Be Like Leon Camier with the stunning MV Agusta FC RC
For the second time in a week, we’re looking at a new MV Agusta sportbike. Hot on the heels of the limited edition F4 LH44 dedicated to three-time (and most likely four time this season) Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton, comes the F4 RC, a bike easily recognizable as a replica of Leon Camier’s WorldSBK weapon.
Emblazoned with the #37 (the number of world championships MV has won) the 250-only F4 RC is hand built and using the technical know-how of Camier’s Reparto Corse team comes with the 79 x 50.9mm Corsa Corta inline four-cylinder motor that pumps out a claimed 205 hp, with a go-faster kit adding another 7 hp for a total of 212 hp.
Electronics give the rider the ability to govern everything from throttle response to max torque, engine braking, and the rev limiter, while the suspension consists of a Öhlins NIX 30 fork and Ohlins TTX 36 shock—standard fair for a high-end MV sportbike.
Here’s the blurb from MV themselves, as well as a stack of photos for you to drool over.
The technical base of the F4 RC comes from that of the F4 Reparto Corse, starting with the Corsa Corta four-cylinder in-line engine (bore 79 mm, stroke 50.9 mm) with central distribution chain and radial valves. This version puts out a maximum power of 205 hp (151 kW); a dedicated kit adds a further 7 HP, giving a total of 212 hp (158 kW).
As with the F4 Reparto Corse, the electronic platform is optimized to obtain the best possible performance on both track and road. Parameters such as throttle sensitivity, maximum torque, engine braking, engine response and rev limiter can all be customized, ensuring riders get the most out of the bike whatever the riding conditions. The F4 RC inertial platform has a lean angle sensor and three gyroscopes, as well as three accelerometers: a package designed to ensure absolute dynamic efficiency, thanks also to EAS 2.0 electronically assisted shift (as standard).
Frame and suspension
Progressive tradition applied to racing: this concept has provided the developmental foundation for the CrMo steel tube trellis frame with TIG welding. The central part of the frame is closed with lightweight aluminum alloy plates which provide an adjustable swingarm pivot point of height. The suspension offers unparalleled quality and efficiency: the NIX 30 type USD Öhlins fork with TiN coating allows separate hydraulic compression adjustment (left leg) and rebound damping (right leg), as well as spring pre-load adjustment. The Öhlins TTX 36 shock with piggyback tank is also fully adjustable thanks to mechanical regulators. The steering damper is adjustable.
The system that Brembo has designed for the F4 RC ensures cutting-edge braking power and excellent user-friendliness. The front end features two 320 mm discs with steel braking rotor and aluminum flange; the handlebar control activates a radial pump; calipers are Brembo 30 mm 4-piston GP monobloc. The rear brake features a 4-piston caliper and a 210 mm steel disc. The latest version of the Bosch 9 Plus Race Mode ABS features the RLM (Rear Wheel Lift-Up Mitigation) system.
The F4 RC formula makes ample use of high-quality materials, characterized by excellent performance and low weight. Carbon fiber, for example, has been selected for the main parts of the fairing. As a tie-in with the 250 F4 RC, MV Agusta has prepared a sophisticated kit, housed in an elegant wooden box. Designed to increase on-track efficiency, it includes dozens of components, starting with the SC-Project full titanium single exit exhaust, designed to maximize performance when used with the specific ECU (also included in the kit). Among the many exclusive components are a rapid release fuel cap, carbon fiber heat shields, F4 RC single seat tail cover and lightweight screws and small parts. A customized bike cover and certificate of origin, which confirms the authenticity and number of the product, complete the kit.
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