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2007 MV Agusta Line Premieres In Milan

2007 MV Agusta F4CC

MV Agusta showed their 2007 model line to the press today at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. The 2007 range is headlined by a limited-production 1078cc evolution of the F41000R, known as the F4CC (for Claudio Castiglioni, MV Agusta’s Managing Director). The F4CC will be built in a limited run of just 100 bikes, each selling for around 100,000 euros. MV is claiming that when fitted with the included titanium racing exhaust (the bike will arrive fitted with a more restrictive exhaust for noise and emissions legality), the F4CC will produce a genuine 200hp at the crank. We have included MV’s press information regarding the F4CC below.

MV Agusta has also released a thoroughly updated F41000R for 2007, featuring a reworked motor, revised suspension and brakes, along with new, lighter forged aluminum wheels. Press information regarding the new F41000R is also included below. A new Brutale 910R is also introduced, featuring similar updates, and is also detailed below.

2007 MV Agusta F4CC


“I decided to put my name to this bike as I originally dreamed of it for myself”. This is how Claudio Castiglioni, the Managing Director referred to the new F4 that now carries his initials “CC”. The boss of MV did what any of us might well have done and gave in to his inner instincts, gave in to the temptation to create a motorbike, not just to meet strategic market needs, but to create something really special, something truly magnificent – just for the sake of it. To create the F4CC project, he obviously utilised everything at his disposal; exclusive materials and the latest technology to attain the utmost in performance.

The figures for the new MV speak for themselves: 315 kph (195 mph) top speed (auto-limited by tyre specification). Unique in its genre, sculptured by his friend Massimo Tamburini, made with luxurious design and high components hidden in the MV closet, right in that corner where the embryo start to develop: the MV AGUSTA racing department. This model however will never see a race track in earnest due to the size of its engine. What is important is the uniqueness of the F4CC project and the name that it carries. It doesn’t matter if the ignition keys are never turned in the lock, if the bike rests on a stand in someone’s home or if it only does the occasional mile or two to “give it a run”. What does matter for a true enthusiast is to possess just one of the 100 models made and treat it as if it were a priceless painting worth millions. This was part of Claudio Castiglioni’s dream. This is why the F4CC will be presented in “an evening dress” A specially boxed certificate of origin will make the delivery of each machine something very special – more a ceremony. Each machine will have a platinum plate at the top of the steering column bearing the model number from 1 – 100. The F4CC titanium exhausts and engine management unit together have the task of taming the power of the 1078 cc engine yet making it “sing” even sweeter when unleashing all of its 200 CV. The F4CC doesn’t just want to entice with its looks – it wants to out-perform everything else. It wants to leave everyone stunned – for once and for all.


In addition to what the components in full view let us sense, the F4CC in its elegant black dress underlines the elegance and sophistication of a beautiful woman in a “little black number”. The deliberate contrast between painted areas and bare carbon-fibre, between the fairing, the tank and the tail create a piece of modern architecture. Only in the prestige sector of the automotive field can such exclusive design be found. Red lines emphasis the “CC” on the fairing as does the F4 signature. There is however much more. The instrument panel has customised graphics and the all-black Alcantara saddle uses different fabrics on the top and side areas.

You will understand why nothing has been left to chance in this project. As we mentioned before, apart from the fact that 90% of the components are made as one-off items including the fork feet, the upper steering plate, the steering damper, the brake and clutch fluid reservoir, the gear change and brake levers, the footpegs and the side stand. As you can see, the MV F4CC uses special materials built by CRC (Centro Ricerce Cagiva) just about everywhere. The fairing is 100% carbon-fibre and the tailor made filler cap comes from the aero industry. All the protective meshes at the intake ducts and outlets at the tail are made from titanium. The same applies to the lower radiator and the four racing exhausts that form the classic organ pipe arrangement.


The F4 CC is at the absolute top of the F4 hierarchy. The main differences between it and the more “commercial” F4R can be summed up as follows:

  • over 90% of the components are individually tailor made;
  • brake and clutch levers that “fold” at the tip in the event of a fall;
  • 1078 cc engine;
  • 200 CV maximum power with titanium racing exhaust system;
  • new timing system;
  • smaller alternator;
  • one-off mechanical type slipper clutch;
  • new forks interior set-up and mono shock absorber
  • Brembo Racing monoblock brakes;
  • kerb weight 187 kilos without fuel.


All 1000 cc engines like that in the F4R have been tuned more and more not just to provide better performance, but also to better use the dynamics of four cylinders working in unison. This is why we increased the bore from 76 mm to 79 and left the stroke unchanged at 55 mm. Cubic capacity thus became 1078 cc – the maximum obtainable from this engine. This is where the MV Agusta racing department managed by Andea Goggi began to work. Their aim was to improve internal fluid dynamics by polishing ducts and working their magic on “chamfering the innards” to gain a few CV. The new combustion chamber geometry was part of an overall reworking of the heads where computer controlled equipment guaranteed work of the very highest order. The pistons were made lighter than those in the 1000 and con-rod geometry was changed. The real difference however lies in the timing system that was made from different sized exotic materials for each and every element. The intake and exhaust valves are still radial (unique MV AGUSTA figure), but are now titanium and the intake valves are now bigger measuring 31 instead of 29 mm. With the wider bore, changes were also needed to the camshaft profile. On the other hand, the valve bowls (still steel) were decreased in size to lose a few grammes weight. They were decreased from 28 to 26 mm but still have double springs. These bowls, along with the keepers, valve guides and valve seats are all made by Del West, the American market leader in this sector, and despite the exorbitant price of these components, they were perfect for a machine as exclusive as the F4CC. The weight saved by these higher working speed components led to improved engine “usability” not to mention the fact that they shaved 4 kilos off the weight of the F4CC engine as against the F4R. Other components that contributed to weight savings were the magnesium timing, gearbox, clutch, blow-by and alternator covers.

The alternator cover in particular made a significant difference to the scales given that it alone made a difference of about 2 kilos in comparison to the one fitted to the F4R.

Size, obviously makes a difference so the new smaller version meant modifications had to be made to the upper block due to the shape of the new alternator and new hose connections. The fuel feed system included bigger throttle bodies that went to 48 mm as against the 46 mm ones fitted to the F4R. Like the F4 1000 Tamburini, the key to the F4CC engine performance lies with the revolutionary, patented Torque Shift System (TSS). The end result is again an engine without
parallel. Like its 2007 “R” sister, the F4CC fully complies with Euro 3 standards with the following components: lambda probe, catalyser and one-piece exhaust system. The Engine Brake System (EBS) must also be mentioned. This acts as a torque limiter under deceleration. This system was first launched with the F4 1000 series. The F4CC also features a mechanical type slipper clutch with ramps and roller bearings. It is a one-off item of equipment.


Not one item is made using traditional industrial methods and this has an obvious effect on the price of the F4CC. All the frame peripheral components were tailor made. This includes the fork feet, the footpegs (shim adjustable and “filed down” to reduce weight), the upper steering column plate and levers. Every item has been carefully designed then hand built using techniques that the racing department has applied over the years. The F4 frame is made from chrome molybdenum that, while being very light, offers the rigidity that any Superbike putting out more than 200 CV must have. This frame is used widely in the F4 range and remains unchanged on the F4CC. The swing arm and frame plates are superlight magnesium and the choice of a mono arm demonstrates not only how solid this unit is, but the sight of one side of the rear wheel being completely “exposed” further underlines the fact that this is a 100,000 euro MV Agusta.


In the suspension department, race experience counts more than ever. It is experience on the track that leads to evolution in suspension systems where improvements take place step-by-step. Flashes of inspiration however are never discounted. Even if everything looks the same from the outside, you can feel the difference when you try the F4CC or you can see the difference when the forks and “mono-arm” are X-rayed. Suspension solutions are the result of extensive research and close collaboration with riders that always want to feel the bike “hands-on”. They insist on no less than predictable, controllable reactions from the machine. All the components at the front are Marzocchi like the enormous 50 mm forks. These items provide solidity and strength under braking and cornering. The forks are carbon nitride treated to decrease friction but this effect also adds to the bike’s overall aggressive image. The one-off steering damper and racing mono shock absorber are both made by Sachs. The mono unit can be adjusted for rebound at high and low speeds. In effect, the F4CC is fitted with racing suspension.


The F4CC is fitted with 100% Brembo Racing brakes. This system is an exact copy of the one used on racing bikes that have two 310 X 6 mm discs up front with monoblock calipers housing 4 pistons and 2 pads. A single 220 mm disc looks after braking at the rear. The only difference between the “official” Brembo race brakes lies in the second dust cover fitted to road going F4CC version. This serves to reduce wear on the brakes that certainly will not be serviced as often as those on a pure racing version.

The forged aluminium Brembo Super Light “Y” spoked wheels come in a new colour and measure 3.50 x 17” and 6.00 x 17”. They are fitted with Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa Pro tyres measuring 120/70 and 190/55.


2007 MV Agusta F41000R


Over the past seven years, our production
has undergone a “style revolution”
and the technological progress we have
made has further strengthened the MV
Agusta image.

In the public eye, our motorcycle company
has transformed from being a tale
of Italian motorcycling legends to
become synonymous with beauty, sophistication
and technical exclusivity.

The thirty-five “Motorcycle of the Year”
awards we have received since 1999 say
it all. The specialist judges have also
taken into consideration the progress in
terms of performance that is in the
DNA of all our machines. One simple
example explains everything: since 1999
we have increased the power of our
four-cylinder engine by 50HP while at
the same time constantly improved reliability
and reduced emissions.

The same applies to our frame department
that, while retaining the basic concept
of a tubular frame and single rear
swinging arm, has continuously worked
closely alongside firms like Marzocchi,
Sachs and Brembo to create the highest
possible specification components exclusively
for our use. The results of this technological evolution are all brought together in the newest
creation from MV Agusta: F41000R.

Driven by a pulsating heart with torque and power (+10HP) that the previous F4’s could only
have dreamed about, the new model is the synthesis of all the experience and technologies developed
from the F4 project.

Adorned in new livery with brand new graphics and colour schemes the F4100R cannot fail to arouse
those who truly appreciate elite motorcycles. The complete engine, suspension and brake package has
undergone a radical performance-oriented evolution leading to the introduction of a radial braking
system, forged Brembo wheels and new Marzocchi forks.


The design efforts put into the F41000R took three fundamental elements into consideration: character,
sporting spirit, and quality. The distinctive character of the new MV Agusta shines through the black “Bodoni”
livery that is accented by a double red graphic tapering from the tail to the front mudguard and creating a
soft curve that suggests speed and agility. The F41000R will also be available with an updated version of the
traditional “Corse” racing livery. The perception of quality is highlighted by a combination of the finish
applied to technically evolved components and the brilliance of the paintwork that enhances the overall look.

The features that distinguish the
F41000R are as follows:

  1. “R” Graphics
    Silver eco-leather hammer-finish
    saddle (Bodoni).
    Black eco-leather hammer-finish
    saddle (Corsa).
    “R” logo on back of air box
    F41000R logo on tail
    F41000R logo on mirror housings

  2. Titanium finish applied to:
    Fairing air vents


The F41000R lies between the F41000S and the limited edition F4SENNA. In relation to the “S”, it features more specialized technical components not to mention innovations to the engine.

The main new items of equipment are:

  1. Brembo Monoblock P4/34 radial brake calipers
  2. Aluminum Ø320 mm Brembo discs
  3. Radial caliper struts
  4. Marzocchi USD Ø50 mm R.A.C. forks (Road Advanced Component.)
  5. Brembo forged aluminium wheels with Y spokes
  6. New integrated Magneti Marelli 5SM ignition-injection system
  7. New raised Perspex screen
  8. Rear mudguard
  9. Battery charger


After three seasons of more than honorable service, the 998cc block introduced on the F41000S has
been given a serious re-working. MV engineers focused on creating a new combustion chamber that differs from previous arrangements as follows:

  • Longitudinal distance between valves increased by 2mm
  • Intake valve angle now 10.15° as opposed to 9.5°
  • New bimetallic valves
  • New distribution layout with less crossover between intake and exhaust
  • New Mahle block with bores moved 1.5mm towards the rear of the engine
  • New forged pistons with renewed graphite coated skirts
  • New intake duct geometry
  • New aluminum clutch bell housing
  • New larger two-plate clutch

The electronic engine management system features a series
of important innovations starting with the new Magneti
Marelli 5SM system that replaces the previous 1.6M.

This system is much more compact than its predecessor
and is fitted with a Flash Eprom memory unit. The 5SM
phase sensor works in concert with the exhaust camshaft
making sequential injection possible. On previous generation
machines, such an arrangement was unheard of. Each
cylinder has been supplied with an individual “plug top” coil
with consistent improvements in terms of engine output.

The Magneti Marelli 5SM ECU manages the widely acknowledged
EBS system (Engine Brake System) that is fitted to
MV Agusta engines for controlling torque under deceleration.
The concept is based on a solenoid-activated bypass
valve on cylinder N° 2 intake duct. The bypass is situated
downstream from the feed throttle that has a suitably
shaped air intake. This device allows cylinder N°2 to produce
torque even under deceleration (when the feed throttles
are closed) thanks to a signal sent by the Marelli ECU.

The advantage in terms of engine braking at high and
medium engine speeds is self-evident. It is also very clear
that the engine management system could allow more
demanding riders to adjust and optimise engine braking at
different engine speeds to suit their individual riding styles.


The frame on the new F41000R follows the same pattern as the F41000S and is still the only frame in the four-cylinder production category to be made from chrome-molybdenum steel tubing. This solution offers considerable advantages in terms of compactness, mechanical access and torsional rigidity. The frames are built in their entirety at the MV Agusta TELCA plant in Morazzone.

The tubular structure unites the swing arm pivot plates where both the rear swing arm and the saddle support bracket are connected. The sculpted single swing arm was created by the CRC engineers as much for its beauty as for its unmistakable technical efficiency. The steering angle now lies at 24.5° and the steering head has been shifted forward by 103.8 mm to further improve handling.


The F41000R marks the debut of Marzocchi USD Ø50 mm
R.A.C. (Road Advanced Component) forks being fitted to a production
bike. These forks are the most prestigious item made
by the Bolognese factory. They feature a multi-adjustable unit
(13 compression settings and 32 for rebound) fitted with carbon
nitride treated uprights designed for improved slide characteristics.
The looks also differ in the anodised stays that add to the
individuality of this specific model.

The rear suspension uses both the traditional layout and the
Sachs Racing shock absorber with double compression calibration
(high-medium speed) and sophisticated hydraulic control of
pre-load spring.

Like on the F41000S, this new model is also has a transversally
fitted Ohlins steering damper anchored to the frame to provide
symmetrical working conditions.

Front Suspension Highlights:

  • Hydraulic system re-designed
  • Carbonitriding treatment on the fork rods
  • Introduction of countersprings
  • New front fork feet for radial brake calipers

Rear Suspension Highlights:

  • Hydraulic system re-designed
  • New rear shock absorber
  • Introduction of counterspring


The MV Agusta F41000R introduces the use of
Brembo brakes with radial P4/34 calipers. These
monoblock units, derived from Superbike and Moto
GP machines, have a strut to provide increased
rigidity mounted on radial adaptors made exclusively
for MV Agusta. The enlarged Ø 320mm discs
with steel braking area and aluminum flange are
also new.

The rear brake remains an unchanged four-piston
(opposed) caliper unit acting on a 210 mm disc.
The front brake and clutch levers are exclusive to
MV Agusta and can be micrometrically adjusted.
The Brembo forged aluminum wheels with Y
spokes measure 3.50” x 17” at the front and 6.00”
x 17” at the rear. Tires are 120/70 ZR 17 up front
with 190/55/17 at the rear.

Braking System Highlights:

  • Adoption of Brembo components
  • Radial, 4-pistons front brake calipers
  • Ø 320 front brake discs
  • New brake pad lining material


2007 MV Agusta Brutale 910R


Captivating style, great temperament, engine technology
par excellence, and a fanatical eye to detail.
All these qualities have long been recognized in the
both the 750 and 910 Brutale. Now imagine these
properties dramatically enhanced by improved performance,
stronger braking and the dynamic handling
characteristics of a full race machine. This is
the 910R — a motorcycle for everyday use that is
capable of rewarding its rider with the behavior and
riding sensation that is more in line with full race
machines. The MV Agusta Brutale 910R keeps the
same elegant lines of the S version, but includes several
modifications that make it even more dynamic
and aggressive.


The Brutale 910R is characterized by a black/anthracite color
scheme accented with a graphic red matching that of the valve

The Brutale 910R is adorned with customized graphics that distinguish
it from the 910S, including:

  • New R colour scheme
  • New 910R logo
  • Tachometer with new numerical scale and Brutale logo.
  • Rider and passenger seat made of “Pieni Fiore” full grain

  • Red valve cover
  • Anodised black fork uprights
  • Titanium treated surface applied to lower steering flange, fork,
    frame plates, and handlebar counterweights


The Brutale 910R is fitted with state-of-the-art technical systems
worthy of a competition machine. This is clearly seen in
the braking and suspension systems that differ from the 910S as

  • Brembo Monoblock P4/34 radial brake calipers.
  • Aluminum 320mm Brembo discs
  • Radial caliper strut
  • Marzocchi USD 50 mm
    R.A.C. forks (Road Advanced

  • Brembo forged Aluminum
    wheels with Y spokes.

  • Racing exhaust with specialized

  • New hand-polished inlet ducts


The Brutale 910R marks the debut of Marzocchi USD 50 mm
R.A.C. (Road Advanced Component) forks fitted to a production
bike. These forks are the most prestigious item made by the
Bolognese factory. They feature a multi-adjustable unit (13 compression
settings and 32 for rebound) fitted with carbon nitride
treated uprights designed for improved slide characteristics. The
looks of the 910R also differ in the anodized stays that add to the
individuality of this specific model. Rear suspension is looked after
by a Sachs single shock absorber with rebound-compression damping
and spring preload adjustment depending on a simple setting
that distinguishes between the absorption of a high or low speed


The MV Agusta Brutale 910R heralds the introduction of a Brembo brake system featuring radial P4/34 calipers that are customized with the Brutale logo. This billet alloy braking system, derived from competition Superbike and Moto GP machinery, has a strut to provide increased rigidity mounted on radial adapters made exclusively for MV Agusta. The enlarged 320mm discs with steel braking area and aluminum flange are also new.

The rear brake remains an four-piston (opposed) caliper unit acting on a 210 mm disc. The Nissin-designed front brake and clutch levers are exclusive to MV Agusta and can be micrometrically adjusted. The Brembo forged aluminum wheels with Y spokes are an entirely new design and measure 3.50” x 17” at the front and 6.00” x 17” at the rear. Tires are 120/70 ZR 17 up front with 190/55/17 at the rear.


The Brutale 910R is equipped with the most powerful engine of the
Brutale range. Derived from the 910S EV, it differs by the following:

  • New inlet ducts hand polished
  • Racing exhaust
  • Specialized Eprom


The addition of polished intakes helps increase engine performance
from the Brutale 910S, and when optional racing exhaust is installed,
the Brutale 910R pumps out 144hp.

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