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MV Agusta December 23, 2019 posted by

Furious Four: 2008 MV Agusta F4 312R

The 2008 MV Agusta F4 312R came dancing across the water in pretty short supply, but was still aimed at being something of a halo bike for those whose incomes don’t equal the GDP of an Eastern bloc nation. When this thing was new, it was meant for superbike competition, but didn’t carry the eye-watering $128k sticker of the F4CC dream machine.

2008 MV Agusta F4 312R for sale on eBay

Thanks to higher lift and longer duration cams, punched out throttle bodies and titanium valves, the F4 312R was good for 183 horsepower at 12,400 RPM — or 9 horsepower and 500 RPM above the standard F4. It had a fully adjustable Marzocchi front end, backed up by a similarly tweakable Sachs shock. The whole package weighed just 425 pounds without fuel. Even by today’s insane standards, it’s a fast machine. But in 2008, absolutely nothing stood in its way.

This 2008 MV Agusta F4 312R has been ridden and enjoyed, and it shows, but the bike is still in really nice, well-taken-care-of condition. With more than 10,000 miles on the dial, it’s on the upper end of the scale. To compensate, the seller says it has recently had a full service, which included Engine Ice coolant, Motul oil and new tires. It got a valve adjustment and new valve cover gasket at the same time.

From the eBay listing:

BIKE INFO;
THIS MV AGUSTA F4 312R IS AND HAS BEEN TAKING CARE OF WITH PASSION. ALL SERVICES AND MAINTENANCE IS DONE ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TIME BY PROFESSIONAL MECHANIC AND MOTORCYCLE SHOP OWNER.

IT’S RIDDEN ON REGULAR BASES STREET,HIGHWAY,TWISTIES, FOR WEEKEND FUN.
NEVER RACED ON TRACK OR BEEN IN ANY SORT OF ACCIDENT OR TIPPED OVER.

ALL FLUIDS ARE CHANGED(PREMIUM OILS AND FLUIDS,MOTUL OIL & BRAKE FLUID,CLUTCH FLUID,ENGINE ICE COOLANT).
DNA’ PERFORMANCE AIR FILTER WASHED AND LUBED.
NEW SPARK PLUGS. VALVES CHECKED/ADJUSTED/NEW VALVE COVER GASKET ADDED.
ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR ANY MAINTENANCE FOR THE NEXT 7,500 MILES AT LEAST,JUST RIDE.
NEW PIRELLI SUPERCORSA TIRES,150 MILES ON TIRES ONLY DONE,SINCE NEW.

BIKE HAS LIGHT SMOKE SCREEN,INTEGRATED TURN SIGNALS IN REAR,SUEDE NON SLIP RIDER SEAT,MIDDLE EXHAUST PIPE WRAP TO KEEP HEAT AWAY FROM RIDER.

THERE IS 3RD FAN MOTOR INSTALLED ON THE RADIATOR WITH 2 SPEED IF NEEDED TO KEEP IT COOL IN THE TRAFFIC JAM.
UPGRADED VERSION ORIGINAL WATER PUMP INSTALLED FROM MV AGUSTA.
LOJACK INSTALLED FOR SECURITY./CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW OWNER./ 0 COST
LITHIUM BATTERY INSTALLED. PASSENGER FOOT PEGS AVAILABLE TOO.

AS THE OWNER I AM VERY ATTACHED TO THE BIKE , DON’T WANT SEE IT GONE, BUT, AT THE END I HAVE REALISED THAT I AM NOT RIDING THIS FANTASTIC BIKE AS MUCH AS I SHOULD + I HAVE MORE BIKES TO LOOK AFTER.
MV-F4 MOSTLY SITTING PRETTY IN GARAGE.
I AM SURE THAT MANY OF YOU OUT THERE KNOW VALUE AND CAPABILITY OF THIS MOTORCYCLE,SO I WON’T POST BIKE SPECIFICATIONS HERE AS ALL! THIS CAN BE FOUND ON NET AND SEARCHED UNDER 2008 MV AGUSTA F4 312R 1+1

PLEASE NOTE;
I WILL HAVE OPEN BIDDING WITH MINIMUM PRICE AND NO RESERVE PRICE ADDED.-WOW
NO “BUY IT NOW PRICE”- ALSO.! JUST BIDDING AS IT SHOULD BE.
I AM DETERMINED TO SELL BIKE AND ONE OF YOU WILL CAPITALISE ON THIS DEAL SOON.
BID WITH CONFIDENCE.
LOCAL BUYERS IN CALIFORNIA(SAN DIEGO) ARE WELCOME TO STOP BUY AND LOOK BIKE UP CLOSE. LOCAL PICK UP, ALWAYS AVAILABLE AS OPTION.
MOTORCYCLE IS OFFERED FOR LOCAL SALE AS WELL.HOLDING RIGHTS TO CLOSE AUCTION BEFORE ENDS, IF NEEDED.
IF MOTORCYCLE IS PURCHASED ON EBAY, BUYER MUST PAY EVERYTHING IN TIME THAT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED.
“NO EXCUSES”

BUYER TAKES CARE OF ALL FEES,AND PLANNING REGARDING SHIPPING TO DIFFERENT STATES.
FROM LOCAL DEALER I FOUND THAT RATES FOR SHIPPING BIKE ARE $600 3-4 WEEKS, OR $780 IN 10 DAYS.
NOW YOU ALL HAVE SOME REFERENCE POINT ON SHIPPING COST.
2KEYS,2 LOJACK KEY FOB, TITLE, BILL OF SALE,MANUAL,EXTRA BIKE STUFF WILL BE MAILED SEPARATE FROM THE BIKE.

There’s no reserve on this beast, which means highest bidder takes it home. There’s scant few of these around, so we’ll be curious to see where the bids end up.

Furious Four: 2008 MV Agusta F4 312R
MV Agusta April 23, 2013 posted by

I Was Wrong: 2004 MV Agusta F4 SPR

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Back in 2004 I thought this bike was going to be the MV Agusta equivalent of a Honda RC30/45.  I was just a wee  bit off on my prediction.  I did not foresee two things.  First,  there was no serious racing effort made with the SPR.  Second, MV Agusta decided to seemingly build as many limited edition bikes as they did standard bikes; diluting their appeal.  The ole SPR is still my favorite though.  It was the highest spec F4 in 750 trim produced and that matte black is still kick ass.

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An MV Agusta with carbon fiber you say?  Do bears crap in the woods.spr right 
The bike has a $13,000 price tag on it and that is  in line with what I’ve seen other SPR’s listed for. What did they sell for?   Well I’d like to know that too.  The dealership is also open to offers.  Not that I have $13,000 burning a hole in a pocket but that seems like a decent price for a high spec, limited edition, Italian motorcycle. 

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Just some MV Agusta SPR eye candy for hump day.

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Click it for the classified on Ebay.

Ian

MV Agusta January 16, 2013 posted by

This One Is Art: Literally–1999 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro #184

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That sure as hell beats any art I’ve seen in a gallery.  Another Oro and another Oro that has been hidden from that evil pavement.  Actually, after looking back at the Oro’s we’ve posted before, the majority have basically been eye candy.  This one rolls in with a staggering seven miles on it.  Even the most casual motorcycle enthusiast knows the history of the bike so lets just enjoy some pictures laced with carbon fiber.

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The info:

For your consideration here we have a like new 1999 MV Agusta Serie Oro Edition for sale.  This is number 184 out of 300 ever built for World Wide Sale.  The bike has been stored for its entire life with only prep from the factory and sits with “7” miles on the odometer.  Battery has been taken out and gas drained since new.  Bike is 100% factory original including all accessories and original delivery crate.

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The bike is listed as a classified ad with an asking price of $35,000 OBO.  I don’t know if they are selling for that but the asking price is similar to several other Oro’s we’ve posted here.  Now, go tell the wife you have a new idea of what to put in the entry way.

Check it out here.

-IK

MV Agusta September 25, 2012 posted by

It’s Good To Be Blue: 2003 MV Agusta F4S

It’s Good To Be Blue:  2003 MV Agusta F4S

Update 10.1.2012: SOLD!

 

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being blue when it  comes to this F4S.  Calm yourself just for a moment as I know you are probably kneeling,  thanking a higher power for the opportunity to finally purchase an F4S with the  “Viper Kit”.  This is what I would call a very classy reproduction of that stunning Tamburini designed kit.  Frowning?  You shouldn’t be, as the Viper Kit  was strictly a cosmetic kit and only 50 were produced.  You know what comes next with MV Agusta and limited numbers; a very limited price.  The only one I could find for sale was listed for 46,000 GBP.  I think you will pleasantly surprised as to what is offered here.

The best four stroke butt in the business!

Let us tempt you with a few specs:

 Arrow –Ti Headers& Mid-pipes with Ferracci/Silmoto CF Mufflers

Power Commander                              (Ferracci-installed)

Rizoma-Bar End Weights & Grips

Blue Alcantara-(suede) Seat Cover          (Factory accy)

3M-Protective Fairing Film

Dunlop-17” Sportmax 209’s

Integrated LED Tail Lights

Carbon Fiber-Factory accessories

Front Fender  /  Rear ‘Hugger’ Fender      (Factory accy)

Air Intakes  /  Radiator Deflector             (Factory accy)

Ignition Guard  /  Dash Bezel                  (Factory accy)

Foot Peg Guards  /  Chain Guards (2)      (Factory accy)

Exhaust Shields  /  Fairing Covers (4)      (Factory accy)

License Plate Holder                              (Ferraci accy)

Tools and Extra Parts for Bike:

Factory Stand for single swingarm (color matched to bike)

Chain Adjustment Spanner  /  55mm Axle Socket (1/2” drive)

Triple Clamp Multi-Pin Wrench  5 extra Key/ Blanks

Ferracci-Riser Clip-ons (not installed)

Have the Original-steel Exhaust pipes

Matching Alpine Leathers (Blue/White-1pc)

Think it has been ridden much?  It hasn’t; the  clocks read 6024 miles.  You probably guessed the next part; garage kept and never seen a drop of rain.  The bike has only seen the inside of Fast By Ferraci for service, with no exceptions.

 

In my humble opinion the blue/silver just transforms the bike.  MV’s have sexy lines but the silver/red does get a bit stale over time.

 

 

I don’t generally consider MV owners has horsepower  chasers but if you are curious the seller states it pumps out 145HP  at 12,600RPM with the Power Commander.

 

 

This proud owner has done the work for you, you just need to write the check and enjoy.  In the grand scheme of things the check doesn’t have to be all that big.  The seller is asking $11,000 to rider away with her.

 

The bike is located in New Jersey.

 

Ian

MV Agusta February 21, 2012 posted by

A Little Spring In Mid February: 2005 MV Agusta F4 Tamburini

A Little Spring In Mid February:  2005 MV Agusta F4 Tamburini

The February dull drums have set in.  The grass is dead, the sky is gray and there isn’t a whole lot of two wheeled eye candy out there.  Last week was the first week where I didn’t find a single bike worth talking about.  Let’s hope this 2005 F4 Tamburini is a sign of things to come.   You know how the story goes;  if a Tamburini doesn’t see it shawdow……

I have a feeling you guys know the drill by now on the special MV models.  They load them up with all the goodies, wrap them in carbon fiber and only make a few hundred.  Oh yeah, there was the monster price tag as well.

 

I love the F4’s body style but I think they might have gone to the well one too many times.  I think I’m used to it and some of these limited editions don’t seem that eye catching.  Having said that, I think these bikes show their true appeal in person where you can see the quality of the build.

Why do I think whore house and not high performance motorcycle when I see these seats?

You can’t turn your nose up at the quality components you find on these MV’s.  I’m surprised to see the Nissin brakes.  I thought all MV’s had Brembo’s.

 

Of course you get all the documents to prove you are one of the lucky 300 bastards that own one of these beauties.  We will have to see where the reserve leads us.  I’ve seen a few listed in the mid 30’s but I don’t know if they have been selling.

Check that red seat out here.

Ian

MV Agusta January 10, 2012 posted by

Scassa’s Ride: 2008 MV Agusta 312 F4 1000 AMA Spec Superbike

Scassa’s Ride: 2008 MV Agusta 312 F4 1000 AMA Spec Superbike

Update 1.9.2012: Originally listed in December 2011, this bike is back on eBay and $8500 cheaper at $39k now. Links updated. -dc

I know MV Agusta didn’t even sniff a podium finish with this bike but it sure does have a “wow” factor.

Over the summer I posted an MV that had been race prepped but this bike appears to be the real deal. I guess we don’t know if it was an “A”/ “B” bike or some sort of practice bike but here is a list of some goodies on her:

Ohlins Racing suspension
FGR700 front forks / 46PRXB rear shock
Marchesini Magnesium wheels 6.25×16.5 rear / 3.50×16.5
Digitek Data Acquisition
MICROTEC Programmable ECU
BREMBO

(X98.A7.C1)19×18 Billet Race Master Cylinder
(X98.A7.C0) Remote cable brake adjuster
(XR0.11.51) 16×18 Clutch Master Cylinder
(X99.C4.60 & X99.C4.61) Radial Race 4 Pad Calipers
(08.7150.30) 320mm x 6mm Disc for Monoblock Caliper
(XA1.J0.40) 30mm Rear Caliper
(08.6703.29) 218mm x 4mm Disc
ARROW EXHAUST Full Titanium system

I like radiators the same way chics like shoes and would like to see this one without the bodywork. It isn’t on the list of goodies but I’d think it would be a factory made race radiator. Being a Ferraci team bike I’d like to hope there is more to add to that list from the seller. Hand made tank? Carbon bodywork? Factory maps?

Top of the line stuff circa 2008. It looks like that shock runs around $1200 out of the box. I saw a set of these forks being offered for around $4,800. It would be interesting to know if these have any special internals.

Just your ho-hum Arrow ti exahust. I know these bikes were meant to be raced but I would have no problem starring at this all day in my house.

Anyone have any idea how sophisticated their electronics package was?

I will leave you with this: $47,500, OBO.

Inquire here.

Here is a little of Scassa motivating on the bike in 2007. Whoever thought this music was better than the sound of the MV should be placed in a padded room.

Ian

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 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