Introduced to the public at the 1998 Milan Show, the F4 has already become part of MV legend. In a publicity masterstroke, the factory announced that, most unusually, production would commence with a limited edition run of just 300 very special F4s: the 'Serie Oro' (Gold Series). Production, at the leisurely rate of just three machines per day, commenced late in 1999 at MV's new factory at Cassinetta di Biandronno, Varese. Once the batch of Serie Oro models had been completed, the factory commenced manufacture of the mainstream F4 S (Strada).
The F4 was designed by the late Massimo Tamburini, creator of the Ducati 916, and its inspired styling stands out above all else. Now almost 20 years old, the F4 would still look futuristic if it were to be released as a new model today. It is a most fitting tribute to Tamburini's genius.
This MV Agusta F4 S was purchased this year from a collector (its second owner). Currently displaying a total of 36,020 kilometres (approximately 22,400 miles) on the odometer, the machine was fully serviced circa 16,000 kilometres ago and is reported to be in 'as new' condition. Netherlands registered, the machine comes with two keys and an owner's manual.