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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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F4 Testarossa?

Given that the heads of the new engine are red, why not name this model F4 Testarossa? Too much of a Ferrari rip off?

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(Testarossa in Italian means Redhead)
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 07:06 PM
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Given that the heads of the new engine are red, why not name this model F4 Testarossa? Too much of a Ferrari rip off?

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(Testarossa in Italian means Redhead)
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 07:16 PM
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my Honda also has a red valve cover, i know what i'm calling it from now on!
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 10:03 PM
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My Brutale has red head covers.....

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 01:23 PM
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The Brutale R's have had red covers since 910R as a nod to the Ferrari designed heads.

As for using the name Testar Rosa not sure how Ferrari would take that. I’m not sure of the complete history here, I guess some of the classic guys can help out, but back in the late 70’s early 80’s Ferrari did threaten legal action when the old MV company called their 850 bike the Boxer. MV eventually backed down and named it Monza instead.

That could change of cause if Fiat/Ferrari took over MV.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 02:06 PM
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rip-off...? let's not forget with whom MV first developped the F4's engine and especially the famous "valvole radiali" ;-)

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 03:02 PM
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most tuned honda civics have red head covers... and so? and why do you suggest to call it tastarossa? as fas as I know it means flat-red that is familiar to the shape of the car and has nothing to do with black ugly new f4...
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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For what it's worth:

Testa = Head
Rossa = Red
Testarossa = Readhead

The term Testarossa originated in the 1950's when Ferrari colored the cylinder heads with red aluminum wrinkle paint and named the car Testarossa.
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Of course this is widely imitated today.

The F4 logo is derived from the Ferrari logo, making reference to the Ferrari-derived radial valve design of modern MV engines.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 04:56 PM
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Imagine If the romour that ferrari where thinking of buying MV AGUSTA mmmmm imagine red covers would be the norm then

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Is that a Carbon Fairing on that new F4 ??

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