MV Agusta F4 LH44 Limited Edition

   

Make Model

MV Agusta F4 LH44 Limited Edition

Year

2018

Production 44 Units

Engine

Four stroke, transverse four cylinder. DOHC, 4 radial valves per cylinder

Capacity

998 cc / 60.9 cu-in

Bore x Stroke

79 x 50.9 mm

Compression Ratio

13.4:1

Cooling System Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Lubrication Wet sump

Engine Management

Integrated ignition - injection system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with eight injectors (4 lower fuel injectors by Mikuni + 4 upper fuel injectors by Magneti Marelli with
increased fuel flow). Engine control unit Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing technology, control of detonation and misfire - Torque control with four maps, Traction Control with eight levels of intervention with lean angle sensor - TSS Torque Shift System employing variable length intake runners

Electronically

Assisted Shift - TSS Torque Shift System employing variable length intake runners

Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.

Starting

Electric

Max Power Crankshaft

158.0 kW / 212 hp @ 13600 rpm

Max Power

151.0 kW / 205 hp @ 13450 rpm

Max Torque

115.0 Nm / 11.7 kgm @ 9300 rpm

Clutch

Wet, multi-disc with back torque limiting device and Brembo radial pump/lever assembly

Electronic Quick-shift  MV EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift)

Transmission 

Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh

Final Drive Chain

Primary Drive

48/82

Gear Ratio

1st Speed 14/37
2nd Speed 16/33
3rd Speed 18/31
4th: Speed 20/30
5th peed 22/29
6th  Speed 21/25

Final Drive Ratio

15/41

Frame

Type CrMo Steel tubular trellis Rear swing arm pivot plates material is Aluminium alloy

Steering Damper Öhlins linear telescopic, manual adjustment

Front Suspension

43 mm (1.69 in.) Öhlins USD front fork, NIX 30 type with TIN coating on inner tubes, left compression and right rebound manual adjustment, top out spring.

Front Wheel Travel 124 mm / 4.72 in

Rear Suspension

Öhlins progressive, TTX36 twin tube rear shock absorber with piggyback resevoir, compression and rebound adjusted with anodized aluminium
adjustment knobs Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy

Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.72 in

Front Brakes

2x floating 320mm discs and aluminium flange, Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, single-piece with 4 pistons Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)

Rear Brakes

Single 210mm disc Nissin with 4 pistons caliper

ABS Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM
(Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17 Pirelli DIABLO Supercorsa SP

Rear Tyre

200/55 ZR17 Pirelli DIABLO Supercorsa SP

Material Carbon fiber and thermoplastic

Dimensions 

Length 2115 mm / 83.3 in
Width 750 mm / 29.5 in

Wheelbase

1430 mm / 56.2 in

Seat Height

830 mm / 2.6 in

Ground Clearance 115 mm / 4.7 in
Dry Weight 183 kg / 403.4 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / 4.4 US gal

Three Time F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, and MV Agusta have collaborated to design a brand new bike, the F4 LH44. This partnership follows the success of their first project on the Dragster RR LH.

The F4 LH44 is an offshoot of the F4 RC which is derived directly from the MV Agusta Reparto Corse Superbike, the pinnacle of Italian 4-cylinder performance. Hence, the Corsa Corta engine (bore 79 mm, stroke 50.9 mm) with central timing chain and radial valves, which on this version puts out a maximum power of 205 hp (151 kW). The bike comes with a kit that includes a titanium silencer and dedicated control unit, boosting power by 7 hp to 212 hp (158 kW). It also features Lewis Hamilton’s eye-catching Panther logo.

“I am very excited to continue my partnership with MV Agusta. I love working with Giovanni and the guys at MV Agusta, their passion for engineering and attention to detail produces stunning, original looking bikes. My projects with MV Agusta are a great way to combine my love of riding bikes with my interest in creative design process so I am very much involved with the CRC design team throughout.

I am particularly excited to introduce my new bike, the F4 LH44. It looks quite stunning and I had the pleasure of riding on track a few weeks ago in Italy, it feels great and combines the best of both worlds, a race bike for the road! There will be 44 bikes produced so I hope the lucky owners will love it as much as I do”. (Lewis Hamilton)

The customisation that led to the creation of the F4 LH44 was based on a continuous, direct, dialogue between the British Formula 1 champion and the CRC (Castiglioni Research Center) workshop where every MV Agusta takes shape. Ideas, suggestions, preferences, perception: the creative process was long, with attention paid to the bike’s every last detail. Each individual idea was meticulously assessed and checked in terms of its feasibility, flair and functionality. Thorough analysis and creative comparison have made the F4 LH44 much more than just a custom project: it is, rather, an unprecedented, un-repeatable interpretation of the F4.

The first distinctive feature is the colour scheme, the result of close teamwork with Lewis Hamilton. The candy apple red fairing and pearl white chassis makes an elegant impact, enhancing the sensational design of the F4 and highlighting this Italian Superbike Replica’s racing pedigree. This red colouring, one of many unique features on the F4 LH44, is achieved with an exclusive, premium technique that uses ink-based paints as opposed to traditional colour bases. The pearl white that cloaks the TIG-welded hand-built CrMo steel trellis frame was also chosen for the sophisticated detail of the lower front fairing. A touch of dynamism that unites the black graphics along the fairing and continues in the sub-fairing and onto the tail section.

With the F4 LH44, the quest for a refined colour scheme extends to the suspension set-up that boasts premium suspension components: an Öhlins USD NIX 30 TiN-coated fork – which offers separately adjustable hydraulic response in compression (left tube) and rebound (right tube), plus pre-load – and an Öhlins TTX 36 rear shock with piggyback reservoir, which, again, can be mechanically adjusted. The colour of the fork and rear shock further heighten the uniqueness of the F4 LH44; the striking black anodized fork
outer tubes are the result of a specific agreement with Öhlins. Let’s not forget that this Swedish company has made gold outer tubes one of its hallmarks. The rear spring and shock reservoir are also black, enhancing the sense of exclusivity.

The seat, which retains the much-appreciated racing ergonomics seen on the F4 RC, is hand made using top quality materials such as natural leather and Alcantara, a winning combination on a par with the very best automotive craftsmanship.

Colour continues to play a starring role on the engine. All-black, right down to its select, lightweight magnesium alloy parts, it offers at-a-glance panache and a real racing feel. The smoked screen – a first for an F4 production model – polishes the front end styling to perfection. Extensive use of carbon fibre in components such as the main fairing sections makes for a lightweight bike that boasts outstanding visual gusto thanks to an alternating gloss-matte paint pattern, just one of the many unique features on the F4 LH44.

Dedicated components include a racing-style fuel cap, forged wheels and unique items such as the rear wheel nut which, on the F4 LH44, has been CNC machined after anodization.

Making the MV Agusta F4 LH44 even more exclusive are the Pirelli DIABLO Supercorsa SP tyres (120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 200/55 ZR 17 at the rear), specifically designed by Pirelli for the 44 edition of the F4 Lewis Hamilton bikes. These special-edition Pirelli DIABLO Supercorsa SP tyres stand out for their red sidewalls, which sport the LH44 logo, comprising Hamilton’s initials and race number. Given the exclusiveness of the bike, the tyres just had to be Pirelli DIABLO Supercorsa SPs, road-approved tyres that offer outstanding racetrack performance.

Source MV Agusta