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At the turn of the millennium, the MV Agusta brand was revived with the release of a new flagship, the 750cc F4. Penned by the great Massimo Tamburini, the F4 boasted a ground-breaking design that redefined the modern superbike. In the years that followed, the F4 underwent a series of revisions and model updates, though the bike’s incredible aesthetics went largely unchanged.
Underneath the proverbial hood, however, progress was constant. What started out as a three-quarter-liter engine was replaced with an increasingly potent liquid-cooled, 998cc, four-stroke, 16-valve, DOHC radial valve, four-cylinder mill, and in August of 2006, an F4 1000 R achieved the title of world’s fastest 1,000cc production motorcycle when it clocked a speed of 185.882mph on the dried bed of the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Successor to the F4 1000 S, the 1000 R not only featured a 174hp motor, but also utilized a reworked chrome-molybdenum steel tube chassis and top-of-the-line running gear including 50mm upside-down carbon-nitride coated Marzocchi forks, Sachs mono-shock, and radial-mount monoblocs and forged aluminum rims from Brembo. For more on what it’s like to ride the F4 1000 R, check out this First Ride review from Motorcyclist magazine about the 2007 model.
This 2007 F4 example (VIN: ZCGAKFGM77V200398) is in stellar condition and features a myriad of tasteful aftermarket pieces. This includes anodized grips and levers, anodized reservoir caps, carbon-fiber instrument housing, upgraded seat, HID headlight with integrated turn signals, tail tidy and integrated rear signals, and a gorgeous aftermarket undertail four-pipe exhaust. The stock thermoplastic bodywork has also been replaced with carbon fiber panels (held via Dzus fasteners), which pairs quite well with the stock tank and the rest of the bike’s black livery.
This Italian superbike suffers from a few scratches (all of which can be seen in the photos). It also has scratches on the ends of the master cylinder reservoirs. Since leaving the factory in Varese, only 6,000-or-so miles have been put on this exclusive motorcycle, and with new tires and a fresh oil change, it’s ready to have some mileage put on it by its next owner.
The gorgeous Tamburini-designed bodywork complemented by a single-sided swing-arm and arguably one of the best looking exhaust systems of all time collectively help to cement the F4’s legendary status. The epitome of two-wheeled exotica, MV Agusta’s F4 is a must-have for any collector of contemporary Italian machinery.