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After some teaser videos and a pair of pictures from its Twitter account, MV Agusta has unveiled its Zagato designed F4Z at the Chantilly Arts and Elegance show in France. The MV Agusta F4Z is underpinned by the engine and rolling gear of the current F4, and is clad with coach-built bodywork by Zagato.

Details have emerged that the F4Z is a one-off commissioned by a young Japanese collector who has a penchant for cars designed by Zagato, and is also an aficionado of Italian motorcycles. According to the client’s design brief, Zagato was told that he “didn’t want anything modern or fashionable, but something that wouldn’t lose its value or its appeal.”

The MV Agusta F4Z is something of a first for Milan-based design house Zagato, as it has traditionally only designed and built cars, dating back to 1919. Using aluminium and carbon-fibre, Zagato created a swoopy, blended body with smooth curves and seams, very different from the current motorcycle design trend of sharp planes and angles.

A single headlight sits under the brow of the front fairing, braced by a pair of small LED running lights/turn-signals. The single-seater tailpiece is completely wrapped in leather a shade of burgundy red, and the lower half of the fairing is painted to match.

Bright silver almost bisects the F4Z, setting off the separate areas of red nicely. The under-seat exhaust of the original F4 is gone, replaced with an exhaust can tucked under the bike’s belly.

The standard MV Agusta F4 carries an inline four-cylinder that displaces 998 cc. Power is claimed to be 195 hp at 13,400 rpm, while torque is rated at 113 Nm at 9,600 rpm. The engine is fed by 50 mm throttle bodies on variable length intake tracts.

As can be expected, there is no word on pricing for the MV Agusta F4Z, but it can be safely assumed having an Italian design house – whose work includes designs for Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo – building a one-of-a-kind motorcycle will not be cheap. The standard MV Agusta F4 retails for approximately RM80,000 in Europe.


GALLERY: 2016 MV Agusta F4