MV-AGUSTA F4 1000 (2007 - 2013) Review

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Power: 183 bhp
Seat height: Medium (31.9 in / 810 mm)
Weight: Medium (423 lbs / 192 kg)

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
3 out of 5 (3/5)

It’s called the ‘312’ because MV claims it’ll do 312km/h, which equates to about 193mph. When we put it to the test it only managed 182 along a two-mile runway, albeit in a headwind. Costing fifteen grand it needs to be head and shoulders better than the GSX-R1000s and R1s of the world, and it isn’t.

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine
3 out of 5 (3/5)

If you really know how to set a bike up the MV Agusta F4 1000 312's quality fully adjustable suspension will let you dial in the perfect set-up on the road or track. If like many people you don’t, the standard settings are too stiff for the road, but don’t offer enough damping for really hard use. It’s on the heavy side compared to something like an R1 too.

Engine

Next up: Reliability
5 out of 5 (5/5)

Aside from its handsome looks the MV Agusta F4 1000 312's 998cc in-line-four cylinder engine is the best bit of the R312. It’s up 9bhp to a claimed 183bhp over the F4 1000R it replaces, thanks to bigger titanium valves, hairier cams, bigger throttle valves and shorter inlet trumpets. It sounds incredible, has amazing low-down grunt and a screaming top end.

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
4 out of 5 (4/5)

Hand-built to a very high standard, the MV Agusta F4 1000 312 is a super-quality product. The paint is so lustrous it still looks wet and everywhere you look the attention to detail is staggering. Reliability shouldn’t be a problem, but the only problem is getting hold of spares, which can be a bit hit-and-miss from the factory.

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
3 out of 5 (3/5)

It used to be the case that the MV was well worth the asking price; it was so exotic, so exclusive and so ahead of its time. The F4 shape hasn’t changed since 1998, so the R312 looks just the same as an old F4 750 – it’s lost its ‘special-ness’. It’s not significantly faster or better handling than the Japanese competition either, so you have to ask yourself if it’s really worth the extra cash. Find an MV Agusta F4 1000RR 312 for sale.

Equipment

4 out of 5 (4/5)

You get all the toys with the MV Agusta F4 1000 312, including radial-mount Brembo brakes, 50mm Marzocchi forks and a Sachs Racing rear shock. But it’s missing a lot of the stuff MV reserve for their special models. There’s no carbon fibre or the magnesium frame and swingarm that brings the weight of the F4 down to a more acceptable level. For £15k you’d at least expect to get some of this.

Specs

Engine size 998cc
Engine type 16v In-line-four, fuel injection, six-gears
Frame type Steel trellis
Fuel capacity 21 litres
Seat height 810mm
Bike weight 192kg
Front suspension Fully adjustable
Rear suspension Fully adjustable
Front brake 2 x 320mm front discs with four-piston radially mounted calipers
Rear brake 210 mm disc with four-piston calipe
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 190/55 x 17

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 37 mpg
Annual road tax £93
Annual service cost -
New price -
Used price -
Insurance group 17 of 17
How much to insure?
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power 183 bhp
Max torque 90 ft-lb
Top speed 182 mph
1/4 mile acceleration 10.23 secs
Tank range 137 miles

Model history & versions

Model history

2007: MV Agusta F4 1000 312 launched.

Owners' reviews for the MV-AGUSTA F4 1000 (2007 - 2013)

2 owners have reviewed their MV-AGUSTA F4 1000 (2007 - 2013) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your MV-AGUSTA F4 1000 (2007 - 2013)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Engine: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Reliability & build quality: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Value vs rivals: 4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Equipment: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
5 out of 5 mv 312
03 February 2008 by brutale r

truely awsome if you no how to ride 312 is easy to get handels really well rearset ment for a small bloke if you only got 182 on a 2 mile runway you should have gone up to top gear or u had ur foot resting on the rear brake pedal not hard if u ar tall

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5
Value vs rivals 4 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
5 out of 5 MV 312
07 May 2007 by Johan S

This is a masterpiece, those cant afford it does not say good about it. Well i own the first one in the RSA and can say only one thing about it.It is fantastic in all ways ,looks power and a totally crowd puller

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5
Value vs rivals 5 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
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