A now-legendary presence at any formula car race, Ayrton Senna won three F1 championships but succumbed to injuries sustained in a 1994 crash at Imola. The Senna edition of the MV Agusta F4 1000 is a tribute and benefitted a charity formed in his honor, and has some significant improvements in the numbered edition of 300.
Using the 998cc engine Agusta had recently re-designed from their F4 750, revised Marelli fuel injection put the Senna well into a new power category with 174hp. The red trellis upper frame used alloy frame connectors and held 50mm Marzocchi forks and Sachs monoshock. Brembo gold-line 6-puck calipers are radially mounted and squeeze 310mm front rotors with 210mm rear. The fairing design uses shades of carbon, black, gray, and the red frame and Alcantara seat to elegant advantage.
Nicely photographed by a Miami specialty dealer, this F4 1000 has but 1,700 miles and appears flawless. With its excellent sub-systems, and priced around $30K when new, no owner upgrades are required or expected. Along with a video showcasing the exotic sound – here – , the owner comments in the eBay auction:
This is the excellence of MV Agusta, in honor of Ayrton Senna, the legend. Senna has graced the F4 1000 with exclusive characteristics such as:State of the art engine making 174 HP, 998 CC liquid cooled, fuel injected, four Cylinder inline engine with 6 speed manual transmission. A new injection system, the Weber Marelli 5SM, for better power control. The most advanced Brembo four-caliper radial brakes available. Carbon fiber fairings. Quad Titanium racing exhaust. Bike runs extremely well and is like new! Always garage kept.
Despite seeming to need a special edition for every season, the MV Agusta cycles were very well designed with help from friends like Ferrari and beautifully made. The performance was at least equivalent to the superlative materials. With the new ( and used ) prices requiring a singular rider, an F4 1000 sighting would be notable. Seeing a Senna edition – with its understated design and exclusive components, even among MV’s – that would be an occasion…