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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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F4s Series Oro

Don't know what I am doing here ( I am a Brutale 989r owner! ) , anyway Bonhams auction at Stafford motorcycle show UK has just sold a still in crate F4s series oro for 36,800 , I saw it yesterday but was still surprised at the final sale price . Who says special editions are not worth the money! , now must find my way back to the safety of the Brutale forum!
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The first Oro was must definitely special with all the mag parts on it.
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Don't know what I am doing here ( I am a Brutale 989r owner! ) , anyway Bonhams auction at Stafford motorcycle show UK has just sold a still in crate F4s series oro for 36,800 , I saw it yesterday but was still surprised at the final sale price . Who says special editions are not worth the money! , now must find my way back to the safety of the Brutale forum!
LOL! You are actually much more safe in the F4 side of the forum. Those Brutale guys do some weird stuff.
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Picture of Oro taken in crate shows some corrosion. If its been in the crate for so long, not suprising .
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It looks to be magnesium oxide.
Ideally on assembly or during reassembly any magnesium surface that contacts another metallic surface should have grease applied to it to avoid scratches and provide a relatively water proof protection to the protective coating applied to the magnesium. Moisture in the air will oxidise the bare (scratched) magnesium quite rapidly.

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Thanks for the pic. Have any more by chance?

US$37,000 (MSRP of the Oro) adjusted for inflation would be $53,000 so whoever sold the bike is losing about $5k minus storage and the little ladder to peer into the crate.

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Another picture from Bonhams auction taken on iphone
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Another picture from Bonhams auction taken on iphone
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My uncle had a 2000 f4 oro nimber 157 or something around that that he had never started, but he did uncrate it haha. He ended up trading it for a 2005 carrera s a few years ago. It was the bike that got me interested in Mv Agustas.
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