Posts by Category: MV Agusta

MV Agusta February 7, 2010 posted by

2000 MV Agusta F4 750 for sale in Houston

2000 MV Agusta F4 for sale in Houston - for chips (well, almost)!

As mentioned previously in my MV Agusta F4 SPR post, I am a bit jaded with MV Agusta for churning out different paint jobs of pretty much the same bikes and calling them new models over the past few years ('the new AGO!', 'Senna Special!', 'Brutale Italia!').  Nevertheless, MV are beautiful bikes and I predict the F4 is going to be a collectible classic in the future.

If you, like me, have been wanting to add an F4 to your collection (and honestly, all F4s are pretty much the same with the probable exception of the Tamburini and 'CC' - Claudio Castiglioni - editions), here's your chance to pick up a 2000 MV Agusta F4 for only $8900!

2000 MV Agusta 750 F4 with approximately 11,000 miles.

This is a beautiful, rare and collectable Italian sports bike. This particular one many after market carbon fiber goodies including an exhaust system. Some of the features include an engine designed with the help of Ferrari engineers, highest quality suspension components and four exhaust tailpipes exiting the rear. Sounds, looks and rides awesome. Turns heads wherever it goes. Clean title in hand.

Personally I think a Brutale would be more fun to ride, but as I said, the F4 will be a collectible classic and $8900 for an  iconic bike is a steal.  I would also like to point out the high quality of the photos (love the 'DO NOT TOUCH' sign!).  Note to sellers out there:  if you want your bike to sell, try to take some decent photos of your bike!


MV Agusta February 6, 2010 posted by

2004 MV Agusta SPR for sale in Florida

Although I am not quite as familiar with this as I am with Bimota, MV Agusta is another one of my favourite Italian brands (perhaps even more so than Ducati).  MV had been quite disappointing in the past few years in that they were just churning different versions of the same bike with different paint jobs and different editions, but nevertheless the F4 (and the Brutale) are definitely one of the sexiest bikes of all time.

Here is a very special 2004 MV Agusta SPR that would make any collector happy:



3100 MILES

According to MV Agusta USA's website, the SPR is "the fastest and most powerful F4 of the MV AGUSTA 2004 range. Created for the clientele that uses the motorcycle mainly on tracks, the SPR is a synthesis of a long tuning process to the Evolution engine.

The technical staff at MV AGUSTA designed a new cylinder head, new inlet ducts, and redesigned the combustion chamber. Also thanks to the new 'MAHLE' pistons, stamped and with cooling oil jets, the SPR engine reaches a stratospheric threshold of the rev limiter at 13,900rpm."

I wish the seller would post more (and better) photos, as this seems to be a very desirable bike.  My favourite version of the F4 is very limited production Veltro Pista (as below), but the SPR is still very rare and special.


MV Agusta January 29, 2010 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna #184 of 300

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna #184 of 300

I'm sure you guys get a little tired of me writing about how sexy I think MV's are, but I just can't help it. Forwarded to us by Brendan is his beautiful black and red Senna. These were sold as a LE version of the F4 and here is a nice piece of info that I was unaware of regarding the Senna.

The MV Agusta F4 Senna was created by the President of MV Agusta, Claudio Castiglioni, to pay hommage to his close friend Ayrton Senna. All the profit from the sale of the 300 limited edition F4 Senna's was given to the Senna Foundation charity.

So not only can you own a Superbike, but you can ride it with pride knowing that the simple being of this bike helped others out through the Senna Foundation

With 140 hp and weighing in at 414#'s the F4 performs and good as it looks, but since it is a LE consisting of only 300 world wide Brendan has enjoyed the looks a little more than the performance. In doing so he has preserved a beautiful machine that can continue to be enjoyed for a long time. I personally couldn't fully enjoy a bike of this nature just by looking at, but I do love it when I am ready to buy and come across one in this condition.

Only sporting 607 miles, this one isn't even ready to hit 7 grand on the tachometer. And by looking at the pictures it won't disappoint the most discerning buyers priced at $16,900.00.

Seller notes:

I am the second owner of this bike. I purchased it 2 and a half years ago. I bought it with just 397 miles on it and obviously with 607 miles on the clock I didn't put many more on. Bike comes with the original bike cover, original stand, original exhaust, and all manuals and paperwork. The RG3 exhaust and EPROM are all installed on the bike. I think the original owner put on a couple carbon fiber bits, but I'm not sure which one's are "aftermarket." Bike has never been laid down and is in perfect running condition.

In the market for a Limited Edition MV? Jump over to the MV forum and read all about these and talk to the seller.



Benelli January 8, 2010 posted by

Update on Bay Area Collection For Sale

Here is an update from Rory on the remaining inventory in the collection -- with pictures!

Update 1.20.10: I got another update from Rory, and he tells me the RC45 and 888 are both sold now.

We've been a bit surprised by the great response through your site and been scrambling a bit to keep up with the inquiries. Invariably, people have been asking for details on bikes that we haven’t pulled out of storage to work on. And, as you already know, a real enthusiast from the East Coast struck a deal for 5 of the bikes, redirecting our focus for a time. A fellow drove up from LA on Christmas Eve to take the Ducati F1, and we have someone coming from Reno today to look at the Honda RC45.

We've at least rolled all the remaining bikes out to take photos and determine general condition and mileage. Anyone can contact us directly for more info.

Here is what is remaining as of January 5th:

’04 Benelli Tornado Tre - This bike has only 2 miles showing on the odometer and looks as though it has never been on the road.

’00 MV F4 - 426 miles The VIN# on this bike ends with 100000. While we can’t be absolutely sure, I spoke with someone at MV USA who believes that this probably the first F4 in the country.

’98 Ducati 916 SPS - 6059 miles. I’ve ridden this one around the block – great bike.

’93 Ducati 888 SPO - 2031 miles. Next on our list to get running.

’06 Yamaha R1 Rossi replica - 17 miles.

’06 Yamaha R1 Special Edition – 0 miles. No photo, but it’s the traditional Yamaha yellow and black paint scheme.

’99 Yamaha R7 OW02 - 3646 km.

’94 Honda RC45 - 3718 miles. Has two 1” diameter paint scuffs on side and rear panels but otherwise good shape. This bike is running now.

’72 Norton 810 Dunstall - 1983 miles. A very nice example and also now running.

Please contact Rory at for further information about the remaining bikes available for sale in the collection. I'm still tempted to get a second mortgage and get a big trailer for most of them!

If you have a special bike or collection that needs attention, email us at We'd be happy to consider your submission for regular posting, or we can provide a feature service for a small fee that will promote the listing on every page of our site.


Aprilia December 30, 2009 posted by

Private Collection in New Jersey

I haven't see this website before but, Motorcycles For Sale Classic, is apparently a broker for a collection of motorcycles out of New Jersey.  It looks to have been recently updated but has some obvious errors--make sure to contact the seller by phone to confirm anything on their site.  Anyhow, these are some of the bikes that are still available that I found interesting:

  • 1977 MV Agusta 850SS with 1,791 original miles.
  • 1977 Ducati 900SS with 2,500 original miles.
  • 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition with 2,358 original miles (Vance & Hines exhaust fitted).
  • 1985 Suzuki RG500 with 385 original miles.
  • Yamaha TZR250 with 22,245 miles.
  • 1984 Yamaha RD500 with 31,600 miles.
  • A second Yamaha RD500 with less miles.
  • Aprilia RS250 with 610 original miles.
  • 1995 Cagiva Mito.

These aren't all the bikes listed on the site--and more appear in the background of photos--but again, I would caution anyone against acting too quickly.  The website listed features errors and older dates but, I haven't seen these photos featured anywhere else and they all look to be correct and from the same location.  Titles and registration isn't mentioned and only a few bikes have asking prices.  Regardless, take a look at the site as it may be an undiscovered mine!


Exclusive December 28, 2009 posted by

A Unique Opportunity in Australia: 1967 Vincent Egli & 1968 MV Agusta 500/4

Rupert has emailed us to help spread the word about his classic sport bikes that are being offering for sale at $200,000 for the pair. The bikes are located in Australia and he notes they can easily be shipped to the U.S.

The 1968 MV Agusta 500/4:

quote from the seller:

1968 MV Agusta 500/4

By 1968 MV had won eleven 500cc World championships. Some with the triple and some with the four. Famous MV champions were Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood, John Surtees, Tarquinio Provini, Carlo Ubbiali, and John Hartle.

The machine you are viewing was inspired by the owners teenage awe of unaffordable 60`s MV`s. To realize a dream, it was built in 820 hours between 2004 and 2007, using as many original MV parts as possible. Where original parts were not available, replicas were made from drawings, photos & technical information. The aim of the project was to reconstruct this rare machine capturing its essential characteristics.

Parts were sourced from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, NZ, the US, UK, and Australia. Finding and aquiring parts, especially the engine, frame and hubs, consumed at least 40% of the project time. It would not have been possible without the many clubs, dealers, manufacturers and knowledgeable individuals contacted. Communication, often in other languages, was by mail, `phone, fax, SMS and email. Many interesting conversations were experienced in the process. There are few who have MV knowledge and the most reliable and communicative were found in Germany. The British were easily the costliest, most insular, and unco-operative. The Italians by contrast were found to be helpful, friendly, & warmly sentimental.

There are about 15 racing 500/4`s. Some of them in the MV Samarate museum. However, as they did not reach production, only three roadgoing 500/4`s are known to exist. The one you are viewing, one in the US and, another in Germany. Unlike the shaft drive1968 750S which produced 72HP and weighed (naked) 240kg, this machine has a faired mass of 150kg and is chain driven. Light and agile, it produces 65hp @ 11500 rpm and 5.9kg/m @ 6200rpm. Modern Dellorto carburettors & electronic ignition have been fitted to improve safety and flexibility.

The matching four leading shoe magnesium brakes are of Daniele Fontana design and made by Angelo Menani of Sedriano, Italy. There was no provision for speedo drive at the hub so a Swiss VDO digital instrument has been adapted.
The curved ‘feminine’ silencers are of original shape. They were made at great expense by Giovanni Magni, son of Agostinis` mechanic, Arturo Magni. Hand levers were made to the MV pattern by Tronconi and Novelli s.n.c., Milan. Associate company Motocicli Veloci supplied the alloy clip-ons & some small parts made from ergal. The tank & fairing are of MV pattern by Magni. Seat & narrow front guard are original. The wheel rims made from Borrani tooling by San Remo and Akront. Forks are Ceriani. Shocks Marzocchi. Paint finish and badges are 60`s matched.

The owner is an engineer, thankfully with career experience in procurement. . He ‘mortgaged his mother-in-law’ to fund the reconstruction. As a guide, a 2007 BMW car could be bought for the same outlay. But you ask...”Does it go ?”
Answer.... “Is it true that Dolly Parton can`t fall on her face ?”

and the Vincent Egli:

quote from the seller:


VINCENTS from the 1930's to 1955 were known as the ‘Fastest production machines available…...”A fact, not a slogan”.. Vincents 998cc engine produced more horsepower than all its British and most of its foreign rivals. It was sought after for both road and competition use. In 1967 a Swiss engineer, Fritz Egli, observing the rise of Japanese multis, decided to extend the competetiveness of his racing Vincent by reducing weight and improving the cycle components. He designed and made a motorcycle which became a legend. Its roadgoing derivative sold on the Continent and in the UK, through dealer Roger Slater. However, the Vincent company had ceased business in 1955 & the limited supply of Vincent engines in 1967, meant that less than 150 Eglis were made..

Fritz designed a ‘space’ frame with a large diameter top tube for oil, and a simple but robust triangulated rear section carrying conventional shock absorbers.. He introduced Italian 4 leading shoe brakes and to some, a mechanical Campagnolo disc brake.
These he assembled inside alloy rims made by Borrani. The forks were mostly Italian,
and later, Eglis were fitted with an Avon Marchenal bikini fairing..

Characteristics of his championship winning design include the ‘ banana’ tank, nickel plated chrome moly frame, a 5 inch Shadow instrument, and long conforming front alloy mudguard having two stays.

The machine here was built in about 780 hours by owner/engineer Rupert Moran over a period of three and a half years. It cost about the same as a Falcon or Commodore. The build is largely to Fritz`s pattern using original components where possible from around the world to achieve his essential 1967 features. It has an improved Black Shadow engine rebuilt, and some frame components from Terry Prince…once Fritz`s assistant. Like the original, Italian designed brakes, forks, and rims are used. Sourcing rare components and finding long lost skills to replace others, were the main build difficulties.

Of course, modern materials and manufacturing techniques have allowed sympathetic improvements to roadworthiness, handle-ability and finish. The front wheel for example, is 19inch instead of 20, because only 19inch tyres were available in an appropriate speed rating at the time of build. Capturing the essential features was the main aim.

I have to say honestly that while these bikes are absolutely gorgeous, I have no expertise with motorcycles of this vintage. I'm hopeful that some of our readers will find them of interest as Rupert notes these bikes are for sale due to health. Please email him directly for further information and pictures.

Good luck with the sale Rupert!