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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

The MV Agusta F41000S blends a monster engine, God-given handling and heart-aching beauty to be possibly one of the most desirable two-wheeled creations of all time. Only its high price, discomfort and lack of convincing reliability prevent it taking full marks.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

The MV Agusta F41000S's fuelling isn’t perfect at the bottom end, with a fluffy response that needs to be balanced with more gas and the heavy clutch around town. On the open road nothing short of a six-figure supercar or the Red Arrows will even come close. Think on this - it’ll hit 184 miles an hour in the time it takes to read this paragraph.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

With the MV Agusta F41000S's beefy 50mm Marzocchi forks and Sachs shock (fully adjustable of course and the shock comes with high and low-speed compression damping for added finessing) the F4 tracks as true a line as any train. It will lean for Italy, with only your courage and ability the true limiting factors. The six-piston Nissin brakes aren’t radial, but they’re brilliant.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4

Should Sir or Madam MV Agusta F41000S owner’s pockets be deep enough there are race exhausts, MV leathers, carbon-fibre bodywork, covers and even (shudder) luggage available from the factory. An Ohlins steering damper is standard.

MV Agusta F41000S (2004-2012)

Detail Value
New price £14,000
Used price range View Mv Agusta F4 1000 bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 998 cc
Power 155 bhp
Top speed 184 mph
Insurance group 17 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 4
Engine rating is 4 rating is 5
Ride & Handling rating is 5 rating is 4.5
Equipment rating is 5 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 3 rating is 4
Value rating is 3 rating is 4.5

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4

The MV Agusta F41000S's componentry is top draw stuff, but the build standards remains somewhat suspect, despite new quality controls brought in by Proton, the Malaysian car giant. Keep it well away from salty roads and preferably rain, too.

Value

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

Lined-up against Suzuki’s equally fast and much, much cheaper GSX-R1000 K5/K6 and the MV Agusta F41000S seems like poor value. It redeems itself with a desirability the Japanese bike can never meet and it will hold its value better. But if you can afford an F4 you’re not really going to be worrying about that too much, are you? Find an MV Agusta F4 1000 for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: 17 of 17

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Model History

October 1999: MV Agusta F4 750S introduced. Designed by the legendary Massimo Tamburini, of Ducati 916 fame, it boasts a 750cc engine.
2004: MV launch the F41000S and sell it alongside the 750.

Other Versions

MV Agusta F4 1000S Tamburini: Named after the bike’s designer the Tamburini differs from stock with carbon-fibre bodywork, optional race exhaust and special engine internals that lift power to 170bhp and top speed to 190mph. Very special.
MV Agusta F4 1000R: The new-for-2006 bike gets radial Brembo brakes and some engine modifications to give 166bhp.

Specifications

Top speed 184 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11.4 secs
Max power 155 bhp
Max torque 76 ft-lb
Weight 192 kg
Seat height 810 mm
Fuel capacity 21 litres
Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Tank range 180 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 17 of 17
Engine size 998 cc
Engine specification 16v in-line four, 6 gears
Frame Steel trellis
Front suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Rear suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, high and low speed compression
Front brakes Twin 310mm discs
Rear brake 210mm disc
Front tyre size 120/65 x 17
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17

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Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4(2 reviews)

  • fantastic

    lalvin

    Average rating rating is 4

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    Always had jap superbikes. Actually has a Concours 14 right now and that really is an outstanding bike. This bike however, is really a class above in sexiness, coolness but suffers from reliability and the niggling pains like reserve lamp not on, is a pain which jap reliability seems to always outshine the italians. But engines wise n handling is a class act. Go buy one

    03 February 2011

  • Simply stunning

    clipper1

    Average rating rating is 4

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    The F4 1000s is not in reality any better to ride than any of the leading Japanese 1000cc machines but where it scores is the quality of finish, the engineering detail and the sheer beauty of its design.

    21 May 2007

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