2012 MV Agusta F4R Review

The new MV Agusta F4 2012 R was designed to offer customers a superbike with extreme performance. The key feature of the F4 R is, in fact, the new "Corsa Short" engine capable of outstanding performance and are already working on the F4 RR, the top of the range of MV Agusta Superbike.

The new inline-4 with radial valves is the vibrant heart of the R. MV Agusta F4 thermodynamics have been completely redesigned, the new low inertia of the crankshaft that allows for a more wonderful square hole and the relationship of stroke. Thus, the MV F4 R is capable of reaching rpm worth a pure race bike. The displacement of 998 cc, was achieved using a 79 mm bore and stroke of 50.9 mm only. Thus it is possible to achieve a very high 13,700 rpm rev limit, while at the same time reducing the linear velocity of the piston of 24.9 m / s to 23 m / s to improve reliability.

MV Agusta F4R 2012
2012 MV Agusta F4R
To achieve the power of stratospheric registered 195.2 hp (for the 201 HP version of the super powerful RR) at 13,000 rpm, all components carefully handled. The cylinder head uses new ports and employs more about the intake and exhaust. For the first time on a motorcycle of mass production, all titanium valves, so that the weight of these must be reduced, despite the increase in diameter (28.6 to 31.8 mm for the exhaust and from 24.6 to 26 mm for the exhaust). The engine "breathes" in a more efficient manner through the use of a main part of the new 4-2-1-4 exhaust system. In addition to providing enhanced engine efficiency, the new exhaust system a unique sound that is even more exciting, and in previous versions. The fuel system uses four throttle body fuel injector with a 49 mm diameter and double per cylinder combined with the only MV Agusta TSS (torque Shift System) variable intake runners.

The new F4 R, now on sale at authorized dealers, is available in two colors: red run / gray and black / medium term, at a price of € 18,800 VAT in Italy

MV Agusta F4R 2012
2012 MV Agusta F4R

2012 MV Agusta F4R Features and Benefits

The new engine is the MV Agusta F4 R is designed to reduce the amount of internal friction is at least: a new relationship to the primary gear allowed a drastic reduction in the number of revolutions of the generator and water pump, which limits the power consumption . This is an additional engine to use the unique features that have become trademarks MV Agusta is a removable 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch ensures precise control even the most violent braking maneuvers. The electronic control system is still developing, traction control, and uses a new algorithm maintains two selectable engine maps the driver, who are now comfortably set the new control system is located on the left handlebar.

The new MV Agusta F4, R, of course, remains faithful to the tradition of mixing a structural tubular steel trellis made of cast aluminum side plates. Steering angle is set to 23.5 degrees, giving a perfect control, maneuverability and stability. Also confirmed an exceptional one-sided swingarm, a real technological gem that weighs only 5 kg, a record for this type of item.

MV Agusta F4R 2012
2012 MV Agusta F4R

MV F4 R notoriety to maintain excellence in the field of suspension. Marzocchi upside-down, 50 mm column, is derived directly from the units used in competition, are adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic compression. Forged lightweight front axle carrier is also designed for use with the F4 R and use the wheel quick release system, reminiscent of the first legendary F4 Serie Oro accepted that this is the same technical solution. The Sachs rear shock is equipped with a nitrogen tank (separated and integrated into the body) and is adjustable in rebound, compression and preload. Shock connection allows the ride height can be adjusted depending on the desired configuration, the rider to adjust the settings of some driving conditions and cycle tracks.

The Brembo brake system before with "mono block" radial calipers are undoubtedly the best system for motorcycles on the market, coupled with a master cylinder with integrated reservoir, designed especially for demanding specifications MV.

The diameter of 320 mm floating front discs use a double bridle ultra light, which is 5 mm thick to reduce the inertial forces of the masses and not suspended. The rear braking system is made exclusively for MV with a stainless steel 220 mm diameter discs and 4 pistons.

2012 MV Agusta F4R - international standards

MSRP Price - The suggested retail price of retail in Italy is 18 € 890 €

Each country may have a price change due to local customs and duties.


Four-cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valves,

Timing System

"DOHC", radial valve

Total travel

998 cm3 (60.9 cu. Po)

Compression ratio




Bore and stroke

79 mm x 50.9 mm (3.1 inches x 2.0 inches)

MAX. Power RPM (shaft)

Version maximum power: 143.5 kW (195 hp) at 13,000 rpm Lim. 13700 rpm - energy restricted version: 73 kW (100 hp) at 9000 rpm Lim. 10,500 rpm


Full Version power: 112 Nm (11.4 kgm) at 9100 rpm - version limited power: 85 Nm (8.7 kgm) at 6000 rpm


Liquid-cooled oil coolers separately

Motor Control System

Magneti Marelli IAW 7BM ignition - injection system integrated with Mikuni throttle body ignition induction discharge electronic sequential timed "Multipoint" electronic injection;

Torque Shift System height intake ducts (TSS)


Wet, multi-drive with torque limiting device back


Cassette gearbox, six-speed, constant mesh



Gear ratio

First gear: Speed ​​* 14/37 134.1 km / h (83.3 mph) at 13700 rpm

The second gear: Speed ​​* 16/33 171.8 km / h (106.7 mph) at 13,700 rpm

The third gear: Speed ​​* 18/31 205.8 km / h (127.9 mph) at 13,700 rpm

Fourth gear: Speed ​​* 20/30 236.3 km / h (146.8 mph) at 13,700 rpm

Fifth gear: Speed ​​* 22/29 268.9 km / h (167.1 mph) at 13700 rpm

Sixth gear: Speed ​​* 21/25 297.6 km / h (184.9 mph) at 13,700 rpm

Speed ​​Final Report



Voltage 12 V

Alternator 350 W at 5000 rpm

Battery 12 V - 8.6 Ah


Wheelbase 1430 mm (56.27 inches)

Total length 2100 mm (82.63 inches)

Overall width 750 mm (29.51 inches)

Seat height 830 mm (32.66 inches)

Min. Ground clearance 115 mm (4.52 inches)

Trail 100.4 mm (3.93 inches)

Dry weight 192 kg (423 lb).

Fuel tank capacity 17 liters (4.49 U.S. gal.)


* Maximum full power version 297.6 km / h (184.9 mph)

Power limited version of the 249.0 km / h (154.6 mph)


Type CrMo Steel tubular trellis (MAG welded)

The rear swing pivot plates: material Aluminium alloy

Front Suspension

Type "Upside - Down" telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound, compression and spring preload adjustment and a separate external

Rod dia. 50 mm (1.97 inches)

Travel on leg axis 120 mm (4.72 inches)


Type Progressive, single shock absorber with adjustable rebound and compression (High speed /

Low speed) damping and adjustable spring preload

A single-sided swing arm: materiale Aluminium alloy

Suspension travel of 120 mm (4.72 inches)


Front brakes dual 320 mm floating disc (Ø 12.6 inches) in diameter, with steel braking band and aluminum flange

Front brake caliper Radial-type, one-piece 4-piston 34 mm (1.34 inch diameter)

Steel disc rear brake Ø 210 mm (Ø 8.27 inches) in diameter

Rear brake caliper with 4 pistons - Ø 25.4 mm (1.00 inch diameter)


Front: Material / size Aluminium alloy 3.50 "x 17"

Rear: Material / size Aluminium alloy 6.00 "x 17"


Front 120/70 - ZR 17 M / C (58W)

Rear 190/55 - ZR 17 M / C (75 W)



* The maximum speed attained on closed circuit.