MV Agusta F4 RC Is Motorcycle Art

The MV Agusta F4 RC is now officially announced and with it we’ve got a swag of images of this beautiful machine. While we’ve pretty much learned all there is to know about the F4 RC in previous leaks, seeing it in all its high definition glory is a bonus and provides a look at a few more details. MV Agusta’s motto is ‘Motorcycle Art’ and looking at the F4 RC, it’s hard to argue. Magnifico!

Just 250 machines will be available for sale worldwide though given the price, that won’t be an issue. Save for things like headlights, license plate holder, indicators and the seemingly redundant rear passenger foot pegs, the design is pretty much identical to its racetrack brother. The livery will match that of the race bike save for race number on the front and lower fairing which you can choose yourself.

Because this is essentially a race bike that’s been homologated to meet WSBK rules, the F4 RC doesn’t have electronic suspension despite it’s hefty price tag. But that doesn’t mean it’s not heavily customizable.  The front fork is a TiN-coated Ohlins USD NIX 30 with separate hydraulic adjustment of compression (left stanchion) and rebound (right stanchion), plus spring pre-load adjustment. At the rear there is an Ohlins TTX 36 shock absorber with piggy back reservoir: manual compression/rebound adjustment is effected via the anodized aluminium knobs. Similarly, the steering damper, also made by Ohlins, can be mechanically adjusted too.

Made of forged aluminium alloy, the wheels have been designed and built exclusively for this model. Even the battery – a light lithium (Li-Po) 12.8 V 4 Ah unit – is model-specific. Foot controls are also new: peg positions are adjustable and the shift lever features a sensor for fast gear changes.

The F4 RC comes in below the F4 RR’s weight by 7 kg, but also comes with a track kit (i.e. not street legal) that reduces weight by a further 6 kg, making total weight savings of 13 kg – an impressive amount given the F4 RR only weighs 190 kg dry to begin with. The race kit includes:

  • Termignoni exhaust system in titanium, with carbon fiber heat guard;
  • Dedicated control unit;
  • Carbon fiber rear seat cowl for single-seater use
  • Quick-release tank cap
  • Red anodized Ergal plugs to be applied after removal of rear view mirrors

It’s a stunning machine, both in appearance and in technology. MV Agusta is continuing to impress us with every new release and despite this one being out of most people’s price range, it’s another worthy addition to the Italian brand’s stable.

 

Final Production Design of MV Agusta F4 RC Revealed

The MV Agusta F4 RC, now the world’s most official unofficially announced motorcycle has been spotted at a bike show in Madrid, Spain. It looks pretty much exactly how it has in previously leaked pictures but now comes with the same decals and graphics as the WSBK bike it’s derived from, including AMG logos. Of note is that in some of the pictures, the rear passenger pegs have been removed (possibly the most frivolous use of rear pegs we’ve seen in a while).

The MV Agusta F4 RC (Reparto Corse, which means Racing Department in English) is the homologation of the company’s entrant into World Superbikes and other domestic series, though it’s supposed $46,000 price tag will mean it’s limited production run won’t be oversold. From previous rumors and reports, the bike’s specifications will be as follows:

  • Dry Weight at 175 kg
  • Titanium exhaust
  • Carbon fibre rear seat cover
  • Aluminium mirror caps kit
  • Lighter crankshaft
  • Redesigned cylinder head
  • Magnesium covers
  • Titanium screws
  • Carbon fiber fairings
  • Forged wheels
  • Ohlins suspensions
  • Li-on battery

Performance specifications from the four-cylinder 998 cc engine are reported to be 212 horsepower at 13,600 rpm (best in class for the street) and an arm wrenching 111 Nm torque at 9,600 rpm. Yummy.

The release date for the F4 RC is expected around June this year.

MV Agusta F4 RC Confirmed And Will Cost $46,000

MV Agusta has released it’s price list for the 2015 year (for the US at least) including final pricing for new models including the Stradale, Turismo and Dragster RR. But seemingly missed by most is the price for the MV Agusta F4 RC – a model that we all expected was coming but hasn’t actually been officially announced by the Italian brand. In case you were eager to put a deposit down, it’ll set you back $46,000.

The bike is being made and sold by MV Agusta purely to meet WSBK homologation rules. From previous rumors and reports, the bike’s specifications will be as follows:

  • Dry Weight at 175 kg
  • Output of 210 hp
  • Titanium exhaust
  • Carbon fibre rear seat cover
  • Aluminium mirror caps kit
  • Lighter crankshaft
  • Redesigned cylinder head
  • Magnesium covers
  • Titanium screws
  • Carbon fiber fairings
  • Forged wheels
  • Ohlins suspensions
  • Li-on battery

2015 MV Agusta F4 RC