2012 MV Agusta F4 RR Pictures and Details

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After a teaser video last week, MV Agusta have now released pictures and specs for their 2012 F4 RR. MV’s latest piece of “motorcycle art” is powered by an all new 998 cc, short-stroke, 4-cylinder, radial valve engine putting out a claimed 201 cv at 13,400 rpm and 58 lb-ft of torque at 9200 rpm. Now there seems to be some confusion as to how many horsepower 201 cv actually is. The motorcycle press has it listed as either 198 or 201 hp. Even the Italian MV Agusta website has it converted as 200 hp on their English version web page banner and in the spec sheet, but then as 201 hp in their written overview of the new machine. Either way, it’s a crapload of power, up 10 hp from MV’s last iteration of the F4 RR in 2009. Coupled with the RR’s newly designed engine (featuring “aerospace RR alloy” pistons) is a new 4-2-1-4 exhaust system. Suspension and steering damper is by Öhlins, with a multi-adjustable 43 mm fork at the front and TTX 36 shock at the back. Brakes, as you’d expect, are by Brembo, and wheels are forged aluminum.

The 2012 MV Agusta F4 RR comes in matte white or two-tone red/white and is listed in Italy at  € 22,900. Canadian pricing and availability on the F4 RR are TBA, but Tim Massarelli of MV Agusta Canada told us that, “if all goes as planned it should be available in Canada in the fall” (2011). 

Full European specs for the 2012 F4 RR below.

Type: Four Cylinder, 4 Stroke, 16 Valve
Timing System: “D.O.H.C”, Radial Valve
Total Displacement:  998 cc (60.9 Cu. In.)
Compression Ratio: 13.4 : 1
Bore X Stroke: 79 Mm X 50.9 Mm (3.1 In. X 2.0 In.)
Max. Horse Power-R.P.M.:  (at the crankshaft) 147,7 Kw (200 Hp) 
Max. Torque-R.P.M.: 114 Nm (58 lb-ft) At 9200 R.P.M. 
Cooling System: Liquid cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Engine Management: Systemmagneti Marelli Iaw 7bm Ignition – Injection Integrated System With Mikuni Throttle Body; Induction Discharge Electronic Ignition; 
Sequential Timed “Multipoint” Electronic Injection ; Variable Height Intake Ducts With Torque Shift System (Tss)
Clutchwet, Multi – Disc With Mechanical Anti-Surging Device And Brembo Radial Master Cylinder
Gear Boxcassette Gearbox; Six Speed, Constant Mesh
Primary Drive 48/82
Gear Ratio
First Gear: Speed* 14/37 134.1 Km/H (83.3 Mph) at 13700 rpm
Second Gear: Speed* 16/33 171.8 Km/H (106.7 Mph) at 13700 rpm 
Third Gear: Speed* 18/31 205.8 Km/H (127.8 Mph) at 13700 rpm
Fourth Gear: Speed* 20/30 236.3 Km/H (146.7 Mph) at 13700 rpm 
Fifth Gear: Speed* 22/29 268.9 Km/H (167.0 Mph) at 13700 rpm 
Sixth Gear: Speed* 21/25 297.6 Km/H (184.8 Mph) a 13700 rpm
Final Velocity Ratio15x41
Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase: 1430 mm (56.27 in.)
Overall length: 2100 mm (82.63 in.)
Overall width: 750 mm (29.51 in.)
Saddle height: 830 mm (32.66 in.)
Min. Ground clearance: 115 mm (4.52 in.)
Trail: 100,4 mm (3.93 in.)
Dry weight: 192 kg (423 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity: 17 l (4.49 u.s. gal.)
Maximum speed: 297.6 km/h (184.8 mph) 
Typecrmo steel tubular trellis (tig welded)
Rear swing arm pivot plates: materialaluminium alloy – adjustable swingarm pivot height
Front suspension
Type: “upside – down” Öhlins telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Rod dia.: 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Travel on leg axis: 120 mm (4.72 in.)
Rear suspension
Type: Öhlins TTX progressive, single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm: aluminium alloy
Wheel travel: 120 mm (4.72 in.)
Front brake: double floating disc with ø 320 mm (ø 12.6 in.) Diameter, with steel braking band and aluminium flange – Brembo radial master cylinder
Front brake: Brembo radial-type caliper, single-piece with 4 pistons – ø 34 mm (ø 1.34 in.)
Rear brake: single steel disc with ø 210 mm (ø 8.27 in.) Diameter
Rear brake: Brembo caliper with 4 pistons – ø 25.4 mm (ø 1.00 in.)
Front: material/size – forged aluminium alloy/ 3.50 ” x 17 ”
Rear: material/size – forged aluminium alloy/ 6.00 ” x 17 ”
Front: 120/70 – zr 17 m/c (58 w)
Rear: 190/55 – zr 17 m/c (75 w)


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