Photo Special: MV Agusta F4Z

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Amidst a whirlwind of uncertainty regarding its future, MV Agusta has finally taken the wraps of this, erm, trendy little one-off number dubbed the F4Z. In collaboration with Zagato – an arty Italian coachbuilding firm – it was built for a Japanese entrepreneur using the MV Agusta F4 as a base.

With the ‘standard mechanics’ of the F4, the Zagato team shaped the F4Z’s aluminium and carbon fibre bodywork with large panels, with some components having to be completely redesigned – exhaust, battery intake manifolds and fuel tank.

Whatever your subjective thoughts are on the looks, you can always count on MV to push the boundaries of design and aesthetics. The press blurb reckons: “The collector or investor who turns to the Zagato Atelier requesting an exclusive piece is certainly someone with a strong passion. The love for bikes of the client dates back to the Eighties, when he bought his first motorcycle and started to customise it with his own hands. It was his visceral passion that stimulated the designers’ creativity. He didn’t want anything modern, fashionable, but something that could instead keep its value and appeal. What he wanted was a motorbike that wasn’t comparable to any other, that was classic, but always up to date and with a timeless design.” The F4Z is certainly that…

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