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Human
04-13-2002, 12:24 AM
The new MV Agusta F5 will make 183bhp when it is unveiled at the Munich Show in September. MCN revealed in February how the F5 will be the most powerful production bike in the world, seeing off the Kawasaki ZX-12R, which claims 176bhp.


http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/detail?sectionID=50677&documentID=140505


also in related news on www.motorcyclenews.com :


Europe’s biggest bike firm has just signed a deal which will see it snapping at Suzuki’s heels to become the third largest manufacturer in the world.

Scooter giant Piaggio – already owner of Gilera, Vespa and Derbi – has taken control of the MV Agusta group, which includes the Cagiva, Husqvarna and MV brands. It gives Piaggio:

The entire Cagiva range of bikes, which will be re-badged as Gileras.

Access to the world’s greatest bike designer – Massimo Tamburini, creator of the 916 and MV F4S.

The development and production facilities to build a Gilera superbike to rival Ducati’s 998.

A full range of off-roaders in the form of Husqvarna.

The chance to raise its profile in the minds of riders by distributing MV Agustas through an established global dealer chain.

A range of road bikes, scooters and crossers to rival the big Japanese four.

It’s not a bad CV for a firm that is best known for making 50cc scooters.

The deal will see Piaggio take total control of MV Agusta’s Cagiva and Husqvarna subsidiaries and give the firm a 10-15 per cent holding in the MV brand itself.

Currently, all three are controlled by Cagiva founder Claudio Castiglioni, though Piaggio also has a 20 per cent stake, which it bought last year – just after dipping into its vast pockets for Derbi.

Gilera is Piaggio’s biggest priority, as the firm is desperate to break into the big bike market faced, as it is, with dropping scooter sales in Europe.

The Cagiva factory in Varese, along with the firm’s R&D facilities and its range of bikes, will cut years off the time it would otherwise take to make Gilera a major player from scratch But the Cagiva name is set to disappear, as Piaggio reckons the Gilera tag is more appealing.

" Gilera is associated with cutting-edge technology, " said a Piaggio spokesman, " and we will develop it into a complete range, established with the Supersport 600 and then moving to naked bikes, tourers and trailies.

" The 600 is due to go into production in September, and that will be the first of many new machines. "

The next model to appear will be based on Cagiva’s naked Raptor. It is no coincidence that the first " big bike " engine Gilera has created is an 850cc V-twin – as tested by MCN two weeks ago – and the test mule is simply a re-engined Raptor.

Before going on sale, the bike will get a facelift under the supervision of Tamburini – who is contracted to Cagiva.

The 90° V-twin sohc motor is already close to production and will be followed by a whole range of motors under development at Piaggio’s base in Milan, including 920 and 650cc versions.

There’s also a 1000cc twin-cam V-twin on the way which will power a new Gilera superbike. Like the single-cam motor, it has a 90° angle between the cylinders and started bench tests last week. No power figures have been released, but its designers are " very happy " with its performance.

One of them told MCN: " The twin-cam revs higher, with more torque farther up the rev range compared to the single-cam engine. "

The bikes they will power will include a big V-twin tourer, probably with a capacity of over 1000cc, as well as trailies based around the Cagiva Navigator chassis.

While we are used to some Italian factories promising bikes that never seem to appear, Piaggio is serious about becoming a major player in world motorcycling.

It’s boss, Stefano Rosselli Del Turco, told MCN that his plan was to overtake Suzuki, the third biggest Japanese manufacturer.

It sounds like his mission is virtually accomplished

CG
04-13-2002, 12:52 AM
183 HP F5, i'd like to see that to believe it.... maybe on a Race Ready version like the 998R, but a common street version, i dunno about that.... :(

Human
04-13-2002, 01:47 AM
well that's what they are claiming....I mean if they are comparing it to the ZX12R....which is a production/street bike....

Human
09-17-2003, 11:41 PM
lol, was looking for milan bike show, guess what I found ? so now what's the big deal with a 180HP at the crank R1 ? :D:D lol

parms22
09-17-2003, 11:44 PM
hey man what about the suzuki hayabusa that bike is stoke with 181hp and is the fastest production bike , i'm pretty sure a few different people have told me that

Shimmer
09-18-2003, 12:12 AM
Might be time for Taki to get a new bike.

Human
09-18-2003, 12:24 AM
Parms the Hayabusa, is 1300cc and I think everyone will agree it's more of a drag bike than a "sportsbike"

Rahzor
09-18-2003, 12:39 AM
wonder how much this will cost

rearwheelrider
09-18-2003, 12:53 AM
I think a difference of 3 poxy horse-power is hardly cause for stir :rolleyes

What's the cost anyways? are we talking a justification of spending another 15k's for 3hp on a bike that is arguably a poorer bike then the ricerockets?

Like many have already confessed their skepticism- will there really be the claimed hp....and if so, to what rating is it based?
european , SAE? w.h.y?

Kit
09-18-2003, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by Shimmer
Might be time for Taki to get a new bike.

i agree cause i need to ride one of those things, haha

i could care less about the horsepower, riding the MV is a different experience and i like it for what it is

now all i have to do is speed up my plans to get to the states so i can afford some of these trick bikes

Human
09-18-2003, 11:22 PM
Kit what excatly is it that you would be doing in the States ?

CG
09-18-2003, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by rearwheelrider
I think a difference of 3 poxy horse-power is hardly cause for stir :rolleyes

What's the cost anyways? are we talking a justification of spending another 15k's for 3hp on a bike that is arguably a poorer bike then the ricerockets?


usually they include all the trick racer parts, like carbon fairings, superbike spec suspensions, titantium and magensium lightweight components, etc... horsepower isn't everything ya know, a good finely tuned chassis goes a long way....

Hu99
09-19-2003, 06:59 AM
I'll believe it when I see it. Even if they manage to make a bike with the ind of power they're talking about, how much will it cost, and how many miles can you do before it need a trip to see Luigi at the garage. The Italians build bikes that are beautiful to look at, but are impractical, expensive and unreliable. I exclude Aprilia because they seem to have made great strides in bringing in the technology to make their bikes affordable and reliable.

Somebody get me an Aprilia....puleeeze!

Kit
09-19-2003, 10:07 AM
Originally posted by Kit
i agree cause i need to ride one of those things, haha

i could care less about the horsepower, riding the MV is a different experience and i like it for what it is

now all i have to do is speed up my plans to get to the states so i can afford some of these trick bikes

hey human, im not sure exactly im a CA by trade and currently im a manager in finance at a telecom company, so ill prob stay in the finance field

my GF is a urban planning consultant so there is alot of work for here down in southern cali too

we plan on trying to get there in a couple of years