Italian superbike manufacturer MV Agusta and three-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton recently announced a collaboration to design a brand-new motorcycle – the snazzy F4 LH44. The partnership follows the success of their first project together that resulted in 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 four-cylinder performance. Hence, the Corsa Corta engine (bore 79mm, stroke 50.9mm) with a central timing chain and radial valves, which on this version puts out a maximum power of 205hp. However, the F4 LH44 comes with a kit that includes a titanium silencer and dedicated control unit, boosting power by 7hp to 212hp.
The first distinctive feature is the colour scheme – a candy apple red fairing and pearl white chassis – that uses ink-based paints as opposed to traditional colour bases. The suspension setup boasts premium 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 differentiates the F4 LH44; the striking black anodised fork outer tubes are the result of a specific agreement with Öhlins. The rear spring and shock reservoir are also black. The hand-made seat, which retains the racing ergonomics seen on the F4 RC, uses top-quality materials such as natural leather and Alcantara. The limited edition bike will have only 44 units.
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