10. MV Agusta F4 RC SBK


MV Agusta is using 2014 as a learning year as it comes to grips with a full-fledged, factory-backed international racing effort, fielding an F4 in World Superbike and an F3 675 in World Supersport competition. For 2015, MV will be releasing a heavily revised F4, called the F4 RC SBK, to tackle the Kawasaki ZX-10Rs and Aprilia RSV4s of the world. A leaked Powerpoint slide revealed by Italian website Motoblog.it was our first clue.

The slide looks legit to us, and we believe the revised F4 will come packed with 210 hp, courtesy of a new cylinder head, crankshaft, camshafts, pistons and titanium connecting rods. A lightened gearbox, forged wheels, Termignoni exhaust, and a spattering of carbon fiber and magnesium help bring the new F4’s weight down to approximately 386 lbs. (dry), which would improve the bike’s power-to-weight ratio by 5% compared to its predecessor. For those not interested in fielding a WSBK team, we imagine a more streetable F4, without all the letters after its name and with less of the go-fast parts, will also be made available.