The MV Agusta F4 Claudio is a product of Massimo Tamburini’s flair and Claudio Castiglioni’s insight the F4 was presented to the public in 1997, immediately becoming“the world’s best-looking bike.” The launch marked a triumphant return for MV Agusta, a brand that has brought home more world championship trophies than any other.
The MV Agusta F4 Claudio pays homage to a man who dedicated his life to perfection, modeling bikes -first in his mind, then in the workshop – of unrivaled style, performance and attention to detail.
The technical foundation is provided by the F4 RC, the extreme racing-derived off-shoot of the F4 project. Sharing many of the features seen on the MV Agusta that competes in the World Superbike Championship, this is a bike built to perform.
Built on the current F4 RC platform, the F4 Claudio runs a 998cc inline four powerplant making 205hp in road trim, and 212hp in a track format that includes twin underseat SC-Project race exhausts and a dedicated ECU. It keeps the variable-length air intake setup that has made previous F4s such raging beasts north of 10,000 rpm, and adds an extra Custom mode to the switchable engine mapping, and an up/down electronic quickshifter to the removable transmission.
The AIM dash has a full datalogging system built in for track use, with its own inbuilt GPS for added accuracy. Hence, it runs its own specific dash software, including a Claudio-specific graphics scheme.
The braking system features cutting-edge technology by Brembo that is only available for the highest-end models. Brembo Stilema four-piston monobloc radial calipers are actuated by a pump.