F4 AGO gets new MV Agusta 1000 engine


November 14, 2003

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The F4 AGO will house an improved and powerful engine in 2004 with the introduction of the 1000cc MV Agusta - an engine that can deliver power and torque record values that make the F4 AGO one of the fastest bikes in the world.

The former 750cc version will be available in the F4S, F4S 1+1, SPR and Brutale, while the F4 AGO goes straight to the top of the MV Agusta production range with the exclusive F4 TAMBURINI.

According to Australian distributor for MV Agusta and Cagiva motorcycles, the Gold Coast based Paul Feeney Group, up to 20 models of the F4 AGO would arrive in Australia around the middle of next year and although a recommended retail price in Australia is still not finalised, it is expected to be around the $52,000 mark (plus on-road costs).

The commercialisation of the F4 AGO, which will be produced in a limited edition of 300 units, will start in the 2004 first months.

The engine features its familiar arrangement of radial valves and the upcoming EBS - Engine Brake System.

The famous rider Giacomo Agostini will certify the uniqueness of each unit. A declaration that completes the bike's iconography and gives homage to the legend of this sport history.


4 cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve

Timing system: DOHC, radial valve

Total displacement: 60.8

Compression ratio: 13:1

Starting: electric

Bore x stroke: 3.0 in x 2.2 in

Max horsepower - rpm (at crankshaft): 122 kW (166 HP) at
11,750 - Lim. 12,700 rpm

Max torque - rpm: 109 Nm (11.1 kgm) at 10,200 rpm

Cooling system: liquid cooled, water-oil heat exchanger

Engine management system: Weber Marelli 1,6 M ignition -
injection integrated system; induction discharge electronic ignition;
'Multipoint' electronic injection

Clutch: wet, multi - disc

Gearbox: cassette gearbox; 6 speed constant mesh

Primary drive: 50/79

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