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MV Agusta May 5, 2022 posted by

Blue & Silver Stunner: 2005 MV Agusta F4 with only 750 miles!

The reintroduction of the MV Agusta brand cemented Massimo Tamburini’s legend as a designer. From the 916 through the 996 & 998 which followed, Tamburini’s rolling artwork was consistently hailed as “most beautiful.” When the design for the new MV Agusta F4 was considered, the Cagiva Design Center was involved, and produced a shape along the same lines of the 916, but substantially more grown up. The F4 itself has spawned many different models – from 750 to 1000cc capacities, from the rare Ago to numerous Limited Edition models, and several different color schemes. And while not the traditional Red / Silver that one often attributes to MV Agusta, today’s 2005 F4 is a 1000cc model and wears the rare Silver / Blue paint scheme. It also has only 750 miles.

2005 MV Agusta F4 for sale on eBay

From the seller:
2005 MV Agusta F4.
Immaculate
Bike was displayed indoors
Completely prepped for use

The photos do not lie on this one. The bike looks absolutely gorgeous, and something far more exotic than the already exotic Italian beauty that it is. We do not see many in this color combo. The low, low miles are a definite plus here, especially since the owner had the bike properly recommissioned by a reputable shop. Just check out the $2,300 prep done to this machine! The paintwork looks great, and thanks to the climate controlled parking there is no corrosion or fading to speak of. If you are in the market for a MV Agusta – for looks or for the Ferrari F1 engineered assistance on the 166 HP powerplant and 185 mph top speed – this is what you need to be looking for. Low miles, high degree of attention and care, and totally unmolested and stock in appearance. No takers yet at the $8,999 opening ask. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Blue & Silver Stunner: 2005 MV Agusta F4 with only 750 miles!
MV Agusta March 22, 2022 posted by

Living With a Supermodel: 2013 MV Agusta F4

It is hardly a surprise to find that the MV Agusta F4 was voted as the most beautiful motorcycle by multiple publications. After all, this bike’s father was Massimo Tamburini, whose previous offspring with Ducati included the gorgeous 916/996/998 series. So same superstar father, but different Italian mother in the form of MV Agusta.

2013 MV Agusta F4 for sale on eBay

Much has been said about the fabulous F4, which relaunched the MV Agusta brand with power, performance and style. With design by Tamburini, engine design assisted by the Ferrari Formula 1 racing team, top level components in the form of Ohlins and Brembo, and innovative features such as variable length intake runners to maximize top end power AND lower RPM response. The F4 was exactly the high-end eye candy you would expect from an up-scale brand such as MV Agusta, and it spawned more that a dozen offshoots in terms of limited edition models – even though the base F4 was suitably rare to see on the streets.

From the seller:
This 2013 MV Agusta F4 is an original. The owner has had it for 5+ years. The vehicle runs great.

Bike has been recently tuned up as of 02/2022. Has only 350 total miles.

If this were my bike, I would give it the nickname of “Rapunzel,” for it would appear the the former owners locked her away in a tower. The odometer reads but a paltry 350 miles since new, which was back in 2013. That is 9 long years with very, very little riding done. This can certainly help explain the exceptional condition the bike is in – just drool over the pictures on offer! There is not a lot of detail on this bike in the text, but you can check out all of the details here. Good Luck!!

MI

Living With a Supermodel: 2013 MV Agusta F4
MV Agusta February 20, 2022 posted by

Classic Italian Superbike: 1975 MV Agusta 750S America for Sale

Update 2.20.2022: We originally put this post together in Dec 2018 and it’s back on eBay with the same $75k opening bid. Links updated. -dc

I’m sure everyone who bought F4s, back when seemingly every version of that bike was a limited edition of one kind or another, was hoping to capture a bit of what  the MV Agusta 750S America offered: exclusivity, collectiblity, and ever-increasing values. It didn’t necessarily offer class leading performance because, while MV was famous for its racetrack successes, their roadbike was relatively tame: power was average and the bike was fairly heavy, with performance-sapping shaft-drive.

Shaft-drive was a viable, and far more reliable alternative to chain-and-sprocket setups back in the 1970s, and both the Moto Guzzi LeMans and BMW R90S managed to be competitive machines in spite of the performance handicap of shaft drive. But MV supposedly included shaft-drive on their roadbike specifically to limit performance, so privateers couldn’t simply buy a 750S and compete against MV’s factory efforts. The new bike really embodied a shift in the motorcycle market, away from the practical, small-displacement machines MV was producing for road use in the 1950s and towards more powerful, expensive four-cylinder machines exemplified by the Honda CB750 and Kawasaki Z1.

The complete 750S was relatively heavy and engine was designed to be durable, to suit the bike’s more grand touring mission statement. But its racing heritage shone through and the powerplant was pretty narrow, with gear-driven cams, exotic-looking sand-cast engine cases, and a complete lack of any filtration for the quartet of Dellorto carburetors. The original version displaced 742cc, made 69hp, and had drum brakes to haul the 560lbs wet machine down from the 130mph top speed. That sounds pretty unimpressive now, but was par for the course at the time among four-cylinder superbikes.

The 750S America that followed, known as the 800 Super America in parts of Europe, increased displacement to 787cc for a bump in horsepower and torque. It also moved the gearshift to the left-hand side in an effort to appeal to the US buyers, which makes sense considering it was marketed as the “America.” This later version was still burdened with that heavy driveshaft, but Arturo Magni, who worked with MV Agusta’s racing team during their heyday, manufactured a chain-drive conversion for the 750S. Magni is still in business, and maybe they can be persuaded to whip up another one for you, if you’re so inclined.

From the original eBay listing: 1975 MV Agusta 750S America

Most of you know the history of MV Agusta, with their 37 world championships with the likes of Read, Surtees and Agostini. The story of this bike is that it was conceived by the U.S. importer, Chris Garville, as a limited-edition (200 for the 1975 model year) sport bike for the American market based on the existing 750 Sport; that bike became known as the 750S America.

This 1975 750S America was one of the earliest models imported into the US, with engine number 221012 and frame number 221009.

First of only two owners was the importer, Garville Corporation, where it was used in displays, shows and magazine tests: as featured in Cycle, Big Bike and Motor Cycle World to name a few. Ownership was then transferred to Peter Garville (brother of importer Chris) in where it stayed in his possession until 1990.

Included with the motorcycle is a large collection of: Factory correspondence to support its provenance, magazine articles specific to this particular motorcycle, period brochures, and spare parts.

For further information please see the recently featured May/June 2018 edition of the American magazine Motorcycle Classics –

https://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-italian-motorcycles/classic-mv-agusta-motorcycles/1975-mv-agusta-750s-america-zmwz18mjzhur

As second owner, I acquired the bike from Garville in 1990 by way of famed restorer Perry Bushong (one of the first MV Agusta dealers in the US). Perry and I have had a life long friendship and working relationship. When he heard that this bike was coming up for sale he knew that this bike was for me. When I heard the sound of the 4 into 4 exhaust I was hooked and that is when it became mine. In 1994 I had the opportunity to meet John Surtees at Daytona and he was kind enough to autograph the fuel tank. After that the bike was ridden sporadically, mostly at bike events, rallys and shows until 2014 when I took it back to Perry to ask him to do the restoration, which was completed in the Fall of 2016. We added the curved racing exhaust built by Dave Kay in England, something I had always wanted to do as it looks fantastic and sounds like no other motorcycle on the road!

Sadly in 2017 both Perry and Mr. Surtees passed away within one week of each other.

The 750S was $6,500 when new, the equivalent of around $40,000 in today’s dollars. The starting bid for this one is $75,000 with no bids as yet, but plenty of time left on the auction. Fortunately, this machine has gracefully curved four-into-four exhaust pipes instead of the straight megaphones seen on earlier bikes that look good and sound better. There’s a reason Yamaha’s cross-plane crank has made such a big splash in recent years: traditional flat-plane crank inline fours are powerful, but can be a bit bland. But if you’re expecting the sanitary rustle of a modern four here, you’ll be shocked by the 750S America’s shrieking exhaust note and the bike has thoroughbred handling to match, in spite of the weight.

-tad

Classic Italian Superbike: 1975 MV Agusta 750S America for Sale
MV Agusta December 21, 2021 posted by

Vegas, Baby! 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 R

Take a Ducati 916, sex it up with even racier bodywork and update the running gear, components, and motive power. What does that get you? The MV Agusta F4 1000R. Penned by the same talent that designed and developed the 916/996/998 model run for Ducati, the MV F4 is another Massimo Tamburini masterstroke. And while the master himself has left us, his gorgeous creations remain.

2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 R for sale on eBay

The launch of the F4 – originally a 750 – helped re-birth the MV Agusta brand back in 1999. The 1000cc models of the F4 line were not introduced into a ready market until 2005. Both the 750 and 1000 models were initially released as Limited Edition “Ago” models, honoring Giacomo Agostini. The standard version of the 1000cc F4 R was not released until 2007. But don’t let that “standard” or “base” moniker fool you. Good for 166 HP when originally released, sources indicate a further 20 ponies eeked out of the 998cc mill by the 2010 model year. Pair that with the 423 pound dry weight and you have the makings for some of that you-might-go-to-jail-soon type of fun.

From the seller:
2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 R
Stock #:V001083
Exterior Color:RED / SILVER
Interior Color:RED / SILVER
Mileage:5,858

Such was the level of detail of MV Agusta that even the base level bikes enjoyed a high standard of components. The upside down Marzocchi fork is a full 50mm unit, and holds up the large 320mm disks and those gorgeous, radial mount Brembo calipers. Out back the single-sided swing arm is held up by a fully adjustable Sachs spring/damper unit, and is also adjustable for height. Fully electronic fuel injection with moveable air trumpets in the intake section help squeeze power from the inline four, which breathes through the often touted radial valve arrangement of four per cylinder. The exhaust system is a +2 over the original 916, shoving all four pipes under the seat in an organ pipe arrangement.

These reborn MV Agustas have always been priced at the premium end of the spectrum. They are also holding value relatively well. There are a LOT of different limited edition models and specs available, with collector pricing starting high and going up from there. With even the lowest spec F4 being very competitive with contemporary peers, the MV Agusta is a good choice for those who want to go fast and look great doing it. This example is listed as an F4 1000 R, but appears to me to be the later based model “F4.” Non standard elements appear to be the added on frame sliders as well as a tail tidy of some sort. This particular low mileage example is located in Las Vegas. Take a trip, win some money at the tables, and then ride this bad boy home. Sounds like a great vacation plan! Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Vegas, Baby!  2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 R
MV Agusta November 16, 2021 posted by

From the GOAT files: 2007 Agusta F4 1000 Senna

Through a long and storied history, MV Agusta continues to redefine itself, and the legendary sporting motorcycles associated with the passion of the late Count Domenico Agusta. And while perhaps better known for racing associations with the likes of Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood and John Surtees, the Senna model of the F4 holds a special place for collectors. These are rare machines with unique features not found on other models.

2007 Agusta F4 1000 Senna for sale on eBay

Ayrton Senna was inarguably one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers in the modern era. He was sadly lost in the mid-1990s, but not before he put his stamp on the 4-wheel competition, made good friends with Cagiva boss Claudio Castiglioni, and started a foundation to aid the destitute children in his native Brazil. All three of those accomplishments came together during Claudio’s involvement with Ducati in the form of the first of three Senna Limited Edition bikes starting with the 916. Fast forward to Cagiva’s ownership of MV Agusta, and again the star power of Senna retuned – with both F4 750 and F4 1000 editions. Today’s example is the last of the Senna tribute bike lineup, the brutally fast and wickedly sensuous F4 1000 R.

From the seller:
Vehicle Original VIN : ZCGAKFGM37V100587
2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna
Ultra Rear Collector’s Dream & Impossibly Perfect – One of Only 65 Imported into US.

Speedart Motorsports is thrilled to present this unmolested specimen for your consideration which is an opportunity not to be missed. An engraved brass placard on the upper triple clamp identifies the bike as #243 of 300 and one of only 65 examples imported into United States. Fitted with the Arrow exhaust system and Power Commander fuel management module this is a turn key motorbike eager to display its ferocity on the chicane or as trophy exhibit of the most discriminating collection.

The majority of Senna models see little use. Most were snapped up as rare collectors to be shown in museums, artistic displays, and garages of a certain stature. Therefore, to find such an example as this 2007 model with only 1819 miles is not that astounding. But the Senna limited edition examples bring a lot of looks to the table, despite the fantastic promise of performance of the model on which they were based. With yards of carbon fiber, top-shelf components, unique Senna livery and logo, and exclusive Senna ID plate on the headstock, this F4 would look great anywhere. But to get it there will take some cash. These are not inexpensive machines at the best of times, and today’s example looks to be exquisite.

The seller is asking $32k for this beauty – which might not be all that high given the relative rarity of Senna models overall, and the F4 1000 variant especially. The seller is a Miami based dealer with good feedback, and the pictures are worth the time it takes to scroll through them. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

From the GOAT files: 2007 Agusta F4 1000 Senna
MV Agusta October 26, 2021 posted by

The Other Italian Bombshell: 2015 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO

If you were to walk around and ask people what the most beautiful motorcycle was in the world, you probably will get a majority to say the Ducati 916, and they would have a point.  But you also will get people to mention the MV Agusta F4/3 bikes.  The MV Agusta will stop you in your tracks, some might even dare to say it is a touch more modern then the Ducati.

The story of MV Agusta is one of the best in the motorcycle world.  Great passion, eccentric owners, record breaking results on the race track and that undeniable appeal of an exotic machine.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

RARE AND COLLECTIBLE SUPER BIKE,

#47 of 300 Built Worldwide!

This Bike is MV Augusta’s Tribute to Perhaps the Greatest Grand Prix Motorcycle Racer or all Time… Giacomo “Ago” Agostini. He was a Multi-Time Grand Prix World Champion.

-Liter Bike Performance with 600cc Weight and Handling,

-800cc,

-6-Speed Transmission with Speed Shift Feature,

-Race ABS,

MSRP $24598,

-Clear Title, Never Dropped, Never Raced,

-Fresh Service and Brand New Lithium-Ion Battery,

-All Original Documentation, Books, Keys, and Memorabilia Included.

MV Augsta has launched a few Ago editions of their bikes over the years.  The F3 800 was limited to 300.  All hand signed by the 15 time world champion.  Wrapped in striking tricolore this is sure to turn some heads when out on the road, or displayed in a collection.  Reviews seem to always praise the 148hp bike for good road manors, amazing sound and an overall appealing package.  The Buy It Now price is about ten thousand dollars less then the original MSRP.  Not bad for a bike that has covered less then 400 miles.

The Other Italian Bombshell: 2015 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO
MV Agusta October 1, 2021 posted by

Motorcycle Art: 2013 MV Agusta F4 RR

Motorcycles are many thing to many people.  Some view them purely as a form of transportation, while others reserve the riding experience for special occasions.  A select few treat them as objects of desire.  Something almost mythical in terms of appeal and performance, something that is a true piece of art.  MV Agusta adopted the phrase Motorcycle Art as part of their marketing years ago, but it really was a fitting label.  The bikes had the specifications to take on almost anything else on the market, but they had the added Italian flair and undeniably beautiful styling.  For 2013 the F4 came in three flavors, the F4, the F4 R and the F4 RR, each and upgrade on the pervious.  The F4 RR used the 998cc “short stroke” four cylinder engine.  It cranked out 201hp and could rev to 14,000 RPM.   Seen more as a rival to the BMW S1000RR then any of the Ducati offerings in period.

The F4 RR commanded a $7,500 premium over the base F4.  For that money you got variable length intakes, titanium connecting rods, forged wheels, electronically adjusted steering damper and a host of other top tier components.  This flagship model was meant to showcase what MV Agusta could do with a road bike.

From the Seller’s eBay Listing:

MV Agusta F4RR

Original owner, purchased from unique super bikes in Miami.

Serviced at Ducati Charlotte.

Everything is factory. Rare bike, I haven’t seen another for sale here on eBay or cycle trader in over a year. This is the RR model, not the R or base.

No reserve auction. Payment due within 3 days. Wire transfer or cash. Title in hand.

Opening bid of $12,999 has yet to be made on this no reserve auction.  At roughly half the original MSRP the timing might be right to add this bike to your garage.  Details are limited, but it is always appealing to purchase a motorcycle from the original owner.  A touch over 6k miles shows that the bike has been used over the years and one can assume most, if not all, of the typical Italian quirks have been worked out.  While an MV Agusta is never going to give the worry free ownership experience of the Japanese brands, it does offer an interesting alternative to a Ducati.

Motorcycle Art: 2013 MV Agusta F4 RR
MV Agusta September 21, 2021 posted by

Little America – 2004 MV Agusta 750 Brutale America

With a nod to a previous generation’s – 750S –, MV Agusta’s America kit transformed the Brutale, at least cosmetically.  This one has low miles, great looks, and claims to be one of 70 in the nation.

2004 MV Agusta 750 Brutale America for sale on eBay

No surprise that the together design was penned by Massimo Tamburini, and made use of MV’s own F4 engine, in its original 750 form.  The engine bolts in to limit flex in the trellis chassis, which supports 49mm Showa forks and a single-sided rear with Sach shock.  MV’s signature star wheels have been uprated to Marchesini forgings, and the usual four-into-two exhaust replaced by an even lighter and shorter Arrow system.

Let’s hope the kit was dealer installed because it really is too much to list.  Limited photos will require a request for more.  Fans of the magic number will like plaque 030 of 300.  Funny the tanks wings are blue on the underside, white on top, so from low angles the bike just looks blue.  Not sure of the pictured rider is the owner, but the fork tubes seem to be pushed up through the trees an inch or so.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Very rare , 300 made world wide and only 70 sold in the USA , this is number 30 of 300 !  LOW MILES ! This bike sold new for @ $19k. The full America kit was @ $ 7500. The full America kit included Alcantara Saddle , carbon fiber – tail section , side vents , radiator shroud , instrument cover , key guard ( I added the rear fender) .  Also in the kit was special paint colors and Marchesini wheels.

In just 20 years the Brutale has been through three generations, from 675 to 1090 cc’s, and a surprising number of special editions – from the classic Oro to Starfighter Titanium.  In this kind of condition and superhero livery, the 750 America will always find a fan here.

-donn

Little America – 2004 MV Agusta 750 Brutale America