The EICMA show must getting really close (10 November, 2009, actually), because everybody is giving tantalizing little glimpses of their 2010 motorcycles before heading out to Milan.
Today it’s MV Agusta, with their new F4 sporting its saucy little derriere for the camera.
The first thing that hits me is the angularity of the design. It looks like they’ve sharpened the curves of the classic Tambourini design. The same elements are there, lik the flared top of the gas tank, but you can see that the curves have been noticeably narrowed. Even the tail pipes have been squared off.
It has LED taillights and blinkers.
Oh, yeah, and it’ll come in at least the classic red and silver color scheme at the very least.
And…that’s about all we can see. It’s not all we know, however, thanks to a press release from MV Agusta describing the new bike, which says, in part:
The engine has been revolutionized: the ultra compact in-line 4-cylinder 998cc engine is capable of reaching 186 hp at 12900 rpm. The highest level of engineering technology have been coupled with the most advanced electronic controls including: twin fuel injectors per cylinder, variable length intake system, slipper clutch and the TC MK II traction control system which has 8 levels of adjustment.
These advancements along with the uniqueness of the radial valve system attribute to the fact that this engine is the most sophisticated and evolved on the market.
The chassis has also been engineered to unheard of levels of compactness, the new single sided rear swingarm has been lengthened while at the same time its weight has been reduced along with the fully adjustable suspension which are all factors that contribute to making the new F4 unique.
The bike that originally revolutionized the world of supersport motorcycles has become even more beautiful, sleeker and modern while maintaining the unmistakable design “Made in MV”. The new xenon headlight and the new super light fairing are factors that contribute to the incredibly narrow cross-sectional area and the new pipe organ exhaust system with a restyled 4-in-1 silencer are all distinctive elements identifying F4 as the most exclusive motorcycle in the world.
It sure sounds neat. But I’m curious to see what the first post-Tambourini F4 actually looks like.