MV Augusta released the new F4 RR supersport, and the bike claims a class-leading 201 horsepower. Yes, that’s 201 horsepower.
The claim for highest output was previously held by BMW’s S1000RR at 193 hp, but this new Italian superbike now holds the title. It achieves its high output with a new short-stroke engine that uses a new cylinder head with larger-diameter titanium valves, forged pistons, variable-length intake runners and a new exhaust that uses large-diameter tapered headers.
The F4 RR transfers its power to the rear wheel through a close-ratio, six-speed gearbox.
Other parts that make this mouthwatering exotic worthy of a World Superbike grid is an Ohlins fully adjustable, 43 mm inverted fork, Ohlins TTX 36 shock and a steering damper also made by the Swedish suspension maker. Four-piston monoblock front calipers are from Brembo, and wheels are lightweight forged aluminum.
Claimed dry weight is 192 kg (423 lb), and the claimed top speed of the unrestricted model is… 297.6 km/h. And if 201 hp is too feeble for you, a race exhaust system and ECU are available.
Canadian availability has not been announced, but the price in Europe has been set at 22,900 euro, or about $31,400 CDN.