2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 Review

2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44

2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44

44 TIMES EXCLUSIVE.

2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 Review on Total Motorcycle:

Three Time F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, and MV Agusta have collaborated to design a brand new bike, the F4 LH44. This partnership follows the success of their first project on the Dragster RR LH.

The F4 LH44 is an offshoot of the F4 RC which is derived directly from the MV Agusta Reparto Corse Superbike, the pinnacle of Italian 4-cylinder performance. Hence, the Corsa Corta engine (bore 79 mm, stroke 50.9 mm) with central timing chain and radial valves, which on this version puts out a maximum power of 205 hp (151 kW). The bike comes with a kit that includes a titanium silencer and dedicated control unit, boosting power by 7 hp to 212 hp (158 kW). It also features Lewis Hamilton’s eye-catching Panther logo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

MV Agusta F4 LH44:
•Type: Four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve
•Bore x stroke: 79 mm x 50.9 mm (3.1 in. x 2.0 in.)
•Max. power: 151,0 kW (205 hp) at 13.450 r.p.m. – 158.0 kW (212 hp) at 13.600 r.p.m.***
•Max. torque – r.p.m.: 115,0 Nm (11,7 kgm) at 9.300 r.p.m.
•Dry weight: 183 kg (403.45 lbs.) – 175 kg (385.80 lbs.)***
•Tyres: front Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W) – rear Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/70 – ZR 17 M/C (78 W)

“I am very excited to continue my partnership with MV Agusta. I love working with Giovanni and the guys at MV Agusta, their passion for engineering and attention to detail produces stunning, original looking bikes. My projects with MV Agusta are a great way to combine my love of riding bikes with my interest in creative design process so I am very much involved with the CRC design team throughout.

“I am particularly excited to introduce my new bike, the F4 LH44. It looks quite stunning and I had the pleasure of riding on track a few weeks ago in Italy, it feels great and combines the best of both worlds, a race bike for the road! There will be 44 bikes produced so I hope the lucky owners will love it as much as I do”. (Lewis Hamilton)

The customisation that led to the creation of the F4 LH44 was based on a continuous, direct, dialogue between the British Formula 1 champion and the CRC (Castiglioni Research Center) workshop where every MV Agusta takes shape. Ideas, suggestions, preferences, perception: the creative process was long, with attention paid to the bike’s every last detail. Each individual idea was meticulously assessed and checked in terms of its feasibility, flair and functionality. Thorough analysis and creative comparison have made the F4 LH44 much more than just a custom project: it is, rather, an unprecedented, unrepeatable interpretation of the F4.

The first distinctive feature is the colour scheme, the result of close teamwork with Lewis Hamilton. The candy apple red fairing and pearl white chassis makes an elegant impact, enhancing the sensational design of the F4 and highlighting this Italian Superbike Replica’s racing pedigree. This red colouring, one of many unique features on the F4 LH44, is achieved with an exclusive, premium technique that uses ink-based paints as opposed to traditional colour bases. The pearl white that cloaks the TIG-welded hand-built CrMo steel trellis frame was also chosen for the sophisticated detail of the lower front fairing.

A touch of dynamism that unites the black graphics along the fairing and continues in the sub-fairing and onto the tail section.

With the F4 LH44, the quest for a refined colour scheme extends to the suspension setup that boasts premium suspension components: an Öhlins USD NIX 30 TiN-coated fork – which offers separately adjustable hydraulic response in compression (left tube) and rebound (right tube), plus pre-load – and an Öhlins TTX 36 rear shock with piggyback reservoir, which, again, can be mechanically adjusted. The colour of the fork and rear shock further heighten the uniqueness of the F4 LH44; the striking black anodized fork outer tubes are the result of a specific agreement with Öhlins. Let’s not forget that this Swedish company has made gold outer tubes one of its hallmarks. The rear spring and shock reservoir are also black, enhancing the sense of exclusivity.

The seat, which retains the much-appreciated racing ergonomics seen on the F4 RC, is hand made using top quality materials such as natural leather and Alcantara, a winning combination on a par with the very best automotive craftsmanship.

Colour continues to play a starring role on the engine. All-black, right down to its select, lightweight magnesium alloy parts, it offers at-a-glance panache and a real racing feel.

The smoked screen – a first for an F4 production model – polishes the front end styling to perfection. Extensive use of carbon fibre in components such as the main fairing sections makes for a lightweight bike that boasts outstanding visual gusto thanks to an alternating gloss-matt paint pattern, just one of the many unique features on the F4 LH44.

Dedicated components include a racing-style fuel cap, forged wheels and unique items such as the rear wheel nut which, on the F4 LH44, has been CNC machined after anodization.

Making the MV Agusta F4 LH44 even more exclusive are the Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP tyres (120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 200/55 ZR 17 at the rear), specifically designed by Pirelli for the 44 edition of the F4 Lewis Hamilton bikes. These special-edition Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP tyres stand out for their red sidewalls, which sport the LH44 logo, comprising Hamilton’s initials and race number. Given the exclusiveness of the bike, the tyres just had to be Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SPs, road-approved tyres that offer outstanding racetrack performance.

MV Agusta F4 LH44: 44 times exclusive.

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

DESIGN

The customisation that led to the creation of the F4 LH44 was based on a continuous, direct, dialogue between the British Formula 1 champion and the CRC (Castiglioni Research Center) workshop where every MV Agusta takes shape. Ideas, suggestions, preferences, perception: the creative process was long, with attention paid to the bike’s every last detail. Each individual idea was meticulously assessed and checked in terms of its feasibility, flair and functionality. Thorough analysis and creative comparison have made the F4 LH44 much more than just a custom project: it is, rather, an unprecedented, un-repeatable interpretation of the F4.

 

SUSPENSION

With the F4 LH44, the quest for a refined colour scheme extends to the suspension set-up that boasts premium suspension components: an Öhlins USD NIX 30 TiN-coated fork – which offers separately adjustable hydraulic response in compression (left tube) and rebound (right tube), plus pre-load – and an Öhlins TTX 36 rear shock with piggyback reservoir, which, again, can be mechanically adjusted. The colour of the fork and rear shock further heighten the uniqueness of the F4 LH44; the striking black anodized fork outer tubes are the result of a specific agreement with Öhlins. Let’s not forget that this Swedish company has made gold outer tubes one of its hallmarks. The rear spring and shock reservoir are also black, enhancing the sense of exclusivity.

 

DETAILS

The seat, which retains the much-appreciated racing ergonomics seen on the F4 RC, is hand made using top quality materials such as natural leather and Alcantara, a winning combination on a par with the very best automotive craftsmanship. Colour continues to play a starring role on the engine. All-black, right down to its select, lightweight magnesium alloy parts, it offers at-a-glance panache and a real racing feel. The smoked screen – a first for an F4 production model – polishes the front end styling to perfection. Extensive use of carbon fibre in components such as the main fairing sections makes for a lightweight bike that boasts outstanding visual gusto thanks to an alternating gloss-matt paint pattern, just one of the many unique features on the F4 LH44. Dedicated components include a racing-style fuel cap, forged wheels and unique items such as the rear wheel nut which, on the F4 LH44, has been CNC machined after anodization.

 

TIRES

Making the MV Agusta F4 LH44 even more exclusive are the Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP tyres (120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 200/55 ZR 17 at the rear), specifically designed by Pirelli for the 44 edition of the F4 Lewis Hamilton bikes. These special-edition Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP tyres stand out for their red sidewalls, which sport the LH44 logo, comprising Hamilton’s initials and race number. Given the exclusiveness of the bike, the tyres just had to be Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SPs, road-approved tyres that offer outstanding racetrack performance.

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

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)** 151,0 kW (205 hp) at 13.450 r.p.m.

158.0 kW (212 hp) at 13.600 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 ride by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ionsensing 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 Up & Down)

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-ion 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 183 kg (403.45 lbs.) – 175 kg (385.80 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 120 mm (4.72 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 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)

Rear Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/70 – 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

SC Project Titanium exhaust pipe system with mapped ECU – Carbon fibre passenger seat cover – Anodizing aluminium caps for rear mirror seats – Racing Ergal fuel tank cap

Tinted windscreen – Dedicated bike cover

Welcome kit with certificate of origin

Environmental Standard Euro 3

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
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)** 151,0 kW (205 hp) at 13.450 r.p.m.

158.0 kW (212 hp) at 13.600 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 ride by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ionsensing 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 Up & Down)

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-ion 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 183 kg (403.45 lbs.) – 175 kg (385.80 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 120 mm (4.72 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 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)

Rear Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/70 – 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

SC Project Titanium exhaust pipe system with mapped ECU – Carbon fibre passenger seat cover – Anodizing aluminium caps for rear mirror seats – Racing Ergal fuel tank cap

Tinted windscreen – Dedicated bike cover

Welcome kit with certificate of origin

Environmental Standard Euro 3

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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)** 151,0 kW (205 hp) at 13.450 r.p.m.

158.0 kW (212 hp) at 13.600 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 ride by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ionsensing 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 Up & Down)

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-ion 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 183 kg (403.45 lbs.) – 175 kg (385.80 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 120 mm (4.72 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 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)

Rear Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/70 – 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

SC Project Titanium exhaust pipe system with mapped ECU – Carbon fibre passenger seat cover – Anodizing aluminium caps for rear mirror seats – Racing Ergal fuel tank cap

Tinted windscreen – Dedicated bike cover

Welcome kit with certificate of origin

Environmental Standard Euro 3

 

 

Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).

About Michael Le Pard 1608 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 18 great years.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply