MV Agusta is ready to bid farewell to its F4 superbike, but not without a final hurrah. As a part of its final homage and a tribute to the man who created it, MV Agusta is launching the F4 Claudio.
100 units of the model which will exit the production lines will be based off the MV Agusta F4 RC platform which will feature an inline four engine that delivers 212bhp of power with the dual-tipped race exhaust from SC-project. Peak torque of the bike clocks at 115Nm at 9,300rpm. The bike still manages to have a maximum output of 205bhp in the street-legal trim.
The bike oozes with carbon fibre bodyworks including the carbon fibre wheels from BST. The black carbon fibre on the bike is complemented by a gold electroplated copper ribbon which helps tie the Ohlins suspension pieces fore and aft.
Braking duties of the bike are handles by a dual 32mm “T-Drive” discs in the front with a Brembo Stilema 4-piston monobloc radial callipers.
With all the carbon fibre materials the dry weight of the bike scales at just 174kg and 182kg with the race kit installed. Other equipment featured on the bike includes an AiM MXS dash with integrated data acquisition. It also has an eight-level IMU-assisted traction control system along with a bi-directional quick-shifter system and other MVICS electronic rider aids.
MV Agusta has put its neck out to make the bike one of the lightest. This includes the use of titanium bolts and screws as well as a few CNC’d aluminium pieces that scale it lower than the standard RC model.
The F4 is expected to be absent from the showrooms after the 2020 model year making the Claudio a final instalment of the iconic sub-brand.
Here’s a look at the bike: