Posts by Category: MV Agusta

MV Agusta November 12, 2011 posted by

Mambatized: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Mamba

Mambatized: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Mamba

 

I know these are serious bikes but I catch myself laughing every time I see the word “Mamba”. I always flash back to the episodes of Wild Boyz where they would put a black sock on their hand and smack someone who was in deep sleep. It was a Black Mamba attack. Sophmoric humor but what can I say, I always laughed.

The other thing I think of when I see these special MV’s is how the prices have plummeted. I really can’t think of a single special model MV that has held some value. It is a buyers market when a bike is priced at $13,000 (or best offer) and the kit alone ran $10,000 back in 05.

 

Only 2,400 miles on her my friends.

 

We’ve listed the info on the Mamba’s before but for the searching impaired here is the list of what was included in the full Mamba kit:

  • Carbon Fiber front mudguard, Red/Clear painted
  • Titanium treated Red-tint windscreen
  • Carbon Fiber front fairing, Black/Clear painted
  • Black painted plastic right and left mirrors
  • Carbon Fiber right air duct
  • Carbon Fiber left air duct
  • Carbon Fiber right wire harness cover
  • Carbon Fiber left wire harness cover
  • Carbon Fiber ignition switch cover
  • Black painted plastic airbox
  • Carbon Fiber right side airbox panel
  • Carbon Fiber left side airbox panel
  • Black painted metal fuel tank
  • Red painted plastic right side fuel tank panel
  • Red painted plastic left side fuel tank panel
  • Carbon Fiber right side fairing panel, Black/Red/Clear painted
  • Carbon Fiber left side fairing panel, Black/Red/Clear painted
  • Carbon Fiber lower fairing, Clear-coated
  • Black “Alcantara” seat
  • Black “Alcantara” back pad
  • Carbon Fiber single seat tail fairing, Red/Clear painted
  • Carbon Fiber plate support
  • Carbon Fiber upper chain guard
  • Carbon Fiber lower chain guard
  • Carbon Fiber exhaust guard
  • Carbon Fiber right footrest guard
  • Carbon Fiber left footrest guard
  • Silver Marchesini ten-spoke forged aluminum front wheel rim
  • Silver Marchesini ten-spoke forged aluminum rear wheel rim
  • Engraved plaque with the number of the bike and matching “Limited Edition” certificate

 

Obviously the Mamba kit is a visual kit and not a performance type kit but only 300 were produced so you do get exclusivity. For the offering price why not get a unique MV?

Slap a sexy exhaust system on there and you have a damn nice bike.

It can be yours with a simple click here.

 

Ian

 

 

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale September 30, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com weekly recap!

In case you missed what was happening on the sister site to RSBFS this week, here is a look at what’s been showing up on ClassicSportBikesForSale.com recently! If you’re a fan of classic Italian sport bikes then be sure to check out the sweet Ducati Vento and the pair of MV Agusta’s up for grabs! Also, don’t forget to drop by CafeBikesForSale.com and check the scene there. And if you still aren’t satisfied, have a look at the RSBFS Facebook Page to check out even more killer bikes that didn’t make it onto the main site. Enjoy!

1984 Ducati Vento 350 up for auction on CSBFS

1977 MV Agusta Sucuderia 750S America and 125S America

1936 Velocette KSS MKII

-JS

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale September 1, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com Weekly Recap!

It’s been a busy week over at ClassicSportBikesForSale with a handful of awesome bikes posted and still up for auction. If you’re into the classics from the 50’s and 60’s, then get your checkbooks ready. I myself am eyeing the mid-80’s FZ750. There is even a well done Norton Commando café racer still up for auction that can be seen on CafeBikesForSale. Have a look and enjoy!

1986 Yamaha FZ750 up for auction at ClassicSportBikesForSale

1958 Harley Davidson KR RoadRacer For Sale

Super Clean 1968 BSA Thunderbolt up for auction!

Classic Italian: 1956 MV Agusta CS125

1972 Norton Commando Café Racer at CafeBikesForSale

-JS

MV Agusta August 17, 2011 posted by

New In The Crate (If You Want It): 2006 MV Agusta F4CC R.I.P. Claudio Castiglioni

New In The Crate (If You Want It):  2006 MV Agusta F4CC  R.I.P.  Claudio Castiglioni

The man who brought Ducati back from the brink, MV back from the dead and put his initials on this bike has passed away.  Claudio Castiglioni apparently had been ill in Italy for a short time.  Hopefully MV Agusta has someone with the will and foresight to lead the company well into the future.

 

This MV has been babied to above Bimota standards.  It hasn’t turned a wheel on the street and he has the watch, the cover and even  the crate if you’d like it!  You may remember the original MSRP was 120,000 cool ones.  This one is being offered at $55,000 OBO.  He already has an offer but I don’t think he will go for my offer of two helmets and a case of Motul.

Nice!  I’ve never noticed that detail work before.  You are buying art as much as a motorcycle.

Pretty but not as sexy as some of the rear sets Bimota has designed.

Are you going to be the one to cut the tag off of it?  I totally understand collecting bikes but this might be a bit over the top.

The info:

2006 MV Agusta F4 CC ( Claudio Castiglioni ) #79 of 100. Incredible 200hp Carbon Fiber, over 90 additional special manufacturers improvements, Brembo monoblock calipers, Titanium valves, lightweight magnesium components, comes with mounted full titanium exhaust, rear stand, Signature bike cover, complete spare exhaust. 20 month balance on manufacturers warranty. Original crate available but shipper may charge extra, Huge savings off $120k MSRP.

Most exclusive of final Tamburini ( of Ducati fame ) designed MV Agustas

Also, comes with Girard Perregaux Special Edition #79 of 100 MV Agusta F4CC Laureato Evo 3 watch.

Winner 2011 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Best Motorcycle- Post 1970

 

If you’d like to own  a bike inspired by an Italian motorcycling icon, take a look here.

 

The rest of the artwork:

Ian

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 July 19, 2011 posted by

Reader’s Ride: 2005 MV Agusta Ago #31

Location: San Diego, CA
Miles: 413
Price: Currently $11,000 w/ no reserve

Up for grabs here we have a bike from one of our readers who was kind enough to give us here at RSBFS a heads up on his MV Agusta Ago (#31/300) that he just put up for auction on eBay. The Ago version of the F4 was built as a tribute to legendary racer Giacomo Agostini who collected fourteen world titles over a seventeen year span with MV. True to form, the F4 Ago is no slouch when it comes to performance with 1000cc engine cranking out 166hp. Couple that with striking silver and red paint, fancy red alcantara seat, and MV’s unmistakable quad-exhaust, and you have a recipe for one choice machine.

The particular bike for sale here looks to be in excellent condition, and only having 413 miles, I wouldn’t doubt it. Though the seller does state that there are some rubber boot marks on the heat shield, he does include a photo of this and it appears to be less than a quarter inch long. I would be interested to know of the certificate of authenticity signed by Agostini himself is included with the sale.

More from the seller:

“2005 MV Agusta Ago.

Looks great, strong runner.

1 owner, Orig Paint .

Buy It Now about 1/2 of new price & only 413 miles.

Just did oil change and new battery a few days ago.

Smog labels say 2004 Model.

I bought late 2004 and DMV calls it a 2005.

Some rubber boot marks on the right side heat shield.

Larger pictures can be e-mailed, direct if closer look for
blemishes is desired.

Bike always stored indoors, and run every couple of months
to keep healthy.

59 year old owner, former bike wrench and former shop owner.

Every effort has been made to show condition of bike with
pictures and video.

Can e-mail better, larger pictures directly , on request.

Bike in exc cond, though no warranty expressed or implied.
Sold AS – IS …”

The seller seems very upfront with the condition of the bike and also has many hi-res photos and is willing to send more upon request. These are all good things I look for when buying. The auction already has a fair amount of activity and currently sits at a bid of $11,000 with no reserve. If you need this stunning MV Ago in your garage (or living room), then take a look at the auction here and bid with confidence!

-JS

MV Agusta July 5, 2011 posted by

Get you checkbooks out: 2006 MV Agusta F4CC

Here we have #79 of 100 and it has zero miles.  This MV retailed for $120,000 new; no I haven’t typed too many zeros.  It was the pinnacle of what the MV factory could create.  You have to love the owners collection of bikes and cars.  Additionally he has the watch and leathers to go with the bike.  This has to be one of the most exotic machines you can find.  The bike has a claim 200bhp with the use of many exotic material such a carbon fibre everywhere and titanium being used for many engine internals.  Of course it goes without saying that brakes and suspension are of the highest calibre as well.

I think this quote says it all:

“I decided to put my name to this bike as I originally dreamed of it for myself”. This is how Claudio Castiglioni, the Managing Director referred to the new F4 that now carries his initials “CC”.

The auction on eBay is certainly work a look.

The seller doesn’t have too much to say but then what else is there to say!

2006 MV Agusta F4 CC ( Claudio Castiglioni ) #79 of 100. Incredible 200hp Carbon Fiber, over 90 additional special manufacturers improvements, Brembo monoblock calipers, Titanium valves, comes with mounted full titanium exhaust, rear stand, Signature bike cover, complete spare exhaust. 21 month balance of manufacturers warranty. Original crate available, Huge savings off MSRP. Also have F4 Serie Oro available at additional cost. Like new custom leathers included if buy-it-now selected (fits 5′ 8″- 6′, 165-185 lbs).

Free shipping anywhere in the continental US if buy-it-now
Most exclusive of final Tamburini ( of Ducati fame ) designed MV Agustas
Also, comes with Girard Perregaux Special Edition #79 of 100 MV Agusta F4CC Laureato Evo 3 watch.
Winner 2011 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Best Motorcycle- Post 1970

This link gives you details from the MV website: http://www.mvagustausa.com/web-mvagusta/07_F4_CC.html

If you are the lucky buyer we would love to hear from you particularly is you plan to ride this beautiful machine.  It seems a bargain based upon the original purchase price but one only knows what this sort of exotica will sell for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDVrgguT4js

-AS

MV Agusta June 26, 2011 posted by

Race Prepped MV: 2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312

Race Prepped MV:  2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312

Ah, what could have been.  Remember when the MV’s were first relaunched and all the fanfare about their race heritage and how they were going to take on the world?  I think Benelli actually ended up making more of an effort that MV.  They dabbled in European super sport and endurance racing and there was that season or two with Ferraci here in the US but that was about it.  If there was a championship for good looking race bikes though,  they might have swept.  They were very easy on the eyes.

 

That lack of race prepped MV’s  is what made me check out this auction.  Very few people race the darn things.  Most are tucked away in climate controlled garages (or living rooms).  I’d love to know what is under the hood.  If I remember correctly, MV Agusta Corse had a nice array of performance parts for the bikes.  Nowadays, it looks more basic with exhausts and carbon fiber bits. 

It may or may not have MV Corse parts but the seller does state it is loaded with race parts from Fast By Ferracci.  The seller doesn’t provide a complete list but did add a nice video:

Looks like Ferracci ditches the 4 muffler set up of the stock MV.  The BIN is pretty hefty at almost $18,000.  The bids are much lower and the reserve has yet to be reached.  If you are interested head on over quickly as the auction only has a day or so remaining.  Here she is.

 Here is Luca Scassa on the Ferraci bike from Theworldofmotorcycles.com.

And here is Scassa’s  Team Union MV a year or so later from TopSpeed.com

Ian