The MV Agusta F4 was born to race. The superbike has been a speed demon from its birth in 1998. Massimo Tamburini, who also designed the Ducati 916, was picked by the Italian manufacturer to design the F4. Trivia buffs take note: 10 2001 MV Agusta F4 750S were sold in the famed Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog; purchasers also received a one-day class taught by former racer Keith Code at California Superbike School and VIP tickets to the International Superbike Classic at Laguna Seca Raceway.
The 2010 F4, with its lighter parts and sleek appearance, continues - no, enhances - what riders have come to expect from a superbike that enthusiasts consider to be the world’s most beautiful motorcycle. The lighter weight - the body is thermoplastic and the frame is chromium molybdenum - makes it nimbler to ride. A redesigned chassis makes it more aerodynamic than previous models. With a top speed of 305 mph, the F4 is no slouch on the track, either. The 2010 F4 is 22 pounds slimmer than the 2009 model; at 186 hp, it is also 12 hp faster than its predecessor. The gas tank is four liters smaller and made of rotational nylon, thus contributing to the overall lighter weight of the bike. The digital instrument panel is new. It is easier to read and can be adjusted for day or night riding - no more squinting to read it when the sun is shining on the panel. Other new features include a redesigned oil circuit and water cooling system, a wider and more comfortable seat, and a restyled exhaust system.
The F4 has six speeds, but only racers will use the highest gears, as the lowest gears provide more than enough power for freeway riding. The superbike goes 155 mph in fourth gear. It has frequently been described as the ""ultimate production superbike"" because of its speed, beauty and overall performance. MV Agusta itself describes its masterpiece as ""a pure moving work of art."" Available in red, black, and dark gray, all combined with silver, the F4 is considered state-of-the-art in motorcycle manufacturing. The 2010 F4 pushes the limits of endurance for both machine and man.