MV Agusta and F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton have revealed the fruits of their latest collaboration, the F4 LH44. This exclusive item is based on the F4 RC superbike, a 16-valve Inline Four-powered brute that promises more than 200 horsepower in its standard road configuration. The LH44 goes beyond with an ECU and titanium silencer to increase output to 212 horses all together. There will be 44 units produced.
“I am very excited to continue my partnership with MV Agusta,” said Hamilton in a company press release. “I love working with Giovanni and the guys at MV Agusta, their passion for engineering and attention to detail produces stunning, original looking bikes. My projects with MV Agusta are a great way to combine my love of riding bikes with my interest in creative design process so I am very much involved with the CRC design team throughout.
“I am particularly excited to introduce my new bike, the F4 LH44. It looks quite stunning and I had the pleasure of riding on track a few weeks ago in Italy, it feels great and combines the best of both worlds, a race bike for the road! There will be 44 bikes produced so I hope the lucky owners will love it as much as I do.”
Looks are definitely the defining feature of the special edition machine. Candy apple red is complemented by streams of black and pearl white, with Hamilton’s #44 featured prominently on the on the side fairings. The Ohlins USD NIX 30 TiN-coated fork and Ohlins TTX 36 shock are dressed in black as well for a more unified aesthetic.
There’s a smoke screen, blacked-out engine components and a leather and Alcantara race-style seat. A racing fuel cap, forged wheels and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires, specially designed for the LH44, give the machine even more track aptitude.
Not that the bike needed much help in that department. It features a sophisticated electronics suite, with torque control, traction control, quickshifter and Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode ABS among its highlights. Dual floating 320mm front discs and Brembo calipers with a 210mm and Nissin caliper set-up out back bring the Italian beauty to a stop. It has a CrMo steel tubular trellis frame and aluminum alloy swingarm with adjustable swingarm pivot height as well.
Pricing or availability for the 44 planned units is not included in the press material supplied by MV Agusta. Photos will have to do for now.