MV Agusta and coachbuilder Zagato have released more information and high resolution photos of the F4Z. As expected, the F4Z is just a one-off creation, so no, you will not be seeing it in showrooms. As it turns out, the F4Z is a custom order commissioned by an unnamed Japanese businessman who asked Zagato to build a motorcycle that was unique yet classic and didn’t subscribe to any fleeting trends.
Reaction to the F4Z has been mixed, in the comments of our previous post and on Facebook, but also among MO editors as well. Even the detractors will at least cede the F4Z is a departure from modern motorcycle designs. The previous images we published were CGI renderings but we now have hi-res photos of the real thing. Let us know in the comments what you think of the F4Z’s styling.
Mechanically, the F4Z retains most of its donor bike, the MV Agusta F4. Zagato designed the bodywork, crafting it from a mix of aluminum and carbon fiber. Zagato kept the number of body panels to a minimum, instead relying on fewer, larger pieces than what’s typically found on mass-produced motorcycles. Some components needed to be adapted or re-engineered. Others, such as the fuel tank, intake manifolds, battery and exhaust, were specially made just for the F4Z.
The identity of the businessman who commissioned the F4Z remains a mystery. Zagato only identifies him as a young Japanese businessman with holding interests in the fashion and publishing industries and a love for motorcycles. The MV Agusta F4Z will be on display at the Concours d’Elegance Chantilly Arts & Elegance on Sept. 4.