They used to build a Claudio Castiglioni version that was closer to $100K, but now it looks like the most you can spend for an F4 is $46,000 for the RC, which looks just like Leon Camier’s Reparto Corse WSB racer and almost acts like it, with 212 hp and many special bits and pieces. Each of the 250 built will come with a race kit tucked away in a tasty wooden box that costs more than most people’s bikes.

For all that, the base model F4 is surprisingly affordable at only $19,798, fully equipped with a radial-valve 998cc Four that spins all the way to 14,000 rpm and 195 horsies. The RR is nice too: For just $26,798, MV throws in titanium connecting rods and Öhlins electronic suspension.

2013 MV Agusta F4 And F4 RR Review

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