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MV Agusta January 10, 2012 posted by

Scassa’s Ride: 2008 MV Agusta 312 F4 1000 AMA Spec Superbike

Scassa’s Ride: 2008 MV Agusta 312 F4 1000 AMA Spec Superbike

Update 1.9.2012: Originally listed in December 2011, this bike is back on eBay and $8500 cheaper at $39k now. Links updated. -dc

I know MV Agusta didn’t even sniff a podium finish with this bike but it sure does have a “wow” factor.

Over the summer I posted an MV that had been race prepped but this bike appears to be the real deal. I guess we don’t know if it was an “A”/ “B” bike or some sort of practice bike but here is a list of some goodies on her:

Ohlins Racing suspension
FGR700 front forks / 46PRXB rear shock
Marchesini Magnesium wheels 6.25×16.5 rear / 3.50×16.5
Digitek Data Acquisition
MICROTEC Programmable ECU
BREMBO

(X98.A7.C1)19×18 Billet Race Master Cylinder
(X98.A7.C0) Remote cable brake adjuster
(XR0.11.51) 16×18 Clutch Master Cylinder
(X99.C4.60 & X99.C4.61) Radial Race 4 Pad Calipers
(08.7150.30) 320mm x 6mm Disc for Monoblock Caliper
(XA1.J0.40) 30mm Rear Caliper
(08.6703.29) 218mm x 4mm Disc
ARROW EXHAUST Full Titanium system

I like radiators the same way chics like shoes and would like to see this one without the bodywork. It isn’t on the list of goodies but I’d think it would be a factory made race radiator. Being a Ferraci team bike I’d like to hope there is more to add to that list from the seller. Hand made tank? Carbon bodywork? Factory maps?

Top of the line stuff circa 2008. It looks like that shock runs around $1200 out of the box. I saw a set of these forks being offered for around $4,800. It would be interesting to know if these have any special internals.

Just your ho-hum Arrow ti exahust. I know these bikes were meant to be raced but I would have no problem starring at this all day in my house.

Anyone have any idea how sophisticated their electronics package was?

I will leave you with this: $47,500, OBO.

Inquire here.

Here is a little of Scassa motivating on the bike in 2007. Whoever thought this music was better than the sound of the MV should be placed in a padded room.

Ian

MV Agusta June 26, 2011 posted by

Race Prepped MV: 2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312

Race Prepped MV:  2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312

Ah, what could have been.  Remember when the MV’s were first relaunched and all the fanfare about their race heritage and how they were going to take on the world?  I think Benelli actually ended up making more of an effort that MV.  They dabbled in European super sport and endurance racing and there was that season or two with Ferraci here in the US but that was about it.  If there was a championship for good looking race bikes though,  they might have swept.  They were very easy on the eyes.

 

That lack of race prepped MV’s  is what made me check out this auction.  Very few people race the darn things.  Most are tucked away in climate controlled garages (or living rooms).  I’d love to know what is under the hood.  If I remember correctly, MV Agusta Corse had a nice array of performance parts for the bikes.  Nowadays, it looks more basic with exhausts and carbon fiber bits. 

It may or may not have MV Corse parts but the seller does state it is loaded with race parts from Fast By Ferracci.  The seller doesn’t provide a complete list but did add a nice video:

Looks like Ferracci ditches the 4 muffler set up of the stock MV.  The BIN is pretty hefty at almost $18,000.  The bids are much lower and the reserve has yet to be reached.  If you are interested head on over quickly as the auction only has a day or so remaining.  Here she is.

 Here is Luca Scassa on the Ferraci bike from Theworldofmotorcycles.com.

And here is Scassa’s  Team Union MV a year or so later from TopSpeed.com

Ian