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An Italian made superbike, theÂ MV Agusta F4 750 has been in production since 1997. It has a liquid cooled, overhead cam 750cc engine with a top speed of 170 mph (273 km/h).
The first F4 model released was called the F4 750 Serie Oro on May 1999. Designed from the ground up, in collaboration with Ferrari, Only 300 were produced. Many parts of the motorcycle were made from magnesium. These magnesium parts were anodized with gold, hence the name 'Oro' (Italian for gold). The fairings, seat cover, front mud guard, the fuel tank and air box are made of carbon. These materials kept the weight under 400 lbs.
The mass production model, called the F4 750 S (Strada), was released in 1999 also, and was essentially the same bike as the Serie Oro but with aluminium pieces in place of more expensive magnesium and gold. Both of these bikes produced 126 hp. The F4 750 also has a 1+1 (Biposto) model, which room for 2 people.
In 2002, the F4 750 Evo 02 model was released with the addition of more horsepower for a total of 137 hp. In 2003, the F4 Evo 03 was released, which was mostly a cosmetic upgrade along with unique spark plugs. The F4 750 Senna was also released in 2002 with a top speed estimated at 175 mph (282 km/h). A special edition Neiman Marcus F4 750 S, only 10 of these were made, identical in every way to the F4 750 S except for a special brass plate with the Neiman Marcus logo stamped on it. The F4 750 SPR and the F4 750 SR were released in 2004 with some more minor bodywork improvements and more horsepower, now up to 146.
MV Agusta's have never been cheap. On the plus side, however, the MV Agusta F4's are eye pleasingly styled and well built, that is simply something that no mass produced Japanese rival could ever match up to. The MV Agusta F4 750 is an instant classic and coveted and collected equally by motorcycle enthusiasts. To this day the F4 is still in production with a 998cc variant available, the F4 1000 series.