20th June, 2015: The F4 series is an iconic super-sports bike line-up introduced by MV Agusta. The bikes are equipped with a powerful 1000cc heart to charm the speed freaks. The line-up comprises of four power-packed bikes christened as MV Agusta F4, MV Agusta F4R, MV Agusta F4RR and the recently unveiled, 2015 MV Agusta F4RC Limited edition of which only 250 units have been manufactured. Being the topic of discussion among the auto nerds from a long time, the machines will come up with superior performance and a race inspired body design. As per some recent reports, the Italian giant is holding talks with an Indian auto maker and would soon come up with an agreement for the marketing of these bikes in India. So, the bikes could arrive in the country anytime soon with an expected starting price of Rs. 24 lacs.
The Italian manufacturer has again proved its supremacy in designing high-end sports bikes. The F4 series unveiled by MV Agusta is a true example of unmatched motorcycling with breathtaking looks. The bike is expected to launch in India soon and is sure to be a crowd puller among the youth.
The bikes are powered by a 998cc, four cylinder, four stroke engine that comes mated to a six-speed transmission system. The powerful mill churns out a peak power of 195hp at 13,400rpm with a maximum torque of 1108Nm at 9,600rpm. The engine is handled intelligently by an advanced Integrated ignition - injection system. The bikes can hit top speeds of over 290kmph.
MV Agusta F4 range is crafted beautifully on a CrMo steel tubular trellis frame with aluminium swingarm. The bikes run on 120/70-ZR17 tyres at the front and 200/55-ZR17 tyres at the rear. The suspension kit comes with upside down telescopic hydraulic fork with adjustable rebounding at the front and progressive single shock absorber with adjustable rebound at the rear. The stopping distance of these beasts is maintained by powerful 320mm dual discs at the front with Brembo four piston calliper. The rear wheel gets a four piston calliper as well with 210mm single disc. The braking system is bestowed with Bosch 9 Plus Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) with Race mode and Rear wheel LIft-up Mitigation (RLM).
Coming to the body dynamics, the bike looks like a true super sports machine. Its front profile includes an aerodynamically designed diamond shaped headlight with twin tiny positioning lights and a clear visor. The front fairing is made up of lightweight thermoplastic material to carry out weight reduction. The rear section is styled with twin tail lamps and four consecutive exhaust outlets stacked below it. A single seat featured in the bike blesses it with a true sportbike character. The cockpit of the bike is fully digital and informative, featuring a speedometer, tachometer, tripmeters, fuel gauge, traction control display and several other displays. The bike also features a Traction Control System with eight levels of intervention. The different profiles enables the rider to set various parameters accordingly in an automatic manner.
MV Agusta is undoubtedly one of the most good looking supersport motorcycles on the planet. It comes with a unique and fascinating signature styling that only an Italian maker can craft with perfection. The front profile of the bike has a bright and sharp projector lamp integrated with a white LED strip that gives a predatory look in dark. The full fairing has been made from lightweight carbon fibre and thermoplastic material to implement weight reduction. The body profile goes on increasing in an aggressive manner depicting the mean demeanor of the machine. The fuel tank has been chiseled to perfection that offers a highly comfortable and forward leaned riding posture. The instrument cluster is fully digital and futuristic that comprises of a speedometer, tachometer, tripmeter and fuel gauge.
The Italian supersport comes with body dimensions of 2,115mm x 750mm (LxW) with a wheelbase of 1,430mm that offers commendable handling and a super stylish stance. A minimum ground clearance of 115mm ensures that the bike never loses control while taking a sharp turn at high speeds. MV Agusta has been assisted with 17 liter fuel tank and weighs dryly 191kgs. The seat has been mounted at a height of 830mm making it convenient for short heighted riders as well.
MV Agusta F4 RC gets its life from a 998cc, four-stroke, 16 valve engine that comes mated to a cassette style, six-speed constant mesh transmission system. The mighty powerplant churns out a net power of 192.4bhp at 13,400rpm along with a peak torque of 110.8Nm at 9,600rpm. The refined DOHC comes with a compression ratio of 13.4:1 and has a bore x stroke ratio of 79mm x 50.9mm. The engine is blessed with an advanced Ignition - Injection system that comprises of some majestic elements such as Magneti Marelli fuel injectors and traction control with eight units of intervention. With this super hardware, the bike attains a whopping 302 kmph without much difficulty.
The bike progresses with grace over 120/70-ZR 17 M/C (58W) front and 200/55-ZR 17 M/C (78W) rear grippy and fat tyres that are mounted over robust alloy wheels. The fierce stopping potential is delivered by dual 320mm disc brakes with Brembo four-piston calliper at the front and 210mm single disc brake with Nissin four piston calliper at the rear. The braking gets more refined and aggressive with the adoption of Bosch 9 Plus Anti-Lock Braking System that comes with Race mode and rear wheel lift-up mitigation.
MV Agusta features an advanced 8-level traction control system that prevents the losing of grip in harsh road and riding conditions. Furthermore, the Bosch 9 ABS unit with rear wheel lift-up mitigation offers a commendable stability while strict braking and avoids the rear wheel lift-up due to the immense stopping power.
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