When you are the designer of arguably the most iconic and beautiful motorcycle every made – the Ducati 916 – and after multiple iterations you decide to move on, what do you do next? Well, if you are Massimo Tamburini, you do it all again. This time celebrating the re-launch of the famed MV Agusta brand with a new take on the old icon, merging familiar and unique, to create the MV Agusta F4. And if you are fortunate enough to do it again – and do it right – you might just get a special edition of the bike named after you. Which is what the 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Tamburini is all about. Contrived by Claudio Castiglioni – the genius behind reviving the Ducati and MV Agusta businesses and founder of the Cagiva Research Center – the Tamburini was to be a limited edition (300 units) rolling artwork to honor his friend.
The overall shape of the F4 was unchanged for the Tamburini, but the clothes were all made from carbon fiber cloth, left largely visible. This is another example of artwork and performance that show throughout the bike. The fuel-injection and DOHC radial valve heads help the F4 1000 churn out approximately 173 HP. This was aided by the Torque Shift System (first introduced on the Tamburini), which varied the intake trumpet length in order to maximize power across the rev range. This was Formula 1 level stuff, which along with the slippery shape of the F4 allowed the Tamburini to achieve a 190+ MPH top speed. Not that many of the only 300 were ridden in this fashion.
From the seller:
2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Tamburini . If you are familiar with this model and Massimo Tamburini then you know how special this bike is.
300 units were produced and only 59 of them were imported to the U.S. With only around 170 miles this bike is one of the lowest mileage examples left.
21 pieces of carbon fiber on this bike including the fairings, front clip, rear tail section etc. Anodized aluminum wheels are super light. Super Cora tires for ultimate performance.
Freshly serviced and running great.
There are a few small blemishes that I noted in the photos.
Message or call for more info, pics, videos etc . 808-783-3221
I can assist with shipping.
Don’t be afraid to make offers.
The seller has included some videos of the bike in question, the first showing a cold start situation, and the second highlighting some of the referenced blemishes:
Today’s bike, while not cosmetically perfect, IS one of the few Tamburini models in existence. It is made slightly more rare as it is in the United States, meaning importation should not be an issue. Miles are super low – only 170 claimed. And as a bonus, this bike is located in beautiful Hawaii, which means checking it out in person is all the more pleasant. Pricing is set at $46,999, which is not much beyond what these went for new; if you could find one. The seller is open to questions and offers, so check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!