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MV Agusta F4 RR

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Key specs
  • Displacement998 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight190 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 36,53,380

MV Agusta F4 RR is now discontinued in India.

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MV Agusta F4 RR Summary

F4 RR key highlights

Engine Capacity 998 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 190 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
Seat Height 830 mm
Max Power 192.3 bhp

About F4 RR

The original F4 1000 was designed by the celebrated Italian automotive designer, Massimo Tamburini, over a decade ago. Such was the artistic impact of the F4 1000 that the 2016 model still carries considerable influence of the original model.

The front of the F4 gets a diamond-shaped headlamp flanked by two guide lights, while lines have been sharpened to improve the aerodynamics. The trademark four-pipe exhaust system peeps out from under the pillion seat. The MV Agusta F4 RR is built on a steel tubular trellis-frame, with a single-sided aluminium swingarm. The lightweight CrMo (Chromium Molybdenum) construction of the frame has helped MV Agusta restrict the bike’s dry weight to just 190kgs. The F4 RR packs a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine, which delivers 198bhp and 111Nm of torque through a six-speed gearbox. The peak rev limit has been raised to 14,000rpm.

The F4 RR gets a slight power bump and a host of more technology. Suspension components on the non-RR F4 are top-shelf items from names such as Marzocchi and Sachs, but the RR takes it to a whole new level with an electronically-adjusted Öhlins monoshock and 43mm, inverted front forks. Components on both ends come with manual, spring-preload adjusters and 4.7 inches of wheel travel. Additionally, an electronic interface allows you to choose between pre-set compression and rebound maps. These maps come bound to the Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS), but you have the option of changing the suspension map independently in response to changing driving conditions. The steering damper can also be manually adjusted, or left on automatic to adjust steering stiffness electronically based on bike speed.

The MV Agusta F4 RR is available in two colours – White Ice Pearl/Metal Black Carbon and Avio Grey/Black Carbon.
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MV Agusta F4 RR Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Offers exclusive appeal 
    • Good quality components 
    • Performance-focused engine
  • Could be Better

    • Can get wider service network 
    • Can be difficult to ride in the city

BikeWale's Take

The MV Agusta F4 RR is a full-fledged performance focused motorcycle. It gets a potent engine and top notch quality components. However, the committed riding position means it could be difficult to ride in the city. It could also do better with wider service network.   

MV Agusta F4 RR Review

They'll call it ‘Motorcycle art’, if you ask MV Agusta. We’re inclined to agree, too – meet the MV Agusta F4R, the ‘mid-spec’ variant in the F4 range. Not as expensive as the F4RR, mind, but just as capable. This isn’t available any more, but there isn’t much of a difference between the F4 and F4R other than a graphics job and the more expensive one getting an easily-adjustable rear Ohlins shock.

What is it?

‘Motorcycle art’, if you ask MV Agusta. We’re inclined to agree, too – meet the MV Agusta F4R, the ‘mid-spec’ variant in the F4 range. Not as expensive as the F4RR, mind, but just as capable. This isn’t available any more, but there isn’t much of a difference between the F4 and F4R other than a graphics job and the more expensive one getting an easily-adjustable rear Ohlins shock.

How does it ride?

Like an old-school litre-class supersports motorcycle. It puts you arse-over-tits, and on a racetrack that is a great thing. We weren’t on a racetrack, and so were less than amused by it. That said, the easily adjustable suspension does wonders for its ride quality. The seat is the narrowest one we’ve seen on an inline-four motorcycle, a function of the narrowest four-pot motor in the business. There are electronics to ostensibly help you, but you get a switchable quickshifter, two levels of ABS and eight levels of traction control. You’re supposed to know the rest.

The engine is creamy smooth and lugs hard from nearly the bottom of the rev range. There is a step at 10,000rpm, and of course throttle response is way too aggressive in Sport mode (it wheelies in third if you sneeze, believe you me), but that said, it is very easy to get into trouble with the amount of speed this motorcycle can work up to. The perks of having 192bhp on tap, eh? The brakes are fantastic, though, so shedding speed is equally easy.

Anything else I should know?

Attention to detail, thy name is MV Agusta. They’ve made the cylinder head red, then covered it with the fairing so you don’t notice it unless you’re at the perfect angle to the engine. There are running lamps in the lip of the fairing as well as in the headlamp unit itself which you won’t notice except at night. However, it looks like MV got so carried away with the details that they forgot to step back and look at the motorcycle in its entirety, the way they did with the F3. I know I’m badmouthing what is widely accepted to be the most beautiful motorcycle in the business, but remember that the design has been essentially unchanged for two entire decades. They’ve updated it, with the projector headlamp and the square exhaust tips, but the updation has also made it an ever-so-slightly confused design. MV forgot to update the display, though; it has graphics that took me back to the reign of Nokia in the Indian mobile phone space.

It also has the turning radius of an aircraft carrier, thanks to the handlebars that make your thumb hit the fairing when you turn it. Oh, and you need to be at least six feet tall to ride it around. I’m six feet tall, and there were a fair number of times when I needed help to back up the motorcycle because of the seat height. The seat height also contributes to the nervousness when you take those U turns, and there’s always the reminder that you’re riding an exotic to take the nervousness a level higher. 

The seat and tank are too slippery to leave you comfortable for anything other than a short ride – this slipperiness is wonderful when you’re sliding from side to side for the corners, but on a regular ride, it is very uncomfortable.


Should I buy one?

This is a demanding motorcycle – you need to have Rs 35 lakh or so handy to buy it. You also need the leg length of a supermodel and the muscle of an athlete to ride it in traffic. But you’ll be an instant celebrity with it, too, because you’ll be on bonafide exotica.


Where does it fit in?

Right on the line that divides ‘motorcycles’ and ‘art’, like MV says. There is no real competition – the Ducati Panigale 1299 runs it close, and any of the Japanese 1000cc supersport motorcycles (special mention: Ninja) can outmanoeuvre it around a track, but you don’t pay this much money for a motorcycle. Where the F4 distinguishes itself is in the fact that whether you’re riding it or not, whether it is parked in your garage or in your living room, you and everyone around you will appreciate it.

Gear check

1. Arai Astro-IQ Second in the Arai street models hierarchy, the Astro-IQ is a comfortable, stable helmet at any speed. Price: 50,000 

2. Alpinestars T-GP R Air A textile jacket that is a good middle ground between the protection of a textile jacket with the cooling of a mesh jacket thanks to the well-designed airflow, the T-GP Plus is one of the better jackets for an Indian summer. Price: Rs 16,500 (T-GP Plus Air)

3. Cortech by Tour Master Injector gloves These full-length gloves are a cross between a touring glove and a racing glove. Has moulded plastic for knuckle protection, a leather back and perforated leather in between the fingers for ventilation. A fleece liner will keep you warm during the winter - but is surprisingly good during the summer as well. Price: Rs 8700 before shipping and duties (Impulse RR)

4. Joe Rocket Phoenix 2.0 pants Mesh is a wonderful thing in our heat, and the Joe Rocket Phoenix mesh pants manage an ideal combination of protection via the removable armour and airflow. Price: 9600 (Phoenix Ion)

5. Alpinestars SMX-6 boots A full-length road-going boot, the SMX-6 has perforations all along the front of the boot, giving it great ventilation. It is comfortable enough to wear all day long. Price: Rs 21,500

Photography by Kapil Angane


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  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 192.3 bhp @ 13,400 rpm

    Max Torque 110.8 Nm @ 9,600 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 998 cc

    Cylinders 4

    Bore 79 mm

    Stroke 50 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 13.4:1

    Ignition Integrated Ignition

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch Wet Multi-Disc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed 297.5 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 200/55 - ZR 17 M/C (78 W)

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 210 mm

    Calliper Type 4 piston front, 2 piston rear

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Telescopic Hydraulic Fork

    Rear Suspension Sinlge Shock Absorbers

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 190 kg

    Overall Length 2,115 mm

    Overall Width 750 mm

    Wheelbase 1,430 mm

    Ground Clearance 115 mm

    Seat Height 830 mm

    Overall Height --

    Chassis Type Steel Tubular Trellis

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

Battery12V - 8.6Ah

Headlight Type--

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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