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The World’s Fastest Production Motorcycle

It isn’t the Hayabusa.  It’s not the ZX-14.  It’s a Harley-Davidson.  Sort of.  I mean, Harley owns MV Agusta now, and MVA makes the F4 1078RR 312.

MV Agusta F4 1078RR 312

MV Agusta F4 1078RR 312

This bike is superbad.  The 2008 2008 F4 R 312 took a land-speed record at Bonneville in September, getting a 306 KPH speed at the salt flats.  The new 1100cc version for 2009 has crossed the $120,000 F4 CC racing bike with the 2008 F4 R 312 to come up with this new power monster of a motorcycle.

Kawasaki and Suzuki have some sort of wierd “gentleman’s agreement” to limit the top speed of the ‘Busa and the ZX-14 to 186 MPH.  MV Agusta chooses not to join such a silly convention.  With 190 horses on tap, this is gonna be a screamer.  MVA hasn’t announced the MSRP for this thing yet, but you’re probably looking at $30,000-$36,000 or so, although a local dealer here in San Diego has a 2008 F4 R 312 for sale for $24,000 here.

It’s not a bike I would ever buy.  The chain srive, and absolute lack of any touring accessories make this a non-starter for me.

But, I wouldn’t turn down an extended test ride.

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