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MV Agusta October 7, 2019 posted by

For the children: 2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna

The Senna branded Ducati and MV Agusta special editions are all about friendship. Claudio Castiglioni is the principal figure in this equation; close, personal friend of F1 legend Ayrton Senna, and the captain of the ship for both Ducati and MV Agusta when the commemorative editions were released. In total Ducati offered 3 Senna editions of the 916, while MV Agusta created a tribute edition for both the F4 750 as well as the F4 1000. All net proceeds from Senna-branded bikes profited the Instituto Ayrton Senna, Ayrton’s personal foundation to care for poor and needy children in his native Brazil. Today’s example of the rare Senna breed is a 2002 MV Agusta F4, the 750cc variant limited to just 300 units world wide.

2002 MV Augusta F4 Senna for sale on eBay

The base MV Agusta F4 750 was no slouch when introduced. As is often noted, the F4 engine was partially developed by the Ferrari Formula 1 engineering team, and featured an inline four with 16 radially splayed valves. The intake trumpets were computer controlled and adjustable for length, allowing for better control of the torque curve depending upon RPM and throttle settings. Good for 126 horsepower in base form, the Senna model utilized the EVO 2 spec motor (which was blueprinted), providing an additional 10 HP and a slightly higher redline. Other bits from the EVO 2 were utilized, including parts for the never released SPR model (note the tach). Bodywork was carbon (instead of ABS), the wheels were model specific and a number plaque was fitted to prove authenticity and exclusivity.

From the seller:
are 2002 MV Augusta F4 Senna 173/300 with 7600 miles. 1 of only 50 imported to the US and the most beautiful IMHO. Always garaged and dealer serviced. I am the second owner having purchased in 2004 and owned for 15 years. I put on 7k of those miles.

Has Senna RG3 exhaust and chip installed. Includes Senna package wheel stand, cover, extra sprockets, and owners documents. Clean history and title. Never wrecked. The bike has been enjoyed and has had a few rock dings I have treated with touch up paint.

Recently came from dealer service with new battery and all new fluids. The bike is running great and ready to be enjoyed. Tires have plenty of tread but are older, (recommend replacement) otherwise, no other flaws to report.

Senna models are rare and tick all of the right boxes: exclusivity, carbon fiber, star power, stunning looks and great go-fast parts. New these would retail at a substantial premium over the standard S model F4. Hit the fast forward selector some 17 years, and prices have dropped to a point where mere mortals can afford – but still significantly higher than base model F4s will pull in. This particular bike looks to be well cared for across the span of two owners, with service records and some great extras. The BIN on this on is $12,500, with an opening auction ask of $11,500. So that should make the price expectations pretty clear. Check it out here, as we all know the MV Agusta F4 was the design Ducati should have used for the 999. With rare Senna livery this will be a stand out bike for years to come. Good Luck!!

MI

For the children: 2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna
MV Agusta April 3, 2019 posted by

Meccanica Verghera: 2009 MV Agusta F4 1078 312RR

Originally conceived as an aviation company, famed motorcycle marque MV Augusta turned to the two-wheeled world after World War II in a move to survive European post war economics. With transportation being a key element and need, the firm began at the small end of the spectrum and only grew from there. From transportation to bikes with more sporting intent to reaching the very pinnacle of the racing scene, MV Agusta has long been a powerhouse in the motorcycling community. And it is a community; many of the early employees of MV Agusta were from the family aviation business. And let’s not forget Claudio Castiglioni’s involvement in the firm, having been at the helm during more than one of the corporate turnarounds. It is the latter incarnations of the company that produced the F4 (the world’s most beautiful motorcycle according to some) and from that F4 spawned many special models. One such rarity was the hyper 312RR.

2009 MV Agusta F4 1078 312RR for sale on eBay

If speed is king, the MV Agusta F4 312RR set out to become the ruler of the land. The name of the bike – 312 – refers to the top speed in kilometers per hour. That equates to about 194 MPH in Americanese. The 312RR started life out as a F4 1000 R model, and MV-A engineers played with internals to pile on the horsepower. The original 312R (2007 – only a single R) offered a stout 9 HP increase over the already-over-the-top standard R bike. The second generation model (2009 – two Rs in the name) offered the 1078cc engine and 190 horses – another 7+ over the previous gen. By 2010 the top speed party was all over, the final version of the bike being mechanically the same Gen II machine, but with “312 RR Edizione Finale” graphics and exclusivity generated by only 30 units total.

From the seller:
Very Rare 2009 Mv Agusta F4 1078 312RR in perfect condition, Priced to sell fast as im moving, only 1799 miles, bike is from North Carolina Dealership and has a North Carolina title and the bill of sale, bike is hand made in Italy engine was made by Ferrari 190 hp fast is a understatement best handling bike ever. I didn’t like the original seat so a changed it to red black and silver suede and leather , looks great and feels better. Too much to say I’m selling my baby and a few others in my collection New tires on it and just serviced needs nothing and in Brand new condition never in rain.. Serious buyers please, questions please ask. bike will sell. The bike comes with the stand all keys books, alarm, gps, charger and cover. Can arrange shipping for a extra fee. Bike is located in Miami Florida. North Carolina Clear Title.

The 312RR is undoubtedly rare-ish out in the real world. Part of this is due to the low volume production of MV Agusta, and the limited number of units bestowed upon the various editions. The other part if it is that these were simply horrendously expensive motorcycles to begin with. Often branded as the Ferrari or Lamborghini of motorcycles, F4 Limited Edition models had sticker prices 4x or more when compared to the more readily available (and serviceable) Japanese cutting-edge sport bikes. That kept ownership numbers low, and exclusivity high. The downside is that several MV Agusta models have not really translated that exclusivity into resale dollars. While stronger than contemporary Japanese peers on the resale side, the ratio has certainly dropped. This is true for the base F4 models as well as some of the lesser special editions – although the Senna, CC, and Claudio continue to hold value (or appreciate).

This particular 312RR looks very, very good. Mileage is low, and at least from the pictures there are no major red flags. The opening bid is a very fair (low?) $8k, which means that you could be riding away on an iconic Italian machine for a song. Sure, the 312RR will be eclipsed by more modern machinery (time has a way of putting everything in its place), but this is still a damn fine motorcycle that will exceed the limits of most riders – and looks 200 MPH even when sitting still. We will ignore the controversy regarding the actual top speed of the bike given the majority of our readers are in the US where limits are much, much lower. Check it out here, and then jump back to the comments and share your thoughts on the F4. Any 312R or RR owners out there? Share your stories. Good Luck!!

MI

Meccanica Verghera: 2009 MV Agusta F4 1078 312RR
MV Agusta June 30, 2017 posted by

Carbon Copy: 2006 MV Agusta F4CC

We already know the MV Agusta lineup is a pretty exclusive affair. Originally conceived as a 750cc model to re-launch the historic brand, the F4 eventually grew to 1,000cc and spawned many “Limited Edition” models. From the original 750cc Oro (like this one here), through the Neiman Marcus Edition, the Ayrton Senna tribute (both the 750 as well as the 1000), The Ago tribute, the Tamburini tribute, the Veltro Strada and Veltro Pista, The R and RR models and the 312, MV Agusta leveraged the F4 lineup with special editions of varying performance and exclusivity. The Big Daddy of them all, however, was reserved as a tribute to Claudio Castiglioni, the driving force behind the rebirth of MV Agusta. The F4CC (Claudio’s initials), was the uber-rare of the street-going F4 set (although not quite as limited as the Veltro Pista racer), and the most hot-rodded of all of the factory models (including the 312). It also had the highest price tag. When new this F4CC had a MSRP sticker of $120k(!).

2006 MV Agusta F4CC for sale on eBay

Utilizing the same basic architecture of the rest of the F4 1000 lineup, the CC model had some special – and significant – touches. Power was way up from base models, nearing 200 HP (and matched only by the later RR model) thanks to a bump in displacement to nearly 1,100cc, and trick titanium engine parts that include rods, valves and crank. Titanium was also used on external engine parts such as the complete exhaust; other magic metals such as magnesium were utilized for items such as engine cases and ancillary covers. This technology not only added to the HP, but detracted from the total weight of the bike. At 413 pounds, the F4CC is a lightweight beast, undercutting the entire history of the F4 lineup with the exception of the 750 Oro. Much of the light weight that is not related to the engine is due to carbon fiber; the entirety of the fairings are made of this aerospace material. The frame begins as an off the shelf F4 1000 unit, although the massive swingarm is magnesium (rather than aluminum for base models). With only 100 models in existence, the F4 performs as good as it looks – and costs as much too.

From the seller:
The 2006 MV Agusta F4CC #76 is the Enzo of motorcycles, you can’t pull your eyes away, every inch of her draws you in with growing curiosity.

With only 750 miles , expect near new condition on the F4CC. The howl of the inline four through the beautiful, sculpted, titanium organ pipes is intoxicating! Winner Greenwich Concours D’Elegance

The bike comes with a cover, a full titanium racing exhaust is installed and spare stock exhaust, a Corse rear wheel stand, a matching #76 Girard-Perregaux Evo3 Laureato watch ($10,000 value), Trussardi F4CC leather jacket ($4000 value) certificate of Authenticity. The F4CC is the bike that MV Agusta President Claudio Castiglioni built for himself.

The F4CC had an MSRP of $120k, making it the most expensive production bike at the time. Only 100 F4CCs have been built with less than 20 making it stateside, and 90% of the components are made as one-off items including the fork feet, the upper steering plate, the steering damper, the brake and clutch fluid reservoir, the gear change and brake levers, the foot pegs and the side stand were all machined and hand-assembled by MV’s top artisans.

There is no doubt that MV Agusta has made – and continues to make a huge statement. It’s great to see them survive and thrive, and their involvement in WSBK is a aural, ear-splitting treat. Like their Italian brother, Ducati, it seems that so many of the MV Agusta Limited Edition models are fancy marketing schemes. With the F4CC, you are getting something truly special and unique to the lineup. Besides, it is hard not to fall in love the Darth Vadar blacked-out look of the bike; welcome to the dark side my friends.

This particular CC appears to be in the loving hands of a collector (given the Oro and Senna editions that share the parking area). This bike is fanatically clean, and obviously very loved. Included in the sale are both a to-die-for, numbers matching Girard-Perregaux timepiece, as well as a F4CC leather jacket. The cover for this bike is form fitting, and includes a reproduction of Claudio’s freaking signature (matching the sparse paintwork on the bike). From the CNC-machined controls that are exclusive to this model to the tiny details of the cockpit, the F4CC oozes with the sort of one-upmanship that Ducati cannot deliver, save for the Desmosidici RR (almost). This is a price-is-no-object exercise that results in a glorious bit of artwork with a ferocious bark (and bite). Keep in mind that your $120k, irreplaceable, numbered-edition rocket ship comes with nearly no rider aids – if you get yourself into trouble on the F4CC, Claudio expects you to get yourself out of trouble too. Best to utilize your superior judgement lest you find yourself relying on talent alone when the bike costs the equivalent of a decent home in some parts of the country.

The problem with Limited Edition models is that they try to emulate what natural selection has done for us in the past. By artificially limiting production, the laws of supply and demand are quasi-circumvented; the payday is immediate for the manufacturer, but these models do not necessarily appreciate in the short term in the same manner for follow-on owners. These may be good investments to hold onto for a bit longer, but for now this looks to be a lot of bike and a lot of additional stuff for a pretty steep discount compared to new. Depreciation is an evil mistress, making this sub-1,000 mile missile $45k less than when parked in the showroom. Check it out here, and and then jump back to the comments and let us know your favorite MV Agusta model. Good Luck!!

MI

Carbon Copy: 2006 MV Agusta F4CC
MV Agusta April 10, 2015 posted by

Hand-Built Masterpiece: 2006 MV Agusta F4CC for Sale

2006 MV Agusta F4CC R Side Front2

The MV Agusta F4CC might at first look to be something along the lines of Ducati’s endless, blinged-up “S” versions that slap on some carbon, slightly up-spec suspension, and call it a day. But the F4 “Claudio Castiglioni” is far from a paint-and-tape special edition. It is, without question, the ultimate incarnation of the first-generation F4 and incorporates the very best parts, cost no object.

It’s basically what you’d do to your own F4, given an unlimited budget.

2006 MV Agusta F4CC L Side Rear

Priced at a shocking $120,000 new in 2006, the bike looks basically the same as a stock F4, but 90% of the parts are handmade and constructed from better, lighter material wherever possible: the gearbox housing is magnesium, as are the frame sideplates and swingarm. Everything that can be made from carbon fiber is made from carbon fiber. Even the little vent mesh inserts are made from titanium instead of steel. All that attention to detail, while it will be overlooked by 99.9% of riders, costs money. Lots and lots of money.

2006 MV Agusta F4CC Rear Suspension

Inside, the engine featured a slipper clutch unique to this model that replaced MV’s unconventional system that held open valves on one cylinder to keep the rear wheel from hopping across the pavement on corner entry. Boosted to 1078cc and making 163.7rwhp the wailing inline-four is likely very close to the 200hp claimed by MV at the crank.

2006 MV Agusta F4CC Seat

From the original eBay listing: 2006 MV Agusta F4CC for Sale

This is a collector grade vehicle in stunning condition which can be enjoyed in the saddle or on a pedestal, it’s up to you to decide, but rest assured, at this highly depreciated cost, the value can only head one direction.

With only 198 miles , expect near  new condition on the F4CC. The howl of the inline four through the beautiful, sculpted, titanium organ pipes is intoxicating!

The bike comes with a cover, a  full titanium racing exhaust is installed and spare stock exhaust, a Corse rear wheel stand, disassembled shipping crate and a matching #76 Girard-Perregaux Evo3 Laureato watch ($10,000 value), Trussardi F4CC leather jacket  ($4000 value) certificate of Authenticity. The F4CC is the bike that MV Agusta President Claudio Castiglioni built for himself. 

The F4CC had an MSRP of $120k, making it the most expensive production bike at the time. Only 100 F4CCs have been built with less than 20 making it stateside.

2006 MV Agusta F4CC L Side

The increased displacement makes it ineligible for most forms of racing, but you probably wouldn’t want to track this anyway: even if you can afford to buy a $120,000 motorcycle, insurance generally doesn’t cover on-track mishaps, so you’re on your own if you take a tumble. “If you can’t afford to crash it, you can’t afford to track it.”

2006 MV Agusta F4CC Footpeg

So most of these have simply become collectors items, a true shame considering the potential contained in the bike. While the CC certainly commands a premium on the used market, they aren’t selling anywhere near the $120,000 list price. They do come up from time-to-time, with asking prices in the $50-$60k range, so this seems in line with current values. A lot of money for a bike, but maybe a small price to pay for one of the most beautiful, and beautifully detailed motorcycles of modern times.

-tad

2006 MV Agusta F4CC R Side

Hand-Built Masterpiece: 2006 MV Agusta F4CC for Sale
MV Agusta October 8, 2014 posted by

More Miles Wanted: 2006 MV Agusta F4 CC with 72 miles

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Somewhere in Florida, a ’06 MV Agusta F4 CC is crying silently on a showroom floor. Like a greyhound in a crate, a F1 car in LA traffic jam, a or dolphin in a goldfish bowl, this is just wrong. Sure it is pretty to look at…but it was made to MOVE! Unfortunately, with the rarity and expense of the CC model, it is likely to be purchased as a work of art and simply parked once again. The “CC” in the naming stands for Claudio Castiglioni, who was running the rebirth of MV Agusta (having already saved Cagiva/Ducati, Husqvarna, and a solid attempt with Moto Morini). Sadly, Claudio passed in 2011, which might elevate the value of these models even further. The CC model F4 is based on the R spec engine, and was produced to a grand total of 100 units. These are coveted bikes and represent the very best in motorcycle design, manufacture, and marketing. The CC was also frightfully expensive, topping the MV range and prompting the New York Times to proclaim it “a motorcycle for moguls.” It was so exclusive it came with a Girard-Perregaux watch included as part of the purchase. Consider this your ‘half off’ sale opportunity!

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2006 MV Agusta F4CC with 72 miles!

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From the seller:
06 MV Agusta F4 CC # 93/100

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MI

More Miles Wanted:  2006 MV Agusta F4 CC with 72 miles
MV Agusta May 27, 2014 posted by

Peter Fonda’s MV Agusta F4CC #21 available in California

2006 MV Agusta F4CC for sale

The ultimate iteration of the F4 at the time, the F4CC was created to be a rolling piece of motorcycle artwork (it even says so on the decals). The CC stands for the father of this machine, Claudio Castiglioni, when he was managing director at MV Agusta. “I decided to put my name to this bike as I originally dreamed of it for myself” is how he described his vision. While it’s roots can be traced to the F4R, it is completely retooled with custom, hand made parts from the racing division including a massaged motor, carbon fiber bodywork, and beautifully made pegs, levers, other fixtures. With a MSRP when new of $120k, this one has an opening bid of $65k with no takers as of this writing. Hat tip to Daren for the spot!

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2006 MV Agusta F4CC for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

2006 MV Agusta F4 CC miles. Number 21 of 100 built. This one was purchased and ridden by iconic American actor and motorcyclist Peter Fonda. 2202 miles with presentation book, certificate of authenticity, rear stand, cover, standard and Corse exhaust. New these motorcycles carried a price of $120,000. Created by Claudio Castiglione as a response to the 1500 production run Ducati D16RR, no expense was spared in materials or craftsmanship. Details like using titanium for screens in the fairing openings abound.

Includes the Limited Edition MV Agusta F4-CC Laureato Chronograph by Girard Perregaux #21 of 100. Estimated value of time piece alone is $18,000

Though he’s known to motorcyclists for riding a Harley chopper in “Easy Rider” and in the process making millions of guys want to buy bikes and ride across America, Peter has always been a European motorcycle fan having owned several MVs and BMWs over the years.

His CC was purchased from Pro Italia Motors with the assistance of the distributor of MV in America Larry and Eraldo Ferraci. This particular bike, #21, was featured at the Art of the Motorcycle Show at Quail Lodge in 2006 and ridden by Peter, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, and other notable riders on a trip from Los Angeles to Monterey.

Peter shares this about his love of MV motorcycles and the company.

“I had been aware of MV Agusta’s 37 World Championships for a long time, so, when I found out they were back in the game, I bought an F4 1000, immediately. I loved that bike and rode it all around the coast and savanna of tropical Queensland, Australia. When I had wrapped the film I was shooting, down under, I auctioned the bike to support the neo-natal wing of the children’s hospital in Melbourne and ordered a new one to be shipped to my ranch in Montana. Eventually, I brought the bike down to Los Angeles. However, as soon as I rode the F4 CC from LA to Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco, I knew I had to have that bike. The F4 CC was the finest motorcycle I had ever ridden, and I was able to buy that same bike. I met Claudio Castiglioni in Stressa, Italy, in 2009, and saw where the bikes were built. I met Giacomo Agostini (the number one champion rider in the world until the mid 2000’s) who had also ridden that same bike. What a fantastic dance card on my CC!”

Peter Fonda’s MV Agusta F4CC #21 available in California
MV Agusta August 17, 2011 posted by

New In The Crate (If You Want It): 2006 MV Agusta F4CC R.I.P. Claudio Castiglioni

New In The Crate (If You Want It):  2006 MV Agusta F4CC  R.I.P.  Claudio Castiglioni

The man who brought Ducati back from the brink, MV back from the dead and put his initials on this bike has passed away.  Claudio Castiglioni apparently had been ill in Italy for a short time.  Hopefully MV Agusta has someone with the will and foresight to lead the company well into the future.

 

This MV has been babied to above Bimota standards.  It hasn’t turned a wheel on the street and he has the watch, the cover and even  the crate if you’d like it!  You may remember the original MSRP was 120,000 cool ones.  This one is being offered at $55,000 OBO.  He already has an offer but I don’t think he will go for my offer of two helmets and a case of Motul.

Nice!  I’ve never noticed that detail work before.  You are buying art as much as a motorcycle.

Pretty but not as sexy as some of the rear sets Bimota has designed.

Are you going to be the one to cut the tag off of it?  I totally understand collecting bikes but this might be a bit over the top.

The info:

2006 MV Agusta F4 CC ( Claudio Castiglioni ) #79 of 100. Incredible 200hp Carbon Fiber, over 90 additional special manufacturers improvements, Brembo monoblock calipers, Titanium valves, lightweight magnesium components, comes with mounted full titanium exhaust, rear stand, Signature bike cover, complete spare exhaust. 20 month balance on manufacturers warranty. Original crate available but shipper may charge extra, Huge savings off $120k MSRP.

Most exclusive of final Tamburini ( of Ducati fame ) designed MV Agustas

Also, comes with Girard Perregaux Special Edition #79 of 100 MV Agusta F4CC Laureato Evo 3 watch.

Winner 2011 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Best Motorcycle- Post 1970

 

If you’d like to own  a bike inspired by an Italian motorcycling icon, take a look here.

 

The rest of the artwork:

Ian

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!

MI

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