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MV Agusta and Zagato Reveal Special Bike Project Before Official Date

A couple of weeks ago, Italian motorcycle builder MV Agusta and automotive design firm Zagato started teasing a very stylish sportbike concept. Now they cut the waiting time and fully unveiled it on Twitter.
MV Agusta F4Z concept 1 photo
MV Agusta has switched the lights on their new concept bike, the F4Z, made in partnership with coachbuilder Zagato, just a week ahead of its official debut. It looks gorgeous and we hope it will find its way to production with as much of this styling as possible.

Speaking of which, MV Agusta's carefully engineered mechanics have been wrapped in a two-piece swoopy fairing with long vents on the side and one huge intake cavern up front. A single, round headlight sits right under a top fairing bulge in a very futuristic way, while the small windscreen above provides a minimal wind deflection to a potential rider.

Also on the features list there's a solo seat with a cafe-style hump at the back, GP-style exhaust mounted down-low, inverted forks as well as a single-sided swingarm as seen on MV Agusta's current lineup.

Overall the F4Z looks as striking as the Lotus C-01 concept and we'd like to see as much of this design as possible on the production bike. However, if it's to reach dealerships sometime next year or so, the sportbike will most certainly come with a different tail section to hold a passenger, the number plate and turn signals.

Same goes for the other end, where signals will need to be installed, although some minimalistic LEDs could suffice no to disturb those nice lines. But something tells me that gaping hole up front isn't the best aerodynamic shape after all and will most probably get changed along with the windshield part. The actual one is quite small and its raised position compared to the fairing looks like it could channel air right at the rider's neck.

More details on the MV Agusta F4Z are about to be released on September 4th along with the official unveiling of the bike.

It's not the first time MV Agusta gets to partner with an automotive company. In 2014, it signed a deal with Mercedes-AMG, which took a 25% minority stake and invested into the bike manufacturer's marketing. This helped MV deliver close to 9,000 bikes in 2015. Most of them were bought in the UK where the company registered a 140% sales increase compared to 2014.


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