MV Agusta Unveils Lewis Hamilton-Approved F4 LH44 Bike

MV Agusta have finally taken the covers off the F4 LH44, a bike based around the F4 RC model, but built in collaboration with Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

In order to tell the F4 LH44 apart from the F4 RC, you only need to look at the predominantly candy apple red exterior. It also features new carbon fiber elements, an Alcantara seat, blacked-out engine block and a tinted windscreen.

There are also a few performance mods worth mentioning, such as the new suspension and a new titanium exhaust system. Gone is the regular four pipe setup in favor of a rear under-seat exhaust.

The F4 LH44 does have a bit more power, 7 horses to be exact for a total of 212 HP. As for the price, it’s rumored to be around €50,000 ($58,944) as reported by Motofire.

“I am very excited to continue my partnership with MV Agusta. I love working with Giovanni and the guys at MV Agusta, their passion for engineering and attention to detail produces stunning, original looking bikes,” stated the three-time F1 champion.

“I am particularly excited to introduce my new bike, the F4 LH44. It looks quite stunning and I had the pleasure of riding on track a few weeks ago in Italy, it feels great and combines the best of both worlds, a race bike for the road! There will be 44 bikes produced so I hope the lucky owners will love it as much as I do.”

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  • DuDE

    Damn that is an ugly exhaust placement

    • LWOAP

      I’ve seen similar on MotoGP bikes. I’m pretty sure it’s normal.

      • benT

        Been on Ducati motorcycles for 25 years – that’s where the design came from and the influence on ALL the copy units.
        Check ‘Ducati 916’

        • smartacus

          916 was legendary.
          i still haven’t seen any bike out there
          that i can say OK this supersedes the 916.

      • DuDE

        It looks so out of place in this

  • Mill0048

    I respect and appreciate the ethos of MV Agusta and their products, but never had the courage to own one due to cost and reliability concerns. They build some brutal looking bikes though.

    • Michelin

      As former owner of ten years old MV Brutale 750, I can guarantee you the reliability of my MV.
      I never had a single issue in 30.000 km. drive.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    i don’t like the Lewis Hamilton references, but the bike itself is Sublime!

    • Tumbi Mtika

      But it’s a “Lewis Hamilton” special edition.

  • Zandit75

    “Gone is the regular four pipe setup in favor of a rear under-seat exhaust”
    For starters, don’t link to another story that doesn’t even have the MV F4 shown in the photos. For the record, that’s an F3 shown in the story, which has a triple exhaust system.
    Secondly, the F4 has always had a 4 pipe set up, and it’s always been an underseat arrangement.
    It’s normal arrangement is much more attractive than what LH has come up with, this looks so awkward!
    http://images.mcn.bauercdn.com/upload/295142/images/10-f4.jpg

    http://www.bikesdoctor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Augusta-Wallpaper.jpg

  • Joff

    Guess you’d have to pay more to have one without his name sprayed everywhere

  • Tumbi Mtika

    This is awesome.

    • Six_Tymes

      i agree

  • LWOAP

    Dude doesn’t even race motorcycles though. Ehhh…..Well, now’s a good time to start. 😛

    • smartacus

      i know right?
      He’s not even a motorcycle racer.
      I never saw a Schumacher bike
      even though that guy did race.

  • Vassilis

    Stunning bike!

  • smartacus

    oh now King Lewis is a Valentino Rossi too?
    Michael Schumacher was an actual bike racer.

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