Italian Dream Motorcycle
The MV Agusta F4CC is a motorcycle masterpiece from the mind of Claudio Castiglioni, Managing Director of MV Agusta, hence the CC intitals. With only 100 made and just one available in the UK, the MV F4CC is the ultimate hyper-performance superbike, with a top speed of 195mph. Exotic materials, latest technology and stunning Italian styling make it more than just a motorcycle. This extraordinary bike, on sale at £49,999, deserves a place in any dream garage.
The F4CC is unique in its genre. Every item has been carefully designed then hand-built using special and exotic materials just about everywhere. The fairing is 100% carbon-fibre while the tailor-made filler cap comes from the aero industry. Italian styling can be seen in the deliberate contrast of painted areas and bare carbon-fibre, creating a striking work of modern motorcycle art. The instrument panel has customised graphics and the all-black seat is made from the exclusive Alcantara® material as used in supercars by Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati.
This exquisite motorcycle also comes with a limited edition Swiss made chronograph by Girard Perregaux (only 100 produced) together with an exclusive limited edition leather jacket by top Italian designer Trussardi. A boxed certificate of origin makes the delivery of this dream bike something very special. The UK machine bears the unique serial number of 10 out of 100 and is confirmed by a platinum plaque on the steering head.
With a price tag of just under £50,000 there is as much behind the fairing as in front, which justifies such a high figure. The F4 frame is made from chrome molybdenum that, whilst being very light, offers the rigidity that a superbike putting out more than 200 horses must have. The swing arm and frame plates are superlight magnesium. Not one item is made using traditional industrial methods. The pistons have been lightened and con-rod geometry changed, with all the engine internals made from exotic materials for each and every element. The intake and exhaust valves are still radial (a unique MV Agusta feature) but are now titanium and the intake valves are now 2mm bigger.
The new valve gear and valve seats are made by Del West, the American market leader in this sector and despite the incredibly high price of these components, they are perfect for a machine as exclusive as the F4CC.
All the protective meshes at the intake ducts and outlets at the tail are made from titanium. The same applies to the lower radiator and the four racing exhausts that form the classic organ pipe arrangement.
In fact, 90% of the components are hand-made specifically for the F4CC, this includes the fork ends, the footpegs (shim adjustable and "filed down" to reduce weight), the upper fork yoke and gear change and brake levers, keeping the weight down to an amazingly light 187 kilos.
The key to the F4CC engine performance lies with the revolutionary, patented Torque Shift System, designed to increase torque in the low to midrange, while still allowing for maximum horsepower at the top of the rev range. Suspension performance is the result of extensive research and close collaboration with expert riders. All the components at the front, like the enormous 50mm forks, are Marzocchi. The forks are carbon nitride treated to decrease friction, which also adds to the bike’s overall aggressive image. The racing mono-shock unit can be adjusted for rebound at both high and low speeds. In effect, the F4CC is fitted with racing suspension and official Brembo Racing monoblock brakes.
147 Kw (200 HP) at 12200 – Lim. 13000 r.p.m.
Four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve
Weber Marelli 5SM ignition
CrMoSteel tubular trellis (TIG welded)
L: 2007 mm x W: 685 mm