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MV Agusta February 21, 2012 posted by

A Little Spring In Mid February: 2005 MV Agusta F4 Tamburini

A Little Spring In Mid February:  2005 MV Agusta F4 Tamburini

The February dull drums have set in.  The grass is dead, the sky is gray and there isn’t a whole lot of two wheeled eye candy out there.  Last week was the first week where I didn’t find a single bike worth talking about.  Let’s hope this 2005 F4 Tamburini is a sign of things to come.   You know how the story goes;  if a Tamburini doesn’t see it shawdow……

I have a feeling you guys know the drill by now on the special MV models.  They load them up with all the goodies, wrap them in carbon fiber and only make a few hundred.  Oh yeah, there was the monster price tag as well.

 

I love the F4’s body style but I think they might have gone to the well one too many times.  I think I’m used to it and some of these limited editions don’t seem that eye catching.  Having said that, I think these bikes show their true appeal in person where you can see the quality of the build.

Why do I think whore house and not high performance motorcycle when I see these seats?

You can’t turn your nose up at the quality components you find on these MV’s.  I’m surprised to see the Nissin brakes.  I thought all MV’s had Brembo’s.

 

Of course you get all the documents to prove you are one of the lucky 300 bastards that own one of these beauties.  We will have to see where the reserve leads us.  I’ve seen a few listed in the mid 30’s but I don’t know if they have been selling.

Check that red seat out here.

Ian

MV Agusta February 6, 2012 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna 750 #172 of 300

Update 2.6.2012: Back on eBay, now with a $14,500 buy-it-now. Links updated. -dd

Already featured on our site is this other Senna 750, #175. It has just 1800 miles and has a very reasonable $16500 asking price. The bike featured in this post is #172 and it has only 350 miles!

Most reading this know that the original 750 F4 was designed by Tamburini and sported a motor designed in association with Ferrari utilizing radial valves. While no one can argue with the styling, the motor fell short of benchmarks set during the period by the GSX-R750. Wikipedia notes that the Senna adds the 136 hp (101 kW) engine of the Evo 02 but with a higher redline of 13900 rpm, and top speed estimated at 175 mph (282 km/h) @ 12750 rpm . The Senna also had some suspension upgrades and some carbon fiber bodywork.

2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna 750 #172 for sale on eBay

quote from seller’s listing:

In celebration of the release of the new film Senna, we have up for auction an immaculate 2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna 750 #172 of 300. This motorcycle is in showroom condition with only 350 miles!

Take one Claudio Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta and close personal friend of Ayrton Senna (regarded by many as the finest Formula 1 driver of the modern era), add noted designer Massimo Tamburini to the mix (you might remember him as the guy that created the Ducati 916), stir in a Ferrari designed in-line four cylinder engine, wrap it up in carbon fiber bodywork and perch the whole package on stunning composite alloy wheels. This, my friends, is the numbered and rare MV Agusta F4 750 Senna Edition.

When the Senna Edition was released in 2002, it retailed for $24,995. All 300 bikes were sold with the proceeds going directly to the Instituto Ayrton Senna – a charity benefitting Brazillian children – set up after the racer’s death. Sharp looks with performance and handling to match, the MV F4 continues to be a desirable motorcycle. These limited edition models only enhance the value of the bike.

This bike has the Arrow Race Exhaust installed and power commander with custom mapping.

NOTE; this motorcycle is not California legal so California buyers will need to make alternative arrangements for registration.

The bolded section above was lifted from the entry noted above that Mike wrote on #175. Imitation (or basic copy and paste) is the sincerest form of flattery I suppose 🙂

Currently bidding is stalled at just shy of $12k with 2 days to go as of Sunday afternoon. Surely this and #175 are worth more than that. The only other examples I could find online were priced north of $15k, including this one Doug posted in January of 2010 for $16900. Good luck to both sellers!

dc

MV Agusta January 17, 2012 posted by

2001 MV Agusta F4 S 750 with just 1000 Miles!

I think by now most recognize I’m a Tamburini superfan, and the F4 would be no exception. The bikes he penned were the ones I lusted after in my youth and of course now that I’m older, the ones I find myself desiring the most. My collection is meager though and I find myself still looking up at 748’s as an entry point to owning one of his masterpieces. However with the general consensus being that the F4 1000 variants are far superior, we’ve been seeing the 750 variants come down in price considerably.

Take a look at this 2001 MV Agusta F4 S on eBay

From the seller:

2nd Owner of a Beautiful Agusta MV F4S 750 Monoposto. ONLY 1003 Original Miles!!!

Never been wrecked, laid down, or in the rain. Always kept inside and adult owned only.

Only serviced at an authorized MV Agusta Dealership (BMW-Ducati Triumph MV AGUSTA of Charlotte – also where it was originally purchased).

Just completed a full service in July 2011 (new battery, new fluids, etc…) and only around 50 miles put on it after the service.

All stock except the Gold Series D.I.D Chain Upgrade.

Stand out from the crowd or buy it as a collector bike… either way you can not go wrong with owning this bike.

With an opening bid of $6800 (reserve not met) the seller is already hinting that the reserve probably isn’t far off. Last year we saw a handful of 750’s with reasonable mileage sell between mid $7k’s and $k. With just 1000 miles, I suspect the reserve is in the upper part of that range. Still considerably more than the entry level 748 I’m on the lookout for, but not as far off as they used to be, which gives me something to shoot for next year!

dc

MV Agusta January 10, 2012 posted by

Scassa’s Ride: 2008 MV Agusta 312 F4 1000 AMA Spec Superbike

Scassa’s Ride: 2008 MV Agusta 312 F4 1000 AMA Spec Superbike

Update 1.9.2012: Originally listed in December 2011, this bike is back on eBay and $8500 cheaper at $39k now. Links updated. -dc

I know MV Agusta didn’t even sniff a podium finish with this bike but it sure does have a “wow” factor.

Over the summer I posted an MV that had been race prepped but this bike appears to be the real deal. I guess we don’t know if it was an “A”/ “B” bike or some sort of practice bike but here is a list of some goodies on her:

Ohlins Racing suspension
FGR700 front forks / 46PRXB rear shock
Marchesini Magnesium wheels 6.25×16.5 rear / 3.50×16.5
Digitek Data Acquisition
MICROTEC Programmable ECU
BREMBO

(X98.A7.C1)19×18 Billet Race Master Cylinder
(X98.A7.C0) Remote cable brake adjuster
(XR0.11.51) 16×18 Clutch Master Cylinder
(X99.C4.60 & X99.C4.61) Radial Race 4 Pad Calipers
(08.7150.30) 320mm x 6mm Disc for Monoblock Caliper
(XA1.J0.40) 30mm Rear Caliper
(08.6703.29) 218mm x 4mm Disc
ARROW EXHAUST Full Titanium system

I like radiators the same way chics like shoes and would like to see this one without the bodywork. It isn’t on the list of goodies but I’d think it would be a factory made race radiator. Being a Ferraci team bike I’d like to hope there is more to add to that list from the seller. Hand made tank? Carbon bodywork? Factory maps?

Top of the line stuff circa 2008. It looks like that shock runs around $1200 out of the box. I saw a set of these forks being offered for around $4,800. It would be interesting to know if these have any special internals.

Just your ho-hum Arrow ti exahust. I know these bikes were meant to be raced but I would have no problem starring at this all day in my house.

Anyone have any idea how sophisticated their electronics package was?

I will leave you with this: $47,500, OBO.

Inquire here.

Here is a little of Scassa motivating on the bike in 2007. Whoever thought this music was better than the sound of the MV should be placed in a padded room.

Ian

MV Agusta December 18, 2011 posted by

Pure Carbon – 2005 MV Agusta F4 Mamba

You want something rather exotic and special. Well look no further because you will be hard pressed to come across another one of these MV Agustas. Having bought yourself an exclusive MV you get that feeling that you want it to be a bit more special, that is where the Mamba kits came in. There were 3 different kits available:

1. Full Option kit limited to 300 worldwide

2. Basic Option kit limited to 300 worldwide

3. Standard kit, not limited

Now looking at the wheels on this bike they have 10 spokes which were the wheels that came with the Full Option kit, but it does not have the red tint windscreen of the full kit.  Having looked through the pictures though I do think it is a full kit bike.  It is certainly very special with all the additional equipment and you know that you are unlikely to meet another at bike night.

The seller shares a fair bit of detail about the bike here:

MV Agusta Mamba F4 1080cc Full Carbon Fiber Limited Edition
Number 35 of 300 Worldwide
One of A Kind Master Piece
SECOND OWNER; IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
Selling a Limited Edition, Full Carbon Fiber, 2005 MV Agusta Ago with the Factory $12,000.00 Full Carbon Fiber, Mamba Upgrade Kit #35 of 300.
The following is the list of over $33,000.00 DOLLARS  in additional upgrades:
Marchesini Magnesium wheels, New front Marzocchi MotoGP forks($3,700.00) with MotoCorse lowers, New Bitubo Rear Racing Suspension($2,800.00), New Hi & Low HID(Xenon) Headlights, UK Casoli Open Exhaust with Titanium Open Mid-pipe & Polished down tubes, Full Racing MV Corse Eprom chip, Extra Carbon Fiber Parts From MV Corse & MotoCorse(upper & lower chain guards, battery box, rear splitter, lower tank guards), New BMC Racing Air Filter, Super Bike Red Racing hose kit, New & Improved Water Pump Impeller, Metal fuel fittings, Full Titanium bolt & Fastener Kit by MotoCorse(6+lbs in weight reduction), Titanium Side & Wheel nut, MotoCorse Titanium Treated Wind Shield, MotoCorse Titanium Bar ends, MotoCorse Titanium Frame Plugs, MotoCorse Titanium Oil Cap, MotoCorse Titanium Engine Cover, MotoCorse Titanium Upper & Lower Radiator cover, MotoCorse Titanium Gas Cap, MotoCorse Titanium Valve Cover Bolts, MotoCorse Spark Plug Wires, MotoCorse New Super Bike Over Sized Full Floater MotoGP Front & rear Rotors, New Brembro Super Bike 108mm Front Calipers, Brembo MotoGP Brake & Clutch Master Cylinders(the BEST they make $1,800.00 each!), New Brembo Folding Brake & Clutch Levers, New MotoCorse Super bike Racing Rear Sets, New Aluminum Radiator Fans, New Super Bike Braided & Coated Brake & Clutch lines, Intergrated Rear Tail Signals, Lots of Anodized pieces with many more MV Corse & MotoCorse Special Parts, Top of the Line Scorpio Alarm System, gas tank race foam, Invisiguard 3M Paint Protection and Finally, a Full Custom “One Off” Carbon Fiber cut Suede & Leather Seat & Bump stop.
Brand New MICHELIN Pilot “PURE” tires, new chain, new battery, new plugs, recent oil change and valve check. Z-MAX oil and gas treatments have been used regularly since new along with High Grade full synthetic oil.
Rear stand, new bike cover, rear wheel nut tool,  ALL original books & manuals(paperback & DVD), alarm paperwork & key-fob remote, TWO Titanium factory KEYS, Two framed “Certificates of Authenticity” from MV Agusta Factory and under tail factory tool kit are all included.
YOU’LL NEVER PULL UP TO OR RUN INTO ANOTHER BIKE LIKE IT!! MAKE A STATEMENT AT ANY BIKE NIGHT OR BIKE SHOW YOU GO TO!!
It’s KILLING me to have sell her but, my house is at risk and I can’t sleep on the bike…lol!

You can go and start bidding here on eBay.

Now thoughts on price.  Clearly there is a lot invested in this bike and it is pristine, however they have not been fetching large sums, as was seen last month where we listed one in Miami. It is currently listed with a “buy it now” of $15,900 and looking at a few recent examples this might actually be on the high side especially when you consider the mileage.  At this time these bike can be considered a bargain as you will get an awful lot for your money.

AS

MV Agusta December 12, 2011 posted by

Gold! 2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Oro Package

Location: North Hollywood, California

Mileage: 14,971

Price: Auction, $11,500 BIN

MV Agusta isn’t a bike you’re gonna see on the road all that often regardless of the model. This company is high end Italian and production numbers are not gonna be that big. They also build some of the best looking, coolest, exotic sportbikes you’ll find. So, when it comes the rare sportbikes, MV is kinda there by definition alone.

So when MV busts out a limited production model like the Oro, then it is something beyond their standard production. For the Oro, you got a nice share of magnesium to go with the rest of your exotic Italian bike. The F4 750 Oro was introduced in 1999 with a total of 300 bikes built. It appears that this model is a F4 750 with upgraded Oro parts.

Here’s the info from the seller-

IT PAINS ME TO BE SELLING THIS BUT I AM A CLICHE… JUST HAD A NEW BABY AND THE BIKE HAS TO GO. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BIKE AND DO NOT REALLY WANT TO SELL IT BUT MY PRIORITIES HAVE CHANGED AND THIS ART PIECE MUST GO.  THE BIKE RUNS AND PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY. I JUST REPLACED THE FUEL LINE CONNECTORS AND BATTERY. I RIDE IT A FEW TIMES A WEEK AS IT IS A SHAME TO HAVE THIS JUST SITTING IN THE GARAGE. IF YOU WANT ATTENTION…. THIS IS THE BIKE.  I HAVE NOT SEEN ANOTHER ONE ON THE ROAD AND WHEN YOU PULL UP TO BIKE MEETS OR EVEN JUST AT A TRAFFIC  LIGHT… PEOPLE STARE AND GIVE YOU THE “THUMBS UP”. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICS.. THE BIKE IS A STUNNER… THERE ARE A FEW MINOR SCRATCHES AND NICKS HERE AND THERE FROM RIDING BUT IT HAS NEVER BEEN DOWN… THE BIKE HAS PLENTY OF CARBON FIBER ACCESSORIES ON IT  AND HAS MARVIC WHEELS ($3500 UPGRADE) AND COMES WITH THE TRICKLE CHARGER. 

EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS… THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT GIFT UNDER THE TREE… EVEN IF IT’S A GIFT TO YOURSELF!!! THANKS FOR LOOKING AND YOU CAN EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 

More photos-

Why an Oro upgrade and not a factory Oro? The Oro model from MV is a numbered limited production model (again, 300 made) and the seller does not list the number which would appear on the bike. Plus the original Oro bikes were produced in 1999, not 2002. Finally, the bike is priced at $11,500 BIN, which would be an extraordinary deal for a factory Oro (orginally a $50k plus bike). So essentially here you can get a bike with Oro-like-looking upgrades without paying the Oro price. And an MV F4 750 is going to be a killer bike regardless.

The bike appears clean and well cared for with decent mileage. And as said above, and by the seller, you’re going to to get a rare machine with looks that will turn heads. I suspect it’s also going to be a blast to ride. So, if you are inclined, treat  yourself to an early present and make the jump!

-RN

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale December 10, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and RSBFS Facebook Weekly Update!

It’s been a busy week here at RSBFS! We have seen some awesome 500cc two-stokes as well as some other classics that haven’t shown up in a while. In case you missed what showed up on ClassicSportBikesForSale, here is you chance to get up to speed. Also, check out some of the cool rides showing up on the RSBFS Facebook page. Enjoy!

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T ForSale

1951 Moto Guzzi Albatros also on CSBFS

1974 Laverda SF-2 on ClassicSportBikesForSale

1991 Yamaha TZR250R in the Pacific Northwest

1992 Kawasaki KR-1S in the UK

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 ORO

-JS

MV Agusta November 13, 2011 posted by

2002 MV AGUSTA F4 750 SENNA EDITION

For Sale: 2002 MV AGUSTA F4 750 SENNA EDITION

The spiritual successor to the famed Ducati 916/748 series, the MV Agusta F4 burst onto the scene with instant credibility; legendary designer Massimo Tamburini penned them both. The Ducati influence is unmistakable in many aspects of the F4 design, but the chassis and engine development is all MV Agusta. Working in conjunction with Ferrari engineers, the MV Agusta team (under the Cagiva banner at the time) developed a radial valve head to help boost performance of the intended 750cc inline four cylinder powerplant.

So what does a beloved Formula 1 race car driver have to do with motorcycles? It just so happened that Claudio Castiglioni – then President of Cagiva (which was the parent company of both MV Agusta and Ducati) – was a close personal friend of Ayrton Senna. Senna was a hero in his home country of Brazil, and off the track spent vast sums of money and significant time trying to help the underpriviledged children of his homeland. The Senna Foundation was created by the driver for this express purpose, and after his death in 1994 Claudio created both Ducati and MV Agusta “Senna” editions to benefit the Senna Foundation.

So what makes a Senna Edition different than a normal F4 750? Aside from the distinct color scheme and branding, the Senna shared the basic chassis, engine and transmission from the other Evo 2 series bikes. The redline was raised slightly to 13,900, giving the Senna a higher top speed. The suspension was upgraded, the wheels were distinct, and the bodywork was formed in carbon fiber.

From the seller:
THIS EXTREMELY RARE/COLLECTIBLE 2002 MV AGUSTA SENNA EDITION IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. NEEDS NOTHING. 5932 MILES, 6K SERVICE HAS BEEN DONE (LOCAL MV AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP). NEW TIRES 300 MILES AGO. NEW YUASA BATTERY. I HAVE BOOKS/TOOLS/RECORDS/BIKE STAND/COVER/ETC. NEVER RODE IN THE RAIN, CLEAN TITLE, NEVER DROPPED. E-MAIL WITH QUESTIONS (DUCATI 748 IN GARAGE PICTURE IS SOLD)

FOR SPECS:

http://www.motorcycledb.com/MV_Agusta_F4_Senna_2002/27720

F4 750 Senna
The F4 750 Senna was also released in 2002 along with the Evo 02 model 0-60 2.9 quarter mile 10.7 @ 135. Built purely to raise money for the Instituto Ayrton Senna, a charity founded by Ayrton Senna to aid the children and young people of Brazil, the Senna was a limited production run of 300 bikes like the Oro. The Senna shared the 136 hp (101 kW) engine of the Evo 02 but with a higher redline of13900 rpm, and top speed estimated at 175 mph (282 km/h) @ 12750 rpm . The Senna also had some suspension upgrades and some carbon fiber bodywork. MSRP $24,995.

RSBFS has featured a few of these Senna branded beauties over the last couple of years (you can check out #172 HERE, #175 HERE and #184 HERE. Give us some time; I’m sure RSBFS will eventually post each of the 300 examples as they come up for sale!

The auction for #196 is on right now, and bidding has been moderate. The latest bid was up to $7,299.55 as of the time of this writing, with reserve still in place. These bikes have all gone above $15k in the past, and I would venture a guess that this one belongs up there as well. For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck, and don’t forget to tell ’em you found it on RSBFS!

MI