The 2007 MV Agusta F4R 312 is the fastest production bike in the world. The F4 R1000 312 version is named after its 312km/h top speed (194mph). The MV Agusta F4R 312 is powered by a more powerful version of the engine which powered its predecessor, changes include new valves and remapped fuel injection, it also features a new engine braking system to reduce rear wheel hop.

The other day I get a call enquiring about insurance cover for a MV Agusta, and after I give Johann a quote, we talk about the bike and how rare they are, and out of the blue he offers me a ride. So, I just HAD to go.


Italian art, and power, at it's best

those pipes are music to the ear


MV Agusta F4R 312 Specifications

Engine:   Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder. DOHC, 4 radial valves per cylinder

Capacity:   998cc

Bore x Stroke:   76 x 55 mm

Ignition:   Multipoint electronic injection

Max Power:  180 hp @ 12440 rpm

Max Torque:  115 Nm @ 10000 rpm

Transmission:   6 Speed

Frame:   Chrome-Moly steel tubular trellis

Front Suspension:   50mm Marzocchi forks

Rear Suspension:  

Front Brakes:   2x 320mm discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes:   Single 210mm disc 4 piston caliper

Seat Height:   810 mm

Dry-Weight:   192 kg

Fuel Capacity:   21 Litres

Top Speed:   312 kph  /  194 mph

Price: R260,000



test and more to follow


Johann shows how easy the MV wheeelies

Johann showing off the 180 horse power of the Agusta

Johann Snyman with his pride 'n joy.


Thanks for the ride Johann, what a gorgeous bike.