The 2012 MV Agusta F4 R has arrived in style. This new model’s been designed as a superbike with extreme performance. The key feature is the new ‘Corsa Corta’ engine capable of extraordinary performance.
The new 998cc four-cylinder in-line with radial valves gets redesigned thermodynamics and to reach its max power of 195.2bhp at 13000rpm, every component has been thoroughly engineered. The cylinder head uses completely new ports and employs larger valves on both the inlet and the exhaust. For the first time on a mass-production motorcycle, all the valves are made of titanium, further reducing weight.
The fuel system employs four throttle bodies with a 49mm diameter and double fuel injectors per cylinder coupled with the unique MV Agusta TSS (Torque Shift System) variable intake runners. The new engine utilises a six-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch which assure precise control even during the most violent braking manoeuvres. The traction control now employs a new algorithm and maintains the two rider selectable engine maps, all of which are comfortably adjustable by means of the new control situated on the left handlebar.
The new MV Agusta F4 R retains the structural tradition of mixing a steel tubular trellis to cast aluminium side-plates. Also confirmed is the exceptional rear single-sided swingarm, a real engineering jewel that weighs only 5kg. The bike uses Marzocchi upside-down forks upfront and Sachs shock absorber at the rear. The Brembo front brake system, with monoblock radial calipers, is coupled to a master cylinder with integrated reservoir. The 320mm-diameter floating double front discs use an ultra-light flange which is 5mm thick to reduce inertia forces and non-suspended masses. The rear brake system is made exclusively for MV with a stainless steel 220mm diameter disc and four-piston calliper.
The new F4 R, already on sale in Italy, is available in two colour combinations – red and grey, and white and grey.