MV Agusta RC editions
Italian purveyors of exotic metal, MV Agusta, have released a whole range of RC models for 2018. The letters stand for Reparto Corse, or ‘racing division’, and celebrate the firm’s world titles with the number 37 as part of the livery.
Just 250 of the new F4 RCS will be built, and the firm are yet to confirm how many pounds the privilege of ownership will cost, but the promised 202.5bhp shouldn’t disappoint. Those horses are all packed into the 998cc Corsa Corta inline four, which boasts a central camchain, and radial valves. The swanky race kit that comes with the bike – in a beautiful wooden packing crate – adds another 9bhp to the party – matching Ducati’s new Panigale V4 Stradale engine.
The F4 isn’t the only one to get some special treatment, with the firm also waving the RC magic wand over the F3 675 and F3 800, as well as the Dragster (below).
The engines in both F3 bikes get a redesigned balance shaft as well as revised primary gearing, improvements to the intake cam profiles and valves, and the gearbox has had a complete overhaul to reduce shift effort.
Limited to 350 machines for each models, they also come with race kits including an SC Project titanium exhaust system with a carbon silencer and an ECU loaded with a fuel map, bringing the power to 133bhp from 128bhp for the 675 RC and increasing the power of the 800 RC from 148bhp to 153bhp.
O Power 202.5bhp @ 13,450rpm O Weight 175kg (dry) O Seat height 830mm