Posts by tag: Ayrton Senna

MV Agusta August 10, 2018 posted by

Featured Listing: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna #222

The fanboys will tell you that the MV Agusta F4 created a warp in the sportbike space-time continuum. With serious power developed with the help of Ferrari racing engineers and overall design courtesy of the Cagiva Research Center and legendary artist Massimo Tamburini, the limited Senna edition created a rare and gorgeous motorcycle with performance and cache that stands out today. The haters simply called it a warmed over Ducati 916.

Featured Listing: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna #222

It is true that the rebirth of MV Agusta gave Tamburini a fresh canvas upon which to work - making the F4 the spiritual successor of the 916/996/998 lineup. The supermodel sexy bodywork is pure Tamburini, as was the single sided swingarm. But unlike Ducati twins, MV Agusta offered a clean sheet of engineering paper enroute to a 174 HP inline four cylinder screamer. Not-so-subtle touches like the four organ pipes poking out of the tail section give the F4 a character unlike any other bike.

From the seller:
This bike is like new. Always garaged and covered. No scratches. Number 222. I bought the bike 2 years ago when it had less than 100 miles. It was recommissioned with new fluids, tires, and the heavy duty water pump. Comes with original rear stand, cover and certificate. Ready to ride!

Another area where MV Agusta mimics Ducati is in the proliferation of Limited Edition models. There exist 5 exclusive variants of the F4 (each numbered and limited, naturally), not counting the mass production F4 1000S and 1000R models. The Senna takes its roots from the R model, but adds specific graphics on carbon panels, updated front (Marzzochi) and rear (Sachs) suspension, exclusive Marchesini wheels, and an upgrade to the already excellent Brembo brakes. Finally, the rider's perch was upgraded to alcantara. Notably all Senna editions (whether they be Ducati or MV Agusta) offered a percentage of the profits to support Ayrton Senna's charity looking after needy children in Brazil.

The F4 has oft been voted the most beautiful motorcycle ever developed. From the sharp front view to the flowing side panels, from the exposed rear wheel to the shotgun pipes, the F4 is a looker. And the Senna is, arguably, the best looking of the bunch. The carbon/graphite color scheme preserves the wonderful shape of the bike without the "look at me!" schemes of some of the other editions. While Senna was not known as a motorcycle racer, he was a consummate competitor with serious star power. And speaking of power, don't forget that you have 174 happy ponies on tap for the asking.

This particular bike looks to be what one would expect given the pedigree: very low miles and very well cared for. With but 526 miles on the digital clocks, this one-of-300 examples is looking for a new home. The opening ask is only $13k, with the BIN set at $16k. Those are very competitive numbers, with most Senna editions we have seen having sold in the $15k-$18k range. Check it out here before this exclusive rocket finds itself a new home. Good Luck!!

Featured Listing: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna #222
Ducati October 26, 2013 posted by

Rare Senna Edition: 1998 Ducati 916

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When it comes to limited edition Ducatis, the Senna edition ranks right up there as something special. Devoid of the marketing exercises of the Nieman Marcus or Matrix editions (distinguished only by paint), the Senna was a carbon fiber clad version with Ohlins suspension. Proceeds of the sale of the bike went to Ayrton Senna's charitable foundation supporting the poor children of his native Brazil.

1998 Ducati 916 Senna Edition for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
To sell Ducati 916 Senna III. Exceptional motorcycle being a part of a series limited to 300 copies in the world. It's a masterpiece of unique and rare beauty.This motorcycle is the last Senna built by the factory with the n° 300, it is signed by Troy Bayliss. Irreproachable state, with only 5900 km, maintained by enthusiast. Runs like new and always parked in closed garage. Comes with all documentation, double of keys and all original accessories: cover, back stand bike and slip on carbon Termignoni. Last inspection made in 2012. The motorcycle is in Switzerland(Swiss).

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Sporting number 300 (of 300) this looks to be the last 916 Senna that rolled off the Bologna assembly line. It is also signed by Troy Bayliss, and shows approximately 3,500 miles - which isn't much. Pricing, on the other hand, is definitely in the higher range. This auction has an opening bid of $14,000 USD with no takers thus far. The BIN is set at a very high $23,000. These Senna editions are striking bikes - they literally glitter and shine in the sunlight - and they are legitimately rare. Check out all of the details here. Let us know what you think about this particular Ducati LE model!

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Rare Senna Edition: 1998 Ducati 916
MV Agusta April 7, 2013 posted by

Senna-sational! 2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna Edition

Bikes become collectable in a few ways: They can be iconic motorcycles that have simply survived the ravages of time and modification, they can be homologation machines built in limited numbers and destined for the racetrack, or they can be born into collectability, with a flashy name and fashionable limited number plate. This Senna Edition MV Agusta F4 is the latter, although it was created for a very good cause.

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In the event your life revolves only around two wheels and you are unknowing of any other motorsports, Ayrton Senna was a Formula 1 driver and is considered by many to be the greatest F1 pilot of the modern era (no flame wars, please). He was to four wheels what Rossi is to two. Brazilian born, Ayrton created the Instituto Ayrton Sennato help the poor and homeless children in his native country. Proceeds from the ultra expensive Senna Edition MV-A F4 were routed through that charity.

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From the seller:

YOU ARE LOOKING AT A FINE PIECE OF MOTORCYCLE EXOTICA.
THIS IS THE EXTREMELY RARE MV AGUSTA F4 SENNA
ITS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN STORED INSIDE.
THE MILEAGE IS PRETTY ACCURATE HOWEVER, IT STILL GETS RIDDEN OCCASIONALLY SO IF THERE IS A HUNDRED MILE OR SO DIFFERENCE, SO BE IT.
IT ALSO COMES WITH THE STAND AND A BIKE COVER AS WELL.
THIS IS #173 OF 300 PRODUCED WORLDWIDE.
PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS WAS RIDDEN AS A STREETBIKE SO THE PAINT SHOWS NORMAL WEAR FROM A BIKE OF ITS AGE.
IT WAS NOT A MUSEUM PIECE, BUT IS STILL IN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING CONDITION!

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Make no mistake - these Senna Edition F4s are rare bikes indeed. Similar in production numbers to the Serie Oro (300) and closer in spec to the 750 Evo 2 release, the Senna Edition was indentified by number pate on the headstock, carbon fiber bodywork and suspension upgrades. All in all, Ayton's name was the real selling point.

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Sennas were high dollar bikes when new, and continue to hold decent resale value when we see them offered at auction. This particular bike is sitting at a mere $8,100 with reserve still in place. Past Sennas would indicate a target somewhere between $12,000 and $15,000 depeding on condition. Pictures of this bike look like they were taken through a jar of vaseline, but I would image the real thing would look even better. To check out all of the details, click the link and jump over to the auction. Think of the children!

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MV Agusta May 3, 2011 posted by

The Stuff of Legends: 2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna

For Sale: 2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna Edition

Miles: 1,800

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Price: $16,500

Take one Claudio Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta and close personal friend of Ayrton Senna (regarded by many as the finest Formula 1 driver of the modern era), add noted designer Massimo Tamburini to the mix (you might remember him as the guy that created the Ducati 916), stir in a Ferrari designed in-line four cylinder engine, wrap it up in carbon fiber bodywork and perch the whole package on stunning composite alloy wheels. This, my friends, is the numbered and rare MV Agusta F4 750 Senna Edition.

Today's bike is a featured listing on RSBFS: MV Agusta Senna #175 of 300!

With only two owners and 1,800 miles (how do you people do that??), this nearly new motorcycle is ready to go to a new home. And when it does, the lucky buyer will be getting an amazing motorcycle in spotless condition - at a great price!

From the seller:
2002 Senna, one of the most beautiful MV Agusta's ever, in my opinion.
Excellent condition, only 1800 miles.
I am the second owner, bought it about three years ago from MotoForza in Oceanside, CA, and put about 100 miles on it, if that. Bought as a more of a collector's piece, but would start and run it regularly to keep the fluids moving.

Has the racing Arrow exhaust fitted, and comes complete with
rear stand, MV Agusta Factory indoor cover, stock exhaust, user manual, etc.

It is in beautiful condition, I apologize the pics are not great and do not do the bike justice. But anyone looking at this ad has seen one before and it looks as good as any you have seen. Reluctantly selling because of another bike purchase, and can't keep everything!

Plus if you are in CA, you can transfer the license plate to you which reads "F4 MV"....that alone is worth $16,500. Just kidding.

Please send me PM or email to prdelio@sbneuro.com if interested. Will ship or help deliver in California within reason

When the Senna Edition was released in 2002, it retailed for $24,995. All 300 bikes were sold with the proceeds going directly to the Instituto Ayrton Senna - a charity benefitting Brazillian children - set up after the racer's death. Sharp looks with performance and handling to match, the MV F4 continues to be a desirable motorcycle. These limited edition models only enhance the value of the bike.

According to the seller, this bike comes with a cover, a manual, personalized CA plates, a rear stand and the stock exhaust cans. With low miles, lots of additional pieces, absolutely sanitary condition and a fair price, this one should not last long. If you are interested, email the seller at the address above. But you'd better do it quick; I don't see this deal hanging around very long!

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