MV Agusta's F3 will feature...
MV Agusta's F3 will feature traction control and five different engine maps.
MV Agusta released more detailed information on its new F3 middleweight supersport bike, and it appears that the new 675cc triple will be bristling with new technology. The F3 will also be accompanied by a limited edition “Serie Oro” model (only 200 will be produced worldwide) that will feature Öhlins suspension, upgraded wheels, and numerous accessory details.
The 675cc engine sports a...
The 675cc engine sports a very oversquare bore/stroke configuration for extreme high-rpm capabilities and power to match.
The three-cylinder engine features a highly oversquare bore x stroke configuration of 79 x 45.9mm (compared to the Triumph Daytona 675’s 74 x 52.3mm measurements), pumping out a claimed 126 horsepower at 14,500 rpm and 52.4 ft/lb of torque at 10,600 rpm at the crankshaft. That crankshaft also rotates counter to the rotation of the wheels, which helps offset the gyroscopic inertia for easier and quicker handling. The water pump is self-contained inside the engine cases, with all coolant passages contained internally. Titanium valves breathe through huge 50mm throttle bodies using twin injectors per cylinder controlled in a ride-by-wire setup via the MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System).
43mm Marzocchi fork is fully...
43mm Marzocchi fork is fully adjustable, with radial-mount Brembo calipers and 320mm discs providing monster stopping power.
There are four engine maps available with varying amounts of traction control, plus a fifth map that can be configured by the rider. The traction control is adjustable for eight levels of intervention, and the extra map can be custom tailored for the rider’s tastes using optional components such as a lean sensor, launch and wheelie control, and an electronically assisted shift mechanism.
The steel tube/cast aluminum side plate hybrid chassis sports a short 54.3-inch wheelbase, with MV claiming a dry weight of 381 pounds for the F3. The Marzocchi 43mm inverted fork is fully adjustable, as is the Sachs shock out back, while a Nissin radial master cylinder works with the radial-mount Brembo calipers and 320mm discs to provide stopping power.
List price for the MV Agusta F3 is $13,498. Only 20 examples of the Serie Oro F3 (equipped with Öhlins NIX30 fork and TTX36 shock, forged aluminum wheels, numerous carbon bits and other details) will be brought into the U.S.; MSRP is a princely $27,900, but all have been spoken for, according to MV Agusta.