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2018 MV Agusta F4 RC Review

2018 MV Agusta F4 RC

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2018 MV Agusta F4 RC Review on Total Motorcycle:

The result of a meticulous and continuous evolution that has been applied to the refinement of every detail. The new MV Agusta F4 RC excels both on the road and the track with it’s direct connection to WSBK championship racing. It is therefore unquestionable that you will discover the same technical pedigree of the ‘Reparto Corse’ F4 ridden by British rider Leon Camier.

As with Camier’s F4, the F4 RC can be both enthralling and efficient; the most comprehensive package amongst Hypersports. Elegant and simple, the F4 RC is instantly recognizable with a stunning red and white graphic base as that used on the official version, including sponsor logos. The number “37” embellished on the fairing is a reminder of the constructors World titles won by MV Agusta. Each of the 250 pieces that make up the total production of the new F4 RC, is a real collector’s item accompanied with a valuable racing kit. The classic wood box contains high quality components, specifically designed and built for the racing F4 RC. In detail: the SC-Project titanium single exit exhaust system has been developed together with the dedicated racing Electronic Control Unit, which forms part of the kit. The single seat tail unit lightens the bike and aesthetically underlines the racing vocation. The fuel cap and mirror inserts that allow the user to remove the mirrors for track use are machined in ergal aluminium 7075 providing functional value and enriching further a bike that has redefined the Hypersports category. The under tailpiece exhaust shroud is manufactured in carbon fiber, to assist heat transmission with the minimum weight. The personalized protective bike cover and Certificate of Authentication make the F4 RC even more exclusive.

The allure and excitement of the World Superbike Championship are incorporated into the elegant yet extreme lines of the MV Agusta F4 RC.

Assembled piece by piece, with the same meticulous attention to detail that is seen in Leon Camier’s F4 Reparto Corse race bike. Produced in a limited series, as is becoming of such a truly exclusive bike. The F4 RC symbolises the razor-sharp racing spirit the Italian manufacturer brings to the world’s racetracks with Leon Camier. For the legendary MV Agusta F4 model, the RC represents the peak of technical evolution and dynamic performance.

Colours and graphics match those of the factory team, ensuring at-a-glance racing excitement.

The number 37 on the fairing recalls the number of manufacturers’ titles won by MV Agusta over the course of its long history.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 RC Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

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.

The exclusive F4 RC formula makes ample use of high quality materials, characterised by excellent performance and low weight. Carbon fibre, for example, has been selected for the main parts of the fairing. As a tie-in with the 250 F4 RC, MV Agusta has prepared a sophisticated kit, housed in an elegant wooden box. Designed to increase on-track efficiency, it includes dozens of components, starting with the SC-Project full titanium single exit exhaust, designed to maximise performance when used with the specific ECU (also included in the kit). Among the many exclusive components are a rapid release fuel cap, carbon fibre heat shields, F4 RC single seat tail cover and lightweight screws and small parts. A customised bike cover and certificate of origin, which confirms the authenticity and number of the product, complete the kit.

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 RC Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

•WITH ABS BOSCH 9 PLUS RACE
•RLM (REAR WHEEL LIFT-UP MITIGATION)
•EAS 2.0

 

ENGINE

Performance is also reflected in the numbers: 151 kW, equivalent to 205 hp maximum power in road configuration. A fact that makes the RC Superbike the most powerful in its class within series production. With the racing kit the performance increases to 212 hp (158 kW) at 13600 rpm measured at the crankshaft, the F4 RC in track configuration marks the latest evolution within the extraordinary development of the in-line 4-cylinder MV Agusta known as ‘Corsa Corta’ (79×50,9 mm) enhanced with unique technical solutions such as a central distribution chain and radial valve layout.

 

ELECTRONICS

The Electronic Control Unit is based on efficiency with a specific goal; the aim is to guarantee the ultimate control of the bike for the pilot, without reducing sensibility; that sensibility combined with the talent and experience of the pilot can make the difference when a tenth of a second per lap matters. The technology MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) allows you to command many parameters, including throttle sensitivity, maximum torque, engine brake, engine response and rev limiter intervention. The inertial platform with a trim sensor utilizes three gyroscopes and accelerometers to determine a precise operation of the traction control on 8 levels. It can also be switched off entirely. Shifting is aided with the 2.0 EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift) Quick Shift is part of the standard specification.

 

FRAME AND SUSPENSION

The choice of chassis solution from the outset of the F4 has defined an era thanks to the synthesis between the technical benefits of construction solutions and assembly. The TIG welded trellis CrMo steel tubes are undoubtedly essential and in some respects even ‘classic’ but the mechanical characteristics offer peak performance. The aluminum alloy plates close the rear frame structure and form the fulcrum for the single arm, with the possibility to change height allowing full customization of the riding dynamics. Racing suspension completes the package of absolute excellence: the Ohlins fork USD NIX type 30 with TiN surface treatment has separate hydraulic compression adjustment (left leg) and rebound damping (right leg); spring preload is also permitted. The Ohlins TTX 36 shock with piggy-back reservoir offers the same parameters of adjustment as the fork through convenient manual mechanical adjusters. Included is also a precisely engineered steering damper with manual adjustment.

 

BRAKES

The braking system matches the performance, being composed of a pair of front 320 mm diameter discs with steel braking areas, aluminum flanges and a radial pump, as well as Brembo GP 4-piston (30 mm in diameter) radial calipers. The rear steel disc is 210 mm in diameter with 4-piston caliper. The Bosch ABS 9 Plus with RaceMode utilizes a RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) system to prevent rear wheel lift under heavy braking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 RC – 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)** 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 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-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 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 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

SC Project 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

Environmental Standard Euro 3

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 RC – 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)** 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 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-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 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 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

SC Project 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

Environmental Standard Euro 3

 

 

2018 MV Agusta F4 RC – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £34,370 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)** 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 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-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 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 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

SC Project 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

Environmental Standard Euro 3

 

 

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