To celebrate its newfound grit in 2015 Supersport (the support series in the FIM Superbike World Championship), MV Agusta has developed the new limited-edition F4 Reparto Corse. Only 250 of these hand-assembled F4 RCs will be built. MV Agusta says they weigh 15 lb. less than the F4 RR.
Besides carrying the paint scheme from Leon Camier’s racer, the production F4 RC boasts lots of high-tech components. The 4-cylinder engine, which produces a claimed 212 horsepower at 13,600 rpm, is equipped with a racing crankshaft that weighs 1.06 pounds less than the standard unit. Additionally, the engine uses a total of 333 titanium bolts and 11 magnesium covers, saving an additional 2.5 pounds.
Also helping to reduce weight is the carbon-fiber fairing, which trims an additional 4.4 pounds from this racy machine. All told, the RC tips the MV Agusta scales at a claimed 386 lb.
Top-notch hardware includes Öhlins suspension, Brembo racing brakes, and a Termignoni racing exhaust (which is part of the race kit). Moreover, MV Agusta offers the possibility to add an extra touch of personalization, the number of your favorite British MV Agusta racer: No. 4 for Phil Read, No. 29 for Mike Hailwood, no. 62 for John Surtees, and, of course, No. 2 for Leon Camier, just to wish him good luck.
As stated earlier, only 250 of these F4 RCs will be built, and the price tag of 36,900 euros equates to about $40,000. Not inexpensive, for sure, but the F4 RC is a very cool bike.