MV Agusta has revealed a special limited-edition version of its famous F4 superbike.
Dubbed “Claudio”, in honour of the late Claudio Castiglioni, the man largely credited for resurrecting the Italian motorcycle brand back in the 1990s, the new carbon-fibre-bodied bike will be limited to just 100 units.
It will also serve as the final edition of the F4 – a bike designed by Massimo Tamburini under the close watch of Castiglioni, and which was tagged “the world’s best-looking bike” upon its debut in 1997.
Finished in a black with gold trim colour scheme, and based technically on the F4 RC, the racing-derived off-shoot of the regular F4, the Claudio rides on 17-inch BST carbon-fibre wheels, which, together with a whole host of other lightweighting measures such as the use of titanium bolts and screws and the fitting of the supplied titanium SC Project full exhaust system, helps the bike achieve a dry weight of just 175 kg.
With the SC exhaust bolted on, the bike’s inline-four cylinder, four stroke engine is also claimed to deliver 212 bhp, as well as 85 lb-ft of peak torque at 9,300 rpm. Top speed is listed at 187.65 mph.
The motor is further mated to a constant-mesh 6-speed transmission with a bi-directional quickshifter and an STM wet slipper clutch.
Chassis details, meanwhile, include an Ohlins NIX 30 TiN-coated fork at the front and an Ohlins TTX36 shock at the rear, while stopping power comes via Brembo Stylema brakes.
The F4 is set to be replaced by an all-new, Euro4-compliant superbike within the next few years.