MV Agusta F3 First Ride — Motorcyclist Magazine

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MV Agusta F3

Living up to its looks

The F3’s is a traditional steel tube and plate setup as on the F4. A portion of the payload is carried beneath the to help centralize mass.

The frame is a traditional steel and aluminum plate setup as on the F4. A

Few motorcycles have received immediate acclaim at their debut as MV Agusta’s svelte, and … F3. When it was unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan, the 675cc triple stole the for the Most Beautiful Bike. But the F3’s performance live up to its

We joined the international motorcycle at Paul Ricard Raceway in France to find out.

The middleweight was late MV Agusta Claudio Castiglioni’s tribute to Domenico Agusta’s triples took Giacomo Agostini to throughout the 1960s and ’70s. built entirely at the MV Agusta Aermacchi and Cagiva) factory Lake Varese, and is laden performance features. First and is the backwards-rotating crankshaft that counteracts the rotational inertia of the to help quicken steering.

The bike also employs throttle and has an eight-level traction-control plus four power Output is stated as 126 horsepower at rpm, with 52 lb.-ft of at 10,600 rpm. Castiglioni’s design called for gear-driven and radial valves as on the F4, but chain and a paired valve layout employed to reduce costs.

As it the F3 engine costs 40 percent to manufacture than the 998cc F4 which goes a long way achieving a competitive price of

Although the temperature registered 36 degrees when I mounted the F3 at the press launch, the shivers I were only partly due to the Thumbing the starter sent a howl streaming from the triple-pipe exhaust, a sound MV admit to spending a lot of time The small, slim motorcycle similar to a 250cc two-… Prix racer, but with a riding position that just enough space for a rider to tuck behind the screen.

The payoff for the F3’s low, build is its amazingly quick The wheelbase measures a scant inches, but the incredibly compact makes room for a rangy single-sided swingarm. With a wet weight of just 406 lbs. the MV incredibly light and responds so that it’s easy to it-just a small input on the is enough to take you where you to go.

And while the bike dives turns, it also tracks a hint of instability or nervousness to a balanced chassis and firm-yet-compliant In many corners I was able to a tight line all the way round, like on a 250cc GP bike!

say: Unmatched beauty and

We say: It works as good as it

Even with the frigid feedback from the Pirelli SP tires fitted for the track was and the F3’s front end felt to the track surface. The only trait I didn’t care for was a to skate the back tire hard braking. Part of the for that is the bike’s short plus the fact that no slipper clutch.

The optional unit would certainly be investigating, but I wouldn’t buy the optional just yet.

MV Agusta F3

More work is needed the ignition cut maps to yield full-throttle shifts. Using the to pass between the bottom gears felt pretty and mechanically unsympathetic.

Overall the handling is outstanding, but it still second place to that motor. The F3 spins smoothly and power quickly without any dips or peaks. The super-short-… is rev-hungry, but still boasts a power spread than an Torque tops out at 10,600 rpm and high all the way to the 15,000-rpm redline, means you can short-shift when without sacrificing too much

Because of that, the F3 is likely to be a forgiving and satisfying bike to on the street, just like the Daytona 675.

Beautiful at a frustrating at speed, the F3’s displays a lot of data, but the small means only speed and are easy to read at a glance.

Beautiful at a standstill, frustrating at the F3’s dash displays a lot of but

There are four different modes-Sport, Normal, Rain and latter allowing you to set your own via a laptop computer. The ride-by-wire offers a good combination of and controllability in the Normal mode, but to Sport results in jerky off closed throttle. The eight-level program is simple and effective, and was much appreciated during the test sessions.

Switching TC can be accomplished on the fly using a set of buttons on the handlebar.

The F3’s lines are MV’s tagline is Motorcycle and looking at the F3, there’s no denying it is a study worthy of a museum The only area where impedes function is with the but hard-to-read dash. The bike is beautiful and displays MV’s attention to detail.

The new F3 is a worthy homage to Count original three-cylinder racers, and every bit as well as its stunning would suggest.


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