Posts by Category: MV Agusta

MV Agusta February 6, 2010 posted by

2004 MV Agusta SPR for sale in Florida

Although I am not quite as familiar with this as I am with Bimota, MV Agusta is another one of my favourite Italian brands (perhaps even more so than Ducati).  MV had been quite disappointing in the past few years in that they were just churning different versions of the same bike with different paint jobs and different editions, but nevertheless the F4 (and the Brutale) are definitely one of the sexiest bikes of all time.

Here is a very special 2004 MV Agusta SPR that would make any collector happy:

RARE COLLECTORS BIKE #290 OF 300 MADE IN THE WORLD

THIS BIKE HAS $8,700 WORTH OF FACTORY MAGNESIUM UPGRADES, STAINLESS STEEL BREAK LINES, FULL RG3 EXHAUST.

THIS BIKE IS VERY FAST
3100 MILES
CUSTOM RED SUEDE SEAT
THIS BIKE NEW FROM DEALER COST $31,000 WITH UPGRADES

According to MV Agusta USA’s website, the SPR is “the fastest and most powerful F4 of the MV AGUSTA 2004 range. Created for the clientele that uses the motorcycle mainly on tracks, the SPR is a synthesis of a long tuning process to the Evolution engine.

The technical staff at MV AGUSTA designed a new cylinder head, new inlet ducts, and redesigned the combustion chamber. Also thanks to the new ‘MAHLE’ pistons, stamped and with cooling oil jets, the SPR engine reaches a stratospheric threshold of the rev limiter at 13,900rpm.

I wish the seller would post more (and better) photos, as this seems to be a very desirable bike.  My favourite version of the F4 is very limited production Veltro Pista (as below), but the SPR is still very rare and special.

phil

MV Agusta January 29, 2010 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna #184 of 300

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna #184 of 300

I’m sure you guys get a little tired of me writing about how sexy I think MV’s are, but I just can’t help it. Forwarded to us by Brendan is his beautiful black and red Senna. These were sold as a LE version of the F4 and here is a nice piece of info that I was unaware of regarding the Senna.

The MV Agusta F4 Senna was created by the President of MV Agusta, Claudio Castiglioni, to pay hommage to his close friend Ayrton Senna. All the profit from the sale of the 300 limited edition F4 Senna’s was given to the Senna Foundation charity.

So not only can you own a Superbike, but you can ride it with pride knowing that the simple being of this bike helped others out through the Senna Foundation

With 140 hp and weighing in at 414#’s the F4 performs and good as it looks, but since it is a LE consisting of only 300 world wide Brendan has enjoyed the looks a little more than the performance. In doing so he has preserved a beautiful machine that can continue to be enjoyed for a long time. I personally couldn’t fully enjoy a bike of this nature just by looking at, but I do love it when I am ready to buy and come across one in this condition.

Only sporting 607 miles, this one isn’t even ready to hit 7 grand on the tachometer. And by looking at the pictures it won’t disappoint the most discerning buyers priced at $16,900.00.

Seller notes:

I am the second owner of this bike. I purchased it 2 and a half years ago. I bought it with just 397 miles on it and obviously with 607 miles on the clock I didn’t put many more on. Bike comes with the original bike cover, original stand, original exhaust, and all manuals and paperwork. The RG3 exhaust and EPROM are all installed on the bike. I think the original owner put on a couple carbon fiber bits, but I’m not sure which one’s are “aftermarket.” Bike has never been laid down and is in perfect running condition.

In the market for a Limited Edition MV? Jump over to the MV forum and read all about these and talk to the seller.

Cheers!

dd

Benelli January 8, 2010 posted by

Update on Bay Area Collection For Sale

Here is an update from Rory on the remaining inventory in the collection — with pictures!

Update 1.20.10: I got another update from Rory, and he tells me the RC45 and 888 are both sold now.

We’ve been a bit surprised by the great response through your site and been scrambling a bit to keep up with the inquiries. Invariably, people have been asking for details on bikes that we haven’t pulled out of storage to work on. And, as you already know, a real enthusiast from the East Coast struck a deal for 5 of the bikes, redirecting our focus for a time. A fellow drove up from LA on Christmas Eve to take the Ducati F1, and we have someone coming from Reno today to look at the Honda RC45.

We’ve at least rolled all the remaining bikes out to take photos and determine general condition and mileage. Anyone can contact us directly for more info.

Here is what is remaining as of January 5th:

’04 Benelli Tornado Tre – This bike has only 2 miles showing on the odometer and looks as though it has never been on the road.

’00 MV F4 – 426 miles The VIN# on this bike ends with 100000. While we can’t be absolutely sure, I spoke with someone at MV USA who believes that this probably the first F4 in the country.

’98 Ducati 916 SPS – 6059 miles. I’ve ridden this one around the block – great bike.

’93 Ducati 888 SPO – 2031 miles. Next on our list to get running.

’06 Yamaha R1 Rossi replica – 17 miles.

’06 Yamaha R1 Special Edition – 0 miles. No photo, but it’s the traditional Yamaha yellow and black paint scheme.

’99 Yamaha R7 OW02 – 3646 km.

’94 Honda RC45 – 3718 miles. Has two 1” diameter paint scuffs on side and rear panels but otherwise good shape. This bike is running now.

’72 Norton 810 Dunstall – 1983 miles. A very nice example and also now running.

Please contact Rory at vtauto@sbcglobal.net for further information about the remaining bikes available for sale in the collection. I’m still tempted to get a second mortgage and get a big trailer for most of them!

If you have a special bike or collection that needs attention, email us at web@raresportbikesforsale.com. We’d be happy to consider your submission for regular posting, or we can provide a feature service for a small fee that will promote the listing on every page of our site.

dc

Aprilia December 30, 2009 posted by

Private Collection in New Jersey

I haven’t see this website before but, Motorcycles For Sale Classic, is apparently a broker for a collection of motorcycles out of New Jersey.  It looks to have been recently updated but has some obvious errors–make sure to contact the seller by phone to confirm anything on their site.  Anyhow, these are some of the bikes that are still available that I found interesting:

  • 1977 MV Agusta 850SS with 1,791 original miles.
  • 1977 Ducati 900SS with 2,500 original miles.
  • 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition with 2,358 original miles (Vance & Hines exhaust fitted).
  • 1985 Suzuki RG500 with 385 original miles.
  • Yamaha TZR250 with 22,245 miles.
  • 1984 Yamaha RD500 with 31,600 miles.
  • A second Yamaha RD500 with less miles.
  • Aprilia RS250 with 610 original miles.
  • 1995 Cagiva Mito.

These aren’t all the bikes listed on the site–and more appear in the background of photos–but again, I would caution anyone against acting too quickly.  The website listed features errors and older dates but, I haven’t seen these photos featured anywhere else and they all look to be correct and from the same location.  Titles and registration isn’t mentioned and only a few bikes have asking prices.  Regardless, take a look at the site as it may be an undiscovered mine!

AG

Bimota November 27, 2009 posted by

Exciting Exclusive: Collection of 17 Rare, Exotic, and Low Mileage Bikes Soon to be For Sale

Update 1.8.2010: Rory has sent us an update on the remaining bikes. Please contact Rory at vtauto@sbcglobal.net for further information about the remaining bikes available for sale in the collection.

Rory and his business partner have contacted Rare Sport Bikes For Sale to alert of us of a collection of 17 bikes that will soon be for sale.

His message included the following details:

My business partner, Lee and I are trying to help his neighbor sell the bikes owned by her late husband. The 17 bikes that are left to sell are primarily sport bikes and they are all somewhat special in one way or another: Limited Editions, grey market, low (or no) mileage, etc. It’s taking some time for the widow to have the bikes re-titled in her name, but we are now getting to the point where we need to figure out how to find buyers looking for the somewhat unusual bike.

And here is the list I was given:

Bike Model Year Mileage Notes
Honda V45 1983 9.8
Norton 810 Dunstall 1972 1983
Ducati 888 SPO 1993 2031
Yamaha FZR 750 RR km 1052
Benelli TRE 2004 2
Yamaha R1 SE 2006 0
Ducati 851 Tricolore NA
MV F4 2000 426 Serial number 10000
Ducati 916 SPS 6059
Yamaha R1 2001 18137
Bimota Tesi ?
Ducati F1 km 5234
Moto Guzzi Daytona R 1996 km 21421
Yam RZ500 1984 5571
Honda RC45 3718
Yamaha R7 3646 km
Yamaha (R1?) 2005 17 Race prepped

Clearly a collector with discerning taste, and pieces that match our theme here perfectly. Please leave a comment below if you’d like to see a particular piece of this collection processed sooner than later.

Thanks for contacting us Rory. Looking forward to seeing this collection go to new homes! I’m wish I was reckless enough to consider a second mortgage and the penalties on draining my retirement to get in line for some of these!

dc

MV Agusta November 12, 2009 posted by

2007 MV Agusta Senna #189 & #212 for sale on ebay

Guess it is true, good things do come in pairs…especially when we are talking about Italian exotics such as these. In this case, they are rare as well – limited to 300.

with a buy it now of $16,500.

with a buy it now of $22,950.

2007 MV Agusta Senna for sale on ebay

These motorcycles are a tribute to the late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna who was tragically killed in 1994.

From Wikipedia:

Ayrton Senna da Silva, São Paulo, March 21, 1960, – Bologna Italy May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One world champion. He was killed in a crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, and remains the most recent Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel of a Formula One car.

Senna began his motorsport career in karting and moved up the ranks to win the British Formula 3 championship in 1983. Making his Formula One debut with Toleman in 1984, he moved to Lotus-Renault the following year, and won six Grands Prix over the next three seasons. In 1988 he joined Frenchman Alain Prost at McLaren-Honda. Between them, Senna and Prost won fifteen out of the sixteen Grands Prix which took place that season, with Senna winning his first World Championship, a title he would go on to win again in 1990 and 1991. McLaren’s performance declined in 1992, as the Williams-Renault combination began to dominate the sport, although Senna won five races to finish as runner-up in 1993. He moved to Williams in 1994, but suffered a fatal accident at the third race of the season at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Italy.

Senna is regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula One. He was recognized for his qualifying speed over one lap and from 1989 until 2006 held the record for most pole positions. He was among the most talented drivers in extremely rain-affected conditions, as shown by his performances in the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, and the 1993 European Grand Prix. He also holds the record for most victories at the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix (6) and is the third most successful driver of all time in terms of race wins. However, Senna courted controversy throughout his career, particularly during his turbulent rivalry with Alain Prost, which was marked by two championship-deciding collisions at the 1989 and 1990 Japanese Grands Prix.

What else makes this bike so special? The ebay description of bike #212 states:

These are champions who have shattered records, pulverized pole positions and fast laps and faced all kinds of challenges. They live in our memories, remembered by the races they ran and the cars they drove. However, there are exceptions: when we think of Ayrton Senna, we do not remember him by the symbols of his success; we see the portrait of a man. We see the image of a champion in a league of his own, who not only won three world titles (1988, 1990, 1991) and 41 Grand Prix, but who was also able to carry us on the wave of his emotions like no-one else. This is because Ayrton defied speed -not just his opponents. He was attracted by the beauty of velocity and challenged it with unswerving faith. Close to the less fortunate, fair to his adversaries, Senna always drove with his heart, always allowing the man to cross the finish line before the champion.

More sensuality, more high tech, more intuition. For every new model must outshine the previous one. This goes for all MV Agusta innovations. The Senna has graced the F41000 with new and exclusive characteristics: a state of the art engine reaching 174 horsepower, a new injection system, the Weber Marelli 5SM, for better power control, the most advanced Brembo four-caliper radial brakes available. This is the excellence of MV Agusta, in honor of Ayrton Senna: the legend.

Which one would I have? Both are great but I would go for #212 as it is barely broken in and has a lot of upgrades including a tinted windscreen, Fast by Ferracci slip on carbon fiber exhaust and BST carbon fiber wheels with new tires.

SG

MV Agusta November 12, 2009 posted by

MV Agusta F4 “Corse”

The MV F4’s are probably the sexiest bikes on the planet and for me the “Corse” is the pinnacle, not to slight the “CC” because those are quite sexy as well. MV Corse is responsible for designing all of the companies “limited edition” bikes. MV may not have the recent race history of the other Italian company, but they can build them as well as any in my humble opinion.

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Comments from the seller:

The bike comes with all the best, top parts from the motorcycle industry, including forged Marchesini wheels, Ohlins steering dampener, rear Sachs shock, Marzocci forks, Brembo front brakes and CRG rear brake and other top parts. This bike is one of the most rare bikes on the road.

Would have been nice to see pictures of the trick parts and overall condition considering the price tag, but the seller does offer his phone # for any interested parties.

dd

MV Agusta October 8, 2009 posted by

2006/7 MV Agusta F4CC 1000 #90 of 100 in the world!

For sale right now on (Claudio Castiglioni), #90 of 100 in the world.   The auction has a $60,000 starting bid and the reserve hasn’t been met…. go figure!.  Just in case your jaw dropped at the $60,000 starting bid, the suggested retail was $120,000.  So with that said, a 50% starting bid doesn’t seem too bad. 

The F4CC was sort of a “pet project” for Claudio and here is the blurb from the web site.

The boss of MV did what any of us might well have done and gave in to his inner instincts, gave in to the temptation to create a motorbike, not just to meet strategic market needs, but to create something really special, something truly magnificent – just for the sake of it. To create the F4CC project, he obviously utilized everything at his disposal; exclusive materials and the latest technology to attain the utmost in performance.

 
5  I put this stock photo in because the sellers didn’t do it justice.

6  Pure eye candy.

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There are a lot of differences between CC and the 1000R, but it is far too many to list on this blog.  I’ll highlight some for you and link the rest. 

Each machine will have a platinum plate at the top of the steering column bearing the model number from 1 – 100.

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I guess if you have one of these gems and you just by chance need some extra gas money you can always sell the Platinum # plate.
 

As we mentioned before, apart from the fact that 90% of the components are made as one-off items including the fork feet, the upper steering plate, the steering damper, the brake and clutch fluid reservoir, the gear change and brake levers, the footpegs and the side stand. As you can see, the MV F4CC uses special materials built by CRC (Centro Ricerce Cagiva) just about everywhere. The fairing is 100% carbon-fibre and the tailor made filler cap comes from the aero industry. All the protective meshes at the intake ducts and outlets at the tail are made from titanium. The same applies to the lower radiator and the four racing exhausts that form the classic organ pipe arrangement.

 
100% Carbon-Fibre fairings, titanium bits that include the radiator and exhausts.  The list seems to be endless.  You can view all of the differences by clicking here

I know this is a large post, but it is a $120,000.00 motorcycle so I figured it warranted more room….

 dd