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MV Agusta October 1, 2021 posted by

Motorcycle Art: 2013 MV Agusta F4 RR

Motorcycles are many thing to many people.  Some view them purely as a form of transportation, while others reserve the riding experience for special occasions.  A select few treat them as objects of desire.  Something almost mythical in terms of appeal and performance, something that is a true piece of art.  MV Agusta adopted the phrase Motorcycle Art as part of their marketing years ago, but it really was a fitting label.  The bikes had the specifications to take on almost anything else on the market, but they had the added Italian flair and undeniably beautiful styling.  For 2013 the F4 came in three flavors, the F4, the F4 R and the F4 RR, each and upgrade on the pervious.  The F4 RR used the 998cc “short stroke” four cylinder engine.  It cranked out 201hp and could rev to 14,000 RPM.   Seen more as a rival to the BMW S1000RR then any of the Ducati offerings in period.

The F4 RR commanded a $7,500 premium over the base F4.  For that money you got variable length intakes, titanium connecting rods, forged wheels, electronically adjusted steering damper and a host of other top tier components.  This flagship model was meant to showcase what MV Agusta could do with a road bike.

From the Seller’s eBay Listing:

MV Agusta F4RR

Original owner, purchased from unique super bikes in Miami.

Serviced at Ducati Charlotte.

Everything is factory. Rare bike, I haven’t seen another for sale here on eBay or cycle trader in over a year. This is the RR model, not the R or base.

No reserve auction. Payment due within 3 days. Wire transfer or cash. Title in hand.

Opening bid of $12,999 has yet to be made on this no reserve auction.  At roughly half the original MSRP the timing might be right to add this bike to your garage.  Details are limited, but it is always appealing to purchase a motorcycle from the original owner.  A touch over 6k miles shows that the bike has been used over the years and one can assume most, if not all, of the typical Italian quirks have been worked out.  While an MV Agusta is never going to give the worry free ownership experience of the Japanese brands, it does offer an interesting alternative to a Ducati.

Motorcycle Art: 2013 MV Agusta F4 RR
MV Agusta May 11, 2017 posted by

La Bella Donna: 2012 MV Agusta F4RR

Meccanica Verghera Agusta, the firm originally founded by Count Giovanni Agusta to produce airplanes way back in 1923 was reborn as MV Agusta in post WWII Italy to produce scooters and small motorcycles. As the 1940s and 1950s turned into the 1960s and 1970s, MV Agusta steadily increased the displacement and performance of their bikes, rivaling the best from Europe and Japan. However the company finances foundered and MV Agusta was to go through a dizzying array of receivers and buyers over the next few decades: From an independent motorcycle manufacturer to reorganization under public financial ownership, a purchase by Cagiva, a sell-off to Malaysian car maker Proton, a reorganization under Carige, investment by Harley-Davidson, a sell-back to Claudio Castiglioni, an investment by the AMG division of Mercedez-Benz and finally in 2016 with new financial troubles looming, a reorganization and refinance under international investment firm Black Ocean Group. Despite all of this, the MV Agusta motorcycles continue to tell an amazing story.

2012 MV Agusta F4RR for sale on eBay

The re-birth of MV Agusta under the Cagiva banner brought with it the fabled pen of designer Massimo Tamburini, who was working as part of the Cagiva Design Center (CDC). Father of the Ducati 916 series of bikes and the “Ta” in the legendary firm of Bimota, Tamburini created something that took the 916 to a different level. Often referred to as the most beautiful motorcycle in the world, the MV Agusta F4 never lacks in the looks department. And with a short-stroke inline 4-cylinder engine with central cam chain and radial valves (with influence from the engineers at Ferrari), the F4 has the motive power to back up the beauty. With just under 200 HP from the 998cc motor, the F4RR moves the 423 pound bike along nicely.

From the seller:
MV Agusta for sale I am the second owner incredible bike , part of an expensive Italian motorcycle collection top of the line … this bike never see rain …excellent condition

this bike is not for beginner

any question feel free to ask

Not much info from the seller; sparse text and few pictures. No mention of maintenance, modifications or the like. This bike is reported to have 9,000 miles on the clock, so it has definitely been used. Nice to know that those still riding on training wheels need not apply, but I would think that the $17,000 Buy It Now price might weed those out automatically. The seller is open to offers – and considering this is a $26k+ motorcycle new today, perhaps a deal could be struck. Check it out here, however it may not be moving too quickly. Jump back to the comments and let us know about your favorite MV-A from the modern era. Is this it? Good Luck!!

MI

La Bella Donna: 2012 MV Agusta F4RR