2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato - 2

After teasing the public for some weeks, MV Agusta has finally revealed its F4Z superbike, a collaboration with Italian design house Zagato. MV released the pictures in a Twitter post, with a message saying the F4Z will be shown at Chantilly Arts and Elegance show in France on September 4.

Not many details have been revealed about the new F4Z superbike, save a couple of teaser videos which really didn’t show much at all. From the pictures, we can see Zagato’s stunning wrap-around bodywork, eschewing MV’s current design style of flat and brutally angular panel lines.

We assume the 2017 F4Z will be using some variant of MV’s current F4-series inline four-cylinder, and that the MV Agusta trellis frame will hold everything together. A single Cyclopean headlight is tucked under the front fairing, and the windscreen looks to be a tilt-adjustable oval piece.

2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato - 1

The single-sided swingarm from the F4 series superbikes is also retained, and we think it can be safely assumed this is more a styling exercise than anything new, technology wise. No word on if this will become an actual production machine, or will merely be displayed as a concept bike.

MV Agusta has had a troubled year, embroiled in financial turmoil and acrimonious discussion with its 25% shareholder, Mercedes-AMG. Milan-based Zagato is an independant design house which has produced designs for concept and production cars for many of the world’s automakers, notably Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo.