Posts by tag: F4 1000

MV Agusta September 13, 2017 posted by

1 of 65 in the U.S.: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna 1000R

MV Agusta spat out a raft of tribute bikes based on its insane F4 1000R in the mid to late aughts, but perhaps the closest to the company's heart was the F4 1000R Senna, named for Ayrton Senna, the late three-time Formula 1 champion. Senna had been a close personal friend of Claudio Castiglioni, MV Agusta president and father of the Ducati 916 and Monster and the MV Agusta F4 and F3.

2007 MV Agusta F4 1000R Senna for  sale on eBay

The 2007 bike followed a 2002 Senna Edition F4, but was harder-edged than the previous version, and was blessed with a longer list of special suspension and go bits. Like the "standard" F4, the 2007 Senna made 174 horsepower at the crank, which was good for 0-60 in under three seconds, a high-nine-second quarter mile and a top speed within a gnat's eye of 190 mph.

Cosmetically, the bike sported the color-me-obvious grey and red paintwork bearing Senna's name, a contrasting red Alcantara seat and silver forged Marchesini wheels.

Mechanical changes include titanium nitride coating for the 50 mm Marzocchi USD fork, instead of the standard carbon nitride, the Sachs rear suspension is adjustable for high- and low-speed rebound and compression damping and braking is handled by Brembo Goldline monoblocs.

The F4 listed here is in excellent condition, as you would expect from an extremely rare and exclusive bike, and has clearly been stored inside. It has covered 4,700 miles since new, which is actually more than we would have guessed.

From the eBay listing:

The Senna is a special edition of the MV Agusta F4 1000R. With different paint, an alcantara seat, upgraded Brembo brakes, forged silver Marchesini wheels, a 50 mm titanium-nitride coated Marzocchi upside down fork, and a lightweight Sachs racing rear suspension this edition is truly special.

The 174 horsepower engine will help you get this one of 300 (only 65 brought to the US) bike moving.

Contact us with any questions. Financing and warranty available.

With three days left in the sale, the bike has not attracted any bids. Buy-It-Now is set at $25,000. Comments are open, so let us know your thoughts below.

1 of 65 in the U.S.: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna 1000R
MV Agusta September 16, 2016 posted by

Jet Fighter Replica: 2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Veltro Strada for Sale

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To stimulate interest in their flagship F4 that saw only occasional updates, MV Agusta trotted out a seemingly endless series of special-edition bikes with the usual collectors-only price tags, wild horsepower claims, and extremely limited production numbers. Certainly, today’s F4 1000 Veltro Strada counts as rare: just 99 were built, along with 23 of the track-only Pista version. The Strada included carbon fairings, tail piece, airbox, fenders, air-ducts and so on. The frame side plates are magnesium instead of aluminum. The Pista version also included a lighter frame, oversized radiator, a carbon-fiber fuel tank, and a magnesium triple clamp and swingarm. It was powered by MV’s 998cc, radial-valved, inline-four that, in this version, produced a claimed 174hp, or 185 with the “race-only” titanium exhaust fitted. The Veltro Strada was, to my knowledge, never imported to the USA: this one is for sale in the UK.

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Interestingly, “Gruppo 23” isn’t a race team, as you might expect. It’s an Italian fighter jet squadron that was based in northern Italy. Their mascot was a greyhound, as can be seen in the graphic on the fairing. Unfortunately, at a glance the greyhound silhouette does look a bit like those awful tribal flame graphics that were popular during the early 2000s…

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Considering these went for around $72,000 new, the approximately $80,050 USD asking price might sound reasonable for such a rare, exotic machine at first, until you consider that even very limited-edition MVs are going for relative peanuts right now here in the USA. If you’re a collector, this kind of thing might make sense. For the rest of us? The “regular” F4 1000 offers up the same exotic looks for 1/7th the money, with the only penalty being a few more pounds and a couple less horses you probably weren’t using anyway.

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From the original eBay listing: 2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Veltro Strada for Sale

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to acquire a mint condition MV Agusta F4 1000 Veltro Strada Sports Bike - 1 of only 99 ever produced worldwide!!

This super bike is in 'As New' condition with only 175km/ 100 miles approximately on the clock, and is being sold complete with MV Agusta unused titanium exhaust system, MV Agusta race fairing and MV Agusta race helmet.

This collectors superbike would not look out of place being displayed within your home or as part of a vehicle/bike collection.

The Veltro Strada motorbike is the road legal version of the Veltro Pista, and only 99 of this model were every manufactured making it an excellent collectors item. The Strada features carbon fibre bodywork and fixtures, machined aluminium steering head and foot rests, Brembo superlight wheels and unique matt black paintwork/graphics in the style of a WWII Italian fighter plane.

It's top speed is listed as 190+ mph and features 185hp @ 12,000rpm.

Viewings are more than welcome on this rare motorcycle from serious purchasers. Vehicle location is within the London area, United Kingdom.

Asking price for sale is £54,995 GBP

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It's a shame for all those speculators who purchased what they thought would be blue-chip collectibles, but great for the rest of us: these things really should be ridden, not hoarded anyway. If you like the F4 and can't stretch to one of the various ultra-collectible versions, a "regular" F4 1000 offers up the same exotic looks for $10,000 or less and, in most parts of the country, you’ll still likely be the only person on one at your local bike-hangout. Obviously, that same money would buy an equally fast Japanese literbike that would be infinitely more practical, but if you want a bedroom-poster machine in your garage, and have a spare bike to ride while you're waiting for parts to arrive from Italy during August when the MV factory is completely shut down for the entire month…

-tad

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Jet Fighter Replica: 2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Veltro Strada for Sale
MV Agusta June 12, 2015 posted by

Nearly-New: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO for Sale With 40 Miles!

2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO R SideThe MV Agusta F4 1000 pretty much represents the bargain of the decade, with nice examples of the very sleek, and genuinely very fast F4 trading for right around $10,000.

Which is about what a nice 2013 GSX-R600 will set you back. 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO DashFor commuting or track days, that Gixxer is very likely the better choice: parts are everywhere, so you can scrounge up a new clip-on or shift lever if things go wrong in the morning and get back on track that afternoon. The GSX-R600 is an excellent bike, but almost as vanilla as it's possible for a sportbike to be. But if you want a motorcycle that makes you weak in the knees every time you go out to the garage to grab a beer, you really can't beat an F4, and the AGO is just that much more sparkly. 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO L FairingPowered by a 998cc, radial-valve four-cylinder with one of the prettiest stock exhaust systems in recent memory, the bike had the power, if maybe not the refinement, to go head-to-head with literbikes from Japan. The AGO isn't quite so affordable as the regular F4, but still represents a stunning value, especially when you consider what people likely paid for them new... 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO Rear SprocketThe AGO is named for famous rider Giacomo Agostini, considered to be one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time. Only 300 of these were produced, although they were basically just standard F4's with numbered plaques, along with some spiffier wheels and suspension bits. 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO RearsetInterestingly, with the Isle of Man TT in the news recently, Agostini was actually one of the track's most outspoken opponents, boycotting the venue after a friend was killed at the 1972 race and by 1977, the race was removed from the Grand Prix calendar.

From the original eBay listing: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO

MV Agusta's legendary F4 1000 AGO, designed by the master of motorcycle designs, Mr.Tamburini. It is one of 65 units imported to North America. Extremely rare, collectible and next to impossible to find with such low miles. A letter from MV Agusta Italy, signed by Mr. Castiglioni to show it's authenticity and rarity! It comes with all the papers, brand new in box exhaust system + chip- which was supplied with this bike from factory when delivered, rear stand. 

In the future, this bike will further appreciate in value. It's not only a rolling art, but also an appreciating investment. These type of bikes are not repeatable again.

The extras are the CF exhaust, heel guards and the rear hugger which are all factory supplied. The fuel tank has been coated internally to prevent any rust or damages to the fuel system.

2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO Rear SuspensionI think that the seller is correct that "this bike will further appreciate in value." But the question is: when? When these limited edition bike get released, speculators eagerly snap them up, expecting to turn a quick profit. But considering the AGO cost over £20,000 new, the bike still represents a pretty serious bargain at the moment. So buy this to enjoy it and hope that, one day, you can sell it to help fund your retirement. If not, it'll at least look damn good in the lobby of your retirement home.

-tad

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Nearly-New: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO for Sale With 40 Miles!
MV Agusta December 3, 2012 posted by

2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 R Senna For Sale in California

You know it's nearing the holiday season as more and more of these special editions come up for sale hoping to find a new home next someone's Christmas tree. This example has only covered 285 miles and has an opening bid of $17k reserve not met.

2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna For Sale on eBay

From the seller:

THIS BIKE IS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY....SELLING OFF BIKE COLLECTION AND THIS BIKE HAS ONLY 285 MILES AND IS PRODUCTION # 288/300 NEVER DOWN ...NEVER TRACKED.. BIKE IS NOT EVEN BROKEN IN NO LOW BALLERS PLEASE ... NO DEALERS... CASH ONLY... BY APPOINTMENT ONLY... IF YOUR NOT LOOKING FOR A SENNA THEN NO EXPLAINATION IS NEED ... RARE....RARE BIKE

This bike comes to market almost a year to the day since we posted a similar example last December. Here's what Mike wrote then, "The Senna Edition model, as told before, differs from the “plain Jane” MV Agusta F4 with a distinct color scheme and branding, a higher redline (raised slightly to 13,900 RPM), giving the Senna a higher top speed, upgraded suspension bits, distinct wheels, and bodywork formed in carbon fiber. All of this is topped off with an exclusive number plate on the top of the triple clamps. Proceeds from the original sales were shared with the Senna Foundation, which looks after impoverished children in Brazil."

dc

Aprilia August 9, 2011 posted by

Reader’s Rides For Sale: MV Agusta F4 and Aprilia RS250(RZ350)

Welcome to another edition of our RSBFS Reader’s Rides For Sale! Do you think the acronym “RSBFSRRFS” is a little much? Probably.  This time we have a couple of Italian bikes for sale. But the comparisons between the two pretty much stops there. One is a beautiful MV Agusta and the other is mean Aprilia/Yamaha hybrid smoker race bike. Have a look!

1999 Aprilia RS250 race bike up for auction starting at $6,500. This is no standard RS250, instead it has a Yamaha RZ350 heart pumping in its chest as well as many other high quality upgrades. Check out the auction for this nicely done RS250 here!

2007 MV Agusta F4 1000cc 1+1 For Salein CA for $13,000. This bike looks to be in exceptional condition and the seller states that it has just had its first major service. Other than changed out rear sets and a mid pipe, this thing is stock. Check out the seller’s for sale ad here!

Be sure to check out some other awesome bikes that haven’t quite made it up to the site on the RSBFS Facebook page.

-JS

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