MV Agusta F3 Ash On Bikes

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MV Agusta F3

When Claudio bought MV Agusta back Harley-Davidson in the summer of 2010 he surely, have wondered at his fortune.

Harley had cleared of the debt, improved production almost completed development of the new F4 and models, and the all-new F3 development was under way. All that had to be was finish that off, the Brutale 675 programme and MV would the growing and very credible that it`s always

The F3 in particular is very important to MV as it the badge down into a affordable sector, with the of improving sales numbers and those, the economies of scale and the of MV Agusta generally. There`s plenty of promise, in fact the is designed to move the whole 600 class forward with its 126bhp (128PS, 94.2kW) output — almost per litre — its very specification and its stunning good On the track, 675cc triples the MV and Triumph Daytona 675 are allowed to with 600cc four-cylinder hence the Italian bike`s

The engine has a very short of 45.9mm compared with its bore, which allows the of big valves and lets it rev to a howling both important factors in the high power output. also notable for having a that rotates backwards, is supposed to help the performance by the tendency to wheelie and counter the forces of the wheels, improving and handling response.

The MV Agusta engine is extremely compact, to the where both the oil and water are contained within the crankcases to external fittings and pipework. The are all titanium, but unlike the F4 a more Cosworth-type pent roof chamber is used where the and inlet valves are arranged in pairs. On the F4 the valves are arranged but the skew-ground cam lobes this demands and machining the heads are all and too much for the F3.

The electronics are as impressive as the engine The bike features an eight-level control system which is more advanced than the basic system on the F4, there`s launch control, anti-wheelie, engine braking control and gear changing, an unprecedented in this class, while the is high quality equipment Marzocchi at the front and Sachs at the

The beautiful bodywork was styled by British designer Adrian and very clearly inspired by the F4 on which he also worked. is also responsible for the bike`s which are modern and spacious, not too much weight on your nor cramping your legs too an especially pleasant surprise for riders.

It`s a gorgeous motorcycle with a mouth-watering which makes the riding all the more disappointing, and the problems as soon as you pull away. The has a hard edged rasp unique and compelling, but as soon as you let the out the motor revs unpredictably. You fire off the line smartly or it bog down or even stall, as you try and roll along at a steady low the MV Agusta F3 simply won`t either accelerating or slowing and all the time misfiring as if it`s to clear its throat.

It gets better once the opens up and you can work it harder. 6,000rpm it starts to feel it should, smoother and more and the power begins to flood in until by the time you`re double figures the bike is flying — it`s lighter and substantially more than an original Honda and no one would accuse one of those of sluggish.

If you only ever had to rev the MV it could get with this, but this is a bike, not a track-only one, and the stuttery delivery in urban is simply unacceptable. MV says is because the fuel mapping yet finished, and even as I was riding the on the roads around the MV Agusta in Varese, northern Italy, a new and map was only two or three days It wasn`t going to be the final one with plans for two or three in the pipeline.

With that the case, the bike should not gone on sale until it was — it`s hardly at £10,000, but bikes which a fifth of that don`t a problem like this. category, intended use, of these are an excuse or reason.

makes it more of a shame is how good the handling is. The bike is tactile and beautifully agile, a rider`s machine that`s an joy to fling through a series of The suspension is quite firm, as it be, but there`s plenty of adjustability, the Brembo brakes offer power with exceptional

With the road clear, out of and the revs up you start to enjoy how bike was meant to be.

MV Agusta 125 S

Then it something else at you, at if you`re in Sport mode. the throttle from higher and the braking control can sometimes the throttle, giving you the feeling the bike has just dropped out of It makes judging bends and into gaps in traffic at best, possibly even as you suddenly find yourself towards the back of a car.

The MV F3 will be a stunning and maybe class leading bike it`s finished, although seductive Daytona 675R is to take some beating by a fully sorted F3, thanks to its torque and mid-range. But the Italian still needs a lot of work quite simply it shouldn`t gone on sale yet. with huge potential but for fatally flawed.

Model tested: MV Agusta F3


Available: now

Engine: In three cylinder, liquid dohc 12v, 675cc

126bhp (128PS, 94.2kW) @

Torque: 52lb.ft (7.2kgm, @ 10,600rpm

MV Agusta 125 S
MV Agusta 125 S
MV Agusta 125 S

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