MV Agusta F4 Owners Manual

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Dear Customer,

We wish to thank you for your preference and congratulate you on purchasing your new F4.
Your choice is a reward for the passionate effort our technicians have put into giving the F4 functional and aes-
thetic characteristics that place it above the finest motorcycles currently available on the market, making it an
exclusive and sought-after item.
If, from a purely technical standpoint, the F4 represents an internationally recognized point of reference on
account of the innumerable innovations it introduces, its sleek, timeless design wonderfully combines a glori-
ous past with the new millennium.
The combination of these elements, which was made possible by love of detail, passion, and the desire to
realize a technically and aesthetically superior motorcycle, allows the F4 to soar above passing fashions, giv-
ing it the privilege of being considered a unique item.
This manual has been drawn up with a view to providing you with a clear and practical guide to operating and
maintaining your new motorcycle while safeguarding your warranty rights.
The indications contained in the manual will help you make the most of your motorcycle in terms of both per-
formance and operating life. The manual provides useful information on how to take care of your vehicle, and
also describes some routine maintenance operations. Fundamental units such as the engine and the trans-
mission are covered in the Workshop Manuals. Operations involving these parts require specific equipment
and are reserved for skilled personnel. Your dealer possesses the skills, the equipment and the spare parts
that are needed to keep your motorcycle in perfect working order. This manual is to be considered as an inte-
gral part of the vehicle, and must be transferred to any new owner together with the vehicle.



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                                                CONTENTS

chap.   Subjects covered                         page         chap.   Subjects covered                       page
1       GENERAL INFORMATION                       10          2.2     Safety signs - Location                 27
1.1     Purpose of the manual                     10          2.3     Safety - Visual and acoustic signals    35
1.2     Symbols                                   11          3       CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                36
1.3     Warranty Booklet and Service Coupons      12          3.1     Location of controls and instruments    36
1.4     Identification data                       13          3.2     Sidestand                               37
1.5     Magnesium parts                           15          3.2.1   Auto return sidestand                   37
2       SAFETY INFORMATION                        16          3.2.2   Non-auto return sidestand               38
2.1     Safety                                    16          3.3     Handlebar controls, left side           39
2.1.1   How to report a safety-related defect     16          3.4     Handlebar controls, right side          41
2.1.2   Noise emission warranty                   16          3.5     Ignition switch and steering lock       44
2.1.3   Note on tampering                         16          3.6     Gear lever                              45
2.1.4   Information on the emission control                   3.7     Instruments and warning lights          46
        system                                    18          3.7.1   Warning lights                          47
2.1.5   Safety rules                              19          3.7.2   Multifunction display                   48
2.1.6   Installing accessories                    21          4       OPERATION                               49
2.1.7   Vehicle load                              21          4.1     Using the motorcycle                    49
2.1.8   Modifications                             22          4.2     Running-in                              50
2.1.9   Competitions                              22          4.3     Starting the engine                     52
2.1.10 Recommendations for safe riding            23          4.4     Setting the display functions           53
2.1.11 Protective clothing                        25          4.5     Selecting the display functions         58

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                                           CONTENTS

chap.   Subjects covered                       page         chap.   Subjects covered                           page
4.6     Refuelling                              60          5.8.2   Compression damping hydraulic device
4.7     Glove compartment                       61                  (rear suspension)                           75
4.8     Parking the motorcycle                  62
                                                            6       MAINTENANCE                                 76
4.9     Preriding checks                        64
                                                            6.1     Tables of scheduled maintenance and
4.10    Riding                                  65
                                                                    checks                                      76
5       ADJUSTMENTS                             66          6.2     Tools and accessories supplied              83
5.1     List of adjustments                     66
                                                            6.3     Table of lubricants and fluids              83
5.2     Table of adjustments                    68
                                                            6.4     Removing/fitting the right-hand side
5.3     Adjusting the front brake lever         69
                                                                    fairing                                     84
5.4     Adjusting the clutch lever              69
                                                            6.5     Checking the engine oil level               86
5.5     Adjusting the rearview mirrors          70
                                                            6.5.1   Restoring the engine oil level              87
5.6     Adjusting the steering damper           70
                                                            6.6     Checking the coolant level                  88
5.7     Adjusting the front suspension          71
5.7.1   Spring preload                          72          6.6.1   Restoring the coolant level                 89
5.7.2   Rebound damping hydraulic device                    6.7     Checking the wear of the brake pads         90
        (front suspension)                      72          6.8     Checking the brake fluid level              91
5.7.3   Compression damping hydraulic device                6.9     Checking the clutch fluid level             92
        (front suspension)                      73          6.10    Checking the tyres                          93
5.8     Adjusting the rear suspension           74          6.11    Checking and lubricating the drive chain    94
5.8.1   Rebound damping hydraulic device                    6.12    Checking the idle speed                     96
        (rear suspension)                       75          6.13    Periodic emission check                     97

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                                            CONTENTS

chap.    Subjects covered                           page         chap.   Subjects covered                page
6.14     Emission control system warranty                        6.17    Battery                         112
         obligations                                 98          6.18    Cleaning the motorcycle         113
6.14.1   Your warranty rights and obligations        98          6.19    Prolonged inactivity            114
6.14.2   Manufacturer’s warranty coverage            98          7       TROUBLESHOOTING                 115
6.14.3   Owner’s warranty responsibilities           99          7.1     Engine problems                 115
6.15     Limited warranty on emission control                    7.2     Electrical equipment problems   120
         system                                     100          8       TECHNICAL INFORMATION           123
6.15.1   Coverage                                   100          8.1     Motorcycle overview             123
6.15.2   Limitations                                101          8.1.1   Front brake circuit             125
6.15.3   Limited liability                          102          8.1.2   Rear brake circuit              126
6.15.4   Legal rights                               103          8.1.3   Clutch circuit                  127
6.15.5   Additional information                     103          8.1.4   Engine lubrication              128
6.16     Replacing parts - General information      104          8.1.5   Coolant circuit                 129
6.16.1   Replacing the fuses                        104          8.1.6   Fuel system                     130
6.16.2   Replacing the low beam bulb                106          8.2     Specifications                  131
6.16.3   Replacing the high beam bulb               107          8.3     Carbon components               138
6.16.4   Replacing the front turn indicator bulbs   108
6.16.5   Replacing the rear turn indicator bulbs    109
6.16.6   Replacing the rear light and brake light
         bulb                                       110
6.16.7   Replacing the number-plate light bulb      111

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                                      INDEX

A                                                   C
    Accessories, installation           21              Carbon components                    138
    Adjustments                                         Chain
    – clutch lever                      69              – check                               94
    – front brake lever                 69              – lubrication                         95
    – front suspension                  71              Cleaning the motorcycle              113
    – list                              66              Clutch
    – rear suspension                   74              – circuit                            127
    – rearview mirrors                  70              – fluid level, check                  92
    – steering damper                   70              – lever, adjustment                  69
    – table                             68              Competitions                         22
B                                                       Controls and instruments, location   36
                                                        Coolant
    Battery                             112
                                                        – level, check                       88
    Brakes
                                                        – circuit                            129
    – fluid level, check                 91
                                                        – topping up                         89
    – front brake circuit               125
    – front brake lever, adjustment     69          D
    – pads, wear check                  90              Damping, hydraulic device
    – rear brake circuit                126             – compression (front suspension)     73
    Bulbs, replacement of                               – compression (rear suspension)      75
    – front turn indicators             108
                                                        – rebound (front suspension)         72
    – high beam                         107
    – low beam                          106             – rebound (rear suspension)          75
    – number-plate light                111             Display, multifunction               48
    – rear light and brake light        110             – selecting functions                58
    – rear turn indicators              109             – setting functions                  53

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                                            INDEX

E                                                         I
    Electrical equipment, troubleshooting     120             Identification data                    13
    Emissions                                                 Idle speed, check                      96
    – control system                          18              Ignition switch and steering lock      44
    – control system warranty                 98              Instruments and warning lights         46
    – periodic check                          97          L
    Engine                                                    Levels
    – lubrication                             128             – brake fluid                          91
    – oil level, check                        86              – clutch fluid                         92
    – oil level, topping up                   87              – coolant                              88
    – starting                                 52             – engine oil                           86
    – troubleshooting                         115             Location of controls and instruments   36
F                                                             Lubricants and fluids, table           83
    Fuel system                               130         M
    Fuses, replacement                        104             Magnesium components                    15
G                                                             Maintenance and checks, tables         76
    Gear lever                                45              Motorcycle overview                    123
    Glove compartment                         61          N
H                                                             Number-plate light, bulb replacement   111
    Handlebar controls
    – left side                               39          P
    – right side                              41              Parking                                 62
    Headlight                                                 Preriding checks                        64
    – high beam, bulb replacement             107             Prolonged inactivity                   114
    – low beam, bulb replacement              106             Purpose of manual                       10

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                                           INDEX

R                                                        T
    Rear light and brake light,                              Tampering, note                  16
    bulb replacement                         110             Tools and accessories supplied   83
    Rearview mirrors, adjustment              70             Topping up
    Refuelling                                60             – coolant                        89
    Replacing parts, general information     104             – engine oil                     87
    Running-in                                50             Troubleshooting
S                                                            – electrical equipment           120
    Safety                                   16              – engine                         115
    – recommendations for safe riding        23              Turn indicators
    – reporting a safety-related defect      16              – front, bulb replacement        108
    – rules                                  19              – rear, bulb replacement         109
    – signs, location                        27              Tyres, check                      93
    – visual and acoustic signals            35
    Scheduled maintenance tables             77
                                                         V
                                                             Vehicle
    Side fairing, right-hand,
    removal/refitting                         84             – load                           21
    Sidestand                                 37             – modifications                  22
    Specifications                           131         W
    Spring preload                            72             Warning lights                   47
    Steering damper, adjustment               70             Warranty
    Suspensions                                              – Booklet and Service Coupons    12
    – front, adjustment                      71              – emission control system        98
    – rear, adjustment                       74
    Symbols                                  11

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                                             GENERAL INFORMATION     1

    1.1   Purpose of the manual
1
    In addition to providing directions on operation and mainte-
    nance, this manual contains important information about gen-
    eral safety. Read the manual over carefully before first using
    the motorcycle.

    The manual describes the model with the maximum equip-
    ment at print time.

    Information marked with the symbol “#” only refers to the F4
    750 ORO model.




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                                           GENERAL INFORMATION      1

1.2   Symbols
                                                                        1
Sections of text that are particularly important in terms of per-
sonal safety or possible damage to the motorcycle are marked
with the following symbols:
      Danger - Warning: Failure to observe these prescrip-
      tions, even in part, may pose a serious hazard to the
      rider’s and other people’s safety.

      Caution: Failure to observe these prescriptions,
      even in part, may result in damage to the motorcycle.

The following symbols give an indication of who is supposed
to perform the different adjustments and/or maintenance oper-
ations:
      Information on operations that can be carried out by
      the user.

      Information on operations that are reserved for
      authorized personnel.
The “§” symbol refers the reader to the chapter identified by
the number that follows.

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                                               GENERAL INFORMATION     1

    1.3   Warranty Booklet and Service Coupons
1
    Besides this Owner’s Manual, the vehicle is accompanied by
    a Warranty Booklet containing a Warranty and Pre-Delivery
    Certificate and recommended service coupons.


    IMPORTANT
    The copy the Warranty and Pre-Delivery Certificate to be sent
    to MV Agusta Motor must be filled in by the dealer and
    returned to the factory within 7 days from the date of registra-
    tion.

    Every time the vehicle is serviced by a dealer, the user must
    produce the Warranty Booklet so that the dealer can fill in the
    service coupon and return it to the manufacturer within 7 days
    from the date of the servicing.




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                                             GENERAL INFORMATION                                              1

        2) engine serial number                                4) “limited series” number #
                                                                                                                    1




                                                   1) frame serial number              3) homologation data


1.4 Identification data
1) frame serial number
2) engine serial number
3) homologation data
4) “limited series” number #
    Motorcycle identification
The motorcycle is identified by a frame serial number.    We recommend writing down all these numbers and
When placing orders for spare parts, in addition to       keep them in a safe place.
this number, you may be required to provide the           # This motorcycle has been produced in a limited
engine serial number, the colour code and the key           series. Each vehicle is identified by a serial number
identification.                                             stamped on a 24-carat gold plate.

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                                                 GENERAL INFORMATION                           1

       Motorcycle key identification
1   A key is supplied in duplicate for both the ignition and all   key identification number
    the locks. Keep the duplicate in a safe place.




       Identification of motorcycle colour combination
    The colour code must be mentioned when ordering
    body spares.




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                                              GENERAL INFORMATION                                   1


                                                                                                            1


 Steering base


 Front rim



             Side plates
                                                                                             Rear rim
                           Single-sided swingarm



# 1.5 Magnesium components

Check the condition of the surface coating of           After travelling on roads treated with salt, wash
magnesium components before each ride. If any           the parts as soon as possible with cold water. Do
abraded parts are noted, immediately contact an         not use hot water as it enhances the corrosive
authorized service centre.                              action of salt.

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                                               SAFETY INFORMATION                                           2

    2.1. Safety                                             2.1.2 NOISE EMISSION WARRANTY
                                                            MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A. warrants that, at the
    2.1.1 HOW TO REPORT A SAFETY-RELATED                    time of sale, the exhaust system conformed to all
          DEFECT                                            applicable U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection
    If you believe that your vehicle has a defect capa-
2   ble of causing accidents involving the risk of death
                                                            Agency) noise control regulations. The warranty
                                                            applies to the first retail purchaser of the exhaust
    or injury, immediately contact the National             system and to all subsequent buyers. Any war-
    Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)           ranty claims must be addressed to:
    as well as MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A. If the                Cagiva U.S.A., Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA
    NHTSA receives, or has received, similar com-           19090-4139.
    plaints, it may order an investigation and, if a
    safety-related defect is found on a certain number
    of vehicles, it may arrange for a recall to be con-
    ducted. On no account, however, can the NHTSA           2.1.3 NOTE ON TAMPERING
    be involved in any controversy arising between          Tampering with the noise control system is pro-
    you and your dealer or MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A.           hibited. In particular, federal law prohibits the fol-
    To contact the NHTSA, you may call the toll-free        lowing acts:
    Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-          1. The removal or rendering inoperative, other
    0123 in the Washington D.C. area), or send a let-          than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or
    ter to the following address: NHTSA, U.S.                  replacement, of any device or element of
    Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.             design incorporated into any new vehicle for
    20590.                                                     the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or
    The Hotline may also provide you with additional           delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is
    information on motor vehicle safety.                       in use.

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                                         SAFETY INFORMATION                                   2

2. The use of the vehicle after such device or           WARNING
   element of design has been removed or ren-            Highway Code provisions vary from
   dered inoperative.                                    country to country. Make sure of the con-
Acts presumed to constitute tampering include:           tent of local regulations before using the
1. The removal or piercing of the exhaust
   silencer, the diaphragm, the manifolds, or any
                                                         vehicle.                                     2
   other components involved in the transmission
   of exhaust gases.
2. The removal or piercing of any part of the
   intake system.
3. Poor maintenance.
4. The replacement of any movable parts of the
   vehicle or of any intake or exhaust compo-
   nents with parts or components other than
   those prescribed by the manufacturer.

NOTE
We recommend overhauling and if necessary
repairing or replacing the product if a marked
increase in noise levels is noted.
Failure to do this may cause the owner to incur
the penalties provided for by local and national
legislation.

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                                                SAFETY INFORMATION                                              2

    2.1.4 INFORMATION ON THE EMISSION CON-                   system designed to prevent the release of
           TROL SYSTEM                                       crankcase emissions into the atmosphere. Blow-
    The combustion process produces carbon                   by gases return to the combustion chamber via
    monoxide and hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbon con-              the air filter and the injection system.
2   trol is particularly important in that, under certain
    conditions and when exposed to direct sunlight,          Problems relating to the vehicle’s emissions
    hydrocarbons undergo reactions which lead to the         Should the vehicle show any of the following
    formation of photochemical smog. Carbon                  symptoms, contact your MV Agusta dealer to
    monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is       have it checked and if necessary repaired:
    highly toxic. MV Agusta uses a sequential multi-         1) Engine is difficult to start or stalls after starting.
    point electronic injection system and other meth-        2) Idle speed is erratic.
    ods designed to cut carbon monoxide and hydro-           3) Misfiring or backfiring during acceleration.
    carbon emissions.                                        4) Afterburning.
                                                             5) Poor performance (driveability) and excessive
    Exhaust emission control system                             consumption.
    The exhaust emission control system is made up
    of the sequential multipoint injection (SMPI) sys-
    tem, which requires no adjustment. The exhaust
    emission control system is distinct from the
    crankcase emission control system.

    Crankcase emission control system
    The engine is equipped with a closed-crankcase

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                                           SAFETY INFORMATION                                         2

2.1.5 SAFETY RULES                                        and the workshop manual.
                                                        – The introduction of structural improvements
      IMPORTANT: READ BEFORE USE                          and performance enhancements in the pro-
                                                          duction process may cause the structure of the
– Before riding, carefully read this manual so as         vehicle to depart slightly from the illustrations   2
  to familiarize yourself with the controls, char-        and texts contained in this manual.
  acteristics, functionalities and limits of the
  vehicle. The manual is not aimed at providing
  information on all possible techniques and
  methods required for safe riding.
– Do not attach a sidecar, a trailer or any other
  accessory to the motorcycle. Do not modify
  the vehicle in any way. Failure to observe this
  prescription may make the vehicle unstable
  and cause serious accidents.
– To ensure maximum reliability and maintain
  the vehicle in perfect working order, it is essen-
  tial to perform the servicing detailed in the
  Scheduled Maintenance Table and to follow all
  the prescriptions provided in this manual.
  For further information, apply to your dealer,
  who possesses the necessary technical skills


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                                                SAFETY INFORMATION                                        2

        Do not use the motorcycle, nor try to service it,       When refuelling, stay away from the vehicle to
    if you do not possess the necessary skills.              avoid inhaling harmful fumes. Should the fuel
       Full control of the motorcycle is fundamental to      come into contact with the skin or clothes, imme-
                                                             diately wash with water and change the contami-
2   safe riding. Concentration and a perfect physical
    condition are essential requirements for the rider.      nated garments.
    The road and weather conditions should also be               Some parts of the vehicle become very hot
    taken into account.                                      during use. Avoid contact with these parts and
        Always wear suitable clothes, especially when        keep the motorcycle out of the reach of children.
    travelling by night (e.g. garments with fluorescent         Always park the motorcycle safely and avoid
    bands).                                                  leaving it unattended while the ignition key is in
       Always wear a helmet, even on short rides.            the dashboard.
                                                                Park the vehicle where it is unlikely to be
       When travelling during daylight, keep the low
                                                             bumped into or damaged.
    beam on if allowed by local regulations.
                                                                To prevent the vehicle from tipping over, never
       Do not attach objects or wear garments that
                                                             park it on soft or uneven ground.
    could adversely affect control and handling of the
    motorcycle.                                                  Do not start the engine in closed places.
                                                             Exhaust gases are toxic and can quickly saturate
        When refuelling, switch off the engine and
                                                             the air and cause fainting or even death.
    refrain from smoking.
                                                                Before starting the engine in a closed place,
       When refuelling, avoid spilling the fuel onto the
                                                             ensure that the area is well ventilated.
    tank and the exhaust pipes.

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                                             SAFETY INFORMATION                                       2

   While the vehicle is in motion, always rest the        2.1.7 VEHICLE LOAD
feet on the specially designed supports.                  The F4 S version is designed for use by the rider
                                                          only, whereas the F4 S 1+1 version can also seat
   While riding, always keep both hands on the            a passenger. To use the vehicle in complete safe-
handlebars.
                                                          ty and in compliance with the Highway Code, it is   2
   Maximum performance of the standard brake              essential that the following maximum load condi-
pads is obtained on dry roads. Also available on          tions are never exceeded:
request are pads that ensure optimum perfor-
mance even on wet roads (for further information          F4 S           325 kg      (717 lbs)
contact an authorized service centre).                    F4 S 1+1       405 kg      (893 lbs)

                                                          These values are also shown on the plate fixed to
2.1.6 INSTALLING ACCESSORIES                              the left side of the steering head tube.
MV Agusta provides a range of accessories spe-
cially designed for your vehicle. It is essential that
these accessories are installed by an authorized
service centre. The use of non-genuine acces-
sories can make the vehicle unsafe by reducing
its handling, stability and the effectiveness of the
braking system. For this reason, the installation of
any non-genuine accessory makes the warranty
null and void and relieves MV Agusta of all
responsibility.

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                                               SAFETY INFORMATION                                 2

    2.1.8 MODIFICATIONS                                     Highway Code for which MV Agusta cannot be
                                                            held responsible.
    Any modifications made to the vehicle (e.g. alter-
    ation and/or removal of components) can make
2   the vehicle unsafe or unlawful. Modifying the vehi-
    cle immediately voids the warranty and relieves
    MV Agusta of all responsibility.


    2.1.9 COMPETITIONS

          WARNING
          Riding the vehicle in competitions
          requires considerable skill and experi-
          ence as well as an accurate setup of the
          motorcycle.

    MV Agusta has designed a number of special
    components for use in competitions and/or sport-
    ing events. The use of such components is strict-
    ly limited to areas closed to traffic. Failure to
    observe this restriction constitutes a breach of the


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                                              SAFETY INFORMATION                                             2

2.1.10 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SAFE RID-                       become familiar with the vehicle and its controls.
        ING                                                Remember: practice leads to perfection.
Besides being a means of transport, your motor-
cycle is a source of recreation and excitement.            Being aware of one’s limits
However, the configuration of the vehicle does not         When riding, never exceed your limits nor those            2
exclude a certain amount of risk. To ensure maxi-          imposed by law. Being aware of your limits and
mum safety, in addition to scrupulously observing          acting accordingly will help you avoid accidents.
the indications provided in the previous para-
graphs, it is essential to take a few additional pre-      Adverse weather conditions
cautions.                                                  Be very careful when riding in adverse weather
In particular:                                             conditions. On wet roads, for example, the brak-
                                                           ing distance doubles as a result of reduced tyre
Before starting off                                        traction. It is therefore necessary to travel at mod-
Follow all the directions given in the section “PRE-       erate speed and avoid abrupt braking and accel-
DELIVERY CHECKS”. Conduct an overall check                 eration. Pay particular attention when riding on
of all safety-related aspects of the motorcycle.           slippery surfaces such as road markings, man-
                                                           holes, level crossings, bridges, gratings, etc.
                                                           Considering that a motorcycle cannot provide the
Familiarizing with the vehicle                             same degree of shock protection as a motor vehi-
The rider’s ability and his mechanical skills form         cle, it is essential to adopt a “defensive” riding atti-
the basis of riding safety. It is advisable to practise    tude, particularly in the adverse weather condi-
riding in areas without traffic until you have             tions described above.


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                                                SAFETY INFORMATION                                         2

         Before changing lanes, besides using the            tly and gradually to both wheels, an ability that
    rearview mirror, turn your head slightly and glance      can only be learned from experience.
    back to make sure that the road is clear.                Performing this operation and, more in general,
                                                             riding the vehicle always requires the utmost care.
2   Relying on the rearview mirror alone puts the rider
    at risk of misjudging the distance and speed of the      Therefore, caution should be exercised by all
    vehicles at the back or not seeing them at all.          users, and in particular by inexperienced riders.
        Change gears as necessary to ensure that the              When covering long distances downhill,
    proper gear ratio is chosen in all riding conditions,    reduce the speed of the vehicle by closing the
    allowing the engine to revolve at optimum speed          throttle and using a low gear ratio to take advan-
    at all times.                                            tage of the exhaust brake. The front and rear
    Avoid high gear ratios when travelling at reduced        brakes should also be used with moderation, in
    speed (excessively low rpm) as well as low gear          order to prevent them from overheating and
    ratios when travelling at high speed (excessively        reduce their effectiveness.
    high rpm).                                                   When rapid acceleration is required (e.g. when
        Special attention should be given to the brak-       overtaking), change down to obtain better pickup.
    ing system, which plays a key role in ensuring                When the engine is running at high speed,
    safety. When braking, always take account of the         gearing down several times in rapid succession
    speed of the vehicle and the condition of the road       can cause the engine to race. As a result, the rear
    surface.                                                 driving wheel may lock, making the vehicle diffi-
    The braking action should always be applied gen-         cult to control and causing damage to the engine.


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                                             SAFETY INFORMATION                                          2

     Keep at a safe distance from the preceding               A strong, close-fitting and easy-to-fasten vest.
vehicles and adjust the speed to the weather and               A collar for protecting the throat from the air
traffic conditions. Remember that, as the vehicle         flow.
picks up speed, the stopping distance increases
and the motorcycle becomes more difficult to con-
                                                               Supple, reinforced gloves providing both sen-
                                                          sitivity and protection.
                                                                                                                 2
trol. In any case, never exceed the speed limits              Strong, close-fitting trousers covering the legs
imposed by the Highway Code.                              completely.
    It is strictly forbidden to drink alcoholic bever-        Soft, reinforced boots providing both sensitivi-
ages or take drugs before riding. Even very small         ty and protection.
amounts of these substances adversely affect the
rider’s ability to control the vehicle.
                                                          The items mentioned above are available from
                                                          any specialized shop.
2.1.11 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING                                We recommend buying brightly coloured clothes,
Helmet wearing is compulsory under the Highway            as they make the rider easier to see at night and
Code. The helmet must be securely fastened and,           in the fog.
if it is of the open-face type, specially designed        In any case, the clothes must allow complete free-
glasses are also required.                                dom of movement and not hamper the rider in any
Suitable protective clothing, though not required         way. In addition, they must have no loose parts
by law, is strongly recommended.                          capable of catching in the control levers, the
In particular, the following items should be worn:        footrests, the wheels, the drive chain, etc.

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                                     SAFETY INFORMATION   2

    WARNING
    Protective clothes do not afford com-
    plete protection against the risk of per-
    sonal injury in case of accident.
2   It is therefore essential not to be
    deceived by the false sense of security
    that is provided by motorcycle clothing.
    When riding, always adopt a cautious
    attitude and follow the recommenda-
    tions given in the previous paragraphs.




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                                     SAFETY INFORMATION                                 2

2.2     Safety signs - Location

1   -Windscreen function
                                                   8-9   12 1 12
2   -Battery warning
3   -Unleaded petrol                                                                            2
4   -Chain adjustment                                               3       2   7
                                      5
5   -Information on gas emissions,                                                  6
     LH and RH exhausts
 6 - Information on emission con-
     trol
 7 - Emission control                                                                       5
 8 - Tyre pressure, single-seat F4
 9 - Tyre pressure, two-seat F4
10 - Manufacturer’s data, two-seat
     F4                                                   10 - 11
11 - Manufacturer’s data, single-                                       4
     seat F4                              13
12 - Rearview mirrors
13 - Rear shock absorber




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                                  SAFETY INFORMATION                                                                                    2

    ADHESIVE LABEL – WINDSCREEN WARNING




2                                               CUPOLINO CON FUNZIONE AERODINAMICA, NON GUARDARE ATTRAVERSO IL VETRINO DURANTE
                                                LA MARCIA. LA NON OSSERVANZA DI QUESTO AVVISO POTREBBE CAUSARE SERIE CONSEGUENZE ALLE PERSONE.
                                                PER LA PULIZIA DEL PLEXIGLASS UTILIZZARE SOLAMENTE ACQUA E SAPONE , NON UTILIZZARE SOLVENTI.
                                                WINDSCREEN HAS AERODYNAMIC FUNCTION ONLY, DO NOT LOOK THROUGH IT WHILE RIDING.
                                                FAILURE TO RESPECT THIS COULD CAUSE SERIOUS BODILY HARM. USE ONLY SOAP AND WATER
                                                FOR CLEANING SCREEN - NO SOLVENTS. SEE OWNER'S MANUAL.




    ADHESIVE LABEL – BATTERY WARNING




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                              SAFETY INFORMATION   2

ADHESIVE LABEL – UNLEADED PETROL




                                                       2




ADHESIVE LABEL – CHAIN ADJUSTMENT




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                                 SAFETY INFORMATION                                                         2

    STAMPING ON LH SILENCER – GAS EMIS-
    SION INFORMATION, LH EXHAUST

                                               MOTORCYCLE EXHAUST SYSTEM NOISE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
2                                              THIS CAGIVA EXHAUST SYSTEM, 800090377 MEETS US EPA NOISE EMISSION
                                                            REQUIREMENT OF 80 dBA FOR THE FOLLOWING
                                               MOTORCYCLES: CAG44F0750.INSTALLATION OF THIS EXHAUST SYSTEM ON
                                               MOTORCYCLE MODELS NOT SPECIFIED MAY VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW




    STAMPING ON RH SILENCER – GAS EMIS-
    SION INFORMATION, RH EXHAUST

                                               MOTORCYCLE EXHAUST SYSTEM NOISE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
                                               THIS CAGIVA EXHAUST SYSTEM, 800090376 MEETS US EPA NOISE EMISSION
                                                            REQUIREMENT OF 80 dBA FOR THE FOLLOWING
                                               MOTORCYCLES: CAG44F0750.INSTALLATION OF THIS EXHAUST SYSTEM ON
                                               MOTORCYCLE MODELS NOT SPECIFIED MAY VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW




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                              SAFETY INFORMATION   2

ADHESIVE LABEL – EMISSION CONTROL




                                                       2




ADHESIVE LABEL – TYRE PRESSURE, SIN-
GLE-SEAT F4




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                                   SAFETY INFORMATION                                                             2

    ADHESIVE LABEL – TYRE PRESSURE, TWO-
    SEAT F4


2




    ADHESIVE LABEL –       MANUFACTURER’S
    DATA, SINGLE-SEAT F4
                                                 MANUFACTURED by CAGIVA Motor s.p.a.        DATE :
                                                 GVWR 717 Ibs / 325 kg.
                                                 GAWR F 331 Ibs - 150 kg. - GAWR R 386 Ibs / 175 kg.
                                                 This vehicle conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
                                                 Standards in effect on the date of manufacture shown above
                                                 Vehicle Type : MOTORCYCLE            VIN :




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                              SAFETY INFORMATION                                                              2

ADHESIVE LABEL –      MANUFACTURER’S
DATA, TWO-SEAT F4 S
                                             MANUFACTURED by CAGIVA Motor s.p.a.        DATE :
                                             GVWR 893 Ibs / 405 kg.
                                             GAWR F 342 Ibs - 155 kg. - GAWR R 551 Ibs / 250 kg.
                                             This vehicle conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
                                                                                                                    2
                                             Standards in effect on the date of manufacture shown above
                                             Vehicle Type : MOTORCYCLE            VIN :




ADHESIVE LABEL – REARVIEW MIRRORS




                                                 OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER
                                                      THAN THEY APPEAR




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                                  SAFETY INFORMATION                                   2

    ADHESIVE   LABEL   –   REAR   SHOCK
    ABSORBER

                                                           WARNING
2                                              CONTAINS HIGHLY COMPRESSED GAS
                                               USE ONLY PERFECTLY DRY NITROGEN GAS
                                                 OTHER GASES MAY CAUSE EXPLOSION
                                                DO NOT INCINERATE REFER TO OWNER S
                                                   MANUAL FOR REGULATING GAS
                                                                               SACHS




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                                       SAFETY INFORMATION                                                      2

2.3   Safety - Visual and acoustic                      Turn indicators (§ 3.3)
      signals
                                                         Parking light, low and high
Before each ride, it is essential to                                 beams (§ 3.3)
verify the operation of the visual                                     Parking light (§ 3.3) and brake light       2
and acoustic signals.                                                  (lights up operating the brakes)




                                       Horn (§ 3.3)

                                         Turn indicators (§ 3.3)

                                                      Plate light (lights up when parking
                                                      lights are turned on)
                                                                                Rear reflector
                                             Front side reflector
                                                                                Rear side reflector


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                                                    CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                           3

    3.1   Location of controls and instruments

                Instruments and warning lights (§ 3.7)

                                                                          Rearview mirror (§ 5.1)

               Clutch lever (§ 5.1)                                             Front brake lever (§ 5.1)
3   Left handlebar electrical controls (§ 3.3)

    Ignition switch and steering lock (§ 3.5)                            Throttle twist grip (§ 3.4)

                                                                   Right handlebar
                 Fuel tank cap (§ 4.6)
                                                                   electrical controls (§ 3.4)

          Gear lever (§ 3.6 and § 5.1)                                            Rear brake lever (§ 5.1)

                  Footrest (§ 5.1)                                              Footrest (§ 5.1)


                      Sidestand (§ 3.2)



                           Left side                                      Right side




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                                         CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                3

3.2   Sidestand

3.2.1 AUTO RETURN SIDESTAND
The sidestand is equipped with a
safety switch that prevents the
motorcycle from moving off while
the stand is down.
If the rider attempts to engage the                                                  3
gears while the engine is running
and the stand is down, the switch        Safety switch
automatically turns off the engine                                   Sidestand
by cutting the current supply.
If the motorcycle is parked (side-
stand down) and the gears are
engaged, the switch prevents the
engine from being started, thereby
avoiding the risk of accidentally top-
                                                                Dual return spring
pling the vehicle.
Some versions of the motorcycle fit
a device that automatically pulls up
the sidestand as soon as the vehi-
cle is lifted from the parking posi-
tion.

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                                              CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                3

    This system is specially designed to
    save the rider having to lift the side-
    stand with the foot before starting
    off.
    In any case, the automatic return
    device does not exclude the func-
    tion of the safety switch mentioned
3   above.

                                              Safety switch
                                                                          Sidestand
    3.2.2 NON-AUTO RETURN SIDE-
           STAND
    Some versions of the motorcycle do
    not fit an automatic return device
    for the sidestand, which must then
    be lifted with the foot before starting
    off. These versions, however, fit the                            Dual return spring
    same sidestand safety switch that
    makes it necessary to follow the
    starting procedures described in
    paragraph 3.2.1.



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                                      CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                                            3

3.3   Handlebar controls, left side



                                               High beam flasher button
                                               Press the button repeatedly

                                                                                                              3
                                               Low/high beam button
                                               Button not pressed in      : low beam
                                               Button pressed in     : high beam


                                               Turn indicator switch
                                               Shifting the lever to the left or right switches on the left
                                               or right turn indicators. The switch then returns to the
                                               central position. Press to turn off the indicators.

                                               Horn button
                                               Press to operate the warning horn.
                                               Clutch lever
                                               Move towards/away from the handgrip to
                                               release/engage the clutch.

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                                                CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                                     3

    High beam flasher button
    It is used to attract the attention of other road users in case of danger. When the high beam is on, the func-
    tion is inactive.

    Low/high beam button
    Under normal conditions, the low beam is on. The high beam can be switched on by pressing the button
    when allowed by the traffic and road conditions.
3
    Turn indicator switch
    It is used to show the rider’s intention to change direction or lane.

          WARNING
          Failure to switch the turn indicators on or off at the right time may cause an accident in that
          the other road users may draw incorrect conclusions as to direction of motion the vehicle.
          Always switch on the indicators before turning or changing lanes. Then be sure to switch off
          the indicators after completing the operation.

    Horn button
    It is used to attract the attention of other road users in case of danger.

    Clutch lever
    It engages/disengages the clutch through a hydraulically controlled device.


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                                                CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS   3

3.4   Handlebar controls, right side


                                           Engine stop switch
          Stops the engine and prevents it from being restarted.


                                           Engine start button
 Starts the engine. To be released as soon as the engine starts.               3
 When the engine is running, pressing the button selects the dis-
                                                  play functions.



                                       Cold start (choke) lever
 Rotate clockwise when cold starting. After a few seconds, bring
                           the lever back to the home position.



                                              Throttle twist grip
                         Rotate to control the engine fuel supply.


                                               Front brake lever
                  Pull to the handgrip to operate the front brake.



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                                                 CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                                   3

    Engine stop switch
    It is used to switch off the engine in an emergency. The ignition circuit is disabled, preventing the engine
    from being restarted. To be able to restart the engine, bring the switch back to the home position.

    NOTE
    Under normal conditions, do not use this switch to shut off the engine.

3   Engine start button
    It is used to start the engine and, when the engine is running, to select the different functions of the dis-
    play installed on the instrument panel.

           DANGER
           To avoid damaging the electrical equipment, be sure not to hold down the button for longer
           than 5 consecutive seconds.
           If, after several attempts, the engine does not start, refer to the chapter “TROUBLESHOOT-
           ING” later in this manual.

    Cold start (choke) lever
    It facilitates cold starts by acting on the fuel supply.




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                                           CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                                 3

NOTE
This function must remain active only for a short time depending on the engine and outside tem-
peratures. As soon as the idle speed keeps the engine running, it is advisable to disable the con-
trol.

Throttle twist grip
It controls the fuel supply, making it possible to change the speed of the engine. To operate the device,
rotate the handgrip from the home position, corresponding to the idle speed.                                3
When cold starting (choke on), rotating the handgrip towards the throttle closing position brings the
choke lever back to the home position.

Front brake lever
It controls a hydraulic circuit that operates the front wheel braking system.




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                                                CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS   3

    3.5    Ignition switch and steering lock
           Danger - Warning: Do not attach a ring or any
           other object to the ignition key as they may
           hinder the steering action.
    The ignition switch enables and disables the electrical
    circuit and the steering lock. The four positions of the
    switch are described below.
3   OFF position
    All electrical circuits are deactivated. The key can be
    extracted.
    ON position
    All electrical circuits are activated. The instruments and
    warning lights perform the self-diagnostic cycle. The
    engine can be started. The key cannot be extracted.
           WARNING
           Never attempt to change the switch functions
           while riding, as you may lose control of the
           vehicle.
    LOCK position
    Turn the handlebar to the left or right. Press the key in
    gently while rotating it to the LOCK position.
    All electrical circuits are deactivated and the steering is
    locked. The key can be extracted.

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                                           CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS   3

P (PARKING) position
Turn the key from the LOCK position to the P position.
All electrical circuits are deactivated except the parking
lights. The steering is locked. The key can be extracted.



                                                                          3


3.6   Gear lever

The N (neutral) position is indicated by the related warn-
ing light on the instrument panel.
To change into first gear, shift the lever down.
To change into second gear, shift the lever up. Shifting
the lever up repeatedly engages all the other gears in
succession up to the sixth speed.




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                                               CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                 3

    3.7   Instruments and warning lights

    The instruments and warning lights are activated by turning
    the ignition switch to the ON position. After a preliminary check
    (approx. 7 seconds) the displayed information reflects the cur-
    rent general condition of the motorcycle.

3
                      Warning lights
                           (§3.7.1.)


                                                                        Warning light
                SET button (§3.7.2.)                                    (§3.7.1.)

                                                                        Tachometer




       Multifunction display (§3.7.2.)




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                                                 CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                                               3

3.7.1 Warning lights
                  High beam warning light (blue)                     Battery charge indicator (red)
        Lights up when the high beam is activated.                   Lights up when the alternator does not supply enough
                                                                     current to charge the battery.
                                                                                         If the indicator comes on while rid-
    Low beam warning light                                                                ing, contact an authorized service
                      (green)                                                             centre.
 Comes on when the low beam
                 is activated.
                                                                                            Sidestand down warning light
                                                                                            (red)
                                                                                                                                3
                                                                                            Lights up when the sidestand is
                                                                                            down.
      Neutral indicator (green)
Lights up when the gears are in                                                             Rev limiter warning light (red)
                        neutral.                                                            Lights up when the engine
                                                                                            speed exceeds 12,700 rpm. The
                                                                                            rev limiter trips at 13,100 rpm.

   Turn indicator light (green)                                      Engine oil pressure warning light (red)
 Lights up when the turn indica-                                     Lights up when the oil pressure is insufficient.
             tors are activated.
                                                                            Danger - Warning: If the warning light comes
                                                                            on while riding, stop the motorcycle immediate-
                                                                            ly. Check and if necessary restore the oil level.
                     Reserve fuel indicator (amber)                         If the warning light comes on even if the oil
                      Comes on when approximately                           level is correct, do not resume riding and con-
                              4 litres of fuel are left..                   tact an authorized service centre.

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                                                                CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS                                            3

     3.7.2 Multifunction display
                                     Speedometer                                 Thermometer
      Measures the speed of the vehicle. The speed                               Displays the coolant temperature in degrees centigrade
      can be displayed in kilometres per hour (km/h)                             (° C) or Fahrenheit (° F).
      or miles per hour (mph). The full-scale value is                           The display range is 40° to 140° C (104° to 284° F):
                     320 km/h (200 mph).
                                                                                                     - Below 40° C (104° F) no tem-
                                                                                                      perature is displayed but three
3                          SET button                                                                 blinking lines denote a very low
                                                                                                      temperature.
      Pressing the button allows the
                                                                                                      - Between 40° and 49° C (104°
       setting of the different display
                                                                                                      and 120° F) the temperature read-
      functions. Pressing the button
                                                                                                      ing blinks to indicate a low temper-
     again confirms the entered val-
                                                                                                      ature.
                                   ues.                                                               - Between 50° and 105° C (122°
                                                                                                      and 221° F) the temperature read-
                                                                                                      ing is fixed.
                                                                                                     - Between 106° and 140° C (223°
                                         TOTAL mileage counter                   and 284° F) the temperature reading blinks to indicate a
     Displays the total distance covered: from 0 to 999,000                      high temperature.
                                                          (km or mi)
                                         TRIP 1 mileage counter                        Danger - Warning: If the temperature exceeds
    Displays a first trip mileage count: from 0 to 9,999.9 (km or mi)                  115° C (239° F), stop the motorcycle, check and
                                         TRIP 2 mileage counter                        if necessary restore the coolant level. If the high
    Displays a second trip mileage count: from 0 to 9,999.9                            temperature indication is given even when the
                                                          (km or mi)                   coolant level is correct, do not resume riding and
                                                              Clock                    contact an authorized service centre.
                                          Displays the time (0÷24)

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                                              OPERATION                                   4

4.1    Using the motorcycle


This section provides the basic information needed to correctly operate the motorcycle:

-   Running-in (§ 4.2)
-   Starting the engine (§ 4.3)
-   Setting the display functions (§ 4.4)
-   Selecting the display functions (§ 4.5)
-   Refuelling (§ 4.6)
-   Glove compartment (§ 4.7)                                                                 4
-   Parking the motorcycle (§ 4.8)
-   Preriding checks (§ 4.9)
-   Riding (§ 4.10)




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                                              OPERATION         4

    4.2   Running-in

          Caution: Failure to observe the indications
          provided below can reduce performance and
          shorten the life of the motorcycle.

    Running-in is generally considered to apply only to the
    engine. In fact, it should be regarded as an essential
    phase for other important parts such as the tyres, the
    brakes and the drive chain. During the very first kilome-
4   tres, adopt a relaxed riding style.

    ❏ 0 to 500 km (0 to 300 mi) (A)
    Frequently change the engine speed. If possible, prefer
    hilly routes with gentle slopes and many bends. Avoid
    long straight stretches.




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                                         OPERATION          4

❏ 500 to 1000 km (300 to 600 mi)
Avoid subjecting the engine to prolonged strain.




                                                                4
❏ 1000 to 2500 km (600 to 1600 mi)
Higher engine performance can be demanded, but it is
advisable not to exceed the engine speed shown in the
figure..




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                                                 OPERATION                  4

    4.3    Starting the engine
          Caution: Avoid warming up the engine while                CHOKE lever
          the vehicle is stationary. It is advisable to bring
          the engine to the working temperature by rid-
          ing at reduced speed.

        Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. The
    instruments and the warning lights will go through the
    self-diagnostic cycle. Make sure the gears are in neutral.
    ❏ Cold starting
4       Rotate the CHOKE lever without turning the throttle
    twist grip and then press the start button.
        As soon as the engine starts, release the button and,
    after warming up the engine for a short time, bring back
    the CHOKE lever to the home position.

    ❏ Hot starting
        Press the start button without turning the throttle twist
    grip.
        As soon as the engine starts, release the button.
            Caution: Do not press the start button for
            longer than 5 consecutive seconds.

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                                           OPERATION         4

4.4 Setting the display functions
The following functions can be set: clock, speedometer
and thermometer units.

     WARNING
     The operation must be performed while the
     engine is running, the gears are in neutral, the
     motorcycle is stationary, and with the feet on
     the ground. Do not set the display functions
     while riding.
                                                                 4

❏ Clock (hours and minutes)
    Repeatedly press the button until the time is dis-
played.


    Press the SET button – the first hour digit will start
blinking.




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                                              OPERATION         4

       Hold down the button and release it as soon as the
    desired figure is displayed.
       Repeat the procedure to set the second hour digit
    and the first and second minute digits.

    NOTE
    To quickly cycle through the selected digit, hold the
    start button depressed for longer than two seconds.

4   NOTE
    The instrument panel has an integrated memory
    which retains all the parameters even when the
    engine is not running. Except for the clock, which is
    reset, all the parameters are retained even when the
    battery is disconnected.




       Press SET to confirm the time and exit the set (blink-
    ing) mode.

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                                        OPERATION        4

❏ Speedometer (km/h - mph)
   Repeatedly press the button until the TOTAL counter
function is displayed.




                                                             4
    Press the SET button. The speedometer unit will
start blinking.




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                                              OPERATION         4

        Press the button to toggle between km/h and mph.
    Changing the speedometer unit also changes the units
    for the total and trip mileage counters.




4
        Press SET to confirm the speedometer unit. The
    thermometer unit will start blinking, indicating that the
    display is ready for the next setting.




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                                        OPERATION        4

❏ Thermometer (° C - ° F)
   Press the button to toggle between ° C and ° F.




                                                             4
   Press SET to confirm the temperature unit.




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                                         OPERATION   4

    4.5   Selecting the display func-
          tions

    Selectable functions include the
    TOTAL, TRIP 1 and TRIP 2 mileage
    counters, and the clock.
    The selection must be performed
    while the engine is running.


4       Pressing the button repeatedly
    cycles through the different func-
    tions.




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                                          OPERATION         4

❏ Resetting the trip mileage counters
The TRIP 1 and TRIP 2 counters can be reset as fol-
lows:

   Press the button for longer than four seconds. The
mileage will start blinking.




                                                                4
   Pressing the button for less than four seconds sets
the mileage to zero. If, on the other hand, the button is
pressed for longer than four seconds the entire resetting
procedure is cancelled.




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                                                  OPERATION          4

    4.6     Refuelling

          Danger - Warning: When refuelling, switch off
          the engine, avoid smoking, and keep away
          from flames, sparks and heat sources.

          WARNING
          Petrol and its fumes are highly toxic and flam-
          mable. Avoid contact and inhalation.

4
          Caution: Only use high-octane unleaded
          petrol. A green dot on the lower side of the
          tank cap serves as a reminder of this.

        Lift the dust cover.
        Insert the key into the lock, rotate it clockwise and lift
    the tank cap.
       After refuelling, press down the tank cap while rotat-
    ing the key clockwise to facilitate the locking. Then
    release the key and extract it.



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                                                OPERATION        4

      WARNING
      Overfilling the tank may cause the fuel to
      overflow as a result of the expansion due to
      the heat from the engine or to exposure to
      sunlight. Fuel spills can catch fire. The level
      of the fuel in the tank must never be higher
      than the base of the filler.



                                                                     4
4.7   Glove compartment
    Insert the key into the lock.
     Press down the tail section end while turning the
key clockwise.
    Slightly lift the tail section off the rear end. Slide the
tail section backwards and overturn it onto the fuel
tank .




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                                              OPERATION                                      4

    4.8   Parking the motorcycle
    ❑ Using the sidestand
          Care - Caution: Park the motorcycle safely
          on solid ground.
          On slopes, engage the bottom gear and park
          the vehicle so that the front wheel faces
          uphill. Remember to put the gear lever in the
          neutral position before restarting the engine.
          Never leave the vehicle unattended while the
4         ignition key is in the dashboard.
          In versions equipped with an auto return
          sidestand, even a light blow can accidentally
          operate the return device and cause the             WARNING
          vehicle to topple over.                             Do not sit on the vehicle when it is
                                                              parked on the sidestand, as your
       Using a foot, lower the sidestand to travel end and
                                                              full weight would rest on the vehi-
    then slowly tip the motorcycle to bring the stand sup-    cle’s only support.
    port foot into contact with the ground.
                                                              WARNING
    NOTE                                                      Before moving off, ensure that the
    When parking a vehicle equipped with an auto              sidestand warning light on the
    return sidestand, be sure to bring the stand all the      instrument panel goes out. In any
    way down with the foot and to keep it in position         case, make sure that the stand has
    until the vehicle is stable.                              been retracted.

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                                            OPERATION        4

❏ Using the rear stand

Insert the stand pin into the rear wheel axle hole
on the left side of the motorcycle. Rest the stand
on the ground and, pressing down on the stand,
lift the vehicle until it reaches a stable condition.




                                                                 4




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                                                   OPERATION                                                  4

    4.9    Preriding checks                                     Steering damper
    A motorcycle can be in good running order and               Always check adjustment (§ 5.6).
    then become unexpectedly unreliable even if                 Engine start button / stop switch
    unused (e.g. deflation of the tyres). It is therefore       Check operation (§ 3.4).
    important to carry out the checks described in the          Lights, visual and acoustic signals
    table below before each ride. A few moments                 Check operation.
                                                                Tyres
    taken to carry out these checks will help you
                                                                Check inflating pressure and wear (§ 6.10).
    maintain your motorcycle safe and in perfect
    working order.
                                                                Suspensions
4   Brakes
    Check fluid level (§ 6.8).
                                                                Check adjustment (§ 5.7 and § 5.8).
                                                                Drive chain
    Check for fluid leakages.                                   Check adjustment and lubrication (§ 6.11).
    Pull lever and press pedal to check brake operation.
    Check pads for wear (§ 6.7)                                 Coolant
                                                                Check level (§6.6).
    Clutch lever                                                Check for leakages.
    Check fluid level (§ 6.9).                                  Engine oil
    Check for fluid leakages.                                   Check level (§ 6.5).
    Pull lever and check that it moves smoothly and gradu-      Check for leakages.
    ally.                                                       Sidestand
    Throttle twist grip                                         Check return to home position.
    Check that grip rotates smoothly and returns to closed      # Magnesium components
    position when released.                                     Check condition of surface coating (§ 1.5).

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4.10 Riding
Riding a motorcycle requires experience and concentration.
Inexperienced riders should undergo a period of training and attend an introductory course consisting of
theoretical lessons as well as practical riding sessions in areas closed to traffic.
The instructor’s advice will help the novice rider become familiar with the basics of riding safety.
Relying on the advice of persons other than a qualified riding instructor, even if possessing specific
knowledge, may prove to be useless or even dangerous, especially if the practical training takes place
in an area open to traffic.


                                                                                                           4
     WARNING
     While riding, always observe the safety prescriptions described in paragraph 2.1.10 of this
     manual.




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                                           ADJUSTMENTS     5

    5.1   List of adjustments

    There are many adjustments that can significantly
    improve the ergonomics, geometry and safety of the
    motorcycle.
    Some of these can only be performed by skilled per-
    sonnel at authorized service centres.

          WARNING
          To avoid losing control of the vehicle while
          riding, be sure to always keep both hands on
          the handlebars. All adjustments must be per-
          formed when the vehicle is stationary.
5




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                                         ADJUSTMENTS                                                  5

(F) Rearview mirror adjustment (§ 5.5)                                   (G) Steering damper adjustment
                                                                         (§ 5.6)
(A) Clutch lever adjustment (§ 5.4)
                                                                         (D) Gear lever adjustment (§ 5.2)
(F) Rearview mirror adjustment (§ 5.5)

# (C) Right-hand footrest                                                (L) Rear suspension adjustment
adjustment (§5.2.)                                                       (§ 5.8)




                                                                                                             5
                                                     (N) Headlight
                                                adjustment (§ 5.2)              (M) Drive chain
(E) Rear brake lever adjust-
                                                                             adjustment (§ 5.2)
ment (§ 5.2)
                                                                         # (C) Left-hand footrest
(B) Front brake lever adjust-
                                                                         adjustment (§ 5.2)
ment (§ 5.3)
                                                 (H) Front suspension
                                                    adjustment (§ 5.2)


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                                                     ADJUSTMENTS                                                  5

    5.2   Table of adjustments

          A - Clutch lever adjustment: Optimizes the grip              H - Front suspension adjustment: The follow-
          to suit the rider’s needs (§ 5.4).                           ing can be adjusted to adapt the response of the
                                                                       suspension to the rider’s preference:
                                                                       - spring preload (§ 5.7)
          B - Front brake lever adjustment: Optimizes                  - rebound damping hydraulic device (§ 5.7)
          the grip to suit the rider’s needs (§ 5.3).                  - compression damping hydraulic device (§ 5.7)


          C - LH and RH footrest adjustment: Optimizes                 L - Rear suspension adjustment: The following
          the position of the feet to suit the rider’s needs #.        can be adjusted to adapt the response of the sus-
                                                                       pension to the rider’s preference:

          D - Gear lever adjustment: Optimizes the move-               - spring preload
5         ment of the lever to suit the rider’s needs.                 - geometry height

                                                                       - rebound damping hydraulic device (§ 5.8)
          E - Rear brake lever adjustment: Optimizes the               - compression damping hydraulic device (§ 5.8)
          movement of the lever to suit the rider’s needs.

                                                                       M - Drive chain adjustment: To ensure safe and
          F - Rearview mirror adjustment: Optimizes the                effective transmission of power.
          orientation of the rearview mirrors (§ 5.5).
                                                                       N - Headlight adjustment: To adjust the range of
          G - Steering damper adjustment: Adjusts the                  the light beam to the geometry of the motorcycle.
          steering stiffness to the rider’s preference (§ 5.6).


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                                           ADJUSTMENTS                                                 5

5.3   Adjusting the front brake lever                   5.4   Adjusting the clutch lever

      Danger - Warning: Never perform the                     Danger - Warning: Never perform the
      adjustment while riding.                                adjustment while riding.

While pulling the lever to counter the action of the    While pulling the lever to counter the action of the
spring, turn the ring clockwise or anticlockwise to     spring, turn the ring clockwise or anticlockwise to
move the lever away or towards the handgrip             move the lever away or towards the handgrip
respectively.                                           respectively.




                                                                                                               5




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                                              ADJUSTMENTS                   5

    5.5   Adjusting the rearview mirrors

    Press the mirror at the points shown in the figure to
    adjust its position in the four directions.


    5.6   Adjusting the steering damper
          Danger - Warning: Never perform the adjust-
          ment while riding.
    The standard adjustment is obtained by fully rotating the
    knob anticlockwise. In this position the damper offers
    the least resistance to the rotation of the steering.
5   To suit the rider’s needs, the action of the damper can
    be gradually increased by rotating the knob clockwise.
                                                                Adjusting knob
          WARNING
          The knob should never be rotated more than
          10 clicks from the end position. Beyond that
          limit, the action of the steering damper
          becomes very strong, making the steering stiff
          at low speeds, which could cause the rider to
          lose control of the vehicle.


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                                                ADJUSTMENTS                                         5

5.7    Adjusting the front suspension
                                                    Rebound damping hydraulic device

       WARNING
       It is essential that the adjusters of
       both fork rods are adjusted to the
       same position.

                      Type of geometry

                  Soft      Standard    Stiff
      Spring
                6 notches 5 notches 4 notches
      preload                                                                          Spring preload

  Rebound
                 7 clicks   5 clicks   3 clicks
                                                                                                        5
  damping

Compression
                 7 clicks   5 clicks   3 clicks         Compression damping
  damping
                                                             hydraulic device




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                                             ADJUSTMENTS                                                5

    5.7.1 Spring preload                                  5.7.2 Rebound damping hydraulic device
                                                                (front suspension)
    The adjustment is performed by referring to the       The adjustment is obtained from the standard
    notches. The minimum preload corresponds to           position, which is found by fully turning clockwise
    the position where seven notches are in view. The     and then anticlockwise (see table). Rotate clock-
    maximum preload is obtained when one notch is         wise to increase the damping action or anticlock-
    visible.                                              wise to decrease it.




5


                                           Notches




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                                         ADJUSTMENTS      5

5.7.3 Compression damping hydraulic device (front
      suspension)

The adjustment is obtained from the standard position,
which is found by fully turning the screw clockwise and
then anticlockwise (see table). Rotate clockwise to
increase the damping action or anticlockwise to
decrease it.




                                                              5




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                                                ADJUSTMENTS                             5

    5.8      Adjusting the rear suspension                            Compression damping
             Danger - Warning: The high tempera-                           hydraulic device
             ture of the exhaust pipes can cause
             burns.
                                  Type of geometry
          F4 750 ORO-S
                           Soft   Standard    Stiff
     Rebound damping
                        18 clicks 16 clicks 14 clicks
         (§ 5.8.1)
    Compression damping 16 clicks 14 clicks 12 clicks
         (§ 5.8.2)

          F4 750 S 1+1            Type of geometry
           (rider only)   Soft    Standard    Stiff
5    Rebound damping
         (§ 5.8.1)      20 clicks 18 clicks 12 clicks
    Compression damping 22 clicks 20 clicks 15 clicks
         (§ 5.8.2)

        F4 750 S 1+1              Type of geometry                       Rebound damping
      (with passenger)     Soft      Standard        Stiff                 hydraulic device
     Rebound damping
                        14 clicks 12 clicks 9 clicks
         (§ 5.8.1)
    Compression damping 17 clicks 15 clicks 12 clicks
         (§ 5.8.2)

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                                          ADJUSTMENTS                      5

5.8.1 Rebound damping hydraulic device (rear sus-
      pension)
                                                           anticlockwise

The adjustment is obtained from the standard position,
which is found by fully rotating the ring clockwise and
then anticlockwise (see table). Rotate clockwise to        clockwise
increase the damping action or anticlockwise to
decrease it.




5.8.2 Compression damping hydraulic device (rear
      suspension)
                                                                               5
The adjustment is obtained from the standard position,
which is found by fully rotating the screw clockwise and
then anticlockwise (see table). Rotate clockwise to
increase the damping action or anticlockwise to
decrease it.




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    6.1   Tables of scheduled maintenance and checks

    The main periodic checks and maintenance operations are
    shown in the following tables. These operations are necessary
    to keep the motorcycle safe and in perfect running order.

    Some of the operations can be carried out by the user, provid-
    ing he or she possesses the requisite skills. If unskilled, have
    the operations performed by an authorized service centre.

    Failure to perform the recommended operations makes the
    warranty null and void.

    As a rule maintenance operations must be performed while
    the motorcycle is on the rear stand after switching off the
    engine and setting the start switch to OFF. This does not apply
6   to the verification of the fluid levels.

    When necessary, top up or renew the lubricants and the fluids
    using the prescribed products (see § 6.3).

    After the first 36,000 km (22,400 mi) the operations must be
    performed at the same intervals shown in the tables.

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Tables of scheduled maintenance
                                                    0        1000     6000    12000      18000 24000 30000 36000
km (mi) covered
                                                             (600)   (3800)   (7500)    (11200) (14900) (18600) (22400)
                                                  Pre-
Service coupon                                                 A       B         C          D          E      F    G
                                                 delivery
Description                 Operation

                            Check level             G                          Every 1000 km (600 mi)

Engine oil                  Renew                             G        G        G          G           G      G    G

                                                                                 At least once a year

                            Replace                           G        G        G          G           G      G    G
Engine oil filter
                                                                           Every time engine oil is changed

Magnet on oil drain screw   Clean                                          Every time engine oil is changed


Oil pipes
                            Verify fitting and
                            check for leakages      G         G        G        G          G           G      G    G      6
                            Check level             G                            Every 1000 km (600 mi)
Coolant
                            Renew                                                    Every two years

Cooling system              Check for leakages      G         G        G        G          G           G      G    G

Electric fans               Check                   G         G        G        G          G           G      G    G

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    Tables of scheduled maintenance
    km (mi) covered                                          0       1000     6000    12000     18000 24000 30000 36000
                                                                     (600)   (3800)   (7500)   (11200) (14900) (18600) (22400)
                                                           Pre-
    Service coupon                                        delivery    A        B        C         D        E     F        G

    Description                  Operation

    Valves                       Check/Adjust                         G                 G                  G              G

    Timing chain                 Replace                                                                                  G
    Timing movable shoe          Check/Replace                                          G                  G              G
    Timing chain stretcher       Check/Replace                                          G                  G              G
    Spark plugs                  Check/Replace                                          G                  G              G
    Fuel filter                  Check/Replace                                 G        G         G        G     G        G
    Fuel lines and connections   Check for leakages          G        G        G        G         G        G     G        G

                                 Check idle speed
    Throttle body                                                     G        G        G         G        G     G        G
6                                Timing
                                 Check CO concentration
    Air filter                   Check/Replace                                 G        G         G        G     G        G
                                 Check fluid level                             Every 1000 km (600 mi)
                                 Check for leakages          G        G        G       G       G           G     G        G
    Brakes/clutch                                                                                          G
                                 Renew fluid
                                                                                At least every two years
                                 Check controls              G        G        G        G         G        G     G        G


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Tables of scheduled maintenance
km (mi) covered                                        0       1000     6000     12000     18000 24000 30000 36000
                                                               (600)   (3800)    (7500)   (11200) (14900) (18600) (22400)
                                                     Pre-
Service coupon                                      delivery    A        B          C        D            E   F      G

Description                     Operation

Brake pads                      Check wear                                   Every 1000 km (600 mi)

Brake caliper pins/dust rings   Check                                              G                  G              G
Throttle control                Check operation
                                Check play                      G        G         G         G        G       G      G
                                Lubricate
Locks                           Check                  G        G        G         G         G        G       G      G
Steering bearings               Check/Adjust                    G                  G                  G              G
Steering head tube ring         Check                           G                  G                  G              G
                                Check                                        Every time vehicle is used


Drive chain
                                Lubricate                                     Every 500 km (300 mi)                         6
                                Adjust
                                                       G        G        G         G         G        G       G      G
                                Lubricate
                                Replace                                            G                  G              G

Front sprocket/tab washer       Replace                                            G                  G              G

Rear sprocket                   Replace                                            G                  G              G

Chain guide shoe                Check wear                                         G                  G              G


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    Tables of scheduled maintenance
    km (mi) covered                                 0       1000         6000       12000     18000 24000 30000 36000
                                                            (600)       (3800)      (7500)   (11200) (14900) (18600) (22400)
                                                  Pre-
    Service coupon                                           A            B            C        D            E    F     G
                                                 delivery

    Description             Operation
    Tyres                   Check pressure          G                                      Every 10
                                                                                      Ogni 10 giorni days
                            Check wear                                          Every 500 km (300 mi)
    Front wheel bearings    Check                                             Every time tyre is replaced
                            Replace                                                                                     G

    Wheel rims              Inspect visually                 #G          #G           #G       #G        #G       #G   #G

                                                                  #In   any case, every time tyres are replaced

    Magnesium parts         Inspect visually                 #G          #G           #G       #G        #G       #G   #G

                                                                              #At   least every six months
                                                                                       G                     G          G
6   Rear wheel hub
                            Check bearings
                            Lubricate

                            Replace                                                                                     G
    Swingarm bearings       Check                                                               G                       G

    Rear shock absorber     Check                            G            G            G        G            G    G     G

    Sidestand               Check operation         G        G            G            G        G            G    G     G

    Front fork              Renew oil                                                  G                     G          G


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Tables of scheduled maintenance
km (mi) covered                                 0       1000     6000      12000     18000 24000 30000 36000
                                                        (600)   (3800)     (7500)   (11200) (14900) (18600) (22400)
                                              Pre-
Service coupon                               delivery    A        B           C       D            E      F    G

Description             Operation

Fork seal rings         Check for leakages                        G          G        G            G      G    G

Screws and nuts         Check tightening        G        G        G          G        G            G      G    G

Manifold and cylinder
                        Check
head bolts                                      G        G        G          G        G            G      G    G

Hose clamps             Check                            G        G          G        G            G      G    G

Electrical equipment    Check operation         G        G        G          G        G            G      G    G

Battery                 Check connections       G        G        G          G        G            G      G    G
Instrument panel        Check                   G        G        G          G        G            G      G    G
Lights/Visual signals   Check                                         Every time vehicle is used                      6
Headlight               Check/Adjust            G                        Every time geometry is changed
Horn                    Check                                         Every time vehicle is used
Ignition switch         Check                   G        G        G          G        G            G      G    G
Choke                   Check                   G        G        G          G        G            G      G    G
Exhaust system          Check noise level                                    G                     G           G



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    Tables of scheduled maintenance
    km (mi) covered                                 0       1000     6000    12000     18000 24000 30000 36000
                                                            (600)   (3800)   (7500)   (11200) (14900) (18600) (22400)
                                                  Pre-
    Service coupon                               delivery    A        B        C        D       E       F        G

    Description             Operation

    Silencer brackets       Check tightening                 G        G        G        G       G       G        G

    General cleaning                                         G        G        G        G       G       G        G

    General lubrication                                      G        G        G        G       G       G        G

    General test                                    G        G        G        G        G       G       G        G




6




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6.2 Tools and accessories supplied
A bag in the glove compartment contains the following
tools:
- 1 hexagonal bar (10 mm hexagon);
- 6 Allen keys (2.5 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 8 mm hexagons);
- 1 spanner for rear wheel eccentric with extension;
- 2 fuses (7.5 A and 15 A).

The following accessories are also supplied:
- 1 rear stand;
- 1 ignition spanner (16 mm hexagon);
# 1 motorcycle canvas cover;
# 2 handgrip covers;
- 1 document holder.

6.3   Table of lubricants and fluids
                Description                Specifications              Recommended product        6
Engine lubrication oil                  API SJ SAE 10W/60        AGIP RACING 4T 10W/60
Coolant                                Ethylene glycol diluted
                                          with 40 percent        AGIP ECO - PERMANENT
                                           distilled water
Brake and clutch fluid                          DOT4             AGIP BRAKE FLUID DOT4
Drive chain lubrication oil                                      AGIP CHAIN AND DRIVE SPRAY

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    6.4   Removing/fitting the right-hand side fairing

    Pull off the quick fastenings and then remove the side
    fairing.




6




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                              Fit the side fairing, taking care to position the front
    Radiator
                              profile as shown in figure A.
                              Fasten the panel by positioning the tab in the
                              lower part of the fairing as shown in figure B.




    Side fairing front
    profile




                                                                                        6



A                                 B
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    6.5   Checking the engine oil level

    Check the oil level while the engine is off and cold. In
    any case, the engine must have been off for at least ten
    minutes.


    The check must be performed after placing the motor-
    cycle in an upright position on a horizontal surface.


    The level must be between the MAX and MIN marks on
    the crankcase.
    If the oil level is below the MIN mark, top up as
    described in § 6.5.1. Never exceed the MAX level.
6         Danger - Warning: Do not start the engine if the
          oil level is below the MIN mark.




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6.5.1 Restoring the engine oil level

To restore the engine oil level, first remove the            Oil filler plug
right-hand side fairing (see § 6.4) to expose the oil
filler plug.




                                                                                   6




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    6.6   Checking the coolant level

    Check the coolant level while the engine is off and cold.

    The check must be performed after placing the motor-
    cycle in an upright position on a horizontal surface.

    The coolant level must be between the MAX and MIN
    marks.




6




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6.6.1 Restoring the coolant level

To gain access to the coolant filler                            Damper fixing screw
cap, remove the left steering
damper screw and the cover.
Use the product specified in the
table in § 6.3.
Water can be used in case of need,
taking care to replace it with the
recommended product as soon as
possible.
After topping up, carefully replace
the previously removed parts.

     Danger - Warning: The
     coolant circuit is under
     pressure. To avoid the risk
                                                                                          6
     of burns, top up when the             Cover
     engine is cold.

                                           Coolant filler cap



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          Front brake caliper       Rear brake caliper




                                     6.7 Checking the wear of the brake pads
                                     The brake pads have grooves that provide an
          Disc                       indication of the wear condition. Periodically
                                     check the width of the grooves, making sure it
                                     never falls below the wear limit (1 mm).
           Pads
6                                          Danger - Warning: If the pads have
           Groove                          almost worn down to the wear limit,
                                           have them replaced by an authorized
                                           service centre.
                                           Allow the new pads a suitable period of
    Wear limit 1 mm                        running-in (see § 4.2).


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                            Rear brake fluid reservoir       Front brake fluid reservoir




      Max

      Min




6.8   Checking the brake fluid level                             Danger - Warning: Do not use the motor-
                                                                 cycle if the fluid level is below the MIN
The level of the brake fluid decreases as the                    mark because the brakes may fail to
brake pads wear down. Ensure that the fluid level                operate properly.
is always between the MAX and MIN marks. If the                                                              6
level falls below the MIN mark, contact an autho-
rized service centre and have the braking system
overhauled.




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    6.9   Checking the clutch fluid level

    The fluid level must be between the MAX and MIN
    marks.
    If the level falls below the MIN mark, contact an autho-
    rized service centre and have the clutch control system
    overhauled.

          Danger - Warning: Do not use the motorcycle if
          the fluid level is below the MIN mark because
          the clutch may fail to operate properly.




6




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6.10 Checking the tyres

     Danger - Warning: Before
     using   the    motorcycle,
     always check the pressure
     and wear of the tyres.

Measure the tyre pressure at room
temperature. Refer to the pressures
given in § 8.2 or on the label
applied to the steering head tube.

Check the wear of the tyres. The
tread depth must not be less than
specified in the Highway Code.
                                        Danger - Attention: When necessary, replace the tyres
                                        only with others of the type specified in § 8.2. New
                                                                                                  6
                                        tyres require a short running-in period before attain-
                                        ing their full performance. During this period exercise
                                        extreme caution.




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    6.11 Checking and lubricating the drive chain

    Put the motorcycle on the rear stand.

    Checking the chain adjustment
    The axis of the chain lower portion must be 6 mm from
    the lower chain guard. Manually turn the rear wheel and
    carry out the check at several points along the chain.
    If necessary, have the chain adjusted by an authorized
    service centre.




6




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Lubrication
To ensure proper operation, the drive chain needs
to be properly lubricated.
     Preliminary cleaning - Before lubrication the
dirt accumulated on the chain must be dissolved
using specific products. The dirt must then be
removed with a clean rag and/or an air jet.
     Caution - The chain is of the O-ring type.
     Be sure to use cleaning products specif-
     ically designed for chains of this type.
   Lubrication - Apply a film of lubricant over the
whole of the drive chain, taking care not to smear
the surrounding parts, and in particular the tyres.
     Caution - Only use the recommended
     lubricant or an equivalent product (see §                 6
     6.3).
     WARNING
     Riding when the drive chain is in poor
     condition or improperly adjusted can
     cause accidents.


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    6.12 Checking the idle speed

    Check the idle speed when the engine has reached the
    operating temperature. Ensure that the choke control
    has not been activated.

    The idle speed should range from 1,150 to 1,250 rpm.

    If a tune-up is necessary, contact an authorized service
    centre.




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6.13 Periodic emission check
To ensure that your new MV Agusta F4 maintains compliance with emission regulations, have the fol-
lowing operations performed by an authorized service centre at the specified intervals.
1.000 km Check and if necessary adjust:
           Idle speed
           Injection system throttle body
           Renew
           Engine oil
           Oil filter
6.000 km Check and if necessary adjust:
           Injection system throttle body
           Renew
           Engine oil
           Oil filter
12.000 km Check and if necessary adjust (or renew):
           Injection system throttle body
           Play of valves
           Timing chain slide
           Idle speed                                                                                6
           Timing chain tension adjuster
           Air filter
           Spark plugs
           Renew
           Engine oil
           Oil filter
           Fuel filter

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    The operations mentioned for 6,000 km and 12,000 km should then be performed every 12,000 km.
    NOTE
    Failure to observe the maintenance program indicated voids the emission control system war-
    ranty.


    6.14 EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY OBLIGATIONS

    6.14.1 YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
    The California Air Resources Board and MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., (hereinafter “MV Agusta”); are pleased
    to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2000 and later motorcycle. In California new
    motor vehicles must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State's stringent anti-smog standards.
    MV Agusta must warrant the emission control system on your motorcycle for the periods of time listed
    below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your motorcycle.

    Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel-injection system, the igni-
6   tion system, catalytic converter and engine computer. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and
    other emission-related assemblies.
    Where a warrantable condition exists, MV Agusta will repair your motorcycle at no cost to you, including
    diagnosis, parts and labour.

    6.14.2 MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE
    Class I motorcycles (50-169 cc): for a period of use of five (5) years or 12,000 kilometers (7,456 miles),

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whichever first occurs.
Class II motorcycles (170 to 279 cc): for a period of use of five (5) years or 18,000 kilometers (11,185
miles), whichever first occurs.
Class III motorcycles (280 cc and larger): for a period of use of five (5) years or 30,000 kilometers
(18,641 miles), whichever first occurs.
If an emission-related part on your motorcycle is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by MV
Agusta. This is your emission control system DEFECTS WARRANTY.

6.14.3 OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
As the motorcycle owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in
your owner's manual. MV Agusta recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your
motorcycle, but MV Agusta cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to
ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
You are responsible for presenting your motorcycle to an MV Agusta dealer as soon as a problem exists.
The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
As the motorcycle owner, you should be aware that MV Agusta may deny your warranty coverage if your
motorcycle or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifica-
                                                                                                           6
tions.
If you have any question regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact Cagiva
U.S.A., 1901 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090-4193 (215) 830-3300, or the California Air
Resources Board at P.O. Box 8001, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91734-8001.



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    6.15 LIMITED WARRANTY ON EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
    MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. Via G. Macchi 144 - 21100 Varese, Italy (hereinafter MV Agusta) warrants that
    each new 2000 and later MV Agusta motorcycle, which includes as standard equipment a headlight, tail-
    light and stoplight, and is street legal:
    A. is designed, built and equipped so as to conform at the time of initial retail purchase with all applica-
        ble regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air
        Resources Board; and
    B. is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause such motorcycle to fail to conform with
        applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air
        Resources Board for a period of use, depending on the engine displacement, of 12,000 kilometers
        (7,456 miles), if the motorcycle's engine displacement is less than 170 cubic centimeters; of 18,000
        kilometers (11,185 miles), if the motorcycle's engine displacement is equal to or greater than 170
        cubic centimeters but less than 280 cubic centimeters; or of 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles), if the
        motorcycle's engine displacement is 280 cubic centimeters or greater; or 5 (five) years from the date
        of initial retail delivery, whichever first occurs.
6   6.15.1 COVERAGE
    Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized MV Agusta
    motorcycle dealer located within the United States of America in compliance with the Clean Air Act and
    applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air
    Resources Board. Any part or parts replaced under this warranty shall become the property of MV
    Agusta.


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In the State of California only, emission related warranted parts are specifically defined by the state's
Emission Warranty Parts List. These warranted parts are: carburetor and internal parts; intake manifold;
fuel tank; fuel injection system; spark advance mechanism; crankcase breather; air cutoff valves; fuel
tank cap for evaporative emission controlled vehicles; oil filler cap; pressure control valve; fuel/vapour
separator; canister; igniters; breaker governors; ignition coils; ignition wires; ignition points; condensers,
and spark plugs if failure occurs prior to the first scheduled replacement; and hoses, clamps, fittings and
tubing used directly in these parts. Since emission related parts may vary from model to model, certain
models may not contain all of these parts and certain models may contain functionally equivalent parts.
In the State of California only, Emission Control System emergency repairs, as provided for in the
California Administrative Code, may be performed by other than an authorized MV Agusta dealer. An
emergency situation occurs when authorized MV Agusta dealer is not reasonably available, a part is not
available within 30 days, or a repair is not complete within 30 days. Any replacement part can be used
in an emergency repair. MV Agusta will reimburse the owner for the expenses, including diagnosis, not
exceeding MV Agusta's suggested retail price for all warranted parts replaced and labour charges based
on MV Agusta's recommended time allowance for the warranty repair and the geographically appropri-
ate hourly labour rate. The owner may be required to keep receipts and failed parts in order to receive
compensation.
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6.15.2 LIMITATIONS
This Emission Control System warranty shall not cover any of the following:
A. Repair or replacement required as a result of
   (1) accident


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       (2) misuse,
       (3) repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed
       (4) use of replacement parts or accessories not conforming to MV Agusta specifications which
            adversely affect performance and/or
       (5) use in competitive racing or related events.
    B. Inspections, replacement of parts and other services and adjustments needed for required mainte-
       nance.
    C. Any motorcycle on which the odometer mileage has been changed so that actual mileage cannot be
       readily determined.

    6.15.3 LIMITED LIABILITY
    A. The liability of MV Agusta under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the rem-
       edying of defects in material or workmanship by an authorized MV Agusta motorcycle dealer at its
       place of business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or
       loss of use of the motorcycle or transportation of the motorcycle to or from the MV Agusta dealer. MV
6      Agusta shall not be liable for any other expenses, loss or damage, whether direct, incidental, conse-
       quential or exemplary arising in connection with the sale or use of or inability to use the MV Agusta
       motorcycle for any purpose. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of any incidental or
       consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
    B. No express emission control system warranty is given by MV Agusta except as specifically set forth
       herein. Any emission control system warranty implied by law, including any warranty of mer-
       chantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is limited to the express emission control system war-


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   ranty terms stated in this warranty.
   The foregoing statements of warranty are exclusive and in lieu of all other remedies. Some states do
   not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts so the above limitations may not apply to
   you.
C. No dealer is authorized to modify this MV Agusta Limited Emission Control System Warranty.

6.15.4 LEGAL RIGHTS
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
This warranty is in addition to the MV Agusta limited motorcycle warranty.

6.15.5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance
of any maintenance or repairs. However, MV Agusta is not liable for these parts. The owner is respon-
sible for the performance of all required maintenance. Such maintenance may be performed at a service
establishment or by any individual. The warranty period begins on the date the motorcycle is delivered
to an ultimate purchaser.
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MV Agusta Motor S.p.A.                                                                 Cagiva U.S.A.
Via G. Macchi, 144                                                               1901 Davisville Road
21100 Varese, Italy                                                     Willow Grove, PA 19090-4193




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    6.16 Replacing parts - General information               6.16.1. Replacing the fuses
    The replacement of the fuses (except for the bat-            The recharge fuse is located on the left side of
    tery recharge fuse) and the light bulbs (excepting       the motorcycle, in the position shown in the figure.
    the front parking light bulbs) can be carried out by
    the user according to the indications provided
    below.

          Battery recharge fuse - Replacement (§
          6.16.1)
          Service fuses - Replacement (§ 6.16.1)
          Low beam bulb - Replacement
          (§6.16.2.)
          High beam bulb - Replacement
          (§6.16.3.)
          Front parking light bulbs -                                                               Spare fuse
          Replacement
6         Front turn indicator bulbs - Replacement (§
          6.16.4)
          Rear turn indicator bulbs - Replacement (§
          6.16.5)
          Rear light and brake light bulb - Replacement
          (§ 6.16.6)                                                                                     Fuse

          Number-plate light bulb - Replacement (§ 6.16.7)

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   The service fuses are located on the right side.
To expose them, remove the side fairing (see §
6.4).
   Remove the fuse box cover.




   Replace the blown fuse and refit the cover. To          H FD B
identify the position and function of the fuses,
refer to the information shown on the adhesive
label and in the enclosed electrical diagram. The                       6
reference letters in the figure correspond to those
shown in the diagram.
Remember that the tool bag contains two spare
fuses.

                                                           G EC A


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    6.16.2 Replacing the low beam bulb

      Remove the cover.




      Release the retaining spring.
      Extract the bulb.
      Detach the connector.
6         Caution: Do not touch the bulb glass with
          bare hands. If necessary, clean the bulb with
          a degreasing product.
      Attach the connector.
      Fit the new bulb.
      Reattach the spring.
      Replace the cover.

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6.16.3 Replacing the high beam bulb

   Remove the cover.




   Detach the connector.
   To remove the bulb, rotate it anticlockwise.
     Caution: Do not touch the bulb glass with bare
     hands. If necessary, clean the bulb with a               6
     degreasing product.
   Insert and lock the new bulb in place by rotating it
clockwise.
   Reattach the connector.
   Replace the cover.



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    6.16.4 Replacing the front turn indicator bulbs

       Remove the lens.




       Pull out the burnt-out bulb.
       Insert the new bulb.
       Replace the lens.
6




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6.16.5 Replacing the rear turn indicator bulbs

   Remove the lens.




   To remove the burnt-out bulb, press it and rotate it
anticlockwise.
   To fit the new bulb, press it and rotate it clockwise.
   Replace the lens.                                            6




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    6.16.6 Replacing the rear light and brake light bulb

       Lift the seat (§ 4.7).
       Remove the bulb holder by turning it anticlockwise.




       To remove the bulb, press it and rotate it anticlock-
    wise.
       To fit the new bulb, press it and rotate it clockwise.
6      Replace the bulb holder and lock it in place by rotat-
    ing it clockwise.




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6.16.7 Replacing the number-plate light bulb

  Pull out the bulb holder.




  Extract the burnt-out bulb.
  Fit the new bulb.
  Replace the bulb holder.
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    6.17 Battery

    The battery is of the maintenance-free type and is installed under the tail section.

         WARNING
         If the battery casing is damaged, there may be a leakage of sulphuric acid, a HIGHLY COR-
         ROSIVE substance.
         This would result in the formation of hydrogen gas which, if ignited by a spark or a flame,
         would cause an explosion.
         To replace the battery, wear protective clothes and a face shield, or have the operation per-
         formed by an authorized service centre.


    Prolonged inactivity
    If the motorcycle is to remain unused for a long time (a month or longer), it is advisable to remove the
6   battery or disconnect the battery cables. In case of prolonged inactivity, to avoid shortening the life of the
    battery, it is essential to recharge it every 4-5 months.

         DANGER
         When removing the battery, disconnect the negative terminal FIRST and then the positive
         terminal. When reinstalling the battery, use the reverse procedure.



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6.18 Cleaning the motorcycle
Periodic careful cleaning is a key
factor in preserving the value of the
motorcycle.
       Caution: Before washing
       the vehicle, stop up the
       exhaust pipes and protect
       the electrical parts. After
       completing the washing,
       run the engine for a few
       minutes and start off at
       reduced speed. Carefully
       apply the brakes a few
       times so as to dry the brake
       pads and discs.
Wash the motorcycle with water, a
mild detergent and a sponge. Wipe
the vehicle with a soft cloth. Use an       DANGER
air jet to dry difficult-to-reach areas.    To avoid irreparable damage to the windscreen, never
                                                                                                      6
Periodically treat the paintwork with       use alkaline or strongly acid detergents, petrol, brake
specific products. After riding on
roads treated with corrosive sub-           fluid or other solvents. Clean the windscreen only with
stances (salt), wash the vehicle as         a soft cloth, warm water and a neutral detergent.
soon as possible with cold water.
Do not use hot water as it enhances
the corrosive action.

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    6.19 Prolonged inactivity
    If the motorcycle is to remain unused for a long time, it is
    advisable to carry out the following operations:




          Clean the motorcycle and treat the paintwork with specific products (§ 6.18).

          Park the motorcycle in a suitable place and place it on the rear stand (§ 4.8).

          Empty the fuel tank.

          Remove the battery and store it in a suitable place.

6         # Cover the vehicle with the canvas cover supplied.




    When first reusing the motorcycle, remember to carry out a
    comprehensive check (§ 4.9) and, if necessary, to have the
    vehicle serviced (§ 6.1).

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7.1. Engine problems: ENGINE DOES NOT START



      Start “enable”     NO      Press start “enable”                               YES
         switch                                                     Engine starts         Problem solved
                                       switch
       depressed


     YES                                                                    NO


     Gears engaged       YES    Disengage gears or lift                             YES
     and side stand              stand and pull clutch              Engine starts         Problem solved
         down                           lever


        NO                                                                  NO


    Starting procedure   NO Correctly perform starting                              YES
      correctly per-                                                Engine starts         Problem solved
          formed
                                  procedure (§ 4.3)
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      YES                                                                   NO
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    continued from previous page




                               YES                                                     YES
         Fuel tank empty                  Refuel (§ 4.6)               Engine starts         Problem solved



            NO                                                                 NO


                                   NO   Replace fuse(s) (§                             YES
          Fuses are OK                                                 Engine starts         Problem solved
                                             6.16.1)



          YES                                                                  NO

     Contact an authorized
        service centre
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ENGINE IS DIFFICULT TO START



    Starting procedure   NO Correctly perform starting                          YES
      correctly per-                                            Engine starts         Problem solved
                                  procedure (§ 4.3)
          formed


     YES                                                               NO

 Contact an authorized
    service centre




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    ENGINE OVERHEATS



        Coolant level is     NO                                         Engine cools    YES
                                  Restore level (§ 6.6.1)             down to operat-         Problem solved
        correct (§ 6.6)
                                                                      ing temperature


         YES                                                                  NO


                             NO                                         Engine cools    YES
        Cooling fan fuse          Replace fuse (§ 6.16.1)             down to operat-         Problem solved
             is OK                                                    ing temperature


         YES                                                                  NO

     Contact an authorized
        service centre

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OIL PRESSURE IS TOO LOW



                           NO                                                         YES
    Oil level is correct        Restore oil level (§ 6.5.1)         Oil pressure is         Problem solved
          (§ 6.5)                                                       optimal


     YES                                                                     NO

 Contact an authorized
    service centre




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    7.2   Electrical equipment problems: LIGHTS DO NOT WORK



                             NO   Replace fuse(s) (§                           YES
          Fuses are OK                                           Lights work         Problem solved
                                       6.16.1)



          YES                                                          NO


                             NO    Replace bulb(s)                             YES
          Bulbs are OK                                           Lights work         Problem solved
                                      (§ 6.16)



          YES                                                          NO

     Contact an authorized
        service centre

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HORN DOES NOT WORK


                         NO                                                     YES
      Fuse is OK              Replace fuse (§ 6.16.1)             Horn works          Problem solved



     YES                                                                NO
 Contact an authorized
    service centre




SPEEDOMETER DOES NOT WORK


                         NO                                                     YES
                              Replace fuse (§ 6.16.1)             Speedometer         Problem solved
      Fuse is OK
                                                                     works


     YES                                                                NO
                                                                                                       7
 Contact an authorized
    service centre


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    RESERVE FUEL WARNING LIGHT DOES NOT WORK


                             NO                                       Reserve fuel    YES
           Fuse is OK             Replace fuse (§ 6.16.1)             warning light         Problem solved
                                                                         works

         YES                                                                  NO
     Contact an authorized
        service centre




    ALTERNATOR DOES NOT CHARGE BATTERY

     Contact an authorized
        service centre



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8.1. Motorcycle overview

                             (N) Instrument panel

                                         (B) Ignition - Power supply

                                                    (F) Frame




       (E) Cooling system

 (G) Front suspension
                                                                       Right side
        (L) Front brake


               (A) Engine
                                                                           (M) Rear brake
               (C) Gearbox

 (H) Rear suspension
                                                                               (D) Final drive
                                                    Left side
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    A - Engine: four-stroke, inline four-cylinder.        G - Front suspension: inverted hydraulic fork
        Double-overhead camshaft valve train with             with external adjusting system.
        radial valves. Wet sump lubrication.
                                                          H - Rear suspension: progressive, with single-
    B - Ignition - Power supply: integrated ignition-         sided swingarm and single shock absorber
        injection system. Inductive-discharge elec-           with external adjusting system.
        tronic ignition. “Multipoint” electronic injec-
        tion.                                             L - Front brake: dual semi-floating disc with six-
                                                              piston calipers.
    C - Gearbox: removable, six-speed, with con-
        stant-mesh gears.                                 M - Rear brake: single disc with four-piston
                                                              caliper.
    D - Final drive: consisting of drive sprocket, rear
        sprocket and chain.                               N - Instrument panel: with warning lights and
                                                              analogue and digital instruments.
    E - Cooling system: liquid cooling with water-oil
        heat exchanger.

    F - Frame: tubular steel trellis with aluminum
        (magnesium #) side plates.

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8.1.1 Front brake circuit


                                             1
                                2




                                                    3


                                                          4

                                                              5


                                                    1   Brake pump assembly
                                    4
                                                    2   Brake lever
                                                    3   Brake line
                                         5          4   Brake caliper
                                                    5   Brake discs           8
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    8.1.2. Rear brake circuit


                                    4




                6
                                                                3


                                                                1   Brake   lever
                                                                2   Brake   pump
                                                                3   Brake   line
                5               1       2                       4   Brake   fluid reservoir
                                                                5   Brake   caliper
8                                                               6   Brake   disc


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8.1.3. Clutch circuit




              2

          1




                        3


                            4                           1   Clutch lever
                                                        2   Clutch pump assembly
                                                        3   Clutch line
                                                        4   Clutch cylinder assembly   8
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    8.1.4. Engine lubrication




                                3                 1         1 Oil sump
                                                            2 Oil filter
                                    2                       3 Cylinder head oil feed
8                                                             pipe


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8.1.5. Coolant circuit



                                     1




                                                 1   Expansion tank
                              3             4
                                                 2   Upper radiator
                                                 3   Lower radiator
                          2
                                                 4   Coolant pump     8
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    8.1.6. Fuel system




              2                                  1




                         3
                                                     1 Throttle bodies
                                                     2 Fuel pump
8                                                    3 Fuel line


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8.2. Specifications

Description                  F4 750 ORO     F4 750 S   F4 750 S (1+1)
SPECIFICATIONS
Wheelbase (mm)                  1398         1398          1398
Overall length (mm)             2007         2007          2007
Max. width (mm)                 685          685           685
Seat height (mm)                790          790           790
Min. ground clearance (mm)
Trail (mm)
                                130
                                98.5
                                             130
                                             98.5
                                                           130
                                                           98.5
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    Specifications

    Description                          F4 750 ORO                    F4 750 S               F4 750 S (1+1)
    Dry weight (kg)                          184                         191                       192
    Fuel tank capacity (l)                    20                          20                        20
    Reserve fuel (l)                           4                           4                         4
    Oil in crankcase (kg)                    3.5                          3.5                      3.5
    PERFORMANCE
    Top speed (km/h), over                     281                         281                      281
    Average fuel consumption (km/l)             13                          13                       13
    Max. horsepower at rpm (on shaft)     kW 93/12,500                kW 93/12,500             kW 93/12,500
                                          cv 126/12,500               cv 126/12,500            cv 126/12,500
                                          Nm 74/10,500                Nm 74/10,500             Nm 74/10,500
    Max. torque at rpm                  Kgm 7.5/10,500              Kgm 7.5/10,500           Kgm 7.5/10,500
                                        ft lb 54.5/10,500           ft lb 54.5/10,500        ft lb 54.5/10,500
    ENGINE
    Type                                                       Four-cylinder, four-stroke
    Bore (mm)                                 73.8                         73.8                     73.8
    Stroke (mm)                               43.8                         43.8                     43.8
    Total displacement (cm3)                 749.4                        749.4                    749.4
    Compression ratio                        12 : 1                       12 : 1                   12 : 1
8   Starting
    Cooling system
                                                                     Electric starter
                                                      Liquid cooling with water-oil heat exchanger

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Specifications

Description                            F4 750 ORO                    F4 750 S               F4 750 S (1+1)
Crankcase and covers                     sand-cast                   die-cast                  die-cast
Head and cylinders                       sand-cast                   chill-cast                chill-cast
Valves                                   bimetal -                   bimetal/                  bimetal/
                                       Nimonic head                single-metal              single-metal
VALVE TRAIN
Type                                                Double-overhead camshaft, radial valves
LUBRICATION
Type                                                                Wet sump
IGNITION - POWER SUPPLY
Type                                       “Weber-Marelli” 1.6 M integrated ignition-injection system
                                     Inductive-discharge electronic ignition, "Multipoint” electronic injection
Spark plugs                           Champion G59C            Champion G59C               Champion G59C
                                       or NGK CR8E              or NGK CR8E                 or NGK CR8E
Spark gap (mm)                            0.5 ÷ 0.6                0.5 ÷ 0.6                   0.5 ÷ 0.6
CLUTCH
Type                                                         Multiple-disc in oil bath
PRIMARY DRIVE
Number of teeth on crankshaft gear         Z = 50                     Z = 50                    Z = 50
Number of teeth on clutch gear
Transmission ratio
                                           Z = 79
                                            1.58
                                                                      Z = 79
                                                                       1.58
                                                                                                Z = 79
                                                                                                 1.58
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    Specifications

    Description                          F4 750 ORO                F4 750 S             F4 750 S (1+1)
    SECONDARY DRIVE
    Number of teeth on front sprocket       Z = 14                  Z = 14                   Z = 14
    Number of teeth on rear sprocket        Z = 41                  Z = 41                   Z = 41
    Transmission ratio                       2.93                    2.93                     2.93
    TRANSMISSION
    Type                                        Removable, six-speed gearbox with constant-mesh gears
    Gear ratios (overall ratios)
    First gear                            2.92 (13.53)            2.92 (13.53)            2.92 (13.53)
    Second gear                           2.21 (10.25)            2.21 (10.25)            2.21 (10.25)
    Third gear                             1.78 (8.23)             1.78 (8.23)             1.78 (8.23)
    Fourth gear                            1.50 (6.94)             1.50 (6.94)             1.50 (6.94)
    Fifth gear                             1.32 (6.10)             1.32 (6.10)             1.32 (6.10)
    Sixth gear                             1.19 (5.51)             1.19 (5.51)             1.19 (5.51)
    FRAME
    Type                                        Trellis made up of drawn CrMo 25 steel tubes
    Swingarm pivot plates               Magnesium alloy        Aluminum alloy          Aluminum alloy
    FRONT SUSPENSION
    Type                                    Hydraulic fork with inverted rods and external adjustment
                                           of rebound and compression damping and of spring preload
8   Ø Rod (mm)
    Travel on leg axis (mm)
                                                49
                                               118
                                                                         49
                                                                        118
                                                                                                  49
                                                                                                 118

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Specifications

Description                         F4 750 ORO                F4 750 S             F4 750 S (1+1)
REAR SUSPENSION
Type                              Progressive, with single-sided swingarm and single shock absorber
                                       adjustable for rebound, compression and spring preload
Swingarm                          Magnesium alloy            Aluminum alloy         Aluminum alloy
Wheel travel (mm)                       120                       120                    120
FRONT BRAKE
Type                                          Dual floating disc with steel braking band
Ø Disc (mm)                             310                      310                     310
Disc flange                          Aluminium                   Steel                   Steel
Calipers, piston diameters (mm)                 6-piston, Ø 22.65; Ø 25.4; Ø 30.23
REAR BRAKE
Type                                                          Steel disc
Ø Disc (mm)                             210                      210                     210
Caliper, piston diameter (mm)                           4-piston, Ø 25.4 mm
FRONT RIM
Material                          Magnesium alloy          Aluminum alloy          Aluminum alloy
Dimensions                           3.50” x 17”             3.50” x 17”              3.50” x 17”
REAR RIM
Material                          Magnesium alloy          Aluminum alloy          Aluminum alloy
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    Specifications

    Description                           F4 750 ORO             F4 750 S             F4 750 S (1+1)
    Dimensions                       Standard    Optional
                                    6.00” x 17” 5.75” x 17”     6.00” x 17”             6.00” x 17”
    TYRES
    Front                                120/65-ZR 17          120/65-ZR 17           120/65-ZR 17
    Rear                                190/50-ZR 17 o        190/50-ZR 17 o         190/50-ZR 17 o
                                         180/50-ZR 17          180/50-ZR 17           180/50-ZR 17
                                     PIRELLI - Dragon Evo PIRELLI - Dragon Evo PIRELLI - Dragon Evo
    Brand and type                       MTR21 Corsa           MTR21 Corsa            MTR21 Corsa
                                    METZELER - MEZ3 Racing METZELER - MEZ3 Racing METZELER - MEZ3 Racing
                                    MICHELIN - Pilot Sport MICHELIN - Pilot Sport MICHELIN - Pilot Sport
    Inflating pressure
    Front                               PIRELLI-METZELER 2.5 bar (36 psi), MICHELIN 2.2 bar (32 psi)
    Rear                                PIRELLI-METZELER 2.3 bar (33 psi), MICHELIN 2.4 bar (35 psi)
    ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
    Equipment voltage                         12V                   12V                    12V
    Low beam                               12V 55W               12V 55W                12V 55W
    High beam                              12V 60W               12V 60W                12V 60W
    Dual-bulb front parking light          12V 5W                12V 5W                 12V 5W
    Rear light                              12V 5W                12V 5W                 12V 5W
8   Brake light
    Turn indicators
                                           12V 21W
                                           12V 10W
                                                                 12V 21W
                                                                 12V 10W
                                                                                        12V 21W
                                                                                        12V 10W

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Specifications

Description                     F4 750 ORO              F4 750 S             F4 750 S (1+1)
Battery                           12V - 9Ah            12V - 9Ah               12V - 9Ah
Alternator                    650 W at 5000 rpm    650 W at 5000 rpm       650 W at 5000 rpm
BODYWORK
Fairing                          Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
Windscreen                       Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
Tail section                     Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
Fuel tank                        Carbon fibre             Steel                  Steel
Air box                          Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
Air scoops                       Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
Air box side panels              Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
Front mudguard                   Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
Electrical equipment covers      Carbon fibre           Aluminum               Aluminum
Chain guards                     Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
Battery support                  Carbon fibre             Steel                  Steel
Exhaust pipe guard               Carbon fibre           Aluminum               Aluminum
Heat shield                      Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
Number-plate holder              Carbon fibre     Thermoplastic material Thermoplastic material
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    8.3. Carbon components #                                     5         6    12 7    14        10

     1   -   Windscreen
     2   -   Right-hand side fairing                                                                    1
     3   -   Left-hand side fairing
     4   -   Undercowl                                                                                  8
     5   -   Tail section
     6   -   Fuel tank                                                                                 15
     7   -   Filter box
     8   -   Right-hand air scoop
     9   -   Left-hand air scoop
    10   -   Electrical equipment cover (right side)                  17            2    4
    11   -   Electrical equipment cover (left side)
    12   -   Right-hand side panel                               11   9        13       18        19
    13   -   Left-hand side panel
    14   -   Ignition switch and steering lock cover
    15   -   Front mudguard
                                                                                                       22
    16   -   Cooling fan duct
    17   -   Exhaust pipe guard
                                                                                                       21
    18   -   Battery support
    19   -   Heat shield
    20   -   Lower chain guard
    21   -   Upper chain guard
8   22   -   Number-plate holder
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