Tests on the 2005 MV Agusta

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I'm considering buying the MV. Where can I find some test results of 1/4 mile times, 60 -80; 80-100 MPH etc.? Thanks for your help. HH

-- Honda Heath (hheath@satx.rr.com), September 22, 2004


It's great that you are consdiering investing in an MV. Drag racing is for people who don't like to turn and it kinda sounds like the specs are more important then how the bike responds to the rider. I am not trying to be insulting, but most of the new 1000's are pretty darn close in specs, so it really comes down to what you are after. Ulimately, buying anything is something that you will have to live with. The MV 1000 is not only well built and fast, but it is also an investment in money and style. Sorry that I can't refer you to specific articles, but these are important things to consider. I wish you well in your decision.

-- Cali-Kane (mvagusta@sbcglobal.net), September 22, 2004.

Yo Mr. Honda. Well, the MV 1000 isn't for drag racing (if tht's yer point... not intimidating you...)afterall. the MV 1000 has a close ratio gearbox so you may reckon that it will be a little slow (compared to the opposition, but it's bloody fast!) from the start because of the tall primary gear. guess what! it's very on the 6th rollon. so here are the data:

SPEED TEST DATA 0-60: 3.51s 60-120: 5.68s 0-140: 12.39s 6th(60-140): 12.19s 0-terminal: 32.23s Top speed:182.57mph 1/4mile: 11.22 @ 134.68

*reference from fastblokes magazine boneheads

Hope that this data will convince you to buy the Lovely MV Agusta F4 1000... cheers!

-- Gucci (gucci_f4@yahoo.co.uk), September 23, 2004.

Sorry i don't know the test results, but i know you don't buy an MV for drag racing

-- MilleR (MilleR_R1_R6@yahoo.com), September 23, 2004.

Yo! You mean to say you want to use an MV Agusta for drag racing. You must be nuts......

-- AJ (adiviso@hotmail.com), September 23, 2004.

Some results from a dutch magazine: 0-100 kph : 3,1 sec 0-150 kph : 4,9 sec 0-250 kph : 13,8 sec 0-400 meters: 10,4 sec @ 225 kph 0-1000 meters: 19,0 sec @ 272 kph

-- Rik (erikmvf4@hotmail.com), September 24, 2004.

Quarter mile times? of an MV? Who cares?...Geezz.. Never heard THAT question before...

-- Pirate (Pirate@acelink.net), September 25, 2004.

You know, Honda Heath... On second thought... my response was kinda "ass-holish" and I apologize..... I'm usually the first to give newbies a break..

FYI.. I grew up on liter bikes and I remember I used to ask this very question when considering a new bike... and still do hear it these days from kids looking at new Jap bikes... Of course with the MV.. it doesn't matter as on a curvy road, with a good rider... nothing can beat it... nothing.

I think your question, while valid, is just so unusual.. it caught all us godlike assholes off guard.... I've been frequenting the (4) MV F4 chat sites for over a year and you are the first to ask for this info....

and to answer your original question... I have no freakin' idea, but for what it's worth.. I've never bean beaten on a "curvy" road. R1's, GSX's, Kawi's, RC-51's, Duc's... Nothing more than blurs in my beautiful yet pathetic Italian mirrors..

Hope my and the other comments do not disuade you from buying the finest motorcycle ever built... the MV F4. We're really nice guys..

-- Pirate (Pirate@acelink.net), September 26, 2004.

Try this article:


-- Allan Gibbs (Phoenix, AZ) (Agibbs996@aol.com), September 28, 2004.

Guys, I own a Raptor 1000(it says MV Agusta on the frame:-)and a 955i but I also test bikes. I tested the F41000S against the CBR1000RR earlier this year and the Honda beats the Agusta in almost all areas except the narrow top range and good looks. If I was considering an MV for myself now I would go and buy the Brutale S whilst I wait for the 1000 to get radial stoppers and better suspention! Or just go for a Jap 1000 to learn on until you are ready for the harsh ride the F4 is.

-- Tor Sagen (crnc@newyork.com), December 14, 2004.

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