MV Agusta F3 | First Ride

Living up to its looks

By Alan Cathcart, Photography by Kel Edge

tech Spec

EVOLUTION
MV Agusta's new middleweight is a clean-sheet build that furthers the Italian company's reputation for beautiful looks and impressive performance.
RIVALS
Ducati 848 EVO, Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R600, Triumph Daytona 675, Yamaha YZF-R6.
TECH

Price $13,498
Engine type l-c inline-triple
Valve train DOHC, 12v
Displacement 675cc
Bore x stroke 79.0 x 45.9mm
Compression 13.0:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 126 bhp @ 14,440 rpm
Claimed torque 52 lb.-ft. @ 10,600 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel and cast-aluminum with single-sided aluminum swingarm
Front suspension Marzocchi 43mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston radial calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Rake/trail 24.5˚/3.9 in.
Seat height 32.0 in.
Wheelbase 54.2 in.
Fuel capacity 4.2 gal.
Claimed curb weight 406 lbs.
Colors White, red/silver, black/anthracite
Available June
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact MV Agusta USA
10 Canal St. #224
Bristol, PA 19007
215.781.1770
www.mvagustausa.com

VERDICT: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Claudio Castiglioni-and Count Agusta-would be proud!

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