MV Agusta F3 800 (2013 — ) expert review — Bike Trader UK

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MV Agusta F3

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Top class and braking

Heaps of MV style and


Gearbox quick-shifter is

Light-action throttle requires

Expensive for a middleweight


engineers say their 798cc, engine was conceived at the same as the original 675cc triple, and it’s the one with optimum Its 148bhp peak output is higher, and it makes far more throughout its range. The F3 800 also the first slipper clutch in an MV and benefits from the firm’s development of the injection and traction systems.

It’s a wonderful less free-revving than the 675 unit but much more and easier to use. The 800 starts out of steam at 13,000rpm rather revving to 14,500rpm like the but its extra power made the seriously quick on its launch at Response to the light-action throttle was especially in Sport mode, but the revised traction control too in its medium settings but fine turned down.

Better still the MV’s was very crisp, with of the spluttering of the original F3 even deliberately provoked in the pit lane and on a lap of the circuit. The 800’s only was its gearchange. The standard fitment frequently needed a second to change from third to

MV say they’ll cure the problem new software, which will be as a free upgrade.

The F3 800 gets the slipper clutch in an MV triple.


The 800’s comes straight from the F3 but suspension at both ends is to stiffen it up, and the front brake is from Brembo’s radial calipers to Monoblocs. The triple has been short and firm, outstanding agility that MV say is due to the contra-rotating crank. It feels as as the claimed dry weight figure of suggests, although independent have found it to be one of the heavier middleweights.

Like the throttle, the responds best to a light The 800 steered with fantastic and precision, especially in the couple of where it had to be flicked from right lean to left. But I did this clumsily one time it briefly, recovering well but me think a steering damper be a bad idea.

Being taller and heavier an average rider I found the fine for track use, and the steered even more after I’d added an extra of preload to the Sachs shock. The would be firm on the road, or on if you’re small. At least plenty of potential for fine-tuning.

The Monoblocs give huge with lots of feel, disappointingly ABS is not available even as an

Our rating: 4 out of 5

Roland (pictured) a small tank slapper on a flick from left to Adding a steering damper be a bad idea.

MV Agusta F3


This on how you view the F3 800: its price of is expensive for a middleweight super-sports but is pretty cheap by MV’s elevated standards. The 800 costs more than the quick-shift version of the F3 675, which in the range. Last year’s F4 is available for only £500 too. But the F3 800 is a more sorted

And unlike the peaky 675, the 800 has than enough performance and for most riders — on road or track.

Our rating: 4 out of 5

colour schemes on offer.

it depends on where you’re from. Doing track on an MV Agusta is hardly the cheapest of though at least the traction might help keep you Even on the road it will be to ride this bike keeping the throttle wound which won’t help consumption.

But the middleweight F3 will be on Pirelli Supercorsas than a powerful open-class superbike. And updates to fuel maps, can be uploaded for free, should include new quick-shift software.

Graphics apart, this is visually identical to the F3 675 — which it’s drop-… gorgeous. by MV’s British design Adrian Morton, it’s neatly detailed and has that trio of pipes by your foot. A sticker on the tank a reminder of MV’s 37 world racing heritage is never far with an MV Agusta.

The bike is finished, with black-and-white or black the alternatives to the Italian traditional red-and-silver.

The F3 800 is so similar to the 675 all the original triple’s accessories fit, and there are plenty of on the importer’s site. owners are likely to opt for racy such as the Ergal levers or bodywork parts. There are dedicated front paddock soft luggage, dust and an alarm.

For track days the most extra might be the £644 steering damper kit. racers or the seriously wealthy invest five grand in the firm’s fork kit and rear too.

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MV Agusta F3
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