Posts by tag: Senna

MV Agusta December 3, 2012 posted by

2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 R Senna For Sale in California

You know it’s nearing the holiday season as more and more of these special editions come up for sale hoping to find a new home next someone’s Christmas tree. This example has only covered 285 miles and has an opening bid of $17k reserve not met.

2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna For Sale on eBay

From the seller:

THIS BIKE IS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY….SELLING OFF BIKE COLLECTION AND THIS BIKE HAS ONLY 285 MILES AND IS PRODUCTION # 288/300 NEVER DOWN …NEVER TRACKED.. BIKE IS NOT EVEN BROKEN IN NO LOW BALLERS PLEASE … NO DEALERS… CASH ONLY… BY APPOINTMENT ONLY… IF YOUR NOT LOOKING FOR A SENNA THEN NO EXPLAINATION IS NEED … RARE….RARE BIKE

This bike comes to market almost a year to the day since we posted a similar example last December. Here’s what Mike wrote then, “The Senna Edition model, as told before, differs from the “plain Jane” MV Agusta F4 with a distinct color scheme and branding, a higher redline (raised slightly to 13,900 RPM), giving the Senna a higher top speed, upgraded suspension bits, distinct wheels, and bodywork formed in carbon fiber. All of this is topped off with an exclusive number plate on the top of the triple clamps. Proceeds from the original sales were shared with the Senna Foundation, which looks after impoverished children in Brazil.”

dc

MV Agusta October 22, 2012 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna #173 of 300

We’re big fans of the F4 Senna and this looks like another solid example. While this one has been ridden a bit with 6k miles and comes with a couple small scuffs, they are minor. Especially when you consider the buy-it-now is only $11,500. Most of the living room examples we’ve posted previously have had asking prices of over $15k. Check it out here!

dc

From the seller:

002 F4 Senna #173 of 300 produced.

I am the second owner of this bike and have owned it for the last eight years. It is in perfect running condition and comes with the collectible equipment including bike cover, grip protectors, two extras sprockets, two MV oil filters, the maint/owner manuals, red bike stand, and a battery tender.

Material Condition-
-The bike has always been garaged, never wrecked or laid down, or abused. It has been lightly ridden and has a three small rock dings on the right side shown in the picture. They can easily be repaired if you want a perfect specimen.
-The Carbon fiber still looks brand new
-The tires have very little wear (less than 500 miles)
-Recent service/oil change(less than 100 miles)
-All stock -no modifications
-Everything is functioning, everything works as it should.
-Located in Pensacola, Florida

Ducati July 3, 2012 posted by

Ducati 916 Senna in Germany

Among the limited editions Ducatis, the Senna is perhaps the least common and in a way also the least kitted out. What is special about these versions is the unique color scheme with red wheels and original black Ducati paint. That is, if you always liked your Ducati black and yet you want an original and rare piece then the Senna is the one for you. The model below is number 199 out of a total of 300 built.

The bike comes in original trim apart from the black windscreen, the Ducati Corse Alcantara seat, the open clutch cover and the BOS carbon yet homologated mufflers. You might notice that there is no Ducati logo on the tank but that is actually the way it is supposed to be. BTW the Senna was also available in silver color.

The bike was driven for 16000km in dry conditions and otherwise kept indoor (in the living room) as the seller describes below: (Translated by Google)

With a heavy heart I disconnect from my beloved Ducati. Due to family, I have unfortunately no time for my hobby. After the last TUV I’ve driven just 205 km 🙁 too little, see picture from last TÜV report. The bench was covered with Alcantara leather from the contractor. Looks absolutely look chic. A new battery I have the Ducati missed as oil changes, etc. It works just fine! 2 years ago, the airbox was replaced because I liked not the carbon. unique sound of their Bos-carbon exhaust system which is naturally an ABE has. makes with its 109 hp, the ride really fun.

The veh is a perfect condition, would say almost as out of the store. The Ducati has seen no rain and stood in the living room. She was driven only in summer temperatures. I think the pictures say it all … The veh can be bought without hesitation! Front and rear tires with about 80 percent profile.

Who is looking for this model, should this not be missed. It has only 16,000 km mileage.

In Germany, only 30 models were delivered by 300 Where we built.

The 916 Senna is available in Germany and it is currently on sale on eBay (click link below) with a starting price of 6750 Euro and will be yours with  7500 Euro (about 9500 $).

Ducati 916 Senna

Claudio

MV Agusta May 25, 2012 posted by

Another Senna! 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna Edition

For Sale: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna Edition

Update 5.24.2012: First listed in December last year, this Senna has reappeared and with a discount of $3k to $24k buy-it-now. Links updated. -dc

We must be getting nearer to Christmas, because we just found *another* MV Agusta Senna Edition F4 for sale! It seems that we are seeing a few more of these ultra exclusive (only 300 numbered editions were created) machines lately, and that is just fine by me. In case you missed the last two, you can see them HERE and HERE.

Like most of the super-exclusive artwork we tend to drool over, this one has not seen much use. Heck, it isn’t even near break-in mileage. And while I have had bikes in my garage that I did not put a lot of miles on, that was more my fault for not getting out and riding them than it was wanting to “protect” them. I don’t think I would want to own someting I couldn’t put mileage on – that would be a torture I just couldn’t live with. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

From the seller:
The bike is in perfect condition, one owner.

The Senna Edition model, as told before, differs from the “plain Jane” MV Agusta F4 with a distinct color scheme and branding, a higher redline (raised slightly to 13,900 RPM), giving the Senna a higher top speed, upgraded suspension bits, distinct wheels, and bodywork formed in carbon fiber. All of this is topped off with an exclusive number plate on the top of the triple clamps. Proceeds from the original sales were shared with the Senna Foundation, which looks after impoverished children in Brazil.

There is not a lot of info from the seller on this bike, but the pictures show a pretty clean machine with very low miles. The auction has opened with a starting bid of $22,500, and a BIN of $27,000 (!). This might be a bit high given the last batch of Senna Editions we have seen, but after all it is Christmas! For more information on this great looking bike, click the link and jump over to the auction.

MI

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 February 6, 2012 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna 750 #172 of 300

Update 2.6.2012: Back on eBay, now with a $14,500 buy-it-now. Links updated. -dd

Already featured on our site is this other Senna 750, #175. It has just 1800 miles and has a very reasonable $16500 asking price. The bike featured in this post is #172 and it has only 350 miles!

Most reading this know that the original 750 F4 was designed by Tamburini and sported a motor designed in association with Ferrari utilizing radial valves. While no one can argue with the styling, the motor fell short of benchmarks set during the period by the GSX-R750. Wikipedia notes that the Senna adds the 136 hp (101 kW) engine of the Evo 02 but with a higher redline of 13900 rpm, and top speed estimated at 175 mph (282 km/h) @ 12750 rpm . The Senna also had some suspension upgrades and some carbon fiber bodywork.

2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna 750 #172 for sale on eBay

quote from seller’s listing:

In celebration of the release of the new film Senna, we have up for auction an immaculate 2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna 750 #172 of 300. This motorcycle is in showroom condition with only 350 miles!

Take one Claudio Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta and close personal friend of Ayrton Senna (regarded by many as the finest Formula 1 driver of the modern era), add noted designer Massimo Tamburini to the mix (you might remember him as the guy that created the Ducati 916), stir in a Ferrari designed in-line four cylinder engine, wrap it up in carbon fiber bodywork and perch the whole package on stunning composite alloy wheels. This, my friends, is the numbered and rare MV Agusta F4 750 Senna Edition.

When the Senna Edition was released in 2002, it retailed for $24,995. All 300 bikes were sold with the proceeds going directly to the Instituto Ayrton Senna – a charity benefitting Brazillian children – set up after the racer’s death. Sharp looks with performance and handling to match, the MV F4 continues to be a desirable motorcycle. These limited edition models only enhance the value of the bike.

This bike has the Arrow Race Exhaust installed and power commander with custom mapping.

NOTE; this motorcycle is not California legal so California buyers will need to make alternative arrangements for registration.

The bolded section above was lifted from the entry noted above that Mike wrote on #175. Imitation (or basic copy and paste) is the sincerest form of flattery I suppose 🙂

Currently bidding is stalled at just shy of $12k with 2 days to go as of Sunday afternoon. Surely this and #175 are worth more than that. The only other examples I could find online were priced north of $15k, including this one Doug posted in January of 2010 for $16900. Good luck to both sellers!

dc

MV Agusta November 13, 2011 posted by

2002 MV AGUSTA F4 750 SENNA EDITION

For Sale: 2002 MV AGUSTA F4 750 SENNA EDITION

The spiritual successor to the famed Ducati 916/748 series, the MV Agusta F4 burst onto the scene with instant credibility; legendary designer Massimo Tamburini penned them both. The Ducati influence is unmistakable in many aspects of the F4 design, but the chassis and engine development is all MV Agusta. Working in conjunction with Ferrari engineers, the MV Agusta team (under the Cagiva banner at the time) developed a radial valve head to help boost performance of the intended 750cc inline four cylinder powerplant.

So what does a beloved Formula 1 race car driver have to do with motorcycles? It just so happened that Claudio Castiglioni – then President of Cagiva (which was the parent company of both MV Agusta and Ducati) – was a close personal friend of Ayrton Senna. Senna was a hero in his home country of Brazil, and off the track spent vast sums of money and significant time trying to help the underpriviledged children of his homeland. The Senna Foundation was created by the driver for this express purpose, and after his death in 1994 Claudio created both Ducati and MV Agusta “Senna” editions to benefit the Senna Foundation.

So what makes a Senna Edition different than a normal F4 750? Aside from the distinct color scheme and branding, the Senna shared the basic chassis, engine and transmission from the other Evo 2 series bikes. The redline was raised slightly to 13,900, giving the Senna a higher top speed. The suspension was upgraded, the wheels were distinct, and the bodywork was formed in carbon fiber.

From the seller:
THIS EXTREMELY RARE/COLLECTIBLE 2002 MV AGUSTA SENNA EDITION IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. NEEDS NOTHING. 5932 MILES, 6K SERVICE HAS BEEN DONE (LOCAL MV AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP). NEW TIRES 300 MILES AGO. NEW YUASA BATTERY. I HAVE BOOKS/TOOLS/RECORDS/BIKE STAND/COVER/ETC. NEVER RODE IN THE RAIN, CLEAN TITLE, NEVER DROPPED. E-MAIL WITH QUESTIONS (DUCATI 748 IN GARAGE PICTURE IS SOLD)

FOR SPECS:

http://www.motorcycledb.com/MV_Agusta_F4_Senna_2002/27720

F4 750 Senna
The F4 750 Senna was also released in 2002 along with the Evo 02 model 0-60 2.9 quarter mile 10.7 @ 135. Built purely to raise money for the Instituto Ayrton Senna, a charity founded by Ayrton Senna to aid the children and young people of Brazil, the Senna was a limited production run of 300 bikes like the Oro. The Senna shared the 136 hp (101 kW) engine of the Evo 02 but with a higher redline of13900 rpm, and top speed estimated at 175 mph (282 km/h) @ 12750 rpm . The Senna also had some suspension upgrades and some carbon fiber bodywork. MSRP $24,995.

RSBFS has featured a few of these Senna branded beauties over the last couple of years (you can check out #172 HERE, #175 HERE and #184 HERE. Give us some time; I’m sure RSBFS will eventually post each of the 300 examples as they come up for sale!

The auction for #196 is on right now, and bidding has been moderate. The latest bid was up to $7,299.55 as of the time of this writing, with reserve still in place. These bikes have all gone above $15k in the past, and I would venture a guess that this one belongs up there as well. For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck, and don’t forget to tell ’em you found it on RSBFS!

MI

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