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Check out the race prepped 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC!

Updated August 24, 2018

If you want a World Superbike spec motorcycle but fancy something a little more exotic than the Kawasaki ZX-10RR, why not invest in the 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC instead? That’s right, if you need something that can give you thrills on the road and perform exceptionally well on track but needs to be a cut above the usual Japanese fair, then look no further. This is the 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC – and it’s a work of art.

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Fortunately, by work of art, we really mean, a work of performance. If you’re a regular MV Agusta aficionado, you might notice that the 2018 edition isn’t noticeably different from the 2017 version in the aesthetics department. While the bodywork remains the same, MV Agusta have treated the 2018 F4 RC with an updated color palette and race livery to match the 2018 WSBK race machines. On top of that, the designers have decided to equip the 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC with a racing number of it’s very own. Up front, it proudly wears the number “37” – a reference to the amount of manufacturer titles won by MV Agusta to date.

The 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC: Ready To Race

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Despite being particularly easy on the eyes, looks alone don’t win World Superbike Championship races, so the 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC is equipped with sufficient bite to match the external bark. At the heart of the F4 RC, there’s an all-new four-cylinder engine that’s usually more at home on the full race-spec F4 Reparto Corse. The engine has been treated to a few nice touches, such as a new central distribution chain, and tuned radial valves that help bring the 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC’s power to a tasty 205 hp in total.

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With so much power on offer, MV Agusta have wisely included a top of the line electronics package to help keep the F4 RC under control. The fully customizable unit takes a wide range of factors and conditions into account to make the ride and race experience as smooth and manageable as possible for the rider. Throttle sensitivity, torque optimization, engine braking parameters and the rev limiter can all be tuned to match the situation. As standard equipment, the 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC also includes no less than three gyroscopes, three accelerometers, and a lean angle sensor too.

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The engine is held in place by a specially made, lightweight, Cromoly steel tube trellis frame that comes mated to a TiN coated NIX 30 Ohlins fork at the front – complete with separate hydraulic compression adjustment, preload adjustment and rebound damping – and a fully adjustable Ohlins TTX 36 shock absorber with a piggyback tank on the rear. The braking duties are handled by Brembo, with two 320 mm rotors on the front mated to 4-piston Brembo monoblock calipers, and a single 210 mm rotor on the rear with a single 4-piston caliper. The brakes are also complimented with Bosch 9 Plus Race Mode ABS as standard equipment.

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If that isn’t special enough for your tastes, MV Agusta have added an optional package that promises more power and a more exclusive ride experience in general. This special kit comes delivered in a polished wooden box, and contains some rather exquisite goods: a full titanium single-exit exhaust system from SC-Project, a modified ECU, carbon fiber heat shields, a single seat tail cowl, a rapid release fuel cap, a selection of lightweight part options, and more. So far, we don’t know how many 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC machines are going to be produced, or what price tag they’re going to come with – but rest assured knowing that they will be limited edition motorcycles, and probably limited to people with more money than they know what to do with. Textbook MV Agusta.

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