Supersport shoppers interested in MV Agusta’s F3 line will either be looking at the 675 or 800/RC and, if intrigued by more power, will then focus on the latter engine configuration. The 798cc triple utilizes the same counter-rotating crankshaft as seen in the 675, but thanks to its longer stroke produces 148 hp at 13,000 rpm and 64.9 pound-feet at 10,600 rpm—that’s 20 more ponies and 12.9 more pound-feet than the 675. With the racing kit and SC Project exhaust equipped, the RC version increases horsepower to 153 at 13,250 rpm. Again, the MVs deliver the peak numbers high in the rev range for long-lasting performance with sleek angular bodywork and ride-enhancing electronics.
In the past, we ran the F3 800 on our in-house Dynojet Dyno to confirm that it produced a healthy 130.9 hp at 13,105 rpm and 58.9 pound-feet of torque at 10,650.
Sportbikes that could serve as this repli-racer’s competition include the similarly sized Ducati Panigale V2 and Suzuki GSX-R750, while open-class machines like the Yamaha YZF-R1, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Honda CBR1000RR, and Suzuki GSX-R1000R are also more than worthy options.
The F3 800 is also available in an RC variation. This variant introduces flashy graphics that mimic MV Agusta’s racing machines, a trackday racing kit, SC Project titanium exhaust, and a limited production number. 2019 saw redesigns in the engine and gearbox internals, but no major updates are highlighted for 2020.