Designed by Massimo Tamburini creator of the ground breaking Ducati 916 and the first model of the re-birth of MV Agusta was the F4 750 Serie Oro, first revealed at the 1997 Milan Motorcycle show. Production was limited to 300 examples, most of which were pre-sold. Many parts such as the swinging arm, frame side plates and wheels were made from magnesium. These magnesium parts were anodized gold for consistency with the name ‘Oro’ (Italian for gold). All painted parts, such as fairings, seat cover, front mudguard, fuel tank and air box were made of carbon fibre. Using these materials the weight was kept under 181kg. The front forks specially made for MV by Showa had fast detaching axle clamps and six piston front and four piston rear brake calipers supplied by Nissin. Each bike had a 24-carat gold badge with the serial number mounted on the top yoke.
This example is no. 170 of the 300 built and is brand new ( unregistered ) with just 40 delivery miles. The bike is undergoing recommissioning to road use and has had a recent pre delivery inspection including a new fuel pump and seals.