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2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato - Coolness Factor = 60.6%

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2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2016: The MV Agusta F4Z goes beyond traditional customization to become a collectible Atelier motorbike...

Chantilly, September, 2016. At the third international Concours d'Elegance Chantilly Arts & Elegance, the F4Z is the first Atelier motorbike to be created by the historical Milanese coachbuilder in collaboration with the bike manufacturer from Varese.


MV Agusta has attained international renown for its advanced technology, high performance and unique design, making it one of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the motorcycling world. Its legend has been consecrated by 75 world championships (37 Manufacturers' and 38 Riders') and is celebrated by a range of products capable of winning the most coveted specialised critics' awards.


MV Agusta's product portfolio is based on two main platforms, comprising three- and four-cylinder models with a displacement of 675 to 1100 cc and occupying the supersport, superbike, sport-naked and crossover segments.


The only remaining Italian coachbuilding company to be independent and still in the hands of its founder's family, Zagato shaped the F4Z, based on the standard mechanics of the MV Agusta F4, as a one-off piece for a Japanese entrepreneur, collector of Zagato cars as well as Italian motorbikes.




BEYOND CUSTOMISATION


The MV Agusta F4Z's bodywork was designed and engineered by the Zagato team and built with noble materials like aluminium and carbon fibre. It consists of a limited number of relatively large panels: this is the characteristic that, in the motorcar world, sets apart collectibles from mass produced automobiles.


Compared to the production MV Agusta F4, the F4Z features an entirely different bodywork. Some parts had to be adapted and re-engineered, others fully replaced by components that were made specially: intake manifolds, fuel tank, battery, exhaust system.
For MV Agusta, founded in 1945 by Domenico Agusta, the F4Z represents a different result compared to the traditional rules of customisation in the motorbike sector, witnessing the brand's entrance into the niche of collectibles, built on request and expression of exclusivity, uniqueness and investment in durables.


For the company founded by Ugo Zagato in 1919, that specialised in light 2 door/2 seat bodies (coupe or spider) right from the start, the MV Agusta F4Z represents instead a digression beyond the car universe, their traditional field of expression. Nowadays Zagato is a modern Total Design Centre and coachbuilding Atelier, able to blend and balance the most advanced engineering technologies, the use of innovative materials and the traditional workshop production procedures.







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Thanks to High_side for suggesting this week's Cool Wall bike, the very unique and rare 2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato.

The 2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato was supposed to be next week's Cool Wall bike, but we managed to get authorization to put it up early for y'all. :revv:

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Interesting, but its just a one off isn't it and destined to be never ridden and stuck in some private gallery. If so, fail for not really being a "real" bike and just being some assumedly over-priced object d'art .....if not, then cool as an interest interpretation of the MV F4......I will refrain from voting again this week.
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ceemes wrote:Interesting, but its just a one off isn't it and destined to be never ridden and stuck in some private gallery. If so, fail for not really being a "real" bike and just being some assumedly over-priced object d'art .....if not, then cool as an interest interpretation of the MV F4......I will refrain from voting again this week.
I've read two different reports. One said, it's a one off for a collector, the other said 51 bikes to be produced... I'll see if I can get verification from MV Agusta. :)

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Cool if it is rideable. But there's nowhere for the babe, sadly.
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So, how far can you turn the bars before they hit that bulbous tank? I could see the thing being almost unsteerable at low speeds. (If it's just supposed to be garage sculpture for well-heeled collectors, I guess that's a not a problem... :? )
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Nope. Just doesn't do it for me. Uncool.
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I have to go awesome from a view that it's about time that someone tried something different from a design perspective and somehow I find it strangely beautiful. Motorcyclists seem to be a wildly conservative bunch in what they are willing to accept outside of current design norms and for that reason it was bound to be a polarizing model.

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So different... but so cool.

Take one of the coolest sport bike designs in production from one of the coolest manufacturers and kick it up a notch. The 2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato is like a bike 30 years in the future. Call me crazy, but if this is the only example of the 2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato, then I doubt it will see a mile of road in it's life and barely a spec of dust will sit on it let alone a rider. Hopefully it will at least sit in a museum so people can see it rather than in a air-sealed case in someone's living room.

All that said, it's great to see what the future might hold. In the car world, we have ultra-luxury cars built by hand so why not introduce that world to motorcycles? Some will be able to afford them, but in the end, we all get a better product due to the trickle down effect of R&D.

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2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato - Coolness Factor = 60.6%
Featured: September 2nd - September 9th, 2016
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato is:

Awesome (3 points) 36% [ 4 ]
Cool (2 points) 27% [ 3 ]
Uncool (1 point) 18% [ 2 ]
Fail (0 point) 18% [ 2 ]

Total votes: 11

= a Coolwall Factor of 60.6%


Notes: Is it a piece of art or a motorcycle? Form over function? Will it ever be ridden? As the votes show, it is very polarizing both in design and idea. Does the 2017 MV Agusta F4Z Zagato show us the future of motorcycle design or some far out 1950's idea of flying atomic cars to come? No matter what the F4Z will bring, it will always be talked about.


Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike for 2016 is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!
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