When form becomes beauty. The design of the F4 is a revolution of form and function. It is now lower, sleeker and even more aggressive than the original, but with the unmistakable look of an MV Agusta.
With the new MV Agusta F4, shape and function meld to create a pure moving work of art. The maniacal care of every detail, the most demanding choice of materials, the accuracy in the allocation of every technical element has resulted in an incredibly narrow motorcycle. No in line 4-cylinder motorcycle in the world can boast such a reduced frontal area which is comparable with the frontal area of a twin-cylinder motorcycle. The extended surfaces of the fairings (which have always characterised the F4) have tapered air outlets that improve the evacuation of warm air, the aerodynamic efficiency and still let you get a glimpse of the red vale cover of the radial-valve 4-cylinder engine. Even the mirrors contribute to the aerodynamic efficiency with a new shape and two small aerodynamic appendices that eliminate turbulence and help to protect the rider's shoulders. The tail section is even more sleek, the windscreen is more penetrating and sharper, the size of the seat has been reduced, the tank is shorter, the handlebars are wider and have been raised for an incredible drive control and comfort. The consequences of these advancements is an even more compact motorcycle while at the same time more comfortable, more effective and which integrates even more with the rider. The F4, just like every MV Agusta, adheres to the principle that design follows the necessity of function.
The research and development of the best possible air intake for the engine, with a radial valve layout, has required an optimization of the dynamic intake tract that now has a wider cross section under the new fairing where dynamic pressure is at its highest. This fundamental element for the performance of the motorcycle also becomes a fundamental element for the design. The part below the fairing has been redesigned to better channel the air towards the radiator and to better isolate the rider from the heat. The front optical group is similar in shape to the unforgettable one of the first F4, but it is even more compact and effective, an innovative first in sports motorcycles. In fact, for the first time on a motorcycle a polielliptical mono-element light with xenon bulb serves a double function of main headlight and running lights taking advantage of the compactness and the reduced weight of the optical group itself. The parking light uses Led technology, as well as the rear tail light and the indicators. The advantages of this technology are by now well known: higher visibility, less weight.