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MV Agusta F4 RR: What to expect from the Italian superbike

Last updated on: August 08, 2013 08:25 IST

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The four-cylinder 998cc engine with an all-hell-breaks-lose figure of 195bhp power and 110Nm torque is likely to blaze on Indian roads by the end of this year, writes Shubhananda Bera.

The high performance motorbike MV Agusta F4 RR has a lot to shoulder when it makes its entry into India, particulary when it comes to carving a niche for its manufacturer in the market and carrying forward the legacy of the F4 750 Oro.

The superbike F4 750 Oro was introduced by Agusta sixteen years ago, although it did not make it into India. With the arrival of the MV Agusta F4 RR, the market will see mercury levels rise; the seductive beauty and thumping performance of this superbike has attracted fans all over the world.

The RR comes with an elegant design that is not only visually appealing, but also has a thrilling effect on the onlooker.

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Image: MV Augusta F4 RR
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This 2013 latest edition comes with technology that offers digits on the speedometer like never before. The F4 will continue to feature among the top speeding superbikes of today, packed with an exhilarating performance and tornado speeds which are tastefully clothed in a fresh body which talks of the future and guarantees a revolution in the Indian biking domain.

The front headlight is chipped to accommodate two different light guides, which are placed on the leading edge of the spoiler; this not only accentuates frontal vision, but also the safety element, affording better views during both day and night. Accordingly, the rear side light intensity has been heightened with a light guide. The weight has been brought down with the new wheel design that forges aluminum alloy; shedding weight translates into super speed figures for this vroomer.


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The F4 RR engine's power delivery is littered with highs and lows. The 998cc Corsacorta engine that fuels the heart of the bike comes with an all-hell-breaks-lose power figure of 195bhp and 110Nm.

The four cylinder engine is accompanied by a six-speed gearbox, which claims to offer a whopping top speed of 184.9mph.


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To put a halt on this raging beast, the braking system consists of 320mm diameter front discs with steel flanges. The front disc brakes are clutched on to the Brembo Monobloc M50, which offers tight control. The braking system is completed with the four piston rear caliper that comes along with a 210 mm diameter disc.


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The strength of the F4 RR is the suspension system -- Ohlins -- which enables the rider to choose from various set ups that all come with electronic control (the set up is directly available on the dashboard).

The power delivery modes are specified for the four-cylinder 998cc engine, wherein the pilot method automatically adjusts the suspension via the engine
maps.


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The system comes with autonomous control for compression damping and rebound damping, whereas setting up control on the spring preload is manual. The steering is electronic or manual as per the choice of the rider and the response of the F4 RR varies according to the system chosen, as well as the speed.


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The horsepower is the key to superbike supremacy, but then one cannot forget the electric aids that come with these machines, which top the play. The MV Agusta F4 RR has been rendered with a Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System, which guarantees mutli-map engine management, traction control, EAS and anti-wheeling.

Along with MVICS, the company has incorporated the Ride-By-Wire system, which comes with electronic redundancies to keep track of the system effectiveness and safety of the rider. Inertia platform sensor arrangement is also included, making use of three gyroscopes and three accelerometers and offering the electronic control unit a host of information regarding the vehicle's dynamics at every moment.


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The F4 RR encompasses the latest technological advancements in the industry and Agusta has refreshed the persona of the F4 with an ambition to achieve the top slot in the hypersport world bike market. The DNA of 1997's F4 750 Oro is seen in the upcoming F4 RR, yet there is a distinction that marks its mechanical growth to suit the thirst for speed in every rider.

The bike has already won accolades all over the world for its framework and visual appeal. The Mv Agusta F4 RR's Indian launch will likely go a long way in helping the company reach the zenith it expects to in our fast-growing bike market.


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