Personally I would have loved to see what a collaboration between Harley-davidson and MV Augusta would have produced. We will never know, but this just released F4 Superbike shows again and again that the Italian manufacturer is at the top of its game. Serious money issues, for sure. But I place MV Agusta well above all sport bike manufacturers for design and technology.
The advertising theme of the F4 Superbike launch is “Can Perfection Be Improved Upon?” Engine was redone with the radial-valve, inline-four engine producing 186 horsepower, 12-horse more than the the 2009 version. Body has been completely re-designed to improve performance by lowering weight by 22 pounds.Multiple Sport and Rain engine control maps, Marelli 7BM ECU controlling eight fuel injectors, , variable-length intake manifolds and traction control. Exhaust gases exit via four square under seat outlets. Suspension is a fully adjustable inverted 50mm Marzocchi up front and a remote reservoir rear shock from Sachs. Brembo monobloc calipers clamp down on dual 320mm front discs. more at MV Agusta. http://www.mvagustausa.com/