The MV Agusta F4 is a litre-class superbike and the flagship model in the Italian manufacturer’s line-up. One of the first MV Agusta models to be launched here, the F4 is the most technologically advanced model in the company’s range.
The MV Agusta F4 is a litre-class superbike and the flagship model in the Italian manufacturer’s line-up. One of the first MV Agusta models to be launched here, the F4 is the most technologically advanced model in the company’s range.Read more
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 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 191 kilograms. The F4 packs a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine, which delivers 192bhp and 111Nm of torque through a six-speed gearbox.
The electronics package comes with an eight-level traction control, torque control with four maps, anti-wheelie function, lean angle sensor and a torque shift system. The ABS system gets a Race Mode and RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation), which is basically prevents the rear wheel from lifting off during hard braking.
Though MV Agusta offers two more performance-focussed trims of the F4 in other countries, the Indian customers, for now, have to settle for the standard version. The F4 is available in two paint schemes – white ice pearl/ matt black and red/silver/matt black. It competes with the BMW S1000RR, Aprilia RSV4 R, Yamaha YZF-R1, Kawasaki ZX-10R and the Honda CBR1000R.