MV Agusta F4 Strada - Road Test

Is $19,000 Too Much For A Piece Of Motorcycling History? When The Bike Actually Works, The Answer Is No

By Marc Cook, Photography by Kevin Wing
MSRP $18,895
Warranty two years, unlimited miles
Colors red/silver
ENGINE
Type liquid-cooled inline-four
Valve arrangement dohc, 16v
Bore x stroke 73.8 x 43.8mm
Displacement 749cc
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Carburetion fuel injection, TKmm
  throttle bodies
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive #530 chain
CHASSIS
Frame steel-tube and aluminum castings
Weight 480 lb. (wet)
  445 lb. (fuel tank empty)
Fuel capacity 5.8 gal. (22L)
Suspension, front 49mm cartridge fork
  adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Suspension, rear single shock adjustable
  for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brake, front dual six-piston calipers,
  310mm discs
Brake, rear single four-piston caliper, 210mm disc
Tire, front 120/65ZR17
  Pirelli Dragon Evo
Tire, rear 190/50ZR17
  Pirelli Dragon Evo

Details, Details
Gorgeous bodywork comes off with quarter-turn fasteners
Spring-loaded sidestand means you'll probably have to use those fasteners
Dreadful mirrors
No under-seat storage but you can amuse yourself with the flip-up tail section
Dual projector headlamps perform exceptionally well

Performance

PERFORMANCE
Corrected 1/4-mile* 11.09 sec. @ 128.0 mph
0-60 mph 3.52 sec.
0-100 mph 7.47 sec.
Top-gear roll on, 60-80 mph 4.86 sec.
Power to weight ratio** 5.67 lb./hp
Fuel mileage (low/high/average) 29/40/33
Cruising range (exc. reserve) 165 miles

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