The dry weight is listed over atHFL as 423 lbs…That’s quite a bit for a more modern liter bike (granted the last “redesign” of the F4 was really anything but). That’s quite a bit more than the 1198, ZX-10R, S1000RR and YZF-R1. I think it’s heavier than the GSXR-1000 as well but they list a curb weight without describing it, so I’m not sure if that includes fuel or not.
I don’t understand the point of passenger pegs/seat on exotic Italian track weaponry.
Kevin, I believe the pegs are for the supermodels that request to be your passengers.
I don’t think MV is really thinking its core buyers are going to take the F4 RR to the track.
“some sites have confused as being 201hp” Maybe that is because they give the figure in “CV”, which is same as German “PS”, but is not exactly “HP”.
That would indeed be the reason TeeJay. It doesn’t help too that MV is translating CV in HP on its site too.
The RR will go to the track. They’ll leave the CC at home to look at.
I would call this a hollow replica until I see one in WSBK.
TOTAL FAP MATERIAL, Specially The White One… (^_^ )
I think many of these will indeed be tracked. See here: http://mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=24141
“reducing the linear velocity of the piston (from 24.7 m/s to 22.9 m/s) and thus also improving reliability.”
I have a hard time believing that increasing cylinder bore and decrease stroke is going to improve reliability. If MV are going to make outlandish claims, they should show the physics. Last time I checked, decreasing the stroke means that the engine goes from 22.9m/s in one direction to 22.9m/s in the opposite direction in less time with much higher acceleration (shorter crank throw). That’s before the consequences of bigger pistons are considered.
Furthermore, I’ve never heard of a bike that needs constant maintenance to reciprocating internals below the cylinder head. On the contrary, every sport bike we purchase needs constant maintenance to the top end. How does decreasing the mean piston velocity make any improvements to the top end? How does enlarging the valves and raising the rev ceiling improve the reliability of the valvetrain?
Sometimes I wonder about the Italians.
Luckily, MV’s engines have proved to be some of the most reliable, with impeccable design.
remove those passenger pegs and mirrors right away!!
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