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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 July 5, 2011 posted by

Get you checkbooks out: 2006 MV Agusta F4CC

Here we have #79 of 100 and it has zero miles.  This MV retailed for $120,000 new; no I haven’t typed too many zeros.  It was the pinnacle of what the MV factory could create.  You have to love the owners collection of bikes and cars.  Additionally he has the watch and leathers to go with the bike.  This has to be one of the most exotic machines you can find.  The bike has a claim 200bhp with the use of many exotic material such a carbon fibre everywhere and titanium being used for many engine internals.  Of course it goes without saying that brakes and suspension are of the highest calibre as well.

I think this quote says it all:

“I decided to put my name to this bike as I originally dreamed of it for myself”. This is how Claudio Castiglioni, the Managing Director referred to the new F4 that now carries his initials “CC”.

The auction on eBay is certainly work a look.

The seller doesn’t have too much to say but then what else is there to say!

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, comes with mounted full titanium exhaust, rear stand, Signature bike cover, complete spare exhaust. 21 month balance of manufacturers warranty. Original crate available, Huge savings off MSRP. Also have F4 Serie Oro available at additional cost. Like new custom leathers included if buy-it-now selected (fits 5′ 8″- 6′, 165-185 lbs).

Free shipping anywhere in the continental US if buy-it-now
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

This link gives you details from the MV website: http://www.mvagustausa.com/web-mvagusta/07_F4_CC.html

If you are the lucky buyer we would love to hear from you particularly is you plan to ride this beautiful machine.  It seems a bargain based upon the original purchase price but one only knows what this sort of exotica will sell for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDVrgguT4js

-AS

MV Agusta January 18, 2011 posted by

2006 MV Agusta F4 CC

2006 MV Agusta F4 CC

1 mile

Greenwood Village, CO

So you’re a motorcycle industry magnate, you spearheaded the revival of one of your country’s most famous motorcycle marques (Ducati) and then you take the helm at another national treasure (MV Agusta); what’s left to do after playing masters of the motorcycle universe for decades? Well, if you are Claudio Castiglioni, the answer is name an exclusive limited edition model after yourself, of course. Oh, sorry, the official story is that Massimo Tamburini (of 916 design fame) and Claudio’s own son had to talk him into a namesake model because he was reluctant at first, uh, yeah sure.

If you’re into marketing jargon, check out the MV site as it is filled with more hyperbole than you can shake a stick at (they talk about Claudio’s dreams, evening dresses and priceless paintings). Anyhow, for the real gear heads that frequent this site, let’s get on to the good stuff. Limited to 100 units worldwide, the factory claims 200 HP at the crank and a top speed of 195 MPH. Carbon fiber, titanium, magnesium, carbon nitride and even platinum are featured throughout (talk about rare air). About the only gripe I can make about this bike is the Sachs suspension front and rear. While I have not ridden this bike (shocker), my experience is that the high end Sachs components are equivalent to Ohlins’ entry level offerings. For a $120,000.00 new, I want a shock & fork straight off of Valentino’s ride.

This bike is rare even as compared to other MV Agusta models. Value is tough to assess as the $50k BIN is less than half of the original MSRP, however I would have a hard time assuring a potential buyer that this bike will actually appreciate in value. If you are a serious collector and this is the gem missing from your stable, .

BG

MV Agusta December 1, 2010 posted by

Claudio’s Bike: 2006 MV Agusta F4CC W/1 Mile

Claudio’s Bike:  2006 MV Agusta F4CC  W/1 Mile

I think you’ve made it when you run a motorcycle company, create a bike with all your finest bits and then name it after yourself.  If you haven’t figured it out, the “CC” stands for Claudio Castiglioni, the managing director of MV Agusta.  I guess you could say this is the top dog of the MV line.  It is the most expensive bike they produced and has the highest horsepower figures as well.  Only 100 F4CC’s  were produced so you definitely get some exclusivity for the price:  $120,000 MSRP by the way.

Have no fear if you didn’t have the shekels to  buy it back in 2006.  This F4CC has been someones eye candy for the past 5 years and now can be yours for $59,999 and with only 1 mile on it.  Patience pays off!  Hey you even get the watch an sweat, sweat jacket (that’s a little sarcasm on the jacket).

Damn, there isn’t even dust on it!  From MV Agusta’s website here is what is unique about the F4CC:

The F4CC is at the absolute top of the F4 hierarchy. The main differences between it and the more “commercial” F4R can be summed up as follows:

  • Over 90% of the components are individually tailor made
  • Brake and clutch levers that “fold” at the tip in the event of a fall
  • 1078 cc engine
  • 200 CV maximum power with titanium racing exhaust system
  • New timing system
  • Smaller alternator
  • One-off mechanical type slipper clutch
  • New forks interior set-up and mono shock absorber
  • Brembo Racing monoblock brakes
  • Curb weight 187 kilos without fuel

 

Just a bit from the auction:

This bike was in a collection, it has 1 mile and comes with all the original equipment it came with from the factory.  This includes the Jacket which is a large and the watch.

Doesn’t 50% off sound great?  It does but I just don’t know in this market right now, it is a buyers market to say the least.  I’ve really been surprised to see some of the low prices other (arguably less exclusive) limited edition MV models have sold for.  I can’t tell for sure but this bike may have been on the market for some time.  We posted this F4CC back in 09 and it had similar asking price.  If that 50% off is too much to resist .

Some nice close ups. Photos and video don’t do this bike justice.

A chic in high heels from the Los Angeles Times doing a review of the F4CC. You figure it out.

IK