Italy-based exotic motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta has launched its race replica of the regular F4 superbike, the F4 RC in India. The motorcycle is mouth-wateringly gorgeous but it comes with a price tag of Rs 50.35 lakh ex-showroom (Pune), which is eye-watering.
The production of the MV Agusta F4 RC is limited to just 250 units and India gets only one unit of this engineering masterpiece. The motorcycle is a blue-blooded thoroughbred machine which is based on Leon Camier's WSBK race bike.
The ‘RC' in the name F4 RC stands for ‘Reparto Corse' and the model also sports Camier's WSBK livery, along with a number "37" featuring on the body to commemorate the number of constructors world titles that the Varese-based manufacturer has achieved.
The first F4 RC machine left the factory floor in 2015 and eventually it got updates from the MV Agusta WSBK team. The motorcycle is powered by an inline-four 998cc powerplant that produces a claimed 205bhp in standard configuration, and 212bhp with an authorised race kit from the factory. The motorcycle weighs just 175kg, thanks to the carbon fibre and magnesium engine parts.
The dedicated race kit comprises an ECU by Magneti Marelli and Termignoni lightweight exhaust. The motorcycle also sports Öhlins TIN coated NIX 30-type forks up front and a TTX36 shock in the rear. The stopping power comes from a Brembo GP 4-piston radial calipers biting on 320mm rotors up front and a 210mm in the rear.
The F4 RC also has Bosch ABS 9 Plus with RaceMode along with a rear-wheel-lift mitigation system to keep the motorcycle steady under heavy braking situations. The rider can also adjust the throttle sensitivity, engine braking, engine response and max torque via MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System).
If the above mentioned electronic aides aren't enough, there is also an 8-level TC unit that monitors the motorcycle's lean angle and acceleration. In 2017, without a quick shifter, we can't call it a race-ready machine, so that's why the F4 RC has got the EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift) Quick Shifter.
A stunningly beautiful limited-edition version of the Panigale 1299 with carbon fibre was unveiled by Ducati last year. Dubbed the Ducati 1299 Superleggera, took the world of superbikes to a whole new level with its maniacal 1285cc twin-cylinder engine and lightweight components. Check our gallery of the Ducati 1299 Superlegerra and just by seeing the images, you will feel the raw power.