F4

The F4 has high-performance motorcycling history in its blood. It is the epitome of emotion, performance, speed and incomparable design.

THE MV AGUSTA F4. Breaking down the barriers of imagination. Encompassing cutting-edge technology and the latest engine design, the F4 is the best yet. A masterpiece. The top-of-the-range F4 RR contains unparalleled engineering solutions and thoroughbred excellence, ensuring total bike control and heart-stopping performance: an inertial control platform with lean angle sensor, a redefined riding position, full Ride-By-Wire, Öhlins electronic suspension and steering damper as well as GP-spec titanium con rods. All with completely new graphics and colors.

An advanced four-cylinder ‘short-stroke’ engine powers the entire F4 range. Piston diameters of 79 mm are combined with a stroke of 50.9 mm. On the F4 RR the peak rev limit has been raised to 14,000 rpm. Assembly is now marked by an even greater degree of expert craftsmanship to give absolute precision, with all components being selected and measured to ensure perfect uniformity and maximum performance: a procedure unique to MV Agusta. The engine timing system has been given an extensive upgrade: the intake and exhaust valves now use a single spring instead of the two seen on the previous model, thus reducing moving mass and boosting both maximum engine revs and the rev variation rate. The piston blanks are hard-anodized, making them even more durable and reliable. The con rods on the F4 RR are made of titanium, a solution more akin to a GP racer than a production machine, giving improved strength and lightness; the engine also features a rebalanced crankshaft. The oil circuit has been redesigned, both inside and outside the crankcase, ensuring perfect main bearing and con rod lubrication and thus boosting reliability, even under extreme conditions. Moreover, the engine now runs at lower temperatures thanks to enhanced radiator efficiency and redesigned oil routing. The short-stroke inline four-cylinder engine is available in two power configurations: on the F4 it reaches 195 hp, while the F4 RR puts out a jaw-dropping 200.8 hp. The fuel delivery system features 50 mm diameter throttle bodies with a fully revised variable length intake tract (TSS). The gearbox is – as on all MV Agusta four-cylinder engines – a six-speed unit, with the clutch featuring a mechanical slipper device. Four engine maps are available: three default one plus a fourth that can be customized by the rider.

The main characteristics of the MV Agusta F4 are:

  • Short-stroke inline 4-cylinder engine with central cam chain and radial valves
  • MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) technology
  • ELDOR electronics package with Ride-By-Wire and four engine maps
    – Throttle sensitivity (can be set to Normal, Sport or Rain)
    – Maximum torque (can be set to Normal, Sport or Rain)
    – Engine braking (can be set to Normal, Sport or Rain)
    – Engine response (can be set to Normal, Sport or Rain)
    – Rev limiter (can be set to Normal, Sport and Rain)
  • Inertial platform lean angle sensor
  • 8-level traction control
  • EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift) ready (accessory)
  • Modular compound-structure frame with TIG hand-welded tubular steel trellis and aluminium plates
  • Öhlins suspension with electronic control (F4 RR)
  • Brembo monobloc brake calipers (model M50 on the F4 RR)