Update: What does this Lewis Hamilton tweet mean? (a new MV Agusta F4 RC!)

Is the F1 star retiring? Starting a motorcycle team? Investing in MV? Or just another ‘special edition’?

Lewis Hamilton loves motorcycles. He also loves F1 (at the moment anyway) and motorsport in general so a post of him on a motorcycle, especially an MV Agusta, is nothing new. In fact, he posted a tease for his new L’Oreal Men campaign that saw him sat on a custom motocross machine only yesterday. But this latest tweet is different.

What could it mean?


The 32 year-old World Champion hasn’t renewed his Mercedes contract that’s due to run out in just over a year’s time, and speculation about his future has been rife in the Formula1 world for a while. But he’s surely not going leave Mercedes is he? And to do something with motorcycles?

We can’t see it happening.

BUT we’ve been wrong about things before and this is Lewis Hamilton we’re talking about, so anything is possible.


Realistically though, we’re a month way from EICMA, MV Agusta – for whom Lewis is a bit of an ambassador for – has secured an immediate future with Russian backing and his Dragster RR LH44 version is probably due a bit more chrome and sparkle. So it’s probably that.



09:33 – 28/09/17

We’ve been pointed by a MF’er below to a video posted on and it does indeed look like a new, limited edition MV Agusta. This time it looks to be an F4 (which can be seen blurred in the background of Hamilton’s tweet). It was actually teased by the F1 World Champion at the recent Monza round and appears to be a red F4, embellished with the usual Hamilton accoutrements of shiny bits, decals and race-spec parts – like a titanium exhaust system from SC Project.

According to, it’ll be a €50,000 special and will kick out 212 hp.

We expect a ‘proper’ announcement today.



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    chris smith

    September 27, 2017 at 21:56

    @LewisHamilton LTD Edition LH44 MV Agusta bike is my guess

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    Alex Paulukiewicz

    September 27, 2017 at 22:08

    Another boring tacky special edition MV. 44 made.

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    Toby Rymer

    September 27, 2017 at 22:11

    Was literally thinking that myself, last few times ive seen him on a bike hes been redlining and doing burnouts on an MV in shorts and t shirt, not the best example he was setting tbh. Curious as to this announcement though…marketing campaign or is he taking to the tracks on bikes now? Interesting.

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    Mystery in©

    September 27, 2017 at 22:45

    @LewisHamilton still I rise? Or I’m going for a ride what else do you think it means?

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    Nick Enghardt

    September 27, 2017 at 23:02

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    Robert Campbell

    September 28, 2017 at 00:10

    He’s going to be Leon Camier’s brolley dolly in Magny Cours this weekend?

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    Chris Stevens

    September 28, 2017 at 06:18

    New aftershave being launched?

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    Stuart Elwell

    September 28, 2017 at 06:22

    Buying MV, Mercedes selling it to him cheap instead of wages….

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    September 28, 2017 at 08:53

    haha buying MV, we could all buy MV :)

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    September 28, 2017 at 08:53

    Sadly that is probably bang on

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    September 28, 2017 at 08:54

    haha that’d be amazing

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    September 28, 2017 at 08:58

    It’s MV, they’ve probably got a new watch, two hundred and fifty bikes they couldn’t sell and some stickers

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    September 28, 2017 at 08:59

    44 made, new watch that nobody wants or can afford and some stickers lol

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    Nancy Short

    September 28, 2017 at 09:01

    We’ve all focussed on Rossi coming into F1 for years. So maybe Hamilton is going to try to be the next MotoGP / F1 champion.

    It’s about time someone did it again.

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    September 28, 2017 at 09:20


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    September 29, 2017 at 08:18

    @LewisHamilton Not really interested….

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