Posts by tag: Mamba

MV Agusta December 18, 2011 posted by

Pure Carbon – 2005 MV Agusta F4 Mamba

You want something rather exotic and special. Well look no further because you will be hard pressed to come across another one of these MV Agustas. Having bought yourself an exclusive MV you get that feeling that you want it to be a bit more special, that is where the Mamba kits came in. There were 3 different kits available:

1. Full Option kit limited to 300 worldwide

2. Basic Option kit limited to 300 worldwide

3. Standard kit, not limited

Now looking at the wheels on this bike they have 10 spokes which were the wheels that came with the Full Option kit, but it does not have the red tint windscreen of the full kit.  Having looked through the pictures though I do think it is a full kit bike.  It is certainly very special with all the additional equipment and you know that you are unlikely to meet another at bike night.

The seller shares a fair bit of detail about the bike here:

MV Agusta Mamba F4 1080cc Full Carbon Fiber Limited Edition
Number 35 of 300 Worldwide
One of A Kind Master Piece
SECOND OWNER; IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
Selling a Limited Edition, Full Carbon Fiber, 2005 MV Agusta Ago with the Factory $12,000.00 Full Carbon Fiber, Mamba Upgrade Kit #35 of 300.
The following is the list of over $33,000.00 DOLLARS  in additional upgrades:
Marchesini Magnesium wheels, New front Marzocchi MotoGP forks($3,700.00) with MotoCorse lowers, New Bitubo Rear Racing Suspension($2,800.00), New Hi & Low HID(Xenon) Headlights, UK Casoli Open Exhaust with Titanium Open Mid-pipe & Polished down tubes, Full Racing MV Corse Eprom chip, Extra Carbon Fiber Parts From MV Corse & MotoCorse(upper & lower chain guards, battery box, rear splitter, lower tank guards), New BMC Racing Air Filter, Super Bike Red Racing hose kit, New & Improved Water Pump Impeller, Metal fuel fittings, Full Titanium bolt & Fastener Kit by MotoCorse(6+lbs in weight reduction), Titanium Side & Wheel nut, MotoCorse Titanium Treated Wind Shield, MotoCorse Titanium Bar ends, MotoCorse Titanium Frame Plugs, MotoCorse Titanium Oil Cap, MotoCorse Titanium Engine Cover, MotoCorse Titanium Upper & Lower Radiator cover, MotoCorse Titanium Gas Cap, MotoCorse Titanium Valve Cover Bolts, MotoCorse Spark Plug Wires, MotoCorse New Super Bike Over Sized Full Floater MotoGP Front & rear Rotors, New Brembro Super Bike 108mm Front Calipers, Brembo MotoGP Brake & Clutch Master Cylinders(the BEST they make $1,800.00 each!), New Brembo Folding Brake & Clutch Levers, New MotoCorse Super bike Racing Rear Sets, New Aluminum Radiator Fans, New Super Bike Braided & Coated Brake & Clutch lines, Intergrated Rear Tail Signals, Lots of Anodized pieces with many more MV Corse & MotoCorse Special Parts, Top of the Line Scorpio Alarm System, gas tank race foam, Invisiguard 3M Paint Protection and Finally, a Full Custom “One Off” Carbon Fiber cut Suede & Leather Seat & Bump stop.
Brand New MICHELIN Pilot “PURE” tires, new chain, new battery, new plugs, recent oil change and valve check. Z-MAX oil and gas treatments have been used regularly since new along with High Grade full synthetic oil.
Rear stand, new bike cover, rear wheel nut tool,  ALL original books & manuals(paperback & DVD), alarm paperwork & key-fob remote, TWO Titanium factory KEYS, Two framed “Certificates of Authenticity” from MV Agusta Factory and under tail factory tool kit are all included.
YOU’LL NEVER PULL UP TO OR RUN INTO ANOTHER BIKE LIKE IT!! MAKE A STATEMENT AT ANY BIKE NIGHT OR BIKE SHOW YOU GO TO!!
It’s KILLING me to have sell her but, my house is at risk and I can’t sleep on the bike…lol!

You can go and start bidding here on eBay.

Now thoughts on price.  Clearly there is a lot invested in this bike and it is pristine, however they have not been fetching large sums, as was seen last month where we listed one in Miami. It is currently listed with a “buy it now” of $15,900 and looking at a few recent examples this might actually be on the high side especially when you consider the mileage.  At this time these bike can be considered a bargain as you will get an awful lot for your money.

AS

MV Agusta November 12, 2011 posted by

Mambatized: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Mamba

Mambatized: 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Mamba

 

I know these are serious bikes but I catch myself laughing every time I see the word “Mamba”. I always flash back to the episodes of Wild Boyz where they would put a black sock on their hand and smack someone who was in deep sleep. It was a Black Mamba attack. Sophmoric humor but what can I say, I always laughed.

The other thing I think of when I see these special MV’s is how the prices have plummeted. I really can’t think of a single special model MV that has held some value. It is a buyers market when a bike is priced at $13,000 (or best offer) and the kit alone ran $10,000 back in 05.

 

Only 2,400 miles on her my friends.

 

We’ve listed the info on the Mamba’s before but for the searching impaired here is the list of what was included in the full Mamba kit:

  • Carbon Fiber front mudguard, Red/Clear painted
  • Titanium treated Red-tint windscreen
  • Carbon Fiber front fairing, Black/Clear painted
  • Black painted plastic right and left mirrors
  • Carbon Fiber right air duct
  • Carbon Fiber left air duct
  • Carbon Fiber right wire harness cover
  • Carbon Fiber left wire harness cover
  • Carbon Fiber ignition switch cover
  • Black painted plastic airbox
  • Carbon Fiber right side airbox panel
  • Carbon Fiber left side airbox panel
  • Black painted metal fuel tank
  • Red painted plastic right side fuel tank panel
  • Red painted plastic left side fuel tank panel
  • Carbon Fiber right side fairing panel, Black/Red/Clear painted
  • Carbon Fiber left side fairing panel, Black/Red/Clear painted
  • Carbon Fiber lower fairing, Clear-coated
  • Black “Alcantara” seat
  • Black “Alcantara” back pad
  • Carbon Fiber single seat tail fairing, Red/Clear painted
  • Carbon Fiber plate support
  • Carbon Fiber upper chain guard
  • Carbon Fiber lower chain guard
  • Carbon Fiber exhaust guard
  • Carbon Fiber right footrest guard
  • Carbon Fiber left footrest guard
  • Silver Marchesini ten-spoke forged aluminum front wheel rim
  • Silver Marchesini ten-spoke forged aluminum rear wheel rim
  • Engraved plaque with the number of the bike and matching “Limited Edition” certificate

 

Obviously the Mamba kit is a visual kit and not a performance type kit but only 300 were produced so you do get exclusivity. For the offering price why not get a unique MV?

Slap a sexy exhaust system on there and you have a damn nice bike.

It can be yours with a simple click here.

 

Ian

 

 

MV Agusta June 17, 2011 posted by

2005 MV AGUSTA F4 1000S + full Mamba kit!

For Sale: 2005 MV AGUSTA F4 1000S with full Mamba kit

When you think about it, the modern incarnation of MV Agusta produces some pretty sweet – and pretty expensive – motorcycles. Back in 2005, the base model F4 1000S retailed for $21,795. At that price some degree of exclusivity was automatically in the cards, but the S was not nearly as exclusive (or expensive) as the Ago, Tamburini or Senna models. What’s an MV owner to do to stay current and unique?

To address this issue, MV Agusta released a series of Mamba kits, which allowed owners to dress up their pedestrian rides and convert them into carbon fiber wonders…. for a price. There are multiple levels of Mamba kits: A Standard kit, with no limited numbers, a Base kit, limited to 300 units and containing more bits than the standard kit, and finally the range topping Full kit, limited to 300 units and offering a complete “stem to stern” upgrade of the bike. The top level kit retailed for nearly $13k – which was placed on top of the cost of the bike!

From the seller:
THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST OF MOTORCYCLES $22000 BRAND NEW + 10000.00 MAMBA KIT OPTION IS A $30000.00 DOLLAR BIKE

at the crankshaft) 122 Kw (166 HP) at 11750 – Lim. 12700 r.p.m.

THIS IS A FULL MAMBA KIT ONLY 300 MADE IS A $10000.00 DOLLAR OPTION

MVSP F4-1000 MAMBA Full Option Kit
Part Number SP 03 – Limited Edition of 300 Mamba Kits worldwide

The Full Option Kit includes:
Carbon Fiber front mudguard, Red/Clear painted
Titanium treated Red-tint windscreen
Carbon Fiber front fairing, Black/Clear painted
Black painted plastic right and left mirrors
Carbon Fiber right air duct
Carbon Fiber left air duct
Carbon Fiber right wire harness cover
Carbon Fiber left wire harness cover
Carbon Fiber ignition switch cover
Black painted plastic airbox
Carbon Fiber right side airbox panel
Carbon Fiber left side airbox panel
Black painted metal fuel tank
Red painted plastic right side fuel tank panel
Red painted plastic left side fuel tank panel
Carbon Fiber right side fairing panel, Black/Red/Clear painted
Carbon Fiber left side fairing panel, Black/Red/Clear painted
Carbon Fiber lower fairing, Clear-coated
Black “Alcantara” seat
Black “Alcantara” back pad
Carbon Fiber single seat tail fairing, Red/Clear painted
Carbon Fiber plate support
Carbon Fiber upper chain guard
Carbon Fiber lower chain guard
Carbon Fiber exhaust guard
Carbon Fiber right footrest guard
Carbon Fiber left footrest guard
Silver Marchesini ten-spoke forged aluminum front wheel rim
Silver Marchesini ten-spoke forged aluminum rear wheel rim

As you can see, the Full Mamba kit is really quite extensive! And there is no doubt that the Mamba kit adds a unique look to what is normally the classic sliver/red MV Agusta. I think it looks sharp, and adds a menacing look to an already superbly designed motorcycle. It is also shockingly expensive as a package. The good news for collectors is that sticker shock on used bikes is not really a worry.

This auction is on right now, and there has been a good number of interested bidders. The current bid was up to $9,000 (with reserve still in place) at the time of writing this piece, and the BIN is set for a very reasonable $12,999. The seller appears to be motivated, and the sharks can smell blood in the water. To get a glimpse of this ultra rare MV before it heads off to a new home, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!!

MI