Ahead of the EICMA show in Milan, Italy this coming November, Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta has unveiled not one, but two limited edition superbikes, the F4 RC and F4 LH44. The F4 RC is a limited edition superbike based on MV Agusta’s racing machines – RC standing for Reparto Corse, or Racing Department – and the F4 LH 44, of which only 44 units will be made, continues Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton’s branding partnership with the Varese firm.

As a replica of its World Superbike (WSBK) racing motorcycle, the MV Agusta F4 RC carries an inline four-cylinder engine, displacing 998 cc and producing a claimed 205 hp at 13,450 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 9,300 rpm. Coming with the F4 RC is a wooden box containing a race kit, which includes an SC Project exhaust and ECU that bumps power up to 212 hp at 13,600 rpm.

Suspension on the F4 RC is by Ohlins, as is customary at this level of performance, with a NIX 30 fork in front and a TTX 36 monoshock propping up the rear-end, full-adjustable, of course. Brembo GP monoblock radial-mounted four-piston callipers are mounted in front, grabbing a pair of 320 mm full-floating Brembo discs, with a Nissin four-piston unit doing braking duties at the back wheel.

A full suite of electronics comes with the F4 RC, including MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with eight fuel injectors – four by Mikuni and four by Marelli in the lower and upper inlet tract, respectively. Also included is Torque control with four maps, eight-level Traction Control with lean angle sensor and TSS Torque Shift System employing variable length intake runners, along with an up-and-down quickshifter.

Taking the F4 RC as a basis, F4 LH44 follows on from the Brutale Dragster RR LH44. Clad in Bordeaux Scarf Red Base and Cycling Pearl White, the F4 LH 44 comes with a blacked out F4 Corsa Corsa engine, and special black anodising is applied to the Ohlins NIX 30 front fork.

The F4 LH44 abounds in special parts, including carbon-fibre fairing pieces, racing tank cap, forged wheels and CNC-machined rear wheel nut, as well as special Pirelli Supercorsa SP tyres emblazoned with the LH44 logo. Pricing for the 2018 MV Agusta RC begins at around 40,000 pounds sterling (RM222,464) while pricing for the F4 LH44 is on application.

GALLERY: 2018 MV Agusta F4 RC


GALLERY: 2018 MV Agusta F4 LH44