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The MV Agusta Tamburini Corse F43 is a tribute to the fabled designer Massimo Tamburini


THINK of legendary motorcycle designers and the chances are an Italian named Massimo Tamburini is on the tip of your tongue. To pay tribute to the man, the famous Varese manufacturer will release the MV Agusta Tamburini Corse F43, on the occasion of the stunning F4's 25 birthday.

The silhouette of the bike is strikingly familiar, looking pretty much identical to the iconic F4. Without a current inline-four in the range, it’d be easy to assume this is based on an F3 sportsbike in a slinky dress, although there are some tell-tale signs that this might be a real-deal inline four-cylinder, just like the original Tamburini-built bike.

The bike is to be built in an extremely limited run of just 25 units, with just five colour options available: F43 Tamburini, F43 Veltro, F43 Serie Oro, F43 Mamba and F43 Viper. It is being built by the son of the famous designer Andrea Tamburini, and his company Tamburini Corse.

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While we have no official specs of the new bike, there are some clues as to what lies within that svelte and modern-looking silhouette. The four-exit exhaust system is the first, mimicking perfectly that found on the MV F4. Second up are the frame braces, again, looking identical to the ones found on the stunning F4 superbike. The final clue that this is a true F4 and not an F3 in a party dress is tradition. Tamburini’s halo bike at MV Agusta was the F4. It catapulted the Italian brand from a small-scale, bougie manufacturer to a giant killing (and Japanese sports bike slaying) legend. If Tamburini Jnr really was to honour his father, he’d do it with one of his most storied machines.

The Tamburini Course website currently just carries a ‘Coming Soon’ message on the homepage, although a social media post on Facebook advises interested parties to get in touch via email.

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