2013 MV Agusta F3 675 Street Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2013 MV Agusta F3 675 Street

MV Agusta debuts its sleek-looking F3 in 2013 Supersport testing. See if the MV up as a real-world street bike in the F3 Street video.

MV Agusta won many a rider when it teaser pics of its sultry F3 The Italian marque’s inaugural entry sources a 675cc Triple the same configuration as Daytona 675. Our MV test took the Triumph similitude one further, with a nearly colorway of white bodywork and red

But when the rubber met the road, the two parted ways on the scoresheet the refined British brawler the better of its raw Italian rival.

The Inline Triple isn’t an copy of the Triumph engine Only the 675cc displacement is the with the MV design more sporting a 3mm wider bore and 3.7mm shorter … The F3 Triple’s 114.31 hp edged out the for peak horsepower on the dyno, but by 0.63 hp.

The MV’s advantage from a high-revving gasp at rpm the Triumph peaking 1800 earlier. A glance at the torque reveals the stroked out Daytona has the F3 all the way until 13,500 rpm.

performance can’t convey the of MV’s Triple, which the Triumph. The rich tones the three-pipe exhaust makes the sound plain by comparison a feat considering the effusive we’ve granted the Triumph over the years. Every rider fawned over the distinctive sound.

The MV Agusta F3 teases with its personality but is too unrefined to challenge for class supremacy.

“The alone of this bike me giggle,” gushes Adam. so raw that it’s crazy to me a company would even such a thing. In a world of and making everything so easy and to use the MV is loud and it’s quirky yet totally beautiful.”

Now for the bad news, as issues plague the MV engine. it glitches, gremlins or ghosts in the the F3 lurches and stutters from its ride-by-wire throttle. The most effect came when off throttle and our test bike to feed the gas for a moment, on occasion the inconsistency the most troubling

“Ugh, the F3’s power was soooo sketchy,” bemoans “I can’t imagine a new bike coming from MV feeling so unrefined in the power department. But there we were, a bike that made you like you have some … wish because you to ride this beautiful

“That bike is crazy in a good way, but crazy in a bad ways too,” agrees “The fly-by-wire throttle more tuning and refinement. you let off the gas, it’s not ready yet it wants to party, even I’ve tried to cancel it. On the side, the MV sound is unique, you to go faster and charge through its

The MV engine has the rider at turns and cursing its nature sometimes at the time It’s the lynchpin of the F3 package. The Triple’s character and once it is in sync with the wrist, enraptures. But it’s too inconsistent and unrefined to forgive or around the problem.

Frustrations for the F3 can best be summed up by our first pit on the street ride. After up to the top of Ortega Highway, all of us gathered to admire its lines. But closer revealed an overflow of coolant us to jury-rig a water-bottle coolant

Transmission woes further our confidence in the F3 performance package. On the side is an electronic quickshifter, makes for smooth upshifts. But found the wet clutch requires work when feathering out a full stop, and the six-speed is rougher than the super-smooth

As the day wore on, the MV clutch started too, casting further on the bike.

“One feature I absolutely hate on this aside from its glitchy is the function of its clutch,” deems “It’s so grabby that the F3 impossible to launch aggressively.”

Troubled launches help the F3’s poor acceleration down the Chuckwalla airstrip. piloted the MV to a 4-second 0-60 worst in class, and 12.25 beating only the GSX-R600.

to a stop from those is better news, as the MV’s Brembo brakes provide power. The initial bite as stout as the one-finger monoblocs, the less grabby lever is for street duty depending on rider tastes.

“You get feel and stopping power the non-monobloc brembo calipers,” Adey. “The levers a progressive feel which alarm your senses if too hard.

Inconsistent fueling MV’s problematic ride-by-wire hurt the MV. It’s a pity as the Inline Triple sounds when zinging on the pipe.

proves less consistent on the F3. A and compact ride, compared to the Japanese Fours, the MV turns and is agile enough. At times it akin to the refined Triumph, but its calibration is unbalanced by comparison.

The faced similar complaints track testing, but the see-saw is more pronounced on the street.

Adey: “Initially the steering is and quick. But the front and rear of the felt they were set up for two people. It was seesawing in the tight sections making for some … clenching. In the faster where you’re on the gas and the rear is the bike felt extremely and nimble.”

The Marzocchi fork offers adjustment, while a Sachs in the rear affords four-way with high- and low-speed Given the wide range of rider heights and weights to 5’6” and 145 to 205 pounds) and limited time, our crew didn’t with the clickers and fine-tuning the will be required.

Our tallest Adey, found the ergos of the F3 surprisingly comfy. A fact more impressive considering still tender from a knee injury. Adam agreed, somewhat, saying: actually like the ergonomics on the a lot but the suspension beats you up a lot making it not a comfortable bike to ride for periods.”

Massimo (5’6”) the most miles aboard the MV at the end of the ride, and offers a more assessment of the F3’s ergonomic “It feels comfortable at and when you ride canyons or where you move a lot. I back on the freeway for an hour or so and wait to take my … off of My wrists were gone and I had a pain on my lower neck, that did not happen on our way to Palomar the Kawi and Yamaha. There are too vibrations, and the seat was not the best one in her but it did feel good while in, and the windscreen provided a lot of protection the bubble profile.”

There is no disagreement in the looks where all test riders the F3 the most fetching bike of the brood by far. The F3 manages to all-new traits, like the three-pipe exhaust, while over Tamburini’s legacy from the F4. It is, quite simply, a bike.

Highs Lows

Sound of MV’s Inline shames the Triumph

Gorgeous stands apart in this

Glimpses of engine potential powerplant that could Daytona as best in class

fueling terrible compared to the smooth throttles in this

See-sawing suspension not dialed

refinement before it can challenge

It is too, at $13,999. That’s more than the super-refined but a grand less than the Ducati ($14,995). Disparity to the bikes is more pronounced, and to the Inline Four literbikes the 600s.

The F3 is like the Daytona’s twin, more rambunctious and but also flawed and expensive. the Triumph distinguishes itself as one of the refined Supersport platforms, the MV is the opposite. However, the F3’s is potentially class-leading, provided it out its issues. It shocks the Triumph its engine character.

And we caught fleeting glimpses of the promise on both the track and As it stands, the F3 is a gorgeous ride, but too placing sixth in our 2011 Street Shootout.

“The F3 needs a little more and this bike could be atop the group,” says reflecting the sentiment of many in our “If MV could sort out the suspension and grabby clutch I buy one for the street-no question.”

The MV Agusta F3 on the Supersport field at Chuckwalla read where it stacked up on the in the 2013 MV Agusta F3 675 Supersport .

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