New MV Agusta four in 2018

Italian company confirms new four-cylinder model

New MV Agusta four in 2018

AFTER finishing the work to make its three cylinder range Euro4-compliant MV Agusta is turning its attention to the four cylinder platform.

But while the smaller engine was reworked to meet the latest regulations, MV is developing a completely new four-cylinder for its larger bikes.

We can expect to see an F4 superbike and a new four-cylinder Brutale naked machine, but MV Agusta isn’t likely to stop there. A large-capacity, four-cylinder take on the Dragster RR theme is also surely on the cards, and if MV mimics its three-cylinder range then we can also expect to see scaled-up equivalents to the Turismo Veloce sports-tourer and the Rivale.

Of course, MV’s limited development resources mean that it’s likely to drip-feed the new models onto the market. Which will be first? Surely the legendary F4 superbike must be the favourite.

MV’s confirmation of the new four-cylinder model comes as it completes the process of buying out Mercedes AMG’s 25% stake in the company. MV Holding, a firm jointly owned by Giovanni Castiglioni and the Russian Sardarov family, has now become the 100% owner of MV Agusta S.p.A.