Posts by Category: MV Agusta

MV Agusta August 6, 2012 posted by

Tribute to the Greatest- 2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago

Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Mileage: 2,700

Price: $14,500 BIN

If your thing is exquisitely designed sportbikes, then you have to be a fan of MV Agusta. Some of the best looking bikes ever sport the MV name. In the universe of Italian motorcycles, there a many beautiful rides. Ducati and Aprilia have also produced some great machines, but it seems like MV is playing on a higher level. Take that beautiful design and match it with the winningest GP racer of all time, and you have this – The MV Agusta F4 Ago. This is number 170 of 300 made worldwide.

Here’s the seller’s description-

This is one of the alltime great motorcycles. Has frequently been described as the most beautiful motorcycle ever made. The rare (only 300 ever made) and most classic of MVs, the 2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago (named after the legendary Giacomo Agostini). This is #170 of 300 and in absolutely immaculate condition. As all F4s it is an inline 4, producing 166 hp. Only 2,450 garage kept miles on the bike. Never down, never treated any other way but with great care and attention. Upgrades include the tasteful and perfect for this bike Gilles rear sets, color matched rear hugger and more. Fresh oil and filter. Touchless gas cap mount tank bag installed, but never used. This model came with forged Marachesini wheels and Nissin gold line calipers as well as all the carbon parts. RG3 high performance exhaust which sounds amazing. The paint and all parts on the bike are exceptional! Never down, never dropped. It comes with the original soft cover as well as the MV plaque. Just a gorgeous bike. Surely the most classic MV made in the last decade, if not ever. Remember there were only 300 made for the world. Great, rare bike. I don’t think you’ll find one in better condition.

And pics-

So it looks like the bike is in excellent condition with low mileage, so a solid choice for all you MV collector’s out there. Seeing as there were only 300 made, collectibility is definitely the name of the game with this bike. It looks like the documentation is included along with the nice matching cover. The seller notes in the Q&A section that this bike was for sale in California three months ago, when the seller purchased it. It is now again for sale. You can get more details in the auction.

This bike isn’t going to go cheap as the seller is looking for $14,500 to take it home right now. Doesn’t seem all that bad considering what it is. If you want to give this beauty a new home and have the means, then go check this auction out!


Aprilia June 27, 2012 posted by

End of Month Mailbag

Good morning guys! Here are your latest submissions for this Tuesday. (Facebook readers: click through to see all the bikes!) Enjoy the rest of your week,


Motion SBK for sale

Let’s get things started properly with this Motion SBK Ducati 1198 built by Brad Miller. Thanks for the forward Jason!

rz350 for sale in Canada

Tom sends us this Yamaha RZ350 for sale in Canada. At $3500 this could be the deal of the day.

Greg spotted this sharp FZR400 for sale in Washington for $3500.

Bol d'Or for sale

Rob has emailed his Aprilia Bol d’Or which is for sale in the bay area. His listing on BARF states it has about 16k miles and the dealer selling his bike is asking $8995. Good luck with the sale!

Dan sent us this 1998 Ducati 748L for sale in Wisconsin for $4800. This is the Neiman Marcus edition. With just 14k miles this looks like a buy at that price!

suzuki gs700es for sale

We’ll continue with this unusual 1985 Suzuki GS700ES “tariff” bike for sale in San Francisco. In 1984 the GSX750 was facing stiff import duties being over 700cc, and the GS700ES is essentially the same bike with 50cc less displacement. Good luck with the sale Robert!

Next up from Sandro in Portugal is this 1981 Honda CB900 F2 Bol d’Or. Two in one week is unusual?! His has 84k kilometers but looks restored from the pictures. Asking price is €3250.

From Tub we have this very unusual MV Agusta 50cc minibike. According to his listing the minibike was built by MV Agusta for Phil Read, who won the 500cc championship for them in 1973. Thanks for the forward!

Coby spotted this 1987 Ducati Paso that needs resurrecting. The ad states it’s been sitting for 10 years but looks pretty decent in the photos. Under 10k miles for $2500 in Ohio.

Here’s a 1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS for sale in Los Angeles with 10k miles for $11500.

FZR for sale

How about an FZR with 73 original miles? For sale in North Carolina for $3800. Thanks for the spot Oliver!

And finally, Chris sent us this sharp 1986 Honda VFR750 for sale in Texas at $2500.

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!


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!


Aprilia June 1, 2012 posted by

Monster Mailbag! 11 Bikes from our Readers!

Our schedule got a little upset with the long weekend but as a result we have a whopper of a mailbag. Enjoy the feast!


Lauren emailed to let us know of their beautiful 2008 MV Agusta F4 312R for sale on eBay. Available in Miami with a starting bid of $19k. Good luck with the sale!

And in the same vein, Ricardo forwarded this 2006 MV Agusta F4 CC, also in Florida, for $47500 buy-it-now.

Will sent us this first-year and very low miles 1995 Ducati 916 for sale on eBay with a buy-it-now of $7500. Sounds like a good buy with less than 2k miles.

Tom T. sent us this 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona available on eBay for $12k buy-it-now.

Reynolds shot us this Honda NR750 for sale in the UK for 110k GBP ($170k). Awesome, but man that’s high!

Steve R. forwarded this incredible 1988 Ducati 851 Superbike Tri-Colour with 0 KM’s in Australia! Could be yours for just $150,000 AUD.

Justin forwarded this Aprilia RS250 Cup that is track ready for $6k in San Francisco:

Greg spotted this 1982 Honda CBX with the fairing and luggage for $5600 in Bellevue, Washington.

Regular Chris G. spotted this Yamaha YZF750 in Ontario, Canada for just $2800 CAD.

Shaun emails us this 5000 mile Ducati 888 in Texas for $8900:

Speir emailed us this 1992 Ducati 851 for $6800 in Boston. I wish I was in the Northeast!


MV Agusta May 25, 2012 posted by

Another Senna! 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna Edition

For Sale: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna Edition

Update 5.24.2012: First listed in December last year, this Senna has reappeared and with a discount of $3k to $24k buy-it-now. Links updated. -dc

We must be getting nearer to Christmas, because we just found *another* MV Agusta Senna Edition F4 for sale! It seems that we are seeing a few more of these ultra exclusive (only 300 numbered editions were created) machines lately, and that is just fine by me. In case you missed the last two, you can see them HERE and HERE.

Like most of the super-exclusive artwork we tend to drool over, this one has not seen much use. Heck, it isn’t even near break-in mileage. And while I have had bikes in my garage that I did not put a lot of miles on, that was more my fault for not getting out and riding them than it was wanting to “protect” them. I don’t think I would want to own someting I couldn’t put mileage on – that would be a torture I just couldn’t live with. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

From the seller:
The bike is in perfect condition, one owner.

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.

There is not a lot of info from the seller on this bike, but the pictures show a pretty clean machine with very low miles. The auction has opened with a starting bid of $22,500, and a BIN of $27,000 (!). This might be a bit high given the last batch of Senna Editions we have seen, but after all it is Christmas! For more information on this great looking bike, click the link and jump over to the auction.


MV Agusta May 9, 2012 posted by

Going for the Gold: 2000 MV Agusta F4 750 Serie Oro

For Sale: 2000 MV Agusta F4 750 Serie Oro

Now here is a bike befitting of RSBFS attention: A ZERO mile, never started, Series ORO model F4 750. This bike was coveted and rare 12 years ago when it was introduced. To find one in this supreme condition today is really a find. If you are interested, bring your bank account. For the rest of us, page down and drool on!

So what is the big deal about the F4 Oro? There is both a simple and a complex answer. The simple part: The F4 was the bike that launched the resurrection of MV Agusta. The complex part: The bike was styled by Massimo Tamburini (think Ducati 916), the engine had design help from the engineering brain trust at Ferrari, everything that looks like fiberglass or plastic is actually carbon fiber, everything that looks like anodized aluminum is actually magnesium, and only 300 bikes were made in a sequential, numbered order. This bike was an instant collectable, and an instant sellout despite the $50k+ pricetag.

Fast forward a dozen years, and this bike still looks cutting edge, modern and full of purpose. While contemporary rivals may have a pricing advantage, this “old” bike gives away nothing in terms of looks or performance.

From the seller:
This F4 750 Oro (#145/300) has been in a private Seattle collection underneath a dust cover from day 1. It has never been started or operated. The battery terminals have never been connected. It has only been sat upon a few times. The bike is “as-new” in every way.

Comes with both factory keys, paddock stand, warranty/service booklet, toolkit, etc. Also included is a set of factory workshop manuals.

We have seen a few Oro series machines on the pages of RSBFS – such as #279 and #286. We have also seen at least one “replica” Oro. However we have never seen a zero mile example such as this. For collectors, this is a premium catch.

When these bikes were first released to a rabid audience, you would have thought that they were made of gold given the price. Those prices have come down a long way since then, but these bikes are still not cheap. This particular example with zero miles, all documentation, stand and cover is just like it would have been like on the showroom floor in 2000.

This auction started out with a $1 opening ask. The current bid is only up to $51, and as you can imagine the reserve has not yet been met. The BIN is set at $35,000, which appears to be somewhat reasonable considering the original MSRP and the fact that used bikes with mileage are in the mid $20k range. After all, it is only new once. For your chance to strike gold Italian style, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!