Italian firm MV Agusta will put into production next week the first run of the recently revealed, 201bhp F4 RR Corsacorta superbike.
The new F4 is the range-topping version of the F4 superbike given a complete makeover last year with the new £17,999 version packing the highest claimed power figure for a production superbike.
A limited run of bikes are due to be built next year and then used as press test bikes and demonstrator machines for a number of key markets – the UK included.
The extra power the F4 RR gets comes from a bigger bore, shorter stroke ('corsacorta') with larger, lighter larger titanium valves.. Internal gear ratio tweaks ensure all of the 15bhp gain improves acceleration.
New 'Aerospace RR alloy' forged pistons, revised exhaust, Ohlins TTX36 shock, new forged wheels, Brembo radial master cylinders and bespoke paintschemes - ‘pastel red/white and matt pearl white - are among the other upgrades.
The F4 RR is due to go on sale in the UK from June, priced at £17,999. The standard F4 remains in the range at £14,499