MV Agusta F4Z
MV Agusta F4ZMV Agusta

Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta released the first picture of the F4Z superbike, made with the design prowess of design-house Zagato. The public debut of the F4Z, which is based on the F4, is scheduled to take place on Sept. 4 at Chantilly.

Apart from releasing the image, MV Agusta has not divulged any details of the F4Z. Reports indicate the F4Z will sport the chassis and the four-cylinder engine of the F4. The output may be souped up to 200bhp. Brembo Monobloc M50 brakes, Marzocchi fork up front and Sachs monoshock at the back are expected to be taken from the F4. The wheels will be borrowed from the F4RR model.

The motorcycle features wide body panels and a large fuel tank. The small windscreen looks completely disproportionate, and yet it adds a funky looks to the motorcycle. The M letter that denotes MV Agusta can be seen at the front mudguard while Zagato's Z emblem is visible at the fairings. The F4Z has been developed as a single-seater. Squint eyes can also spot single-sided swingarm in the picture.

The F4Z design is futuristic while carrying a retro look. The design of the motorcycle is likely to be controversial because it is based on the legendary F4. If this design lives up to the heritage of F4 remains to be seen.