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MV Agusta 2017 WorldSBK Replica F4 RC

MV Agusta unveil the 2017 F4 Reparto Corse limited edition, complete with included Race Kit
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, C-Project titanium single exit exhaust system
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, #37 represents the number of World Manufacturer titles won

The number 37 is embellished on the fairing represents the Manufacturer World titles won by MV Agusta to date.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, Racing Kit including Race ECU, exhaust, seat cowl, mirror block-offs and quick release fuel cap
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, Racing Kit including Race ECU, exhaust, seat cowl, mirror block-offs and quick release fuel cap

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, C-Project titanium single exit exhaust system
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, C-Project titanium single exit exhaust system

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, matching billet fuel cap
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, matching billet fuel cap

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, class leading performance with 205hp standard, 212 hp in race trim
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, class leading performance with 205hp standard, 212 hp in race trim

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, engine cases
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, gold engine cases

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, standard with carbon-fibre trim
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, standard with carbon-fibre trim

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, Ohlins NIX30 forks and Brembo GP calipers.
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, Ohlins NIX30 forks and Brembo GP calipers

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, Ohlins TTX36 shock
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC, Ohlins TTX36 shock

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC

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.

2017 MV Agusta F4 RC
2017 MV Agusta F4 RC

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.

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