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– 2011 MV Agusta F4
2011 MV Agusta F4
Improving upon excellence: The new MV Agusta F4 was designed and developed with a single goal in mind: to be the best. The new F4 meets this objective by mating high performance and class leading handling together with styling which sets the new standard in the world of supersport motorcycles.
Can perfection be improved upon? This question has been answered by the new MV Agusta F4, a motorcycle that from the day of its introduction has been judged as the most beautiful motorcycle in the world. The F4 defines beauty. The new F4 is not an evolution of the previous motorcycle, but it is a new project that has been studied down to the last nut and bolt, from the first to the last curve of the bodywork. No mass produced street motorcycle can boast as many accolades as the MV Agusta F4, which is the absolute reference for performance, speed and raw beauty. The F4 is the synthesis of Italian craftsmanship, no compromise design principles and the application of the most technologically advanced materials in a single motorcycle. The F4 is a pure two-wheeled work of art. Every single component has been studied down to the finest detail and has been redesigned and/or relocated with the aim of gaining an ultra-solid, light weight and perfectly balanced motorcycle. The ergonomics are completely new, meticulously calculated with a single objective in mind: to help the rider utilize the increased performance when riding at the limit. With its advanced technology and extraordinary performance, the F4 defines the new standard for supersport motorcycles.
The new F4 is available in three different colour combinations:
– Pastel red/metallic silver
– Gloss black/matt black
– Titanium grey/admiral grey
2011 MV Agusta F4 Features
When form becomes beauty. The design of the F4 is a revolution of form and function. It is now lower, sleeker and even more aggressive than the original, but with the unmistakable look of an MV Agusta. No in line 4-cylinder motorcycle in the world can boast such a reduced frontal area which is comparable with the frontal area of a twin-cylinder motorcycle. The extended surfaces of the fairings (which have always characterised the F4) have tapered air outlets that improve the evacuation of warm air, the aerodynamic efficiency and still let you get a glimpse of the red vale cover of the radial-valve 4-cylinder engine. Even the mirrors contribute to the aerodynamic efficiency with a new shape and two small aerodynamic appendices that eliminate turbulence and help to protect the rider’s shoulders. The tail section is even more sleek, the windscreen is more penetrating and sharper, the size of the seat has been reduced, the tank is shorter, the handlebars are wider and have been raised for an incredible drive control and comfort. The front optical group is similar in shape to the unforgettable one of the first F4, but it is even more compact and effective, an innovative first in sports motorcycles.
In fact, for the first time on a motorcycle a poli-elliptical monoelement light with xenon bulb serves a double function of main headlight and running lights taking advantage of the compactness and the reduced weight of the optical group itself. The parking light uses Led technology, as well as the rear tail light and the indicators. The advantages of this technology are by now well known: higher visibility, less weight.
The new 4-cylinder engine, with it’s 16 radial valves, retains only the values of bore and stroke with its predecessor: 76×55 mm. But, it takes advantage of all the experience developed in prior racing activities together the most advanced technology in order to maintain its status as the point of reference for the supersport class. It represents an evolution of the previous engine, but the advancements are so profound that it is considered a completely new engine. The profound development that it was subject to ensures exceptional performance as well as a perfect marriage of throttle control and rear wheel traction. The crankshaft has been redesigned and the inertia has been increased by 50% compared to the previous engine. Also, the connecting rods have been completely redesigned. They are now lighter, and at the same time, stronger than the previous connecting rods. The intake tracts have been shortened substantially to obtain the best cylinder filling efficiency and the maximum performance at all rpm’s. To “fill in” the torque curve and to improve the fuel supply the new 49 mm Mikuni throttle bodies have been employed in conjunction with the TSS variable intake system. For the first time on a mass produced motorcycle, MV has integrated the new Marelli 7BM ECU to perfectly control all of the electronic systems of the F4. This new ECU controls the 8 fuel injectors in the engine management system, the variable length intake tracts as well as the exhaust control valve, the gear selection switch and the new MK II Traction Control algorithms along with the double EFI Sport and Rain maps.
Every single component of the engine has been analyzed, re-engineered and lightened. The already excellent performance of the 4-cylinder MV has been improved again from this new engine which supplies the maximum power of 137 Kw (186,3 hp) at 12900 rpm.
The characteristic “organ pipe” exhaust system has always been a distinctive element of the F4 and it will be such also in the new version, which however optimizes the concept utilizing one scheme 4-in-1 tuned with the racing characteristics of the new engine. The 4 “outlets” under the tail section have been redesigned and are removable offering the possibility of being personalised with MV aftermarket accessories.
The chassis is one of the foundations which has made the original MV Agusta F4 unique and unmistakable. An extremely rational and light structure which is characterised by the union of a steel lattice structure coupled with aluminium side plates. The new chassis is narrower, shorter and lighter.
The area of the steering stem has been completely revised and the side plates have been moved forward, this has allowed an optimal weight distribution (52% front, 48% rear). Every component has been made compact and has been optimised to be adapted to the new layout of the motorcycle. The redesign of the rear swing arm assembly has drastically reduced the weight by 1,2 kg (2.65 lbs) while maintaining the same level of torsional rigidity. The front fork of the new F4 weighs an incredibly low 5 kg (11.02 lbs) which sets a new standard of low weight in the superbike class.
The Brembo front system with radial monobloc callipers is without a doubt the best system on the market. On the F4 it is joined to a Nissin pump with integrated reservoir and produced to specific MV standards.
Attention to detail
Excellence in every component What characterizes and distinguishes the MV Agusta F4 from the rest of the supersport motorcycles is the relentless attention paid to every single element and detail. The dashboard of the F4 is not simply a display where data can be read, but it is the digital interface between the rider and the motorcycle. The dashboard uses CAN line technology to reduce the wiring harness to a minimum, also contributing to the reduced overall mass of the motorcycle. With the application of this technology MV Agusta has once again introduced a new standard to which other manufacturers will have to adapt. The dashboard, completely digital, uses digital matrix technology which offers perfect integration and instant response from the digital data display. The dashboard is very light, it offers a tremendous amount of data including vehicle speed, engine rpm, gear map, Traction Control level and lap timer for use during track events. The maniacal persuit of weight reduction has led to the redesign of the superstructure. The result is a reduction of 3 Kg (6.61 lbs) of the fairing and 300 gr (4.8 oz) from the plexiglas windscreen. The motorcycle has been improved in every single detail with a single goal in mind: to be the best.
2011 MV Agusta F4 – International Specifications
USA MSRP – $18,500 USD
Canada MSRP – 19,995 CDN
Four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve
“D.O.H.C”, radial valve
998 cm3 (60.9 cu. in.)
BORE X STROKE
76 mm x 55 mm (3.0 in. x 2.2 in.)
MAX. HORSE POWER-R.P.M. (AT THE CRANKSHAFT)
137 kW (186 HP) at 12900 rpm – Rev limiter 13500 rpm
114 Nm (11.4 kgm) at 9500 rpm
Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Magneti Marelli IAW 7BM ignition – injection integrated system with Mikuni throttle body;
Induction discharge electronic ignition;
Sequential timed ?Multipoint? electronic injection;
Variable height intake ducts with Torque Shift System (TSS)
Wet, multi – disc with slipper clutch
Cassette gearbox; six speed, constant mesh
First gear: Speed* 14/37 137,4 km/h (85.3 mph) a t 13500 rpm
Second gear: Speed* 16/33 176,0 km/h (109.3 mph) at 13500 rpm
Third gear: Speed* 18/31 210,8 km/h (130.9 mph) at 13500 rpm
Fourth gear: Speed* 20/30 242,0 km/h (150.3 mph) at 13500 rpm
Fifth gear: Speed* 22/29 275,4 km/h (171.0 mph) at 13500 rpm
Sixth gear: Speed* 21/25 305,0 km/h (189.4 mph) at 13500 rpm
* Top speed attained on closed course
FINAL VELOCITY RATIO
350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
12 V – 8,6 Ah
Dimensions & Weight
1430 mm (56.27 in.)
2100 mm (82.63 in.)
750 mm (29.51 in.)
830 mm (32.68 in.)
MIN. GROUND CLEARANCE
115 mm (4.52 in.)
100,4 mm (3.93 in.)
192 Kg (423 lbs.)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
17 l (4.49 U.S. gal.)
MAXIMUM SPEED*305,0 km/h (189.4 mph)
CrMo Steel tubular trellis (TIG welded)
REAR SWING ARM PIVOT PLATES: MATERIAL
“UPSIDE – DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
50 mm (1.97 in.)
TRAVEL ON LEG AXIS
120 mm (4.72 in.)
Progressive, single shock absorber with rebound and compression (High speed / Low speed) damping and spring preload adjustment
SINGLE SIDED SWING ARM: MATERIALE
120 mm (4.72 in.)
Double floating disc with Ã˜ 320 mm (Ã˜ 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking band and aluminium flange
FRONT BRAKE CALIPER
Radial-type, single-piece with 4 pistons – Ã˜ 34 mm (Ã˜ 1.34 in.)
Single steel disc with Ã˜ 210 mm (Ã˜ 8.27 in.) diameter
REAR BRAKE CALIPER
With 4 pistons – Ã˜ 25,4 mm (Ã˜ 1.00 in.)
Aluminium alloy 3,50″ x 17″
Aluminium alloy 6,00″ x 17″
120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
190/55 – ZR 17 M/C (75 W)
All specifications are subject to change without notice. The above price is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Price excludes any applicable freight, dealer setup, tax, title, or licensing fees and is subject to change. Actual dealer prices may vary.