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2016 MV Agusta F4 RC
2016 MV Agusta F4 RC

2016 MV Agusta F4 RC
2016 MV Agusta F4 RC

2016 MV Agusta F4 RC
2016 MV Agusta F4 RC

2016 MV Agusta F4 RC
2016 MV Agusta F4 RC

2016 MV Agusta F4 RC
2016 MV Agusta F4 RC

2016 MV Agusta F4 RC
2016 MV Agusta F4 RC



2016 MV Agusta F4 RC Review

2016 MV Agusta F4 RC on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The courage of far-sighted technical choices. The allure of a brand with a unique history. And: the triumphs in the Supersport category. Experience and progress, race by race, with the ultrafast derivatives of series-production bikes…

Racing against time. Your time. Striving, with every lap, for a better line. Going all-out to shave off a few thousandths more. It matters little whether you’re a champion, or have been, or if you ever will be. What counts on the track is heart: the thumping pulse that measures the intensity of the feel for the bike. Adrenalin on every straight, in every corner, feeding the euphoria that powers the passion. Pure passion for a unique, legendary bike: the MV Agusta F4 RC.

All this, and much more, swathed in the seductive, streamlined carbon fibre fairing of the most powerful, fastest and hardest-hitting F4 ever built. Built to race. To weave around Superbike racetracks. And ignite the dreams of even the most demanding enthusiasts.
RC, Reparto Corse: every detail, even where of no apparent significance, has been conceived, designed and built with the sole purpose of providing maximum race competitiveness. And, therefore, maximum road riding pleasure.

The new F4 RC is the sharp end of a project that began with the first incredible F4. The model that put MV Agusta back in the spotlight, changing the sports bike concept forever. Acclaimed, coveted and loved by motorcyclists the world over.

A flawless blend of style and substance, this bike has gone from strength to strength while remaining ever-faithful to the panache and technology that make it so unique.

The culmination of that development is the F4 RC. Produced in a limited edition of just 250 bikes, each F4 RC comes complete with a certificate of authenticity and a comprehensive special components kit that provides an awesome power peak of 212 hp at 13,600 rpm.

At the same time, this version, which joins the standard and RR line-up, is gearing up for success in the 2015 Superbike World Championship. Justapproved race regulations, in fact, drastically limit the modifications that can be made to production models. Consequently, to have a bike that will be extremely competitive right from the first world championship race, technical specifications need to be defined with near-manic attention to detail.

Exclusiveness is one of the distinguishing traits of the F4 RC. A bike that is unique at first glance, thanks also to a great choice of graphics and an eye-catching color scheme that immediately marks it out as a thoroughbred. The striking livery – evidently designed for the racetrack – features an attentiongrabbing combination of color and trim that emphasises the bike’s instantly recognisable lines and exceptional technical components. And those who want a color scheme identical to that used on the bikes competing in the Superbike World Championship need only choose their own personal race number on the front and lower fairing. Performance and lightness: the pursuit of these goals has been boundless, with work being carried out on every component in every possible area.
The new F4 RC is limited to 250 units and each is numbered and supplied with a certificate, the bike includes a “ready to race” component kit with everything needed to configure the bike to be used exclusively on race circuits.




2016 MV Agusta F4 RC www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

High End

With a limited-edition production run of just 250 bikes, the F4 RC is a handassembled gem, put together by a team of specialists to
ensure optimisation of every component and maximum uniformity between one bike and another. The certificate of authenticity
makes it as unique and exclusive as its every detail.

On a racing bike, the number one enemy is weight. To get it down, you need to reduce, where possible, the number of components.
Or you need to precision-machine materials of only the highest quality. The F4 RC MV Agusta takes the latter approach. A few examples: 11 magnesium covers, 11 carbon fibre parts, a crankshaft lightened by 487grams and 333 titanium bolts, feather-light and glittering gold and silver.

On a racing bike, the wheels are an essential element to racing success. Less weight means less gyroscopic inertia, faster changes of direction, better lap times. It’s also important that, in addition to being light, they are beautiful and made of forged aluminium. So you can relish the panache and the performance. Just perfect for mounting high spec tyres with compounds that need heating – with tyre warmers, of course, a must for any self-respecting track day devotee.

Pro riders know they can count on the name Öhlins. That’s why the F4 RC features a USD NIX 30 fork with TiN coating, separate hydraulic adjustment of compression and rebound and adjustable spring pre-load. At the rear there’s an Ohlins TTX 36 shock absorber with piggyback reservoir, with manual compression rebound adjustment effected via anodised aluminium knobs. Öhlins also supplies the steering damper, a real detail set between the frame and tank.

 

WSBK replica

 

A 212 hp legend. This is the MV Agusta F4 RC. The bike built by Reparto Corse and ridden by Leon Camier. The bike for those
seeking their place in motorcycling history.

On a competition bike the exhaust system needs to fulfil two criteria: increase engine efficiency and power and reduce overall motorcycle weight. On the F4 RC , as on every MV Agusta, it does both admirably. It also adds another must-have quality: captivating beauty. Three qualities that have brought about highperformance partnerships with Termignoni and a real artist in the
motorcycle industry, Magneti Marelli, the supplier of the control unit.

The F4 RC is the essence of lightness and rationality. Everything has been designed with speed inmind. Every instant, on the track or
in the pit, consists of vital fractions of a second. Yet even seemingly secondary design features can help riders claw back those precious split seconds. Such as the quick-release fuel cap: ultra-light and CNC-machined, this is the same as the Reparto Corse
one used on Camier’s bike.

The F4 RC is a bike more than capable of gliding silently along public roads. Yet it can quickly be transformed into a clone, also
in performance terms, of the MV Agusta F4 Reparto Corse ridden by Leon Camier. The magic takes place when the special
conversion box is opened. Inside lies a kit ready to transform road animal into track beast: exhaust, dedicated control unit, and rear seat cover to turn it into a streamlined single-seater. Ergal fairing plugs and fuel cap, bike cover and the must-have certificate of authenticity.

 

Winning number.

The F4 RC offers something else usually reserved for pro riders: the choice of a race number (except for numbers 1 and 12, for
reasons linked to the collectors’ market and the brand history). Let us suggest a few numbers sported by famous MV Agusta
riders: #2 Leon Camier, #4 Phil Read, #29 Mike Hailwood, #62 John Surtees, obviously before their bikes took on the
number 1 attributed to every world champion.

All limited-edition F4 bikes can be recognised by this particular feature, introduced in 1999 with the first F4 Serie Oro. Personal numbering was inaugurated by founder Claudio Castiglioni to enhance the authenticity and exclusiveness of MV Agusta motorcycles.
A tradition that continues with the F4 RC, a true F4 that’s a record-breaker in terms of power and lightness – and also the first bike born out of the partnership with Mercedes-AMG. Enough to make it an instantly collectable classic.

The F4 RC engine is an inimitable gem that lies firmly in the domain of limited-edition exclusivity. Each internal component – such
as pistons, gudgeon pins and crankshaft – has been designed to be as light as possible. The same philosophy has been extended to
the gears and camshafts, all hand-finished with machine tools. Externally, titanium and magnesium play a key role. The former
has been used to make all the fasteners, the latter all the exterior covers. No F4 has ever received so much care and attention.

As is the tradition, the F4 RC features radial titanium valves and, thanks to outstanding engine tuning, reaches a maximum power
of 205 hp at 13,600 rpm (212 hp on the kit version with exhaust system and dedicated control unit) against a torque of 111 Nm at
9600 rpm. The fuel delivery system features two injectors per cylinder, arranged on two banks: the upper one with the higher flow
uses Magneti Marelli components, the lower one features 4 Mikuni injectors. The electronic control unit manages the full Ride-By-Wire system.

 

 

 

2016 MV Agusta F4 RC www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE


The 4-cylinder Corsa Corta engine with central timing chain and radial valves has undergone a series of modifications aimed at reducing the already-low overall weight and boosting performance. This compact power unit is characterised by a 79 mm bore and a 50.9 mm stroke. Hand-assembled to ensure optimisation of all components and maximum uniformity among the 250 F4 RC bikes that will be coming off the production line, each motorcycle features radial valves, a technical tradition that began with the very first F4 engine. Those same valves, both intake and exhaust, are each moved by a spring to reduce total moving masses and make it easier to achieve the extremely high RC-standard engine revs. Already redesigned for the most recent F4 version, the lubrication circuit ensures outstanding reliability whatever the riding conditions, even in the most demanding situations so typical of racing. In order to further reduce weight, MV Agusta has employed a series of components in magnesium alloy, a material used, most importantly, for the cylinder head cover yet also on the clutch, chain, removable gearboxselector, labyrinth blow-by, alternator, ABS pick up sump and lubricating filter and oil duct support flange covers. All-titanium bolts and screws, which have saved 1.1 kg, sharpen the personality of the F4 RC further, giving the technical content a decidedly racing flavour. And, as you’d expect from a real Superbike, the quest to lighten the machine has gone much further: pistons, rods, and crankshaft have all been designed to be as light as possible. Meticulous work has been carried out on all internal steel parts, including numerous gear components and, of course, the camshafts, all of which have been given a thorough overhaul using sophisticated machining tools to remove, quite literally, every redundant gram. The head features new intake and exhaust ducts that, together with all the other changes, have increased maximum power further to 205 hp at 13,450 rpm (212 hp on the kit version with exhaust system and dedicated control unit) against a torque of 115 Nm at 9300 rpm. As stated, the intake has been modified by designing new ducts. The 50 mm throttle bodies have been integrated in the TSS variable-length intake system. The injectors are arranged on two banks: the upper one uses specific Magneti Marelli components that offer high performance in terms of fuel delivery; the lower bank instead features 4 Mikuni injectors. To maximise efficiency, silicone cooling circuit hoses have been employed.

 

ELECTRONICS


Electronic support is both complete and effective thanks to MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) technology, specifically developed by MV Agusta for all its models. The ELDOR electronic control unit manages the complete Ride-By-Wire system (with redundant circuits) and the 4 engine maps. There is also plenty of scope for parameter adjustment.
•throttle sensitivity
•maximum torque
•engine braking
•engine response
•rev limiter

The inertial platform with lean angle sensor uses three gyroscopes and three accelerometers, plus the ABS pick up ring, to gather all the data, which is then algorithm-processed to determine required traction control (which has an 8-level setting range and can also be disabled). The EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift) system allows clutchless gear changes, speeding up shifts significantly and resulting in shorter lap times.

 

FRAME AND SUSPENSION


Throughout the history of the F4, the frame has played a vital role: devised to combine the advantages of different design solutions, its success gradually saw it extended to the entire MV Agusta range. On the F4 RC the CrMo tubular steel trellis frame is TIG-welded by hand; the lower part is finished off with aluminium alloy plates on which a seat has been machined to insert the singleside swingarm pin, the fulcrum of which can be height-adjusted. Compared to the F4 RR, basic measurements remain unaltered: 1,430 mm wheelbase, steering head angle (23.5°) and single-sided swingarm length (565 mm).
The choice of suspension set-up shows the extent to which the F4 RC has been inspired by racing – and built to race. Fork, rear shock and steering damper are, in fact, mechanical instead of electronic : more detail is , the front fork is a TiN-coated Ohlins USD NIX 30 with separate hydraulic adjustment of compression (left stanchion) and rebound (right stanchion), plus spring pre-load adjustment. At the rear there is an Ohlins TTX 36 shock absorber with piggyback reservoir: manual compression/rebound adjustment is effected via the anodised aluminium knobs. Similarly, the steering damper, also made by Ohlins, can be mechanically adjusted too. Thanks to the absence of the control unit and actuators needed on electronically controlled suspension, the weight of the F4 RC has been reduced even further.
The unique components of this version are further highlighted by widespread adoption of carbon fibre on the side panels, lower fairing, rear mudguard and front mudguard spoiler, upper and lower chain guard, the upper airbox section and the left and right intake covers.
Made of forged aluminium alloy, the wheels have been designed and built exclusively for this model. Even the battery – a light lithium (Li-Po) 12.8 V 4 Ah unit – is model-specific. Foot controls are also new: peg positions are adjustable and the shift lever features a sensor for fast gear changes.


WEIGHT AND KIT

To see just how exclusive the new F4 RC is, just take a look at the figures: to start with, it weighs a full 7 kg less than the F4 RR. And that’s not all: the price includes a complete track riding kit which cuts weight by another 6 kg, pushing total weight savings up to an impressive 13 kg. With the assembly of specific components, such as the titanium Termignoni exhaust system with dedicated control unit, the bike reaches an exceptionally high maximum power of 212 hp at 13600 rpm.

The kit includes:
•Termignoni exhaust system in titanium, with carbon fibre heat guard;
•dedicated control unit;
•carbon fibre rear seat cowl for single-seater use;
•quick-release tank cap;
•red anodized Ergal plugs to be applied after removal of rear view mirrors;
•certification demonstrating that each motorcycle belongs to a limited edition of just 250 units;
•personalised motorcycle cover;

 

BRAKES


The braking system confirms the degree of excellence seen on the F4 RR: a pair of 320 mm front discs with steel braking rotors and monobloc Brembo M50 callipers with dedicated radial pump provide unbeatable performance, weight and stiffness.
At the rear a 4-piston calliper and 210 mm disc are mounted.


 


 


 

2016 MV Agusta F4 RC – www.Totalmotorcycle.com North American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $46000 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CDN

ENGINE
Type Four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C”, radial valve
Total displacement 998 cm3 (60.9 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 13.4:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 50.9 mm (3.1 in. x 2.0 in.)
Max. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 158.0 kW (212 hp) at 13.600 r.p.m.
151,0 kW (205 hp)*** at 13.450 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m. 115,0 Nm (11,7 kgm) at 9.300 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with
eight injectors (4 lower fuel injectors by Mikuni +
4 upper fuel injectors by Magneti Marelli with
increased fuel flow). Engine control unit Eldor
EM2.0, throttle body full drive by wire Mikuni,
pencil-coil with ion-sensing technology, control
of detonation and misfire – Torque control with
four maps, Traction Control with eight levels
of intervention with lean angle sensor – TSS
Torque Shift System employing variable length
intake runners
Electronic quick-shift MV EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift)
Clutch Wet, multi-disc with back torque limiting device
and Brembo radial pump/lever assembly
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 48/82
Gear ratio
First gear: Speed 14/37
Second gear: Speed 16/33
Third gear: Speed 18/31
Fourth gear: Speed 20/30
Fifth gear: Speed 22/29
Sixth gear: Speed 21/25
Final drive ratio 15/41
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage 12 V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery Li-po 12.8 V – 4.0 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Wheelbase 1430 mm (56.27 in.)
Overall length 2115 mm (83.30 in.)
Overall width 750 mm (29.51 in.)
Saddle height 830 mm (32.68 in.)
Min. ground clearance 115 mm (4.52 in.)
Trail 100,4 mm (3.93 in.)
Dry weight 175 kg (385.80 lbs.) – 183 kg (403.45 lbs.)***
Fuel tank capacity 17 l (4.49 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 302 km/h (187.65 mph)
FRAME
Type CrMo Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy – Adjustable swingarm
pivot height
FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Öhlins USD front fork, NIX 30 type with TIN
coating on inner tubes, left compression and right
rebound manual adjustment, top out spring.
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 124 mm (4.88 in.)
REAR SUSPENSION
Type Öhlins progressive, TTX36 twin tube rear shock
absorber with piggyback resevoir, compression
and rebound adjusted with anodized aluminium
adjustment knobs
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 120 mm (4.72 in.)
BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm
(Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc
and aluminium flange Brembo radial
pump/level assembly
Front brake caliper Brembo GP radial-type, single-piece with 4
pistons Ø 30 mm (Ø 1.18 in.)
Rear brake Single steel disc with Ø 210 mm (Ø 8.27 in.) dia.
Rear brake caliper Nissin with 4 pistons – Ø 25.4 mm (Ø 1.00 in.)
ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM
(Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)
WHEELS
Front: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 3,50 ” x 17 ”
Rear: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 6,00 ” x 17 ”
TYRES
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 200/55 – ZR 17 M/C (78 W)
FAIRING
Material Carbon fiber and thermoplastic
CONTENTS
Steering damper Öhlins linear telescopic, manual adjustment
Rider’s footpegs Adjustable height
Exclusive features Light crankshaft – Cylinder head with new
intake ducts – Magnesium engine covers
Light pistons and rods – Titanium bolts, screws
and fasteners – Limited Edition
KIT RACING PARTS
Termignoni Titanium exhaust pipe system with
mapped ECU – Carbon fibre passenger seat
cover – Anodizing aluminium caps for rear mirror
seats – Dedicated bike cover – Certificate of origin




 

2016 MV Agusta F4 RC – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £30999 GBP (On the road charges of £300 apply to the quoted prices)

ENGINE
Type Four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C”, radial valve
Total displacement 998 cm3 (60.9 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 13.4:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 50.9 mm (3.1 in. x 2.0 in.)
Max. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 158.0 kW (212 hp) at 13.600 r.p.m.
151,0 kW (205 hp)*** at 13.450 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m. 115,0 Nm (11,7 kgm) at 9.300 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with
eight injectors (4 lower fuel injectors by Mikuni +
4 upper fuel injectors by Magneti Marelli with
increased fuel flow). Engine control unit Eldor
EM2.0, throttle body full drive by wire Mikuni,
pencil-coil with ion-sensing technology, control
of detonation and misfire – Torque control with
four maps, Traction Control with eight levels
of intervention with lean angle sensor – TSS
Torque Shift System employing variable length
intake runners
Electronic quick-shift MV EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift)
Clutch Wet, multi-disc with back torque limiting device
and Brembo radial pump/lever assembly
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 48/82
Gear ratio
First gear: Speed 14/37
Second gear: Speed 16/33
Third gear: Speed 18/31
Fourth gear: Speed 20/30
Fifth gear: Speed 22/29
Sixth gear: Speed 21/25
Final drive ratio 15/41
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage 12 V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery Li-po 12.8 V – 4.0 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Wheelbase 1430 mm (56.27 in.)
Overall length 2115 mm (83.30 in.)
Overall width 750 mm (29.51 in.)
Saddle height 830 mm (32.68 in.)
Min. ground clearance 115 mm (4.52 in.)
Trail 100,4 mm (3.93 in.)
Dry weight 175 kg (385.80 lbs.) – 183 kg (403.45 lbs.)***
Fuel tank capacity 17 l (4.49 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 302 km/h (187.65 mph)
FRAME
Type CrMo Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy – Adjustable swingarm
pivot height
FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Öhlins USD front fork, NIX 30 type with TIN
coating on inner tubes, left compression and right
rebound manual adjustment, top out spring.
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 124 mm (4.88 in.)
REAR SUSPENSION
Type Öhlins progressive, TTX36 twin tube rear shock
absorber with piggyback resevoir, compression
and rebound adjusted with anodized aluminium
adjustment knobs
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 120 mm (4.72 in.)
BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm
(Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc
and aluminium flange Brembo radial
pump/level assembly
Front brake caliper Brembo GP radial-type, single-piece with 4
pistons Ø 30 mm (Ø 1.18 in.)
Rear brake Single steel disc with Ø 210 mm (Ø 8.27 in.) dia.
Rear brake caliper Nissin with 4 pistons – Ø 25.4 mm (Ø 1.00 in.)
ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM
(Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)
WHEELS
Front: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 3,50 ” x 17 ”
Rear: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 6,00 ” x 17 ”
TYRES
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 200/55 – ZR 17 M/C (78 W)
FAIRING
Material Carbon fiber and thermoplastic
CONTENTS
Steering damper Öhlins linear telescopic, manual adjustment
Rider’s footpegs Adjustable height
Exclusive features Light crankshaft – Cylinder head with new
intake ducts – Magnesium engine covers
Light pistons and rods – Titanium bolts, screws
and fasteners – Limited Edition
KIT RACING PARTS
Termignoni Titanium exhaust pipe system with
mapped ECU – Carbon fibre passenger seat
cover – Anodizing aluminium caps for rear mirror
seats – Dedicated bike cover – Certificate of origin



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