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2014 MV Agusta F3 800 First Look

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 MV Augusta pulled the wraps off of its newest model, the 2014 F3 800. Sharing the same sharp, sexy lines of the 675, the larger displacement triple gets a slipper clutch, fully adjustable suspension and upgraded stoppers. We imagine Suzuki is wringing its hands with worry as the GSX-R750 no longer monopolizes on the mid-sized supersport class.

Featuring the same basic three-cylinder engine architecture of MV’s 675, the F3 800 sports an identical 79mm bore but gets a longer 54.3mm stroke. It's the same stroked out treatment featured on MV Agusta's new 800 street bikes, the Rivale 800 and Brutale 800, with debuted last November at the EICMA show in Milan.

MV Agusta claims power output increases to 148 horsepower – that’s 20 more than the 675 when the engine hits its peak at 13,000 rpm, just 500 before the rev-limiter kicks in. With the same dry weight as the shorter-stroked model, the 800 will have a stouter power-to-weight ratio.

The chassis also gets tweaks from MV Agusta beginning with revised damping to both the front and rear suspension to work with the higher power output. Suspension is fully adjustable on the 43mm Marzocchi upside-down fork and Sachs piggyback rear shock. Finally, to haul the F3 800 down from its claimed 167.1 mph top speed, Brembo monoblocs have been fitted to the front. The rotor sizes stay the same as does the complete rear brake system.

The same Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS) that is fitted to the 675 controls the 800’s ride-by-wire throttle, four engine maps and and eight-level traction control system. Additionally the fuel injector capacity has been increased to provide the proper air-fuel ratio.

Same size, same weight, more power - sounds like a blast! Pricing in the U.S. is still to be announced, but in Europe the 2014 MV Agusta F3 800 has a sticker price of 13,990€. That’s approximately $18,300 depending on the state of exchange rates, but we hope it will be less than that as the 675’s MSRP is $13,999.
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2014 MV Agusta F3 800 Specs
Claimed output from the 2014 MV Augusta F3 800 is 148 horsepower.
Engine: Liquid-cooled 800cc Inline Three, 12-valves Bore and Stroke: 79.0 x 54.3mm
Compression Ratio: 13.3:1
Fuel Delivery: MVICS w/six injectors 
Clutch: Wet multi-plate; Cable actuation
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: Chain 17F/39R
Frame: Steel/Aluminum
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted fork; three-way adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound; 4.92 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Gas-charged shock absorber; three-way adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound; 4.84 in. travel
Front Brakes: 320mm discs with radial-mount Brembo Monobloc calipers
Rear Brake: 220mm disc with double-piston caliper 
Dry Weight: 381.4 lbs. (claimed)
Wheelbase: 54.33 in.
Rake: 23.6 deg.
Trail: 3.89 in.
Seat Height: 31.96 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.36 gal.
Colors: Pearl White/Black; Red/Silver; Matte Metallic Black 
Warranty: Two year

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roadburner63   June 11, 2013 04:19 PM
Wait until Yamaha comes out with it's in-line triple next year(?). Hopefully we'll see an entire line of triples to choose from. I've been riding triples for years and consider them to be the perfect balance between a twin and a four. Apparently the industry thinks so too. Nothing sounds as good as a triple either, except MAYBE a V-4. I'm about due for a new bike and I'm not making a move until I see what Yamaha will do for 2014.
rmillersbs   June 11, 2013 12:37 PM
The bike is beyond gorgeous, and I've been wanting someone to make a 750/800 triple for years (just slice a cylinder off the 1000). Only problem is, the 1st gen F3 675 had a lot of teething issues and the Triumph 675R was hands down the better bike. I expect MV to get it right eventually, maybe even next gen, but doubt the 800 was re-engineered much relative to that first 675 effort. We'll see. Look at it this way, a 180hp BMW S1000R would gen about 135hp as a triple 750. Now add 50cc, say 5-7 extra horses, and you have a 140hp S800R triple that's 3 inches narrower and an easy 15 to 20 lbs lighter than the big brother. I'd love to see Honda build this too. Their 2007+ 600RR is still the lightest sport bike out there.
alfasidog   June 6, 2013 04:37 PM
Pretty sure I'm gonna get this, its stunning. 675R for sale?
Superlight   June 6, 2013 09:12 AM
It is surprising that the bike does not have ABS yet, especially with all the electronics already onboard. If this 800 really makes the kind of power quoted and doesn't weigh any more than the 675, the claim about performance may be realized and the 848 and Suzuki 750 are in trouble.
Piglet2010   June 5, 2013 03:41 PM
No ABS? As for a monopoly on the mid-size race replica class, what about the Ducati 848?
Justin Dawes   June 5, 2013 10:04 AM
Same as the 675 - 120/70-17 upfront, 180/55-17 in back. Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsas
AnthonyD   June 5, 2013 09:48 AM
What size rubber is it on?