Rarely seen outside of the factory red with silver lowers, the MV Agusta F4 750 is a true exotic, a technological wonder in a beautiful package. From its introduction in 1997 until it was succeeded by the 1000 cc model in 2004, the F4 750 enjoyed a few special models and updates but kept the winning design penned by Massimo Tamburini.
With design assistance from Ferrari, the F4 was given hemispheric combustion chambers and radially arrayed valves ( 4 per cylinder ), complicated but achieving 126 hp. Complementing the power output are 49mm diameter Showa forks and 310mm front disks squeezed by 6-piston calipers. More-is-more extends to the 4-into-4 exhaust system and Ohlins steering damper.
Not super-light at just over 400 lbs, the reviews show the F4 750 to be a fast, stable platform. Controls at the handlebars and footpegs are adjustable, as are the suspension and ride height. Nice carbon fiber touches at the front fender, airbox, and side covers.
Offered by a dealer on the back east, this F4 750 looks excellent, substantially stock with a nice tail tidy. Though there’s no bidding or offering, the buy-it-now looks reasonable. From the eBay auction:
Rare All Silver OEM Color!
Carbon Fiber air box, side covers, air tube covers,
tank protector and key guard
Beautiful Merlotti plate re-locator
Integrated turn signals / tail light
MV Agusta’s history includes many championships and countless wins, mostly long past, though they returned to some racing since 2000. After several years of a few hundred bikes per year, the F4’s distinctive design and top-shelf components helped the company turn a corner to the new machines.