MV Agusta 2017 WorldSBK Replica F4 RC
MV Agusta unveil the 2017 F4 Reparto Corse limited edition, complete with included Race Kit
The new MV Agusta F4 RC excels both on the road and the track with it’s direct connection to WSBK championship racing, with a meticulous and continuous evolution applied to the refinement of every detail. The Reparto Corse F4 is unquestionably of the same technical pedigree as the bike ridden by Leon Camier in World Superbike.
As with Camier’s F4, the F4 RC can be both enthralling and efficient and is instantly recognisable with a stunning red and white graphic base as that used on the official version, including sponsor logos.
The number 37 is embellished on the fairing represents the Manufacturer World titles won by MV Agusta to date.
Each of the 250 motorcycles that make up the total production of the new F4 RC are a collector’s item and come with a valuable racing kit. The classic wood box contains high quality components, specifically designed and built for the racing F4 RC.
This includes the SC-Project titanium single exit exhaust system has been developed together with the dedicated racing ECU (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 allow the user to remove the mirrors for track use are machined in ergal aluminium 7075 providing functional value in absolute style.
The under tailpiece exhaust shroud is also manufactured in carbon-fiber, to assist heat transmission with minimum weight and as an eye catching detail. The personalised bike cover and Certificate of Authentication only serve to make the F4 RC an even more exclusive offering.
Performance is also reflected in the numbers, with 151kW, the equivalent to 205hp maximum power in road configuration. A fact that MV Agusta claim makes the RC Superbike the most powerful in its class within series production.
With the racing kit the performance increases to 212 hp (158kW) at 13600rpm measured at the crankshaft and the F4 RC in track configuration marks the latest evolution of the in-line four-cylinder MV Agusta known as ‘Corsa Corta’ (79 x 50.9mm), enhanced with unique technical solutions such as a central distribution chain and radial valve layout.
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 adjust height allowing full customisation of the riding dynamics.
Racing suspension completes the package, with Ohlins NIX30 forks with TiN surface treatment allowing separate hydraulic compression adjustment (left leg) and rebound damping (right leg), as well as spring preload.
The Ohlins TTX36 shock with piggyback reservoir offers the same parameters of adjustment as the forks through convenient manual mechanical adjusters. Standard is also a steering damper with manual adjustment.
The braking system matches the performance, being composed of a pair of front 320mm diameter discs with steel braking areas, aluminum flanges and a radial pump, as well as Brembo GP four-piston (30mm) radial calipers. The rear steel disc is 210mm with a four-piston caliper. The Bosch ABS 9 Plus with RaceMode utilises a RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) system to prevent rear wheel lift under heavy braking.
The ECU is based on efficiency with a specific goal – the aim is to guarantee ultimate control of the bike for the pilot. The MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) allows the rider to command many parameters, including throttle sensitivity, maximum torque, engine braking, engine response and rev limiter intervention.
The inertial platform with a trim sensor utilises three gyroscopes and accelerometers to determine a precise operation of the traction control on eight 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.