DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this very rare and limited series MV Agusta Tamburini, which has had one keeper since it was first registered in June 2005.
Only 300 examples of the F4-TAMBURINI will be produced worldwide. As with all other special-edition MV Agusta models (such as the F4 Serie d'Oro, F4-SPR, and F4-AGO), the F4-TAMBURINI will only be produced once and will not be repeated. This limited edition model has sold out and is no longer available.
The heart of the F4 1000 TAMBURINI's performance is the revolutionary TSS system (Torque Shift System) based on the concept of variable intake geometry. This is an absolute first in motorcycling history and is the first time such an innovation has been fitted to a mass-produced motorcycle. The result is an engine that offers an immediate response from even the lowest revs and maximum torque positioning (83.1 ft-lbs @ 9,200 rpm) that comes in at about 1,000 rpm less than the F4-1000-S. This incredible performance is despite the use of cam profiles that are more oriented to track than road use.
The cockpit of the F4 Tamburini is embellished with special treatment to the upper steering head, where an 18K gold plaque bearing the name of the model and the serial number is positioned. The upper steering clamp connects to a transversally fitted Ohlins steering damper. The tachometer has a white background and black numbers and sits neatly beside the digital display that has an additional chronometer function activated with the "Passing" command. The fairing has a new aerodynamically designed Plexiglass bubble that cancels out any negative lifting effects developed at high speeds.
In order to give the rider better steering ergonomics, the forged aluminium clip-ons are slanted 5° to the horizontal and brought forward by 5mm. New grips that optimize vibration dampening have been fitted. All F4 Tamburini bodywork is made of carbon fiber, including the intake ducts. The special finish, which leaves the carbon fiber "weave" visible to the naked eye, further emphasizes the use of this material. The Tamburini logo on the sides of the fairing based on the designer's signature below is new.
The rear suspension is fitted with the revolutionary Sachs Racing shock absorber that belongs to the same family as those used in Formula 1 racing. The unit is more than 1,200 grams lighter due to absence of a gas reservoir and is fitted with rebound-compression (High speed/Low speed) damping and spring preload adjustment as well as hydraulic control that makes calibration easier and more accurate.
The F4 Tamburini features the most esoteric equipment that can be offered on a production motorbike. The front end is dominated by Marzocchi forks with titanium nitride treated 50mm fork legs inserted into a billet aluminium base. These carry the new Nissin Racing single block 6-piston calipers. The Marchesini wheels are inspired by the same design as used on Grand Prix machines. They are extremely lightweight and strong and boast lower gyroscopic inertia that increases ease of handling and potential cornering speed.
The Y-shaped spokes on the alloy wheels only add to the elegant sculpted design of the progressive, single sided Magnesium alloy swinging arm (weight: 4.1 kg) and emphasize the essence of the Tamburini F4 project. This lightweight material is also used for the frame plates (weight: 1.08 kg) and for the lower fork plate. The footrests are adjustable and are not only made from a solid piece, but also boast the F4 1000 logo. The rear carbon fiber fender is also new. Carbon fiber is also used for the manifold heat shield.