Posts by Category: MV Agusta

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.

IK

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:

1973 MV AGUSTA ,350 SPORT , IPOTESI { HYPOTHESIS }, RARE AND MINT , GIORGIO GIUGIARO DESIGN , OPTIONAL FARING ,BIKE RUNS AS NEW ,SOUNDS LIKE RIPPING SILK ,LOVES TO REV ,VERY FUN BIKE TO RIDE ,LOW PRODUCTION , 170 KM/H MAX SPEED ,ELECTRONIC IGNITION , VERY BEAUTIFUL  BIKE IN AS NEW CONDITION ,REASONABLE RESERVE ,BID TO WIN ,WE AT BUYERS EXPENSE CAN SHIP WORLDWIDE

 

 

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.

IK

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:

IK

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.

Cheers!

dd

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