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MV Agusta September 4, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 1999 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro

9/4/2017 Update: Significant price decrease and a live auction now underway! Links updated. -MI

The rebirth of MV Agusta in 1998 was a storied affair, a huge investment, and was centered around the introduction of the F4. The F4 was a single model that represented the direction of the new company, encompassing both style and substance. The style came from the Cagiva Research Center with legendary designer Massimo Tamburini (co-founder of Bimota and designer of the Ducati 916 series). The substance was a powerful one-two punch of history and performance. The result was phenomenal, beautiful, and utterly exclusive.

The first 300 F4s that were released worldwide were Serie Oro machines. The term "Oro" refers to the golden color of the components. But this was not mere paintwork or some marketing ploy. Instead, MV Agusta took the old-fashioned route and sculpted a bike out of unobtainium. The metal components that might be aluminum on other bikes were created in magnesium on the Oro. Magnesium is a magic material that is lighter in weight than aluminum, just as strong (or stronger in some cases), but more difficult to work with. It is an expensive, labor-intensive method to lose weight, and shows the extent of the craftsmanship that went into the launch of the F4. Components created in magnesium on the Oro include the striking wheels, frame side plates and the huge swingarm.

Exotic materials did not end with the metals. Carbon fiber usage is extensive on the Oro, including all of the painted and unpainted bodywork, the tail section and the entire gas tank. Today carbon fiber is ubiquitous - seen nearly everywhere. In 1999, this was still aerospace and F1 material, and the labor to produce these pieces was far higher than other mass production methods, including injection molded plastics (ABS) seen on many bikes of the era. The overall silhouette of the bike is familiar, yet unique. The F4 has earned many accolades as one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever produced, and it is easy to see why. It is the culmination of where Tamburini started with the Ducati 916; more aggressive in some places, yet rounder and softer in others. The MV Agusta colors of red and silver highlight the proportions wonderfully.

All was not simply style, however. For motivation, MV Agusta created an all-new 750cc powerplant. It is a 750cc inline four with DOHC, but there is much more here as well. Engaging with the engineering genius of the Ferrari F1 team, MV Agusta created a cylinder head with the valves arranged in a radial pattern for maximum airflow and combustion efficiency. To this they added electronic wizardry in the form of multipoint fuel injection and an induction discharge electronic ignition to complete the package. The organ pipe exhaust system (4-2-1-2-4) serves both as a powerful visual focal point at the back of the bike while also routing the exhaust plumbing up high out of the way, aiding in cornering clearance. The noise of an F4 at full song is beautiful music indeed.

On the chassis side, the six piston front calipers and the master cylinder were development updates from the Cagiva-Nissan partnership in 500cc GP racing. Both Pirelli and Michelin - at the behest of Tamburini - created special tires to suit the F4 model specifically. Suspension features include a MV Agusta-spec front fork built by Showa that includes quick release front axle clamps - yet another bit of attention to detail that shows the agonizing efforts MV Agusta went through to create the Oro.

From the seller:
1999 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro
No 279/300
VIN ZCGF400AAXV000279
Mileage: 7800mi
Fantastic condition and ridden regularly. The only blemishes are a 3/16” scratch on the left side fairing (see close up fairing image) and there are some rock chips on the wheels that have been touched up (see wheel images).

7500mi service (including valve adjustment) recently completed and the rear wheel bearings were replaced as a pre-emptive measure at the same time (these are the two major maintenance items to watch out for on the early F4s).

Includes tool kit, owners manual, factory rear stand, both "gold” keys

I encourage prospective buyers to view the F4 in person if possible or ask any questions they may have via e-mail:

Contact: mvagustaf4oro@gmail.com

Price: Asking $36,000 OBO $32,000 Buy It Now or LIVE eBay auction

MV Agusta was determined to return to the sport of motorcycling where they once dominated with an effort worthy of the name. In the Oro, they succeeded in building both a very special motorcycle and one that works exceptionally well. That takes time, and tremendous finances. The rumor is that the Cagiva 500cc GP program was killed to help fund the F4 development, freeing up both cash reserves and engineering staff. That's how serious the rebirth of MV Agusta was in 1998, and that is how much effort went into creating the Oro model.

The MV Agusta Serie Oro is a rare and special machine. These bikes were frightfully expensive when new, and this immaculate example looks to be priced right in the range for a well-loved Oro today. With extremely limited numbers in the US (estimated at approximately 60), each individually numbered bike has the identification that makes it exclusive and distinctive. Looking good while going fast will never be a problem on this F4; your exclusivity is virtually guaranteed. And thanks to bikes like this Serie Oro, the legend of MV Agusta lives on. Contact mvagustaf4oro@gmail.com for more details.

MI

MV Agusta July 18, 2013 posted by

All that glitters…2000 MV Agusta F4 750 Oro #289/300

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Italian for gold, "Oro" edition MV Agustas really played up the bling factor. With numerous gold-accented pieces made out of magnesium to save weight, the original models sold for a king's ransom. They may as well have been made from gold. Fast forward a dozen or so years, and the prices are still higher than average, but not quite so shocking. The good news is that the bikes still look great, and the design has not really aged at all.

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From the seller:
I purchased this motorcycle from the orginal owner in November 2006 with just 1700 miles. It was purchased new from Fast By Ferracci and has been serviced at this dealer since new. All records included. Service manual, CD of workshop and parts manual, factory cover , copy of Motorcyclist Magazine with " Sex for Sale" article about the F4 Oro. Garage kept or in my den at all times, exceptional condition. List price new was $39,500.00. I've enjoyed this machine more than any other street motorcycle I've owned. Only non-stock item are the FBF bar risers although original items are included. Of all the MV Agusta's pof the modern era, the original introductory F4 Oro 's will be the most sought after, collectible MV out there. The Senna, Ago, CC, etc all have there place, but only the original F4 750cc Oro can claim to be the first and most significant of the Tamburni desgined machines. This motorcycle is in excellent shape and has shows only minor wear from normal usage.

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Take a bike that is a low-volume "rare" model - out of the showroom, the MSRP was 40 large. Let someone else enjoy the new car smell for fewer than 10,000 miles, and you could experience the re-birth of MV Agusta magic for 50% (or more) off! Sure, these bikes spiked in price early on, but they have not been too strong in the market as of late. Like the Ducati MH900e or Paul Smart these are likely to appreciate over time, but it will be a long time before they earn back their price when new. The seller is asking $19,950 or best offer for this one. We don't see that many of these Serie Oro machines on RSBFS, so if this is your particular bag of tea then it is time to jump in. Good Luck!

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MI

MV Agusta January 16, 2013 posted by

This One Is Art: Literally–1999 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro #184

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That sure as hell beats any art I've seen in a gallery.  Another Oro and another Oro that has been hidden from that evil pavement.  Actually, after looking back at the Oro's we've posted before, the majority have basically been eye candy.  This one rolls in with a staggering seven miles on it.  Even the most casual motorcycle enthusiast knows the history of the bike so lets just enjoy some pictures laced with carbon fiber.

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The info:

For your consideration here we have a like new 1999 MV Agusta Serie Oro Edition for sale.  This is number 184 out of 300 ever built for World Wide Sale.  The bike has been stored for its entire life with only prep from the factory and sits with "7" miles on the odometer.  Battery has been taken out and gas drained since new.  Bike is 100% factory original including all accessories and original delivery crate.

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The bike is listed as a classified ad with an asking price of $35,000 OBO.  I don't know if they are selling for that but the asking price is similar to several other Oro's we've posted here.  Now, go tell the wife you have a new idea of what to put in the entry way.

Check it out here.

-IK

MV Agusta June 21, 2012 posted by

MV Agusta package deal! F4CC and F4 Serie Oro

2006 MV Agusta F4CC (#76/100) and 2000 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro #281

If you have been looking for a way to start an awesome motorcycle collection, are a big fan of high-end Italian bikes, and have about $92k burning a hole in your pocket, then look no further than this MV Agusta F4CC and MV Serie Oro combo pack. It is essentially a buy one, get one free deal… kind of. If you use the Buy-It-Now option for the auction, then you get two bikes. Seems like too good of a deal to pass up!

It can be hard to get things accomplished here in the RSBFS office with a bunch of bike nuts when it’s the longest day of the year and sunny out. I was the first back from my ride and had these bikes sitting on my desk thanks to RSBFS super-fan Marty. Thanks! Marty puts it best when he says.

While some say the MV Agusta F4 is the greatest design ever done by Claudio Castiglioni, personally I think that honor goes to the 916/996. Sadly we will never see any more of his designs. Its been almost a year since his passing last august at the age of 64....

The F4 isnt a boy racer/thrash bike for the track, its appeal is typically more cerebral than that. Perhaps the best way for those uninitiated to the F4 is to thin of it as an iron fist in a velvet glove. If Ducati is the Ferrari of motorcycles, then perhaps MV is the maserati..

While the price seems high right now, this auction does include both a 2006 CC and a 2000 Serie Oro along with a bunch of extras so collectors take note.

Not only do you get two bikes if you use the BIN price, you also get a ton of extras that any MV collector would love to have. This includes a watch from the F4CC, jacket, rear stands, brochures, certificates of authenticity, bike covers, and even an Arai R7-RR Agostini replica helmet. There are some more things included as well. Some of which aren’t included if the F4CC sells via the standard auction and the Oro isn’t included. Be sure to check the auction and read the details carefully. There are a couple of ways the sale could play out.

Read all of the seller’s description by clicking here!

These are some seriously gorgeous and collectible bikes. You could pick these up, then maybe see if the seller wants to sell that Senna in the photos too! Just need to add an Ago and a Mamba kitted F4 and you are set! You can check out the auction here and start you collection today!

-JS

Ducati June 18, 2012 posted by

Monday Medicine: MV Agusta F4 Serie ORO, Ducati 996RS Ex Bostrom NCR, Suzuki RG500 MKII

If you dread Monday's like I do, hold your calls, push the files to the side of your desk and enjoy a little UK dreaming for the start of your work week.


Is there any other MV Agusta to own? The ORO still gets the largest "Wow" factor in my book. Wow best describes the asking price as well, approximately $36,000. They are open to offers though and I highly suggest that route.

It is basically new, old stock. It has only traveled 11 kilometers. Sometimes MV's start to look generic to me since they all basically have the same shape. When I see close ups like this though I realize how beautiful they actually are.

The bike is actually located in Italy but is listed on Ebay UK. Don't worry, they will ship if the check clears. Place a bid or make an offer here.


How about an Ducati 996RS ex NCR race bike to fill out the old Ducati collection?

What shes' got:

Super rare genuine RS Factory 1998 bike with certification. Bike has all the "works" upgrade as 16,5" wheels, big tank, magnesium swingarm, doulble water radiator, rear monoblock caliper, etc. 1998 WSBK and 1999 as spare bike of Bostrom/Team NCR.

Bet you'd like to take that apart and see what lies inside. The price you ask to be able to do so? $54,000 OBO. A quick search brought up a parts bike 996RS advertised at $30,000 and a BSB Champion 1999 996RS for $75,000. I think I can afford the race stand it sits on.

All business. What would you do with it? Ride the hell out of it or worship it in your garage? Here is the auction.


And lastly one for the premix crowd. A fully restored RG500 MKII with a TT race history. It apparently was restored by a well known ex Suzuki technician.

Do you really need another photo? I'm ready to plug my ears.

To pretend you are a TT hero of the late 70's will set you back roughly $44,000 + premix. Sorry, no best offer on this one.

I'm not sure if this is the same bike but it is well worth a look if you are interested in the restoration process. Click here to see the classified ad.

Now stop dreaming up ways to empty your bank account and get back to work!

Ian

MV Agusta February 22, 2010 posted by

1999 MV Agusta F4 750 Serie Oro #279 Of 300

This is a limited edition MV Agusta fitted with Magnesium goodies from the factory.  Located in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania is a MV Agusta F4 750 Serie Oro.  Doug posted #286 back in September on eBay with a price of $22,000.  This bike is for sale by a dealer (Fast By Ferracci; you may have heard of them) and has an asking price of $25,000.  The Serie Oro bikes feature magnesium parts such as the swing arm, wheels, and frame plates anodized gold.  The wold-wide production was only 300 units and this bike is number 279.  The original asking price for this edition was $57,000; the current asking price of $25,000 doesn't sound bad at all compared to that.  Mileage for this example is only 1,068.  See the bike on Fast By Ferracci's website here.

AG