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Japanese add their own twist to the MV F4

Published: 22 April 2001

Updated: 19 November 2014

Japanese firm Moto Corse is readying its own version of MV Agusta’s stunning F4.

Only 20 of Moto Corse’s " Challenge " models will be made.

The most obvious change from standard is the paint, which features the " Challenge " logo down each side and contrasting panels on the nose and tail in the style of race bike number plates.

Moto Corse intends to built 10 bikes in traditional MV red and another 10 in an eye-watering yellow – so there’s little chance they will be mistaken for stock machines.

Moto Corse’s own titanium end cans replace the four pipes of the original bike, saving weight and adding some extra noise. However, the firm does not make huge power claims for the alterations – claiming 134bhp at the crankshaft, the same as the stock 2001 F4S.

Our picture shows a computer generation created by Moto Corse to see how the proposed paint scheme will work. The first " real " F4 Challenge is due to be completed soon.

As well as the exotic titanium exhausts, Moto Corse has opted to switch the original MV’s light alloy wheels for race-style Marchesinis made of even lighter magnesium. A custom-made seat cover completes the changes. It will cost just over £14,000 in Japan.

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