Lewis Hamilton gets a new bike with his name on it. This time, it’s the MV Augusta F4 RC iconic superbike
It’s been a couple of years since Lewis Hamilton is an MV Augusta brand ambassador. And this F4 LH44 is the latest piece of their collaboration, after a similar project – Dragster RR LH.
Behind the custom paint, we have an F4 RC which is derived from the Reparto Corse Superbike that puts out a maximum power of 205 hp. The bike comes with a kit that includes a titanium silencer and dedicated control unit, boosting power to 212 hp. Here's how the bike looked at EICMA:
The distinctive color scheme features a candy apple red fairing and pearl white chassis achieved with a special technique that uses ink-based paints as opposed to traditional color basis.
The MV Agusta F4 LH 44 comes with an Ohlins NIX 30 TiN coated fork and an Ohlins TTX 36 rear shock piggyback reservoir – painted in black after a special agreement with Ohlins.
The seat is handmade using natural leather and Alcantara, a winning combination on a par with the very best automotive craftsmanship.
Colour continues to play a starring role on the engine. All-black, right down to its select, lightweight magnesium alloy parts, it offers at-a-glance panache and a real racing feel. The smoked screen – a first for an F4 production model – polishes the front end styling to perfection. Extensive use of carbon fiber in components such as the main fairing sections makes for a lightweight bike that boasts outstanding visual gusto thanks to an alternating gloss-matt paint pattern, just one of the many unique features on the F4 LH44.
Dedicated components include a racing-style fuel cap, forged wheels and unique items such as the rear wheel nut which, on the F4 LH44, has been CNC machined after anodization.
Making the MV Agusta F4 LH44 even more exclusive are the Pirelli DIABLOTM Supercorsa SP tires (120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 200/55 ZR 17 at the rear), specifically designed by Pirelli for the 44 edition of the F4 Lewis Hamilton bikes. These special-edition Pirelli DIABLOTM Supercorsa SP tires stand out for their red sidewalls, which sport the LH44 logo, comprising Hamilton's initials and race number. Given the exclusiveness of the bike, the tires just had to be Pirelli DIABLOTM Supercorsa SPs, road-approved tires that offer outstanding racetrack performance.