Additional photos of this F4 1000 Tamburini are available here for your perusal.
When MV Agusta released the F4 1000 in 2005, they released two limited edition models alongside the regular “S” bike. One was the AGO – the first 300 models built. The other was the Tamburini, a $42,695 sculpture named for the iconic designer who called this “My dream. My bike.” Just 300 were produced, 59 of which were imported to the US.
Top speed was 190.6 miles per hour thanks to 172 horsepower from the inline four engine. MV debuted their Torque Shift System, which was able to vary the intake trumpet length dependent on speed to maximize torque. All bodywork is carbon fiber, making this bike light (403 pounds) and gorgeous (see for yourself).
For more on this limited edition MV, check out this article on Cycle World, where author (and current Editor-in-Chief) Mark Hoyer says “there is a lot you can buy for $42,695. None of it is as beautiful or exciting as the MV Agusta F4 1000 Tamburini, a very special, limited-production version of the F4 1000 S, which itself already is a very special, limited-production motorcycle…if you want one, pick up the phone now. You may already be too late..”
This example (VIN: ZCGF511AB5V000263) is out of the 0-mile collection that we’ve been featuring over the last few months. However, the seller misplaced the MSO so it’s only offered with a Bill of Sale. It has never been registered before.
The sale includes the cover, a spare Yuasa battery, World Dealer Guide, Warranty Booklet, special parts catalog, Certificate of Authenticity, Owner’s Manual, and the production number plaque that you can affix to the triple tree.
Cycle World was only slightly kidding when they started their review with “set aside normal concerns. Disregard your financial status, ignore your personal comfort, forget about your future goals and sacrifice your retirement. You must have this motorcycle.” Not much has changed since, and this example stands out as one of the cleanest, lowest mileage Tamburinis you’ll ever see.