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MV Agusta November 2, 2010 posted by

Aliens And MV’s: 2004 MV Agusta F4-750 SPR In Roswell, NM

Aliens And MV’s:  2004 MV Agusta F4-750 SPR In Roswell, NM

This bike just proves that the military isn’t the only one running “black projects” in the deserts of New Mexico.  Unless I’m missing something this SPR seems to be a heck of a deal.  Let’s see, a limited and modded version of MV Agusta’s F4, just over 3,500 miles and a buy it now price of $9,995.  Am I that far off  in thinking that someone should have scooped this thing up by now?  I my mind (granted it doesn’t always work properly), I always considered the SPR the most desirable of the limited edition F4’s (excluding the Oro of course).  Maybe I’m just a sucker for that  matte grey, preseason look.


I like them lines!  If by chance aliens had abducted you for the past few years and the SPR is news to you, the SPR was supposed to be the culmination of the F4 750 line.  They were a limited run of 300 bikes and featured improved performance,  larger 50mm Marzzochi forks, some carbon fiber sprinkled in and the matte grey finish.  Check out the specifics here.


The goodies:

If you are curious, the original MSRP was $22,695.  That price and what buyers actually paid are two different things but I’m assuming  it was in that range.  What am I missing here?  Is under $10,000 not a decent deal for a bike like this?  Unfortunately the seller provided absolutely no info on the bike in the auction.  Instead they just copied and pasted some press material from the MV Agusta website.  Another pet peeve of mine: people,  put a little effort into your ad.  The first thing that comes to mind is maybe some title issues.  The auction does state a clear title though.  If interested,  I’d sure ask some questions.  If everything comes up roses I still say it is a nice deal. .


MV Agusta October 6, 2010 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 For Sale with Only 448 Miles!

While most agree the later versions of the F4 are more desirable, I still find the original 750 very attractive. We’ve noted a couple examples with very reasonable asking prices, and this one is an opportunity to get a nearly new bike for about half of the original MSRP.

quote from the seller’s listing:

Almost brand new, under 500 miles, Agusta F4 750, exactly like this one –

Perfect condition; battery died due to prolonged non-use and needs to be swapped out. Comes with a stand and a cover.

NOTE: This bike is 49 state compliant and can’t be registered for street riding in California (reason why I am selling). You can register it in any other state or use it as a track bike.

Wouldn’t have killed the seller to at least swiffer the years of dust off the bike before taking pictures, but otherwise this sounds pretty good to me. Would you keep it a museum piece or consider it a half off sale on a bike you wanted when new?


MV Agusta September 27, 2010 posted by

4 Miles And No Reserve-2000 MV Agusta F4

2000 MV Agusta F4 with 4 Miles And No Reserve-

This one is pretty straight forward.  If you want a brand new 2000 MV Agusta F4, here it is.  Long story short, the owner was too busy with work to enjoy his Italian toy.  You are now the beneficiary of his busy work schedule. 

Remember 750cc sport/race bikes?  It is funny to think that they are all gone except for the GSX-R.  My point is this is a pre-1000cc F4.  Do you remember all the hype about MV Agusta’s comeback back then?   This bike was supposed to set the racing world on fire and be a world beater.  That didn’t exactly happen but MV Agusta carved out a nice niche for itself and I think very few of us would say “no” if offered a ride on one. 

The story behind it:

I am the original owner. The bike has never been ridden even around the block. It has never had tags. I have the odometer certificate that shows 4 miles when I purchased it and there are 4 miles on it now ( see photo ). I know the first question will be, “Why?”. Just after I got it, my company lost funding for the project I was on. I had to look for contracts/projects out of state ever since. I kept it all this time planning to ride and enjoy it, but was not able to get settled back in Florida. I’ll be moving out permanently in a few months and I’d rather let it go than drag it around the country with me. That’s the situation. Come by and see the bike if you’d like and you’ll see for yourself. It’s sparkling new and it’s 100% stock. Obviously no test rides and I’m selling it as-is, which is a new unused bike as you see it. You can look it over, wheel to wheel, and you’ll see it’s never been out of the garage or uncovered, tires smooth, nubs still there and not even scuffed. The paint still looks as bright as when new. This one has to be the only new one left, outside of MV’s showroom in Italy. I have to get this taken care of, so someone’s going to get a one-of-a-kind great deal. I hope it’s someone who truly appreciates this spectacular bike. I’m including the original MV Stand, Toolkit, Owner’s Books, Spare Key still in the sleeve, and the MV Shop Manual for both Engine and Chassis ( CD version ).

I’ve kept it ready to run. I’ve kept Sta-Bil in the gas and changed it when needed. Kept the battery on a trickle charger (has a 2 1/2 year old battery in it now). I also installed new OEM (CRC) quick connects & fuel lines. When starting it periodically, everything worked perfectly and beautifully and the sound always put a huge grin on my face. Although I’ve kept it flowing freely all this time, the fuel pump recently quit. Bike owners know this drill well. It’s often due to a clogged filter. Changing it and cleaning the pump screen is usually all that’s needed ( should be done annually anyway ). I’m an engineer so I do everything myself on my vehicles. I verified the pump is getting electricity and is not shorted (which means it’s the filter/pump & likely just a clog). You can do the change/cleaning or just replace the whole pre-assembled filter/pump cluster ( easiest way – just swap it ). I literally don’t have a single minute to spare right now and even taking the tank to the dealer is a day trip ( twice ). I’m including MV’s Shop Manual with the bike ( on CD – OEM ). It shows you step-by-step how to do it. It’s not difficult, just a bit time consuming if you do it right.

It is red, it is Italian, it is brand spankin new and you have a chance at getting it for a decent price.  The stars have aligned for you if you’ve always wanted a MV Agusta.  The auction is starting to wind down so don’t waste any time and .


MV Agusta September 15, 2010 posted by

Unwanted Ago’s: #173 And #87 Looking For New Homes

Unwanted Ago’s:  #173 And #87 Looking For New Homes

We might have to stop calling these rare if this run continues.  For the past three months or so there has been a steady stream of Ago’s up for sale.  Below are the latest two.


Ago #1 is number 173 of the 300 bike run.  It has covered only 1,198 in its’ lifetime.  As with most of the Ago’s that have appeared for sale, this one has been lovingly cared for and is practically showroom fresh.  I want this darn thing just for the MV Agusta jumpsuit that comes with it (check out the auction).  MV Ago’s should not be wrenched on  in mere jeans and t-shirts.

The auction details:

I have decided to sell my AGO due to an imminent move in November. The bike has always been stored in a garage under a felt cover. After delivery, the bike’s road history is three rides only. It was taken down to Carmel for the MV Augusta Concur and then again the year afterward for Moto GP that’s it. No racing. No track time. Everything is bone-stock.

All the accessories are still in the original package and include:

  • MV Agusta Corse Mechanics Suit
  • MV Agusta AGO satin cover
  • MV Agusta Corse grip covers
  • MV Agusta Corse Ti Pipes
  • MV Agusta Ti mid pipe
  • MV Agusta Corse chip
  • CRC Certificate
  • Cagiva USA COV
  • MV Agusta display stand
  • All books, tools and charger
  • 2 keys

 This is it!

The most beautiful motorcycle CRC built at the very height of their existence. The F4 AGO 173/300. Massimo Tamburini, Claudio Castiglioni and Giacomo Agostini built a motorcycle for the ages. Timeless beauty. This was their opus in  my opinion. All the other bikes afterwards were derivations of this model.

The bike is perfect as it was new. The only disclosure is a small scratch on the right mirror. You can see it in the photo. It was there from the shipping container. It is very slight.

Can ship internationally. Contact me to discuss any international transactions.

 How about that seat?  I’m not sure I’m sold on that.  Plenty of people have no problem with it as there seems to be quite a bit of interest in this one with quite a few bids.  She still hasn’t met reserve though.  If have room in the garage of this beauty .


Ago #2 came of the production line a little earlier and is #87.  Your first question to the seller should be, “Do I get the MV Agusta jumpsuit?”.  As seems to be usual this bike has very low miles and looks to be in excellent condition. 

 Not much info from the ad:

2005 MV Agusta AGO series #087/300 Excellent condition 2978 miles

The owner is asking $16,000 for the bike and it is located on Albuquerque Craigslist.  Have a heart and pick one of these bikes up as they should always have a loving home.


MV Agusta August 11, 2010 posted by

Another Ago: 2005 MV Agusta F41000 Ago

2005 MV Agusta F41000 Ago

Another week goes by and another Ago has appeared on Ebay.  You know, the styling on these things hasn’t changed much over the years but when you see nice clear detailed pictures like these you realize just how pretty these bikes are.

From the auction:

FS:  2005 MV Agusta Ago in exceptional condition with  6,914 miles, all services up to date by Renassaince Cycles in Tucson. Currently fitted with RG3 performance exhaust, mid-pipe and EPROM.  Factory ‘Kit’ including; Certificate of Authenticity, Ago cover, Rear workstand, Grip cover set.

Additional MV SP Carbon rear hugger and tinted windscreen.  Owners manual has autographed signatures of both Claudio Castiglioni and Giacomo Agostini. Standard exhaust and all other stock parts included.  I am the original owner.

This is number 279 of 300 that were built worldwide.  Less than 60 of these were imported to the United States.  A true collectors peice as it a commemorative model built to honor the great champion Giacomo Agostini for all his world titles with MV Agusta.


The bidding has already started but you.


Classic Sport Bikes For Sale July 31, 2010 posted by

Past or Present? 1973 MV AGUSTA 350 Ipotesi And 2005 F4 Ago

Past or Present?  1973 MV AGUSTA 350 Ipotesi And 2005 F4 Ago


Motorcycles have sure come a long way in the past 30 years or so, haven’t they?  These two beauties represent MV Agusta’s past and present and are currently on Ebay and up for the taking. 

First up is this absolutely mint 350 Ipotesi.  If my Google translation is correct that means “hypothesis”.  Maybe not the most catchy name I’ve heard but I can let it slide.  Who cares about a name when you have a bike with that classic cafe racer and GP inspired looks. I did come across an Italian Wikipedia page (I know, not the most reliable source) and it claims Ipotesi production ran from 1974 to 1977.  So, I guess there is the possibility this is actually a 1974.  The page goes on to say the Ipotesi was built to bridge the gap between MV Agusta’s race bikes and their street bikes.  Basically the same marketing we see today with current motorcycles.  This model may be one of the last bikes Count Agusta was involved in producing, as he died in 19971.  His death apparently delayed the release of the bike for over a year.  Soon after MV Augusta began a slow decline with the doors eventually closing in the late 70’s.

Enough with the depressing stuff  because this bike is beauty.  I’m not really into the retro scene but this bike definitely has a certain flare to it.  I wonder what it sounds like with the open carbs.  Is there some nice intake noise to go along with the exhaust note?  I freely admit those tires scare me though.  Thank goodness technology has moved forward in that area.

From the auction:




The auction is up and running and there appears to be some interest with several bids placed already.  A reserve is set and I honestly wouldn’t have a guess on it’s value.  All I know is that it appears to be an absolutely clean example of 70’s era sport bike technology. 

Reliving the 70’s not your thing?  Well how about a F4 Ago?   Only 300 were produced and this is number #269 of the bunch.  According to MV Agusta’s website the Ago sold out back in 2005.  Of course the Ago is a tribute to long time MV Agusta rider Giacomo Agostini.  Of course it caries the tribute paint scheme.  To go along with that MV Agusta added some carbon fiber, some titanium treatments and some more subtle details to the bike to make it stand apart.  A corsa exhaust and erpom chip give the engine a little extra juice to top things off.

A little about the bike from the auction: 

I am the 3rd owner of bike #269 of 300 build worldwide and purchased it about a year ago, from a member of the www.mvagusta.netwebsite. The bike is in pristine condition with 7,353 miles and comes with all the stuff originally shipped with it including, stock and RG3 exhaust (currently on bike), MV overalls and certificate of authenticity, signed by Giacomo Agostini (Ago). The bike also has installed: MV Corsa carbon fiber wire harness cover, heal guards and rear fender and and plate holder, plus has a HID light kit installed from emoto and a clear bra on upper fairing and mirrors. This bike was featured in Cycle World Nov 2008 issue (copy comes with the bike) with Ago and Phil Read (ex-MV racer) at which time he had Ago sign both stock heal guards, which also come with the bike. It also comes with two covers (one new) and a set of spare mirrors that the prior owner bought. Bike is located in the San Francisco bay, can be viewed by appointment, but not ridden. Bike is available for local sale, thus auction may end early.



This one has been lurking around on Ebay for a few weeks now.  I’ve followed it and I thought it had sold at one point but it must have never met that pesky reserve.  I’m guessing high teens low 20’s for the reserve.  If you are in the mood for a little modern retro

If you need more of an Ago fix check out this Youtube clip of Agostini in action.  It has some pretty nice footage of him in action.


MV Agusta June 28, 2010 posted by

Black Out: 2004 MV Agusta F4 SPR

Black Out:  2004 MV Agusta F4 SPR

Oh man did I lust after one of these when I first saw the pictures.  That matte black finish had me sold.  Other than the blue/silver kit MV Augusta sold for a bit I think this the best looking bike they’ve produced.  Of course there is more to this bike than Darth Vader good looks.  The SPR was supposed to be the “maximum expression of performance”, according to MV Agusta, of  the 750 series.  It benefited from engine and chassis upgrades compared to the standard F4.  Here is the link to the MV Agusta site with all the details and specs on the bike.

Some info from the auction on this particular bike:

This beautiful 2004 mv agusta is truly one of a kind. Being a limited production bike this one is 190 out of 300. Never seen rain, and garage kept. Only 3139 miles. This bike is more commonly known from it debut in the move IROBOT  starring will smith. If you want to ride a collector item, or something that you wont see everyone else riding this is the bike for you. I originally bought the bike with NO intention on selling. But unfortunately the economy had another thing planned for me. I hate to sell this bike, but I need the money. This bike does have clean carfax, I am more than willing to answer any questions you might have regarding the bike.

Please tell me people know more about this bike than it was in IROBOT.  I got a chuckle reading that from the auction.  Any bike with an SP in it’s title should sell it self.  The origianl MSRP on the bike was close to $23,000.  The seller has a buy it now option of $12,500.  That sure doesn’t sound bad to me for a limited edition, Italian bike with low miles and in excellent condition. .

Here is one posing and idling for you if still aren’t sold:


MV Agusta May 26, 2010 posted by

2003 MV Agusta F4S EV03

2003 MV Agusta F4 with only 4,145 miles

So today I found out that I have two soft spots in my heart… one for 916’s and one for cherry MV F4’s with only 4,145.

More sex appeal than the law should allow without having blacked out windows and pink and blue neon hanging above the door is the only way to describe the F4. Okay, so I’m sure there are many other ways to describe it… Now keep in mind I’ve only driven by those joints and I’ve never been inside of them 🙂 Scouts honor!

So, this one is for sale by the same owner as the previously posted 916. The owners pride is apparent in the photo’s. I’m going to hit him up and ask him what kind of polish he uses because mine isn’t so good anymore..

Have a look and it can be yours for $7,800 bucks!

Mint condition. 4,145 Miles. Runs great. Everything works. All Stock. Hardly a blemish on it. Michelin Pilot Power tires with less than 1,000 miles on them. Comes with original rear stand, cover, instruction book.