Saturday, March 28, 2015

2015 MV Agusta F4 RC busts out with 212bhp, 301kph top speed

The new MV Agusta F4 RC, so utterly gorgeous, powerful and fast. We love it!

MV Agusta have release the first official photograps and technical details of the new F4 Reparto Corse, which is basically a street-legal version of their 2015 WSBK racebike. This is a homologation special and MV will only build 250 units of the F4 RC, which boasts 212 horsepower at 13,600rpm from its hand-assembled 'Corsa Corta' inline-four. This engine features radial valves (both intake and exhaust), 50mm throttle bodies, magnesium alloy components and titanium bolts and screws for a total weight reduction of 1.1 kilos.

As you'd expect, the F4 RC gets top-of-the-line electronics in the form of MV's MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) system, which includes ride-by-wire throttle control with adjustable throttle sensitivity, lean angle sensor, ABS and 8-level traction control. The chrome-molybednum tubular trellis-type frame, which also uses machined aluminium alloy plates for maximum rigidity, remains unchanged. There's a USD Öhlins NIX 30 fork at the front and Öhlins TTX 36 monoshock at the back, both being fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping. There's also a fully adjustable Öhlins steering damper for stability at very high speeds. Brakes, too, are top-spec; twin 320mm steel discs with Brembo's M50 monobloc calipers at the front, and 210mm disc at the back.

MV Agusta have not spared any efforts for weight reduction on the F4 RC, which gets various carbonfibre parts for the bodywork, forged aluminium alloy wheels and even a special lightweight battery that's exclusive to the RC. The F4 RC is 7kg lighter than the F4 RR and 13kg lighter with the track riding kit, which is included with the bike. The track riding kit features a titanium Termignoni exhaust system with dedicated ECU, carbonfibre heat guard, carbonfibre rear seat cowl for single-seater use, red anodized Ergal plugs (for use after removal of rear view mirrors) and a personalised motorcycle cover.

As mentioned earlier, production of the new MV F4 RC is limited to 250 units and each is numbered and supplied with a certificate. The price for such great accomplishment? A mere 36,900 euros. We love this motorcycle so very, very, VERY much, but at that price, it's difficult to even dream of ever owning one... :-(

2015 MV Agusta F4 Reparto Corse: Tech Specs

Chassis: CrMo Steel tubular trellis with aluminium alloy pivot plates for rear swingarm

Front Suspension: 43mm Öhlins USD front fork, NIX 30 type with TIN coating on inner tubes, left compression and right rebound manual adjustment, top out spring

Rear Suspension:
Öhlins TTX36 twin tube rear shock absorber with piggyback resevoir, compression and rebound adjusted with anodized aluminium knobs, aluminium alloy single sided swingarm

Front Brakes: Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm diameter, with steel braking disc and aluminium flange Brembo radial pump/level assembly. Front brake caliper Brembo GP radial-type, single-piece with 4 pistons Ø 30 mm

Rear Brakes: Single steel disc with Ø 210 mm dia. Rear brake caliper Nissin with 4 pistons - Ø 25.4 mm. ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)

Wheels & Tyres: 17-inch forged aluminium alloy, 120/70 - ZR 17 (front), 200/55 - ZR 17 (rear)

Engine: DOHC, 16-valve, 998cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected inline-four

Power: 212bhp at 13,600rpm, 115Nm at 9,300rpm

Dry Weight: 175kg

Top Speed: 301kph

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