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Beauty or Abomination? MV Agusta Reveals F4Z

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Although scheduled to be unveiled on September 4, for some unknown reason MV Agusta posted a clear photo of the F4Z on its Twitter account last night, followed by another angle on Instagram this morning. This is the design collaboration with Zagato that we told you about earlier. The photo above is the Twitter posting, the photo immediately below is from MV’s Instagram, and the photo at the bottom is the Photoshop-enhanced version of a teaser we posted last week.

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We appreciate it when designers take chances, but we admit to being puzzled by the F4Z on a number of levels. This will be an extremely fast machine with the superbike engine and chassis from the MV Agusta F4, of course, but the ergonomics and wind protection (or lack thereof) don’t seem like a good fit with that power and speed. Those thoughts occur before we even get to the aesthetics.

In the end, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Share your thoughts below.

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136 Comments

  1. PN says:

    Now that the headlight appears actually centered, overall it’s not that bad. I like the color scheme. Previous views with what appeared to be an eccentric headlight made the design look unbalanced and off-putting.

  2. While its looks are somewhat “cutting edge” this design just isn’t classy enough for the MV brand nor the legacy of the brand (Ago) But that really looks like an ’80s concept bike from japan. (IMHO) can anyone say VFR1200?

  3. Mr.Mike says:

    It looks one step away from what a riderless bike might end up being

  4. Jan says:

    Beauty, Beauty, Beauty, subtle beauty….not to bogus, its actually sexy

  5. Axle says:

    Which is the front and which is the back?

  6. Jdilpkle says:

    “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” – ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    My eyes are burnt