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:
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.