MV Agusta F4 | Poetry in Motion | First Ride

The Italians Still Have a Lock on Motorcycle Art

By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro

The "World's Most Beautiful Motorcycle" gets a host of aesthetic and mechanical upgrades to help it retain its title.

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Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 998cc
Bore x stroke 76.0 x 55.0mm
Compression 13.1:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 186 bhp @ 12,900 rpm
Claimed torque 84 lb.-ft. @ 9500 rpm
Frame Composite tubular-steel and aluminum with single-sided aluminum swingarm
Front suspension 50mm Marzocchi inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston Monobloc calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo four-piston caliper, 210mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear tire 190/50ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rake/trail 23.5°/4.0 in.
Seat height 32.7 in.
Wheelbase 56.3 in.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 423 lbs.
Colors Red/silver, black/gray
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Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.

MV Agusta USA
2300 Maryland Rd.
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
The same fabulous F4, but with a fiercer look and a gentler ride.

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