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Milan Show: 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 revealed

More weight, less power, almost the same looks

MV AGUSTA has unveiled their new 2010 F4 1000 superbike at this year's Milan Show - and Visordown's man was there to see the covers come off the much-awaited 180bhp missile.

Despite the pre-launch hype, sadly the new MV isn't much different to the previous model: a few styling tweaks, a little more weight and a little less power are all the new MV has to offer.

Big mistake, we reckon. With the gaggle of new superbikes on the market MV needed to give potential customers something new to get all frothy about. Sadly this isn't the case.

Full specs below

ENGINE

Type Four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C”, radial valve
Total displacement 998 cm3 (60.9 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 13.1:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 76 mm x 55 mm (3.0 in. x 2.2 in.)
Max. horse power - r.p.m. (at the crankshaft) Full power version: 137 kW (186 HP) at 12900 - Lim. 13500 r.p.m. / Restricted power version: 73 kW (100 HP) at 9200 - Lim. 10800 r.p.m.
Max. torque - r.p.m. Full power version: 114 Nm (11.4 kgm) at 9500 r.p.m. / Restricted power version: 90 Nm (9.0 kgm) at 5500 r.p.m.

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Wheelbase 1430 mm (56.27 in.)
Overall lenght 2100 mm (82.63 in.)
Overall width 750 mm (29.51 in.)
Saddle height 860 mm (33.84 in.)
Min. ground clearance 115 mm (4.52 in.)
Trail 100,4 mm (3.93 in.)
Dry weight 192 Kg (423 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 17 l

PERFORMANCE

Maximum speed* Full power version: 305,0 km/h (189.4 mph) / Restricted power version: 249,0 km/h (154.6 mph)

FRAME

Type CrMo Steel tubular trellis (TIG welded)
Rear swing arm pivot plates: material Aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION

Type “UPSIDE - DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Rod dia. 50 mm (1.97 in.)
Travel on leg axis 120 mm (4.72 in.)

REAR SUSPENSION

Type Progressive, single shock absorber with rebound and compression (High speed / Low speed) damping and spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm: material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 120 mm (4.72 in.)

BRAKE

Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking band and aluminium flange
Front brake caliper Radial-type, single-piece with 4 pistons - Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
Rear brake Single steel disc with Ø 210 mm (Ø 8.27 in.) diameter
Rear brake caliper With 4 pistons - Ø 25,4 mm (Ø 1.00 in.)

TYRES

Front 120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 190/55 - ZR 17 M/C (75 W)

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