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MV Agusta October 26, 2021 posted by

The Other Italian Bombshell: 2015 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO

If you were to walk around and ask people what the most beautiful motorcycle was in the world, you probably will get a majority to say the Ducati 916, and they would have a point.  But you also will get people to mention the MV Agusta F4/3 bikes.  The MV Agusta will stop you in your tracks, some might even dare to say it is a touch more modern then the Ducati.

The story of MV Agusta is one of the best in the motorcycle world.  Great passion, eccentric owners, record breaking results on the race track and that undeniable appeal of an exotic machine.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

RARE AND COLLECTIBLE SUPER BIKE,

#47 of 300 Built Worldwide!

This Bike is MV Augusta’s Tribute to Perhaps the Greatest Grand Prix Motorcycle Racer or all Time… Giacomo “Ago” Agostini. He was a Multi-Time Grand Prix World Champion.

-Liter Bike Performance with 600cc Weight and Handling,

-800cc,

-6-Speed Transmission with Speed Shift Feature,

-Race ABS,

MSRP $24598,

-Clear Title, Never Dropped, Never Raced,

-Fresh Service and Brand New Lithium-Ion Battery,

-All Original Documentation, Books, Keys, and Memorabilia Included.

MV Augsta has launched a few Ago editions of their bikes over the years.  The F3 800 was limited to 300.  All hand signed by the 15 time world champion.  Wrapped in striking tricolore this is sure to turn some heads when out on the road, or displayed in a collection.  Reviews seem to always praise the 148hp bike for good road manors, amazing sound and an overall appealing package.  The Buy It Now price is about ten thousand dollars less then the original MSRP.  Not bad for a bike that has covered less then 400 miles.

The Other Italian Bombshell: 2015 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO
MV Agusta June 12, 2015 posted by

Nearly-New: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO for Sale With 40 Miles!

2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO R SideThe MV Agusta F4 1000 pretty much represents the bargain of the decade, with nice examples of the very sleek, and genuinely very fast F4 trading for right around $10,000.

Which is about what a nice 2013 GSX-R600 will set you back. 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO DashFor commuting or track days, that Gixxer is very likely the better choice: parts are everywhere, so you can scrounge up a new clip-on or shift lever if things go wrong in the morning and get back on track that afternoon. The GSX-R600 is an excellent bike, but almost as vanilla as it’s possible for a sportbike to be. But if you want a motorcycle that makes you weak in the knees every time you go out to the garage to grab a beer, you really can’t beat an F4, and the AGO is just that much more sparkly. 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO L FairingPowered by a 998cc, radial-valve four-cylinder with one of the prettiest stock exhaust systems in recent memory, the bike had the power, if maybe not the refinement, to go head-to-head with literbikes from Japan. The AGO isn’t quite so affordable as the regular F4, but still represents a stunning value, especially when you consider what people likely paid for them new… 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO Rear SprocketThe AGO is named for famous rider Giacomo Agostini, considered to be one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time. Only 300 of these were produced, although they were basically just standard F4’s with numbered plaques, along with some spiffier wheels and suspension bits. 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO RearsetInterestingly, with the Isle of Man TT in the news recently, Agostini was actually one of the track’s most outspoken opponents, boycotting the venue after a friend was killed at the 1972 race and by 1977, the race was removed from the Grand Prix calendar.

From the original eBay listing: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO

MV Agusta’s legendary F4 1000 AGO, designed by the master of motorcycle designs, Mr.Tamburini. It is one of 65 units imported to North America. Extremely rare, collectible and next to impossible to find with such low miles. A letter from MV Agusta Italy, signed by Mr. Castiglioni to show it’s authenticity and rarity! It comes with all the papers, brand new in box exhaust system + chip- which was supplied with this bike from factory when delivered, rear stand. 

In the future, this bike will further appreciate in value. It’s not only a rolling art, but also an appreciating investment. These type of bikes are not repeatable again.

The extras are the CF exhaust, heel guards and the rear hugger which are all factory supplied. The fuel tank has been coated internally to prevent any rust or damages to the fuel system.

2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO Rear SuspensionI think that the seller is correct that “this bike will further appreciate in value.” But the question is: when? When these limited edition bike get released, speculators eagerly snap them up, expecting to turn a quick profit. But considering the AGO cost over £20,000 new, the bike still represents a pretty serious bargain at the moment. So buy this to enjoy it and hope that, one day, you can sell it to help fund your retirement. If not, it’ll at least look damn good in the lobby of your retirement home.

-tad

2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO R Side Front

 

Nearly-New: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 AGO for Sale With 40 Miles!
MV Agusta October 23, 2014 posted by

Super Rare? 2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SR

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The rebirth of MV Agusta started in 1997 under the Cagiva banner, and was seemingly created with the notion that all models would be limited editions. The concept is not surprising considering Cagiva was the parent company of Ducati, long famed for marketing unlimited numbered and special edition variants. The MV Agusta F4 was the smash hit everyone was hoping for; in addition to the original Oro, the F4 was offered as the mass produced model S, the Neiman Marcus Edition (an S with a special triple tree tag), the Senna (to benefit the children’s charity he started), the SPR (the ultimate statement of the F4, with uprated engine, suspension and bodywork) and finally the SR model. The SR was a bit of a parts house special: the S chassis with the SPR engine. Sporting silver wheels, Arrow exhaust, a white tach (with Ago’s signature across the face) and the requisite bronze plaque on top of the trees, the SR was limited to 300 units worldwide.

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2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SR for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
This is a Super Clean and Very Rare MV Agusta F4 SR. This is a real SR that is a 750 CC. I am told it is the only 750cc registered in the United States. Bike is Very Fast and Fun and runs and drives amazing!

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With 300 units produced, it would seem unlikely that this is the only F4 SR model in the US at this time – but it is possible. With no way to verify that fact, RSBFS once again recommends prospective buyers do the research. Certainly the SR variant is a rarity in the F4 world, even if it is not the highest spec of the model lineup. With low miles and what looks to be a very clean presentation, this MV Agusta could make a nice addition to a collection.

MI

Super Rare? 2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SR
MV Agusta May 7, 2014 posted by

2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago #288/300 with just 40 Miles available in California

5.7.2014: This Ago was sold but the buyer backed out. It’s back on eBay now and with pictures of the bike. If you have questions, the owner is participating in the comments. Pictures added, links updated. -dc

2005 MV Agusta Ago for sale

The Ago edition of the MV Agusta F4 kicked off the revised model with 1000cc. It is named after Giacomo Agostini, an Italian road racer who won 15 world championships between 1964 and 1977, many of which aboard an MV Agusta. The F4 Ago was limited to just 300 units worldwide and the seller states that only 40 made it to the U.S. With just 40 miles, it’s ready for your living room or museum! Unfortunately the seller has not provided pictures of the actual bike but rather press photos and other collected from the web. With a buy-it-now of $26k, I’d want to see a few snapshots before pulling the trigger!

dc

2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

As with any AGO edition, it comes with a set of brand new in box “RG3” slip on performance exhaust with specially anodized tips in Platinum color for this model only, including the performance chip. Books, factory tools, factory MV grip covers, MV factory Red paddock stand.

There are a few extras in addition to what came with the bike: Ordered from MV Performance parts catalog are the carbon rear hugger carbon exhaust shield, carbon rearset-heel guards and a carbon batter box. A brand new in box, factory supplied cat-less racing mid-pipe is also going with the bike. The current raerset heel-guards and the heat shield on the bike are the factory carbon fiber ones, which were just mentioned. I no longer have the metal parts. It also has clear fuel tank side protectors.

Bike has been regularly started to maintain the healthy internals and to prevent gaskets from drying out. It also has a new battery which is on trickle charger. Oil had been refreshed as well, even though bike was sitting.

2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago #288/300 with just 40 Miles available in California
MV Agusta August 6, 2012 posted by

Tribute to the Greatest- 2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago

Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Mileage: 2,700

Price: $14,500 BIN

If your thing is exquisitely designed sportbikes, then you have to be a fan of MV Agusta. Some of the best looking bikes ever sport the MV name. In the universe of Italian motorcycles, there a many beautiful rides. Ducati and Aprilia have also produced some great machines, but it seems like MV is playing on a higher level. Take that beautiful design and match it with the winningest GP racer of all time, and you have this – The MV Agusta F4 Ago. This is number 170 of 300 made worldwide.

Here’s the seller’s description-

This is one of the alltime great motorcycles. Has frequently been described as the most beautiful motorcycle ever made. The rare (only 300 ever made) and most classic of MVs, the 2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago (named after the legendary Giacomo Agostini). This is #170 of 300 and in absolutely immaculate condition. As all F4s it is an inline 4, producing 166 hp. Only 2,450 garage kept miles on the bike. Never down, never treated any other way but with great care and attention. Upgrades include the tasteful and perfect for this bike Gilles rear sets, color matched rear hugger and more. Fresh oil and filter. Touchless gas cap mount tank bag installed, but never used. This model came with forged Marachesini wheels and Nissin gold line calipers as well as all the carbon parts. RG3 high performance exhaust which sounds amazing. The paint and all parts on the bike are exceptional! Never down, never dropped. It comes with the original soft cover as well as the MV plaque. Just a gorgeous bike. Surely the most classic MV made in the last decade, if not ever. Remember there were only 300 made for the world. Great, rare bike. I don’t think you’ll find one in better condition.

And pics-

So it looks like the bike is in excellent condition with low mileage, so a solid choice for all you MV collector’s out there. Seeing as there were only 300 made, collectibility is definitely the name of the game with this bike. It looks like the documentation is included along with the nice matching cover. The seller notes in the Q&A section that this bike was for sale in California three months ago, when the seller purchased it. It is now again for sale. You can get more details in the auction.

This bike isn’t going to go cheap as the seller is looking for $14,500 to take it home right now. Doesn’t seem all that bad considering what it is. If you want to give this beauty a new home and have the means, then go check this auction out!

-RN

MV Agusta July 19, 2011 posted by

Reader’s Ride: 2005 MV Agusta Ago #31

Location: San Diego, CA
Miles: 413
Price: Currently $11,000 w/ no reserve

Up for grabs here we have a bike from one of our readers who was kind enough to give us here at RSBFS a heads up on his MV Agusta Ago (#31/300) that he just put up for auction on eBay. The Ago version of the F4 was built as a tribute to legendary racer Giacomo Agostini who collected fourteen world titles over a seventeen year span with MV. True to form, the F4 Ago is no slouch when it comes to performance with 1000cc engine cranking out 166hp. Couple that with striking silver and red paint, fancy red alcantara seat, and MV’s unmistakable quad-exhaust, and you have a recipe for one choice machine.

The particular bike for sale here looks to be in excellent condition, and only having 413 miles, I wouldn’t doubt it. Though the seller does state that there are some rubber boot marks on the heat shield, he does include a photo of this and it appears to be less than a quarter inch long. I would be interested to know of the certificate of authenticity signed by Agostini himself is included with the sale.

More from the seller:

“2005 MV Agusta Ago.

Looks great, strong runner.

1 owner, Orig Paint .

Buy It Now about 1/2 of new price & only 413 miles.

Just did oil change and new battery a few days ago.

Smog labels say 2004 Model.

I bought late 2004 and DMV calls it a 2005.

Some rubber boot marks on the right side heat shield.

Larger pictures can be e-mailed, direct if closer look for
blemishes is desired.

Bike always stored indoors, and run every couple of months
to keep healthy.

59 year old owner, former bike wrench and former shop owner.

Every effort has been made to show condition of bike with
pictures and video.

Can e-mail better, larger pictures directly , on request.

Bike in exc cond, though no warranty expressed or implied.
Sold AS – IS …”

The seller seems very upfront with the condition of the bike and also has many hi-res photos and is willing to send more upon request. These are all good things I look for when buying. The auction already has a fair amount of activity and currently sits at a bid of $11,000 with no reserve. If you need this stunning MV Ago in your garage (or living room), then take a look at the auction here and bid with confidence!

-JS

MV Agusta June 17, 2011 posted by

2005 MV AGUSTA F4 1000S + full Mamba kit!

For Sale: 2005 MV AGUSTA F4 1000S with full Mamba kit

When you think about it, the modern incarnation of MV Agusta produces some pretty sweet – and pretty expensive – motorcycles. Back in 2005, the base model F4 1000S retailed for $21,795. At that price some degree of exclusivity was automatically in the cards, but the S was not nearly as exclusive (or expensive) as the Ago, Tamburini or Senna models. What’s an MV owner to do to stay current and unique?

To address this issue, MV Agusta released a series of Mamba kits, which allowed owners to dress up their pedestrian rides and convert them into carbon fiber wonders…. for a price. There are multiple levels of Mamba kits: A Standard kit, with no limited numbers, a Base kit, limited to 300 units and containing more bits than the standard kit, and finally the range topping Full kit, limited to 300 units and offering a complete “stem to stern” upgrade of the bike. The top level kit retailed for nearly $13k – which was placed on top of the cost of the bike!

From the seller:
THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST OF MOTORCYCLES $22000 BRAND NEW + 10000.00 MAMBA KIT OPTION IS A $30000.00 DOLLAR BIKE

at the crankshaft) 122 Kw (166 HP) at 11750 – Lim. 12700 r.p.m.

THIS IS A FULL MAMBA KIT ONLY 300 MADE IS A $10000.00 DOLLAR OPTION

MVSP F4-1000 MAMBA Full Option Kit
Part Number SP 03 – Limited Edition of 300 Mamba Kits worldwide

The Full Option Kit includes:
Carbon Fiber front mudguard, Red/Clear painted
Titanium treated Red-tint windscreen
Carbon Fiber front fairing, Black/Clear painted
Black painted plastic right and left mirrors
Carbon Fiber right air duct
Carbon Fiber left air duct
Carbon Fiber right wire harness cover
Carbon Fiber left wire harness cover
Carbon Fiber ignition switch cover
Black painted plastic airbox
Carbon Fiber right side airbox panel
Carbon Fiber left side airbox panel
Black painted metal fuel tank
Red painted plastic right side fuel tank panel
Red painted plastic left side fuel tank panel
Carbon Fiber right side fairing panel, Black/Red/Clear painted
Carbon Fiber left side fairing panel, Black/Red/Clear painted
Carbon Fiber lower fairing, Clear-coated
Black “Alcantara” seat
Black “Alcantara” back pad
Carbon Fiber single seat tail fairing, Red/Clear painted
Carbon Fiber plate support
Carbon Fiber upper chain guard
Carbon Fiber lower chain guard
Carbon Fiber exhaust guard
Carbon Fiber right footrest guard
Carbon Fiber left footrest guard
Silver Marchesini ten-spoke forged aluminum front wheel rim
Silver Marchesini ten-spoke forged aluminum rear wheel rim

As you can see, the Full Mamba kit is really quite extensive! And there is no doubt that the Mamba kit adds a unique look to what is normally the classic sliver/red MV Agusta. I think it looks sharp, and adds a menacing look to an already superbly designed motorcycle. It is also shockingly expensive as a package. The good news for collectors is that sticker shock on used bikes is not really a worry.

This auction is on right now, and there has been a good number of interested bidders. The current bid was up to $9,000 (with reserve still in place) at the time of writing this piece, and the BIN is set for a very reasonable $12,999. The seller appears to be motivated, and the sharks can smell blood in the water. To get a glimpse of this ultra rare MV before it heads off to a new home, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!!

MI

MV Agusta September 15, 2010 posted by

Unwanted Ago’s: #173 And #87 Looking For New Homes

Unwanted Ago’s:  #173 And #87 Looking For New Homes

We might have to stop calling these rare if this run continues.  For the past three months or so there has been a steady stream of Ago’s up for sale.  Below are the latest two.

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Ago #1 is number 173 of the 300 bike run.  It has covered only 1,198 in its’ lifetime.  As with most of the Ago’s that have appeared for sale, this one has been lovingly cared for and is practically showroom fresh.  I want this darn thing just for the MV Agusta jumpsuit that comes with it (check out the auction).  MV Ago’s should not be wrenched on  in mere jeans and t-shirts.

The auction details:

I have decided to sell my AGO due to an imminent move in November. The bike has always been stored in a garage under a felt cover. After delivery, the bike’s road history is three rides only. It was taken down to Carmel for the MV Augusta Concur and then again the year afterward for Moto GP that’s it. No racing. No track time. Everything is bone-stock.

All the accessories are still in the original package and include:

  • MV Agusta Corse Mechanics Suit
  • MV Agusta AGO satin cover
  • MV Agusta Corse grip covers
  • MV Agusta Corse Ti Pipes
  • MV Agusta Ti mid pipe
  • MV Agusta Corse chip
  • CRC Certificate
  • Cagiva USA COV
  • MV Agusta display stand
  • All books, tools and charger
  • 2 keys

 This is it!

The most beautiful motorcycle CRC built at the very height of their existence. The F4 AGO 173/300. Massimo Tamburini, Claudio Castiglioni and Giacomo Agostini built a motorcycle for the ages. Timeless beauty. This was their opus in  my opinion. All the other bikes afterwards were derivations of this model.

The bike is perfect as it was new. The only disclosure is a small scratch on the right mirror. You can see it in the photo. It was there from the shipping container. It is very slight.

Can ship internationally. Contact me to discuss any international transactions.

 How about that seat?  I’m not sure I’m sold on that.  Plenty of people have no problem with it as there seems to be quite a bit of interest in this one with quite a few bids.  She still hasn’t met reserve though.  If have room in the garage of this beauty .

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Ago #2 came of the production line a little earlier and is #87.  Your first question to the seller should be, “Do I get the MV Agusta jumpsuit?”.  As seems to be usual this bike has very low miles and looks to be in excellent condition. 

 Not much info from the ad:

2005 MV Agusta AGO series #087/300 Excellent condition 2978 miles

The owner is asking $16,000 for the bike and it is located on Albuquerque Craigslist.  Have a heart and pick one of these bikes up as they should always have a loving home.

IK