2012 MV Agusta F4 R Corsa Corta Revealed

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

MV Agusta has announced the 2012 edition of its F4 sportbike featuring the new “Corsa Corta” engine from the F4 RR.

The 2012 MV Agusta F4 R Corsa Corta engine has a 79mm bore and a stroke of 50.9mm, compared to the 76mmx55mm engine found on the previous F4, last updated in 2010. The engine uses titanium valves, a first for production engines, and is paired to a new 4-2-1-4 exhaust with the F4’s signature underseat pipes. According to MV Agusta, the new Corsa Corta engine produces 195 hp at 13,000 rpm and 82.6 ft-lb. at 9000 rpm. Those figures aren’t as high as the F4 RR’s claimed 200 hp but a boost from the F4’s 186 hp claims.

MV Agusta updated the traction control algorithm with two rider selectable maps, selected by a new controller on the left handlebar.

The frame is a MAG-welded chromoly steel tubular trellis frame while the single-sided swingarm is made of lightweight aluminum alloy, said to weigh just 11 pounds.

The F4 R is equipped with fully-adjustable 50mm upside-down Marzocchi forks and Sachs rear shock with a nitrogen reservoir. The fully-adjustable rear shock uses a linkage system that can also be adjusted to modify the ride height.

The front brakes use Brembo monobloc four-piston calipers with double 320mm discs while the rear uses a four-piston caliper with 210mm disc.

The 2012 MV Agusta F4 R will be offered in a choice of red and gray or white and a darker medium gray. U.S. pricing and availability has not been announced but in Italy, the F4 R will retail for 18,800 euros (US$25,200).

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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