MV Agusta And Lewis Hamilton Create Special Edition F4 LH44 Superbike
MV Agusta and Formula One star Lewis Hamilton have again collaborated on a special edition bike, dubbed the F4 LH44.
Hamilton teased the new bike with a Twitter post to his 4.85 million followers saying the new bike will be unveiled today.
Based on the 205bhp F4 RC, the new bike comes with a kit that includes a titanium silencer and control unit that boosts power to 212bhp. Lewis Hamilton's panther logo also features.
Finished in the same Candy Apple Red colour as MV and Hamilton's previous special, the Dragster RR LH44 gets a pearl white frame. MV Agusta petitioned Ohlins to colour the forks and rear shock black instead of the usual gold.
The seat is a mix of leather and Alcantara (a suede like material that is more durable and stain resistant), while the engine is completely black. The fairings are carbon fibre and there's also a racing-style fuel cap, forged wheels and a CNC-machine rear wheel nut. The tyres are specially designed Pirelli Supercorsa SPs with red sidewalls and the LH44 logo.
Hamilton said: "I am very excited to continue my partnership with MV Agusta. 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."
Prices aren't confirmed yet, you can be with only 44 being built, they won't be cheap. Earlier this month Giovani Castiglioni regained control of the historic Italian brand, after an invesment deal.