When an Italian superbike manufacturer wants to return to the international limelight it behooves them to do so with a calculated blend of panache and ferocity, as only the Italians can. In 1998 MV Agusta unveiled the F4 750, and began production for the 1999 model year with the Serie Oro (“Gold”) along with the more pedestrian “S” model, which we feature today.
Reeking of high-end parts and pieces, with engineering input from Ferrari and designed by none other than styling guru Massimo Tamburini, the F4 features an inline four-cylinder putting out 126 hp with top end speed somewhere around 170 mph. Italian manufacturers are noted for their special editions and MV Augusta is no exception, with later editions to include the Neiman Marcus, Senna, SPR and SR, eventually reaching 146 hp. Eventually overshadowed by the larger F4 1000, production of the 750 series ended in 2004.
Our featured 750S may occupy the lower end of the lineup, but it still shines in its traditional MV Augusta silver and red with those gorgeous, sexy four pipes exiting under the trim tail. A sparkling performer in its day, but that was nearly two decades ago—the look, however, will most likely turn heads for generations into the future. What really makes this 750S special is the “flawless” original condition (seller’s word) stemming from a pampered life and only 1000 miles from new! Ours is a single seat model (a biposto was also available) and the exhaust appears to be aftermarket.
Our seller’s prose is sparse but encourages potential buyers to actually call and begin a conversation regarding this gem. Find this 2000 MV Augusta F4 750S in the Chicago suburb of Plainfield, Illinois here on Craigslist for $11,000.