I know some people think of the MV Agusta as "the-Ferrari-of-motorcycles", in large part due to the fact that the engine was derived from the 1990–1992 Ferrari Formula One engine. While it is true that early in the design process Ferrari engineers assisted in the development of the engine, MV deviated from the Ferrari design pretty early in the 750 design. MV Agusta did keep one important feature; the radial valves. To my knowledge the MV Agusta 750/1000 lineup is the only radial-valved street legal motorcycle currently in production.
Personally I think the MV 750 and subsequent 1000cc model are more like an Aston Martin than a Ferrari in that the basic layout and look hasn't changed much since the 750cc model was introduced in 1999 as the first of the relaunched MV Agusta model. The F4 750 SPR was released in 2004 as the final evolution on the F4 750 platform.
While the layout of the 750/1000cc has remained pretty much constant, the F4 SPR did have some improvements over its earlier brethren. The SPR included a bump in horsepower up to 146 hp which gave the bike a top speed of 180+ mph. This increase was due in large part due to its new cylinder head, new inlet ducts, and a redesigned the combustion chamber. The SPR also came with Marzzochi 50mm forks and everything was wrapped up in matte grey bodywork, special silver start wheels and some carbon fiber bodywork (front fender, chain guards, air ducts covers). Only 300 SPR units were produced so it definitely meets the Raresportbike criteria.
A review of the SPR can be found here.
This particular SPR has no real info posted about it from the seller but looks to be in excellent shape. Mileage is 2,832 so its not crate new and I do think I can see a few small scuffs on the bodywork near the gearchange lever and the rear mudguard/hugger, but otherwise it looks pretty good.
What is this SPR worth? Well its a 300 unit all Italian sportbike so its not going to be bargain basement. At the same time its not the most desirable of the relaunched MV Agusta 750 configurations for collectors (that honor belongs to uber rare SP-01 which carries the signature of Mr. Tamburini on each). Prices on the SPR hovered around $10,000 USD for the last few years but now seem to be slowly rising so the Buy-It-Now prices for this SPR is $12,500 USD is actually right in line.
The SPR may not ever reach RC30/RC45 type prices (sorry Ian) but its still an all Italian sportbike that looks great and would be a fine representative of the reborn MV Agusta in any collection.