.aspx

Perfect condition; battery died due to prolonged non-use and needs to be swapped out. Comes with a stand and a cover.

NOTE: This bike is 49 state compliant and can't be registered for street riding in California (reason why I am selling). You can register it in any other state or use it as a track bike.

Wouldn't have killed the seller to at least swiffer the years of dust off the bike before taking pictures, but otherwise this sounds pretty good to me. Would you keep it a museum piece or consider it a half off sale on a bike you wanted when new?

dc