2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle Review

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2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle

The new 2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle is the culmination of a surprising story, an accomplishment capable of radically changing the sports motorcycle concept itself. It is a product of Massimo Tamburini’s flair and Claudio Castiglioni’s insight; the F4 was presented to the public in 1997, instantly becoming the world’s best-looking motorcycle. The launch of the new 2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Bike marked a triumphant return for MV Agusta, a motorcycle brand that has won more world championship trophies than any other.

The legendary MV Agusta F4 Claudio pays homage to a legendary man who dedicated his life to the perfection and modeling of motorcycles, first in his mind and then in the workshop. In short, the new 2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle is an ultimate achievement, and indeed a dream comes true.

According to Claudio Castiglioni, bikes are objects that make people dream. They have different sounds, colors, and graphics that reveal the inspiration of those who imagined them. Sometimes these creations are true riding works of art that transform the designer into an artist.

2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle – Features

Limited Edition

The new 2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Bike is available in a limited edition of 100 models only.

Engine and Electronics

The technical foundation is offered by F4 RC, the extreme racing-derived offshoot of the F4 project. It shares many features seen on the MV Agusta that competes in the World Superbike Championship; this motorcycle is built to perform.

2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle

The rev-limiter is set at 14,200 rpm, and titanium con-rods offer the best possible strength-to-weight ratio. The new crankshaft has been specifically balanced and lightened for the Corsa Corta power unit that bristles with original design features like a perfectly balanced central timing chain and radially-set valves in the combustion chamber. Thanks to the motorcycle configuration for the track, the maximum power is 212 hp at 13,450 rpm with torque reaching 115Nm at 9,300 rpm. This extreme configuration also sees the F4 Claudio mount the dual exit titanium SC-Project racing exhaust with the dedicated control unit. Thanks to the standard road-legal set-up, maximum power still touches 205 hp.

The new 2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle also boasts an MVICS (Motor and Vehicle Control System) that is developed by MV Agusta engineers and used in various configurations throughout the range with eight unique injectors, a lower bank of four Mitsubishi injectors and an upper tank of four high-low Magneti Marelli injectors. The Eldor EM2.0 engine control unit oversees the Mikuni entire Ride-by-Wire throttle body and the ion-sensing pencil coils for knock and misfire detection. Variable-height intake horns including TSS (Torque Shift System), have been completely designed to make the most of engine power and torque delivery across the entire rev range. Many features have been developed by Reparto Corse, especially for the F4 Claudio. For example, head intake/exhaust ports have been revamped to improve fluid dynamics, DLC-treated cam followers reduce friction to offer more power. The friction containment has also been extended to other moving parts like the piston with Asso comparison rings.

To make the transmission of the 2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle more efficient, the bike comes with STM multi-plate oil bath slipper clutch actuated by a Brembo radial-pump. It is a six-speed constant-mesh gearbox that is removable and the latest version of the F4 has a DLC treated shift forks that augments hardness and reduces the coefficient of friction.

The electronic draw on MV Agusta’s long-standing race experience in the World Superbike Championship. Four different engine maps can be selected instantaneously via the racing push-buttons exclusive to the MV Agusta F4 Claudio. These modes are;

  • Sports
  • Normal
  • Rain
  • and Custom that allows having further personalization.

The electronic up and down MVEAS 2.0 gearbox is mounted as standard.

2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle

On the MV Agusta F4 Claudio, research into materials has been taken to its ultimate level. The new titanium, carbon fiber, and light alloys are used extensively, keeping weight down and enhancing aesthetics. The fairing is made up of carbon fiber and it is designed for patterning alternates gloss and matt-finish areas. The design is enhanced by a golden trim consisting of electro-plated copper. At the same time, the front upper fairing side panels, lower cowl and rear seat cowl denote masterful use of carbon fiber as do the unbeatable racing-grade BST Rapid Teck wheels.

The SC-Project exhaust silencers contain the laser-engraved Claudio, made in titanium is supplied in the racing kit. There is another eye-catching feature that is the CNC-machined rear under a crown.

The titanium has also been used in the bolts and screws. In contrast, the CNC-machined aluminum alloys are used extensively on functional components like triple clamps, the new height-adjustable rider footpegs, the nut holding the rear wheel, the brake, and the clutch levers, the new clutch and brake fluid reservoir plugs and filler cap. The cross-stitched rider seat with embroidered Claudio logo gives the F4 Claudio added individuality.

Chassis and Brakes

The braking system comes with cutting-edge technology by Brembo that is the global industry leader and is available for the highest-end models. A pump actuates the new Brembo Stilema 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers. The two front discs use Brembo Racing technology with the T-Drive system including steel braking rotor and aluminum flange.

The rotor is mounted to the carrier using the T-pins which gives a unique design that transfers braking torque more effectively while refining thermal and mechanical resistance. The T-Drive provides the disc with full-floating action in radial and axial directions and decreases its overall weight. The first MV Agusta F4 introduced a mixed-structure frame i.e., an all-new CrMo tubular steel trellis section and two aluminum alloy plates. It is the same solution incorporated into the F4 Claudio, which is the combustion of a highly original concept and style including the undisputed effectiveness that stems from the outstanding stiffness.

The plates have an attachment pin for the aluminum alloy single-sided swingarm that offers 120mm of wheel travel. The new top-drawer Ohlins shock absorber provides maximum performance on both track and road.

The USD NIX 30 TiN-coated 43mm diameter fork features separate manual adjustment for rebound and compression, and it also allows adjustment of spring pre-load. Additionally, the fork on the motorcycle features exclusive styling in the form of black sleeves that has similar adjustments that can be made on the TTX36 shock absorber with piggyback reservoir.

2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle

The motorcycle comes with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires of 120/70 ZR17 at the front while 200/55 ZR17 at the rear offering perfect riding pleasure. The model comes with a wheelbase of 1430mm, fork yoke offset of 100.4mm and a seat height of 830mm. The fuel carrying capacity is 17 liters with a dry weight of 183 kg in the standard configuration and 175 with the SC-Project exhaust and dedicated control unit.

2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio Powerful Sports Motorcycle – Technical Specifications

Engine

Type Four-cylinder, four strokes, 16 valve
Timing system DOHC radial valve
Total displacement 998 cm3(60.9 cubic inches)
Compression ratio 13.4:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 79mm x 50.9mm (3.1 inches x 2 inches)
Max. power- RPM at the crankshaft) 151 kW (205 hp) at 13.450 RPM
158 kW (212 hp) at 13.600 RPM
Max. Torque – RPM 115 Nm (11.7 kgm) at 9.300 RPM
Cooling system Cooling including separated liquid & oil radiators
Engine management system (EMS) All-new Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS (Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System) with eight injectors (Four lower fuel injectors by Mikuni plus four upper fuel injectors by Magneti Marelli including increased fuel flow). Engine control unit Eldor EM2, throttle body complete ride-by-wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing technology, control of detonation and misfire – Torque control including four maps, Traction Control including eight levels of intervention including lean angle sensor – TSS Torque Shift System employing variable-length intake runners
Electronic Quick-shift MV EAS 2 (Electronically Assisted Shift Up and Down)
Clutch STM Wet, multi-disc with back-torque-limiting device and Brembo radial-pump/lever assembly
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh, & DLC coated shift forks
Primary drive 48/82
Gear ratio First gear: Speed 14/37
Second gear: Speed 16/33
Third gear: Speed 18/31
Fourth gear: Speed 20/30
Fifth gear: Speed 22/29
Sixth gear: Speed 21/25
Final drive ratio 15/41

Electrical Equipment

Voltage 12 V
Battery Li-ion12.8 V – 4 Ah
Alternator 350 W at 5000 RPM

Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase 1430mm (56.27 inches)
Overall length 2115 mm (83.30 inches)
Overall width 750 mm (29.51 inches)
Saddle height 830 mm (32.68 inches)
Min. ground clearance 115 mm (4.52 inches)
Trail 100.4 mm (3.93 inches)
Dry weight 183 kg
Fuel tank capacity 17 liters

Performance

Maximum speed 302 km/h

Frame

Rear swingarm pivot plates material All-new aluminum alloy – Adjustable swingarm pivot height
Type All-new CrMo Steel tubular trellis

Front Suspension

Type All-new Öhlins USD front fork, NIX 30 type including TIN coating on inner tubes, left compression and proper rebound manual adjustment, top-out spring
Fork diameter 43 mm (1.69 inches)
Fork travel 120 mm (4.72 inches)

Rear Suspension

Type All-new Öhlins progressive, TTX36 twin tube rear shock absorber including piggyback reservoir, compression, and rebound adjusted with anodized aluminum adjustment knobs
Single-sided swingarm material Aluminum alloy
Wheel travel 120 mm (4.72 inches)

Brakes

Front brake Double floating disc including Ø 320mm Brembo Racing with T-Drive system (Ø 12.6 inches) diameter, including steel braking disc and aluminum flange Brembo radial-pump/level assembly
Rear brake Single steel disc including Ø 210mm (Ø 8.27 inches) diameter
Front brake caliper Brembo GP radial-type, single-piece with four pistons Ø 30 mm (Ø 1.18 inches)
Rear brake caliper Nissin with four pistons – Ø 25.4 mm (Ø 1-inch)
ABS Bosch 9 Plus including Race Mode & RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)

Wheels

Front: Material/size BST Full carbon 3.5” x 17”
Rear: Material/size BST Full carbon 6” x 17”

Tires

Front Tire Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear Tire Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 – ZR 17 M/C (78 W)

Fairing

Material Carbon fiber & thermoplastic

Contents

CNC components Top triple clamp – Rear set footpegs
Steering damper Öhlins manually adjustable
Adjustable height – Front brake lever – Rear wheel nut – Clutch lever – Clutch reservoir cap – Right/left controls Front brake fluid tank cap – Oil engine cap and racing fuel cap
Clutch SBK cover – Swingarm protection
Phonic wheel cover
Carbon Components Carbon fiber Fairing & dedicated weave with gold thread – Upper side fairings – Upper and lower chain guard – Toe Tail – Front and rear fenders – Full carbon rims “BST”
Exclusive content Intake & exhaust ports, hand-worked by the “Reparto Corse”- Cam followers including DLC treatment to decrease friction – Low-friction “ASSO” piston ring -Light crankshaft- Seat with dedicated cover & “Claudio” logo
Tinted windshield
All-new Electronic Right/left racing controls – “AIM MXS” racing dashboard including data acquisition, integrated GPS, & dedicated software

Kit Racing

Titanium Components Exhaust & twin-exit titanium Racing silencers by SC-Project including dedicated control unit – Titanium fasteners
Carbon Components Carbon fiber passenger seat cover
CNC Components Anodized aluminum caps for rear mirror attachments- License plate holder
Dedicated bike cover – Racing chain DID Gold – Certificate of origin – Limited Edition