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.
In September 2003 MV launched the F4 1000 Tamburini costing £29,000.
The 300-bike limited edition was far more than just a special with a bit of new bodywork. MV raised the peak power, reduced the weight and added a new fuel injection system - the most advanced system to be used on a bike so far. It takes its inspiration from Formula One cars, using variable inlet tracks on each cylinder to increase power throughout the rev range, helping it to its top speed of 190mph.
The bike also got lightweight Marchesini wheels, handmade carbon-fibre body panels, magnesium alloy swingarm and pivot, a Sachs rear shock, Showa forks and six-pot Nissin brakes.
In November 2006 MV Agusta launched the most radical version of the F4 yet with the incredible, limited edition F4 CC.
The bike was named after the MV boss and bike designer, Claudio Castiglioni, and sold for an incredible 100,000 euro (£67,450).
The CC was very different from the existing F4 with massive changes in the engine which helped to give the bike 195bhp and a speed electronically limited to 195mph.
Only 100 bikes were made and each came with Trussardi leather jacket and £15,000 Girard Perregaux watch made exclusively for MV.