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MCN overall verdict rating is 5

The MV Agusta F4 750 was the most eagerly awaited slice of Italian superbike exotica pretty much delivered on all counts. Simply stunning Massimo Tamburini styling was the most beautiful since the same designer’s Ducati 916 of 1994 (and is generally considered to still be the most beautiful bike in production). Spec, build quality and handling was there to match. Only the MV Agusta F4 750's screaming four-cylinder engine failed to be a world beater – still good though. The F4 750 is an instant classic and coveted and collected in equal measure.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

Designed from the ground up in conjunction with Ferrari, this all-new four had the toughest of all challenges: to beat the best from Japan first time out. In truth, the MV Agusta F4 750's ultra-hunger for revs and slight lack of midrange means it can’t quite match a Suzuki GSX-R750. But there’s no shame in that, the MV Agusta F4 750 is still quick and fun, and nothing from Japan ever sounded as good. Succeeding MV Agusta F4 1000 version far better, though…

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

When launched (ie 1999) the MV Agusta F4 750 was a match, handling-wise, for pretty much anything on the road – especially in the higher spec (read better suspended) S or SPR trim. Since then, however, the world has moved on a tad. The MV Agusta F4 750 is still phenomenal, however, and with the brakes to match, but more than a little cramped and sports bike extreme, too, so don’t go expected any long distance comfort…

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4

Sports bike minimal, but phenomenally classy all the same. The MV Agusta F4 750 has specially designed Nissin callipers and master cylinder, delicious analogue/digital instruments, mouth-watering combined indicators/mirrors and fabulous detailing everywhere. It may not have everything including the kitchen sink, but what the MV Agusta F4 750 does have is more than classy…

MV Agusta F4 750 (1999-2004)

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Used price range View Mv Agusta F4 750 bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 749 cc
Power 126 bhp
Top speed 175.3 mph
Insurance group 17 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 5 rating is 5
Engine rating is 4 rating is 5
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 5
Equipment rating is 3 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 5
Value rating is 5 rating is 4.5

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

For a slice of Italian exotica, the MV Agusta F4 750 has little of the fickle brittleness that afflicts much of the breed. Although not perfect, mechanical reliability of the MV Agusta F4 750 is generally good while the quality of build, finish and componentry matches the motorcycles’ price. Overall? Recommended.

Value

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

MV Agusta have never been cheap and these latest incarnations are no different. On the plus side, however, the MV Agusta F4 750 is undeniably a mouth-wateringly styled, beautifully built and phenomenally able sports bike that is simply dripping in class and prestige – something that no mass produced Japanese rival will ever understand. And how do you put a value on that? Find an MV Agusta F4 750 for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: 17 of 17

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Model History

June 1999: Mv Agusta F4 750 Serie Oro launched complete with magnesium swing arm and wheels.
Feb 2002: MV Agusta F4 750 Serie Oro discontinued.
Oct 1999: MV Agsuta F4 750S launched, full production model.
2003: MV Agusta F4 750S now with silver wheels.
2004: MV Agusta F4 750S discontinued.
2003: MV Agusta f4 750 1+1, dual seat version launched.
2005: MV Agusta F4 750 1+1 discontinued.
2000: MV Agusta F4 750 SPR launched.
2000: MV Agusta F4 750 SPR Senna limited edition (just 300 made) launched.
2004: MV Agusta F4 750 SPR Senna discontinued.

Other Versions

MV Agusta 750 F4 Serie Oro: limited edition, hand built introductory model with magnesium swing arm and wheels.
MV Agusta F4 750 1+1:  Biposto dual seat model.
MV Agusta F4 750 SPR:  Limited edition sports production model with numerous engine mods.
MV Agusta F4 750 SPR Senna: Limited edition. Black with carbon fibre bodywork.

Specifications

Top speed 175.3 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 10.5 secs
Max power 126 bhp
Max torque 53.1 ft-lb
Weight 182 kg
Seat height 790 mm
Fuel capacity 20 litres
Average fuel consumption 42 mpg
Tank range 143 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 17 of 17
Engine size 749 cc
Engine specification 16v transverse four, 6 gears
Frame Steel tube trellis
Front suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Rear suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Front brakes 2 x 310mm discs
Rear brake 210mm disc
Front tyre size 120/65 x 17in
Rear tyre size 190/50 x 17in

See all Mv Agusta F4 750 motorcycles for sale

Mv Agusta
F4 750

15200 miles

£5,750

Mv Agusta
F4 750

20000 miles

£5,500

Mv Agusta
F4 750

5710 miles

£6,750

Mv Agusta
F4 750

3000 miles

£12,750

Mv Agusta
F4 750

550 miles

£16,980

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(3 reviews)

  • The stuff dreams are made of...

    tamlin23

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I am a trader and a biker, but definitely more biker! I can say hand on heart, the MV F4 is my most desired bike ever. I was lucky enough to take one in a deal with another bike. It had done crazy low miles, even though it was 12 years old. On the point of the age, the only way you would know it was not a new bike, is by the tiny choke dial and the fact you have the choice to turn the light on! The rest is all you top trumps parts geeks need, to battle the neigh-Sayers! The ride is special, maybe not the smooth ride of a mass produced Honda, it's better than than, and it wants you to know. Riding this bike makes you feel good, and after all, is that not what it's about. Unfortunately, the bike sold really quick :-/. You should buy one if you can, and keep it for ever, the F4 is rolling art!

    23 January 2012

  • Used 750S MV

    spenhouse

    Average rating rating is 5

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    Had lots of sports bikes, thought I'd treat myself and "wow" it's motorcycling on a higher level. Don't think I'll ever part with this bike, wish the wife would allow me to keep it in the living room!

    17 December 2010

  • MV Agusta F4 750 S

    GraingeM

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    As an MV owner I sat on one in 2000 when the model was released. Took me 8 years to save up but it was all worth it!

    29 March 2009

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