Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SPR. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
After MV Agusta was revived in the late ‘90s via the release of the Massimo Tamburini-designed masterpiece that was the F4 750, the elite Italian marque slowly continued developing its new flagship model in the years that followed. The three-quarter liter model culminated with the SPR. On top of updating the F4, MV also unleashed several small batches of elite limited edition variants such as the Senna, Neiman Marcus, and the SPR versions — the last of which was the fastest and most powerful three-quarter-liter F4 until it was eventually replaced by the 1,000cc version after 2004 (plus it was one of the most powerful 750’s money could buy at the time).
At the heart of the SPR was a liquid-cooled, Weber-Marelli fuel-injected, 749.4cc, four-stroke, DOHC, 16V, inline-four with a reinforced clutch and a six-speed close-ratio gearbox. Thanks to some massaging in the form of a new cylinder head, new inlet ducts, revised combustion chamber, and trick MAHLE pistons, the 414 lb SPR generated a very impressive 146 hp, 64 ft-lbs of torque, offered a top speed of over 170 mph, fired off standing quarter mile runs in under 11 seconds, and could rev up to 13,900 rpm.
Further distinguishing the SPR from the F4s that came before it was its bevy of carbon fiber pieces which included a carbon front fender, airbox sidecovers, upper and lower chain guards, and ignition cover. The special edition SPR also boasted a competition-style monoposto seating arrangement. The SPR also afforded its rider three separate final ratio drive setups to cater to different types of circuits, plus MV offered the “RG3” open exhaust system as an add-on, though the SPR did come with a special race-style, four-pipe, undertail, somehow street-legal exhaust.
The SPR’s steel tubular trellis chassis was mated to a set of TIN-treated inverted Marzocchi forks, while its single-sided swing-arm was linked to a Sachs mono-shock — both of which were fully adjustable. Slowing the limited edition MV were six-piston calipers chomping down on a set of drilled 310mm rotors, complimented by a four-pot unit biting a 210mm disc in back. The SPR rolled along on a set of polished “five-star” aluminum wheels, juxtaposed with a matte black livery with grey saddle and red highlights with a silver “SPR” logo adorning the fairing.
Though it’s been two full decades since its initial release, MV Agusta has overall given the F4 remarkably few cosmetic updates over its 20 years of production. After all, there’s been very little need to fix what’s not broken as the F4 has stood the test of time remarkably well — a feat helped along by the fact it happened to be pretty futuristic-looking at the time of release. So much so in fact, that the F4 SPR was featured in the 2004 science-fiction film I, Robot. The film was set in 2034, but the SPR looked right at home among a series of far-out concept vehicles depicted in the Will Smith flick.
Manufactured in October of 2003, this example is VIN: ZCGAGFLJ34V100565. The seller purchased this motorcycle as a project from us here at Iconic over one year ago.
Per the seller, they serviced the spark plugs, installed a new fuel pump filter, regulator and hoses, and changed the oil and filter.
The seller reports that this service work was performed in November of 2022.
Currently located in Santa Clarita, California, this MV Agusta is offered on a clean California title with current planned non-op registration. Have any 750 SPR stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!