The new F4RR in White/Black with electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension, Brembo Monoblock M50 Front Calipers.
MV Agusta Premiers Phree New 2013 F4, F4R, F4RR Superbike Models
and Its New F3 675cc World Supersport Team February 1st, 2013 - The F4 continues to play an important part of the history of high performance motorcycling. It is the epitome of emotion, performance, and speed clothed in a uniquely desirable design. The new F4 is an important leap into the future, a technological revolution without limits.
THE NEW MV AGUSTA F4.
Crossing the border of imagination. The new F4 is our best yet, encompassing the latest technology and engine developments. A true state of the art masterpiece. After intense months of design, development and testing MV Agusta have redefined the characteristics of the F4 with an ambitious underlying goal to make the F4 the most advanced hypersport bike on the market. We achieved this by creating three versions to form the new range. Sharing the same distinctive DNA yet possessing different technical solutions to satisfy every rider. The F4 RR contains the most advanced engineering solutions, enhanced by a range of technical excellence to offer the complete control of the vehicle and maximum performance: chassis control utilizing vehicle inertia sensors, a unique engine control with Ride-By-Wire system, Öhlins electronic control suspension and steering damper as well as GP spec titanium connecting rods. The unique and comprehensive technology of the F4 RR has been extended to the versions F4 R & F4, which also share several aesthetic and functional innovations. These include a re-proportioned and lighter “signature” four exit silencer, new lightweight forged wheels and a new front spoiler integrated into the front fairing with DRL (Daylight Running Lights) that enhance the design, as well as the new tail light incorporating light guide technology. All complemented with completely new graphics and colors.
The new F4RR in Red/White with electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension, Brembo Monoblock M50 Front Calipers.
These elements make the new F4 more advanced than ever before yet with total respect for the history of this iconic machine. Our objective was to create a vehicle that exceeded the expectations of customers based on a new technological platform, focused on electronics and its fundamental contribution improving power delivery of the engine and driving dynamics on the road and on the track. All this combined with a thorough review of the engine to provide competitive performance.
Characteristics In detail, the main features of MV Agusta F4:
• Short-stroke inline four-cylinder engine with central cam chain and radial valves
• MVICS Technology (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System)
• ELDOR electronics package with Ride-By-Wire system and four maps engine
-Throttle sensitivity adjustable (selectable between Normal, Sport and Rain)
-Max torque (selectable between Normal, Sport and Rain)
-Variable Engine response (selectable between Normal, Sport and Rain)
- Engine Braking (selectable between Normal, Sport and Rain)
- RPM limiter (selectable between Normal, Sport and Rain)
• Inertial vehicle lean angle sensor
• Traction control adjustable on eight levels
• Electronic EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift)
• Modular mixed structure frame with hand TIG welded tubular steel trellis and aluminum plates
• Öhlins suspension with electronic control (F4 RR)
• Brembo monobloc brake calipers (model M50 on the F4 RR)
The new F4 in Red/Silver with a Sachs shock and Marzocchi front forks, Brembo M4 Front Calipers. Click to GO BIG
The identity of F4 has been accentuated further with the integration of new design solutions and distinctive features present on the new model. A motorcycle that has already won countless awards in virtue of its beauty. The attention to the sensual form of the bodywork has inspired the
designers choice of graphics and color. The front headlight is flanked by two distinctive light guides positioned on the leading edge of the spoiler: in this way an aerodynamic element becomes a distinctive element of the front view day or night, as well as helping to improve active safety by improved frontal visibility. Similarly the new rear light gains intensity through an integrated light guide. Completely new wheel designs employing considerable weight reduction are now available in two versions: the first, F4, utilizing razor thin spokes and a silver finish, the second of F4 R, F4 RR, further reduces the weight and material thickness through the process of forging aluminum alloy, besides the implementation of a race inspired design. There has been a significant update to the four tailpipe exhaust system, a characteristic feature of the F4 from its incarnation. The two external terminals are now much shorter and tapered, the central pair extends up above the end of the tailpiece. The F4 is even more racing, and lightweight both visually and physically!
A four-cylinder advanced "short stroke" engine powers the entire F4 range. Piston diameters of 79 mm are combined with a stroke of 50.9 mm. The peak rev limit has been raised to 14,000 RPM for the F4 RR. The assembly is completely by expert technicians and thus very precise, with the selection and measurement of all components to ensure perfect uniformity and maximum performance; A procedure that only MV Agusta could adopt. The engine has undergone a thorough update of the distribution system: the intake and exhaust valves now use a single spring instead of the two of the previous model. In this way the moving mass is reduced to the advantage of the speed reached by the motor and the speed and reactivity to engine rpm. The piston blanks are hard anodized treated to be even more durable and reliable. The connecting rods of the F4 RR are made
of titanium, a solution more akin to a GP racer not a production machine, to offer improved strength and lightweight, matched to a rebalanced crankshaft. The oil circuit has been redesigned, inside and outside the engine crankcase with the aim of ensuring perfect main bearings and connecting rod lubrication increasing reliability, even under extreme working loads. The operating temperature of the engine is now lower, due to the greater radiator efficiency and new oil lines. The short-stroke inline four-cylinder is available in two power configurations: F4 and F4 R reaches
195 hp, while F4 RR is pushed to a record 200.8 hp.
50 mm diameter throttle bodies are employed with a revised variable length intake tract (TSS). The gearbox as on all the MV Agusta four-cylinder engines, is a six-speed unit, with the clutch featuring a mechanical slipper device. Four engine maps are available: three default and to customizable by the pilot.
The system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) is now integrated onto the new F4 ensuring accurate multimap engine management and driver assistance devices: traction control, anti-wheeling and shifter EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift). The central element is the Ride-By- Wire system: presented for the first time on the three-cylinder F3 675, it has been fully optimized and specifically redeveloped for the new F4. The system has electronic redundancies to ensure maximum effectiveness and the safety required: the data that arrives from the two potentiometers is cross-examined with analog signals, and a third sensor confirms the requirement of complete throttle closure. Two additional sensors are arranged on the throttle bodies. Completely new and developed specifically for F4 is the inertia platform sensor arrangement: it uses three gyroscopes and three accelerometers and provides the electronic control unit an array of information about the of the vehicle dynamics, moment by moment. Consequently, the intervention of traction control and anti-wheeling are particularly accurate thanks to the encoder placed on the front wheel. This system permits improved safety characteristics as well as performance. Riding is therefore simplified for the pilot; a primary objective of the F4 project. The algorithms that define the function of the system MVICS, are in fact maximized continuously to provide the maximum
available torque at the rear wheel, relative to the conditions of the asphalt and pilot request. The electronic assisted gear shift, standard on all three versions, reduces the amount of time required to change gears.
Another innovation is the system which allows you to choose your own settings in respect to the pre selected defaults, Normal, Sport and Rain. This enables you to customize five parameters (sensitivity of throttle, torque, speed limiter, engine response and engine braking), so you can construct a map of engine management that encompasses your personal riding style.
The new F4 in Red/Silver with a Sachs shock and Marzocchi front forks, Brembo M4 Front Calipers. Click to GO BIG.
The three versions of the new model offer three distinct combinations of fork and shock while all providing the established traditional handling strengths of F4. The F4 equipment includes a 50mm diameter Marzocchi fork and Sachs shock that are both fully adjustable. F4 R utilizes a race specification Öhlins, again fully adjustable.
Technological excellence and complete personalization are distilled on the F4 RR: Öhlins suspension with electronic control allows the driver to choose between different setups directly from the dashboard. As aforementioned there are specific modes of power delivery for the four
cylinder engine; the pilot, however, may also adjust the suspension in a completely autonomous way from the engine maps. The system provides separate control for compression damping and rebound damping, while customizing the spring preload is manual. The electronic steering damper allows to choose between manual or automatic adjustment, in which case the response varies as a result of vehicle speed.
The brake system on the F4 RR is state of the art in the hypersports category. It is composed of two 320 mm diameter front discs with steel flanges. They gripped by the new Brembo Monobloc M50; an absolute reference for performance, weight and stiffness with a specifically designed and
dedicated radial pump. The system is completed by a four piston rear caliper together with a 210 mm diameter disc. The F4 and F4 R replaces the monobloc found on the F4 RR with the effectiverace bred Brembo M4 front brake calipers and Nissin master cylinders.
Colors and Prices
The new F4 range, consisting of the three versions (F4, F4 R and F4 RR), is proposed for 2013 with graphics and colors never seen before. Each version is available in two color combinations.
F4 White - Red/Silver € 16,990* • F4 R White - Red/Silver € 18,990* • F4 RR Pearl White/Black - Red/White € 23,990*
*Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.
The new F4 in White with a Sachs shock and Marzocchi front forks, Brembo M4 Front Calipers. Click to GO BIG.
New Team ParkinGO MV Agusta 2013 World Supersport team riders Roberto Rolfo and Christian Iddon discuss their excitment for the upcoming season with the assembled world press at the MV factory. Click to GO BIG.
MV Agusta and ParkinGO Introduces its New 2013 World Supersport Team
photography by Silvio Tosseghini / STfoto.com
Schiranna, Italy . Feb 1st, 2013 - MV Agusta has formally unveiled the bike that will herald its much anticipated return to international motorsport competition in 2013, when it embarks on a full factory campaign in the World Supersport Championship. The iconic Italian marque announced plans to field a pair of works-backed F3 675 machines in November as part of a collaboration with Team ParkinGO, formenr series champions with Chaz Davies in 2011 and race winners at Superbike level. Presenting the factory backed team today were MV company President Giovanni Castiglioni and legendary Design Enginner Massimo Bordi.
On the MV stage from left, Giuliano and Paolo Rovelli of ParkinGO. MV's Massimo Bordi and Giovanni Castiglioni, MV show model, riders Roberto Rolfo and Christian Iddon talking with the stage presenter. Click to GO BIG.
Taking the wraps off the race-ready machine during a ceremony at its base in Schiranna, the three-cylinder bike was revealed in MV Agusta's corporate red and white colours, with a touch of green added to reflect the tricolore of its Italian heritage. Giuliano Rovelli, the President of ParkinGO together with his brother Paolo introduced the team's two riders who included the experienced Italian Roberto Rolfo and British rookie Christian Iddon. Team ParkinGO gave the F3 its first shakedown at Cartagena earlier this week, though it won't go up against its main rivals until the team arrives in Australia for the official pre-season test at Phillip Island in just over two weeks' time.
MV Agusta's arrival, coupled to a privateer Suzuki effort run by Suriano Racing, means six manufacturers will be represented full-time in the World Supersport Championship for the first time since 1999.
Team rider Roberto Rolfo poses with one MV Agusta's legendary 500cc 4-cylinder GP bikes with which Mike Hailwood won 4 consecutive World Champions beginning in 1962. Click to GO BIG.
When was the first time you saw some $5 Million worth of MV Agustas in one room? Click to GO BIG
MegaFactory! - National Geographic takes us inside the MV Agusta Factory
The story of modern day MV Agusta and the design and development of the new F3 675 Superbike.
The 1199 Panigale in Standard configuration is equipped with Marzocchi’s
new 50mm lightweight aluminium front forks, Sachs rear suspension and steering damper and with DTC,
DQS, EBC and RbW combined into the Ducati Riding Modes. Available is optional ABS Anto-Lock Brakes.
The 1199 Panigale S is also available with optional ABS and is equipped with Öhlins electronic 43mm front
forks with adjustable Öhlins steering damper and an Öhlins electronic TTX suspension unit on the rear. In addition, the model rolls on super lightweight forged and machined Marchesini wheels, has a carbon fibre front mudguard and the motorcycling world’s first ever full LED lighting.
The “S” model is supplied also with an “Aero kit”, which consists of two lateral attachments for the top section of the fairing, designed to further enhance the machine’s aerodynamic penetration and reduce its drag coefficient. The 1199 Panigale S adds DES to the full electronics fire-power of ABS (optional) DTC, DQS, EBC and RbW to provide the Ducati Riding Modes.
The 1199 Panigale S Tricolore version celebrates the arrival of the new generation Superbike, fitted
with ABS as standard and sporting the proud Italian colours of red, white and green. The distinctive model
carries the same equipment as the S version with the addition of the new generation DDA+ with special
GPS lap time function as well as a titanium racing muffler kit* by Ducati Performance.
Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+)
The Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) consists of a software download, which is also now available for Mac, and a USB-ready data retrieval card and evaluates the performances of the bike and its rider by graphically presenting specific channels of information.
DDA+ is the latest generation of the system and introduces a GPS function that automatically records laptimes every time the 1199 Panigale crosses a circuit start/finish line. As the rider crosses start and finish line and presses the lights flasher button, the innovative system logs the coordinates of that position and then automatically logs each lap time as the motorcycle completes subsequent laps.
DDA+ is fitted as standard equipment on the Tricolore version and available for the 1198 Panigale and Panigale S as a plug-and-play accessory by Ducati Performance.
An essential piece of equipment for the circuit, DDA records numerous channels of data including throttle opening, vehicle speed, engine rpm, gear selected, engine temperature, distance travelled, laps and lap times. An additional channel of information is also dedicated to recording the DTC index which can then be viewed as a graphic trace indicating the amount of DTC interaction during wheel-spin. At the end of a ride or track session, data can be downloaded ready to compare, analyse and get an inside view of the performance of the rider and motorcycle.