MV Agusta F4 Claudio Castiglioni

 

 

 

Make Model

MV Agusta F4 Claudio Castiglioni

Year

2007

Engine

Four stroke, transverse four cylinder. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

1078 cc / 65.7 cu-in
Bore x stroke 79  x 55 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Engine management system Weber Marelli” 5SM ignition - injection integrated system; induction discharge electronic

Ignition

Multipoint” electronic injection
Starting Electric

Max Power

145 kW 198 hp @ 12200 rpm

Max Torque

125 Nm 12.75 kgf-m @ 9000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame CrMo Steel tubular trellis (TIG welded) Rear swing arm pivot plates(material): Magnesium alloy

Front Suspension

50mm UPSIDE - DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload adjustment, with carbonitriding treatment
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in

Rear Suspension

Progressive, F.1-derived single shock with rebound and compression, High speed / Low speed) damping and spring preload, Single sided swing arm (material): Magnesium alloy
Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

2x 310mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 210mm disc 4 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Trail 104 mm / 4.1 in
Dimensions Length 2007 mm / 79.0 in
Width 685 mm / 26.9 in
Wheelbase 1408 mm / 55.4 in
Seat Height 810 mm / 31.8 in
Ground Clearance 130 mm / 5.1 in

Dry Weight

187 kg / 412 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

21 Litres / 5.5 US gal
Top Speed 315.0 km/h / 195.6 mph (self-limited for tires homologation)

An italian dream

“I decided to put my name to this bike as I originally dreamed of it for myself”. This is how Claudio Castiglioni, the Managing Director referred to the new F4 that now carries his initials “CC”. The boss of MV did what any of us might well have done and gave in to his inner instincts, gave in to the temptation to create a motorbike, not just to meet strategic market needs, but to create something really special, something truly magnificent - just for the sake of it. To create the F4CC project, he obviously utilised everything at his disposal; exclusive materials and the latest technology to attain the utmost in performance.

The figures for the new MV speak for themselves: 315 kph (195 mph) top speed (auto-limited by tyre specification). Unique in its genre, sculptured by his friend Massimo Tamburini, made with luxurious design and high components hidden in the MV closet, right in that corner where the embryo start to develop: the MV AGUSTA racing department. This model however will never see a race track in earnest due to the size of its engine. What is important is the uniqueness of the F4CC project and the name that it carries. It doesn’t matter if the ignition keys are never turned in the lock, if the bike rests on a stand in someone’s home or if it only does the occasional mile or two to “give it a run”. What does matter for a true enthusiast is to possess just one of the 100 models made and treat it as if it were a priceless painting worth millions. This was part of Claudio Castiglioni’s dream. This is why the F4CC will be presented in “an evening dress”

A specially boxed certificate of origin will make the delivery of each machine something very special - more a ceremony. Each machine will have a platinum plate at the top of the steering column bearing the model number from 1 – 100. The F4CC titanium exhausts and engine management unit together have the task of taming the power of the 1078 cc engine yet making it “sing” even sweeter when unleashing all of its 200 CV. The F4CC doesn’t just want to entice with its looks - it wants to out-perform everything else. It wants to leave everyone stunned – for once and for all.

 

The lady in black

In addition to what the components in full view let us sense, the F4CC in its elegant black dress underlines the elegance and sophistication of a beautiful woman in a “little black number”. The deliberate contrast between painted areas and bare carbon-fibre, between the fairing, the tank and the tail create a piece of modern architecture. Only in the prestige sector of the automotive field can such exclusive design be found. Red lines emphasis the “CC” on the fairing as does the F4 signature. There is however much more. The instrument panel has customised graphics and the all-black Alcantara saddle uses different fabrics on the top and side areas.

You will understand why nothing has been left to chance in this project. As we mentioned before, apart from the fact that 90% of the components are made as one-off items including the fork feet, the upper steering plate, the steering damper, the brake and clutch fluid reservoir, the gear change and brake levers, the footpegs and the side stand. As you can see, the MV F4CC uses special materials built by CRC (Centro Ricerce Cagiva) just about everywhere. The fairing is 100% carbon-fibre and the tailor made filler cap comes from the aero industry. All the protective meshes at the intake ducts and outlets at the tail are made from titanium. The same applies to the lower radiator and the four racing exhausts that form the classic organ pipe arrangement.