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MV Agusta March 27, 2010 posted by

MV AGUSTA “SENNA” EDITION #161 OF 300

MV Agusta ‘Senna’ LE #161 of 300

Okay, here’s a little motorcycle trivia;

Ayrton Senna is- a) A famous motorcycle racer, b) A famous motorcycle tuner, c) Tamburini’s cabana boy.

Other than MV paying tribute to Mr. Senna and perhaps donating to his favorite charity from the sales of this bike, Senna really doesn’t have any motorcycle connection. He was by far the Valentino Rossi of F1, of course.

“Limited Edition” bikes, sometimes I have a real hard time trying to figure out the difference between these and a standard model. I’m generalizing here but come on, remove the decals and the carbon bits and how special is it? The Italians always have a great way to try to “impress” the public with these things. Maybe it’s just the story they tell behind it, “The Senna, we maka di carbon thread by thread by local virgins in the village, then it is formed together using only the sap from the 1000 year old Olive tree”. When I hear things like that, I just write the check. 

Anyway, with no year listed I am going to have to assume it’s the 2007 F4 1000 which is a  really great bike and not to be confused with the much earlier 750 Senna. It’s really the marriage of a dependable high hp Japanese (copied) inline 4 and the styling of an Italian sport bike. These bikes just don’t break but this one …well it’s a bit “cosmetically challenged”. The bike new listed for $29,995 and the asking price on this one is $18,900 and located in San Fran.

The ad reads:

Hello All,

This bike speaks for itself. More Rare and sexier than a Ducati. Bike is located in the East San Jose area for those that would like to view. Approx 6000 miles, Single Owner.
Bike was downed previously and fixed at Monroe Motors. All fairings were replaced except the right mirror, and you can see the engine case has some slight damage. Frame was checked and it’s straight. Bike was lowsided on residential roads at about 35mph. Bike has a CLEAN TITLE. it is current registered and insured. Asking $18,900.

Bike comes with the cover, stand, manuals etc.
Mods: It has a scorpio alarm and an eMoto aftermarket exhaust system (sounds awesome) and the ECU reprogrammed.
Go to the Craigs List ad here

It’s too bad the frame and engine case got scuffed up, that’s a harder  more expensive fix. I know the guys at Monroe Motors and it would be worth a call to them for their view, there’re great guys. The only concerning issue is that the paint on the frame where it meets the head stock is cracked which could mean a fairly hard fall and a frame that just isn’t within spec. It’s still fixable but if it were me I’d go over the whole bike with a fine tooth comb first to make sure the frame just isn’t bent all over the place. With regular used F4 1000’s selling at $13-$14k you just have to want a Senna or maybe you just want it because the Alcantara seat matches your M3’s.

-Jay

MV Agusta March 25, 2010 posted by

MV Agusta ‘Senna’ edition #221 of 300

2007 MV Agusta ‘Senna’ #221 of 300

Located in Rochester, NY is this beautifully upgraded Senna with only 1,800 miles. These sold for $29,995.00 when new in 07′ and the majority of these have been floating around for sale in the 18 – 20k range in stock trim. But, this one caught my eye because it has a whole lot of carbon fiber bits that include a set of Black Stone Tek Carbon rims. The BST’s average around $3,500 a set and really set this bike off. The BST’s claim to weigh 30% less than most stockers and I can back this claim up. Not that I have a set of these on the 400, but I’ve had the opportunity to hold a BST and a stock rim in each hand – Wow, what a difference. According to the MV web site the Senna makes 174 hp and brings it all to a halt faster than a Prius via the dual 12.6″ full floating front disc.

I have to admit I’m not down with the velvety red seat, but other than that this one is pure eye candy for me. Have a look and judge for yourself. And should you be in the market for a LE MV Senna you owe it to yourself to check this one out. It’s available if you can’t live without it.

Silmoto Slip On Carbon Fiber Exhaust
BST Carbon Fiber Wheels
New tires
Tinted windshield
Plate relocator
Integrated Rear light
Senna Cover
Stand
Carbon Fiber heel guards
ALL STOCK PARTS INCLUDED

So, not only do you get a sweet bike, but you also get all of the stock parts and that includes the rims. The stock rims are worth something to someone. Heck, you could sell the stock rims and pay for the shipping. OR, if you want a cheaper LE MV the seller is offering to remove all of the goodies and lower the price.. You can’t go wrong with this one.

Cheers!

dd

MV Agusta March 1, 2010 posted by

Three 2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SPRs Available, All In The U.S.

MV Agusta SPRs #198, #184 and another unlisted number bike are all available at the same time!  Only 300 F4 SPR bikes were produced but three are currently available:

#198 Of 300

This SPR is located in San Diego, California and has 3,100 miles.  The only modification is clear indicators on the front.  Otherwise, the bike is in perfect condition and has never been dropped or damaged.  All items supplied with the bike when new appear to be included with this bike.  The asking price is $11,500.  See the bike on Craigslist here.

#184 of 300

Located in Morehead City, North Carolina is #184 with 3,775 miles.  This bike has two modifications: A ThrottleMeister and bar risers.  This bike looks to be in very good, if not perfect, cosmetic condition congruent with the mileage.  See this bike on eBay .

Number Not Listed

Located in Stamford, Connecticut is a the last SPR of the three currently available.  The seller does not list this bikes number but does state that it comes with all the extras originally included with the bike.  The photos do show a series of scratches on the right side fairing.  This bike has 2,600 miles.  See this SPR on eBay .

Phil posted #290 earlier in the month which makes four of these that have become available this month!  The SPR was the fastest and most powerful F4 when it was released.  The cosmetics are the same but the mechanics differ in these ways:

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.

A further and significant development involved the primary transmission, now with shorter ratios, equipped with a reinforced clutch. As a demonstration of its racing spirit, the SPR comes with a close ratio gearbox whilst having a long first gear with respect to the SENNA model; this solution in conjunction with the possibility to choose three different final transmission ratios, allows one to match the motorcycle’s performance to any type of track. Those of whom will use the SPR on track may further increase performance by adopting the RG3 open exhaust, available as an option.

On a vehicle conceived for such an extreme use, much attention has been directed towards weight reduction, working not only on the engine but also on many components concerning the bodywork. In fact, numerous parts in carbon fiber are evident: the front mudguard, the ignition system cover, and the upper and lower chain-guard protection.

These also feature 50mm Marzocchi forks and an adjustable Sachs shock in the back.  Any MV is special but these three are even more special being designed for owners that visit the track more than the local Starbucks™.

AG

MV Agusta February 22, 2010 posted by

1999 MV Agusta F4 750 Serie Oro #279 Of 300

This is a limited edition MV Agusta fitted with Magnesium goodies from the factory.  Located in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania is a MV Agusta F4 750 Serie Oro.  Doug posted #286 back in September on eBay with a price of $22,000.  This bike is for sale by a dealer (Fast By Ferracci; you may have heard of them) and has an asking price of $25,000.  The Serie Oro bikes feature magnesium parts such as the swing arm, wheels, and frame plates anodized gold.  The wold-wide production was only 300 units and this bike is number 279.  The original asking price for this edition was $57,000; the current asking price of $25,000 doesn’t sound bad at all compared to that.  Mileage for this example is only 1,068.  See the bike on Fast By Ferracci’s website here.

AG

MV Agusta February 19, 2010 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 SP-01

2002 MV Agusta F4 with SP-01 Viper kit – 1 of only 50 worldwide!

Some of our regular readers may know we here at RSBFS are quite fond of the MV Agusta F4 and think that it will become a iconic classic in the future.  There are many different versions of the F4 – Ago, Senna, Tamburinin, CC…etc. – but this one with the SP-01 “Viper” kit (each bike is signed by Mr. Tamburini himself!) has got to be high on the rare list – so much so that I didn’t even know that it existed until I saw this one! According to the seller, there’s only 50 of these in the world…

This may be your only chance to own one of these! MV Agusta only made 50, and I don’t think the other 49 guys are selling theirs.  I have priced this incredible machine at much less than I paid and even less than you would pay for a brand new rice burner that looks like every other sport bike out there.  Brand new, these cost $36k – $18k for the base bike and $18k for the SP-01 Kit.

This is the most beautiful bike you will ever lay your eyes on! If you are in So Cal come by and check it out; once you hear the sound, see the sexiness of its lines, and feels its power, you will be sold!  Also, as I own this bike myself, there are no liens against it; you pay for it, you get it right away.

If you are looking at this ad, then you know what this  bike is about.  The SP-01.  The Viper.  Signed by Massimo Tamburini himself.  I have pasted the info from MVA’s website below.

To find more what exactly is an SP-01 kit, click here.  And .

We’ve seen our share of the “regular” F4 in red and silver paint, but how often do you see one in factory blue and silver colours? I sure haven’t!

phil

MV Agusta February 7, 2010 posted by

2000 MV Agusta F4 750 for sale in Houston

2000 MV Agusta F4 for sale in Houston – for chips (well, almost)!

As mentioned previously in my MV Agusta F4 SPR post, I am a bit jaded with MV Agusta for churning out different paint jobs of pretty much the same bikes and calling them new models over the past few years (‘the new AGO!’, ‘Senna Special!’, ‘Brutale Italia!’).  Nevertheless, MV are beautiful bikes and I predict the F4 is going to be a collectible classic in the future.

If you, like me, have been wanting to add an F4 to your collection (and honestly, all F4s are pretty much the same with the probable exception of the Tamburini and ‘CC’ – Claudio Castiglioni – editions), here’s your chance to pick up a 2000 MV Agusta F4 for only $8900!

2000 MV Agusta 750 F4 with approximately 11,000 miles.

This is a beautiful, rare and collectable Italian sports bike. This particular one many after market carbon fiber goodies including an exhaust system. Some of the features include an engine designed with the help of Ferrari engineers, highest quality suspension components and four exhaust tailpipes exiting the rear. Sounds, looks and rides awesome. Turns heads wherever it goes. Clean title in hand.

Personally I think a Brutale would be more fun to ride, but as I said, the F4 will be a collectible classic and $8900 for an  iconic bike is a steal.  I would also like to point out the high quality of the photos (love the ‘DO NOT TOUCH’ sign!).  Note to sellers out there:  if you want your bike to sell, try to take some decent photos of your bike!

phil

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