MV Agusta has recently confirmed that new four cylinder engines are under development and will be revealed in 2018. MV had reworked the three cylinder platform to make it compatible with the Euro IV norms recently and they could have as well done the same with the four cylinder one. But, the firm will develop an entirely new engine for the four cylinder platform.
It is safe to assume that the engines will be a larger displacement unit (around 1200cc). The development of these new engines will surely help MV to bump up the power and torque output figures as the current engine have been around for quite some time now. It is also speculated that the first motorcycles to be powered with this new platform engine will be the F4 and the Brutale.
The current generation of 4-cylinder motors include a 192.3bhp 998cc unit from the F4 range and a 142.14bhp 1078cc unit from the Brutale 1090 range of motorcycles. There is no confirmation on when this Italian bike manufacturer will roll out motorcycles powered with these new engines, though they might make some presence at the EICMA 2018.
MV’s new product range has been doing fairly well in terms of sales figures globally. MV Holding, the parent firm of MV Agusta S.p.A., recently bought back 25 per cent share from Mercedes-AMG and now it holds 100 per cent stake in the company. MV Holding is jointly owned by Giovanni Castiglioni and the Sardarov Family.
Watch out to this space, more details to follow soon.