Only One owner and 1,200 miles from new
2000 MV Agusta 750cc F4 S
Frame no. ZCGAGFLJ6YV100047
Introduced to the public at the 1998 Milan Show, the F4 has already become part of MV legend. In a publicity masterstroke, the factory announced that, most unusually, production would commence with a limited edition run of just 300 very special F4s: the ‘Serie Oro’ (Gold Series). Production, at the leisurely rate of just three machines per day, commenced late in 1999 at MV’s new factory at Cassinetta di Biandronno, Varese. Once the batch of Serie Oro models had been completed, the factory commenced manufacture of the mainstream F4 S (Strada). Essentially the same bike as the Oro, but with aluminium pieces in place of magnesium. Both of these bikes produced 126bhp, with a 13,300 rpm redline for a top speed estimated at 170 mph.
The F4 was designed by the late Massimo Tamburini, creator of the Ducati 916, and its inspired styling stands out above all else. Now almost 20 years old, the F4 would still look futuristic if it were to be released as a new model today, and yet, probably because of the iconic MV colour scheme of red over silver exudes classic style. It is a most fitting tribute to Tamburini’s genius.
The bike offered is a stunning, faultless example showing a mere 1,200 miles from new. The single owner kept the bike in a climate-controlled environment with his incredible collection of exotic Italian cars, racecars and motorcycles.
This staggeringly beautiful machine rides as well as it looks. Easy to start and with a demur purr at idle speed, the liquid cooled inline four cylinder was derived from the 1990–1992 Ferrari Formula One engine. Early in the design process Ferrari engineers assisted in the development of the engine. MV (Cagiva at the time) quickly deviated from the Ferrari design, but they kept one important feature, the radial valves, a unique feature in motorcycling.
With extreme power delivery, the bike is fast. It shifts perfectly with excellent clutch feel. Brakes are phenomenal and the 49mm Showa front forks and Sachs rear suspension feels fantastically taut, though quite comfortable with regular street use. All electrical systems work as they should. The bike comes with a clean, clear title, books, spare key, brand new complete toolkit and original rear track stand.
This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a certain future classic, with impeccable ownership provenance, condition and unrivalled mileage.