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2011 MV Agusta F3 Supersport First Look

Monday, November 1, 2010
2011 MV Agusta F3MV Agusta F3 First Look
An all-new addition to the MV Agusta lineup, the F3 harkens back to the brands racing pedigree with its Inline three.
Having already teased the public with a pair of spy photos, MV Agusta has pulled the wraps off its new supersport – the 2011 F3. Powered by an Inline Triple, the MV Augsta F3 is an all-new entry in the historic marque’s lineup.

Triple power churns inside the F3 courtesy of a 675cc three-cylinder mill. The internal architecture is forthcoming, but the displacement and configuration are notably identical to Triumph’s Daytona 675 supersport. The Triple powerplant, though most associated now with Triumph (as well as MV’s Italian brethren Benelli), harkens a return to MV’s illustrious racing past with 10 of its 37 world titles won by three-cylinder powerplants. MV claims the return to the engine configuration comes straight from the boss himself, Claudio Castiglioni, who once again holds full ownership of the brand after its purchase from Harley-Davidson.

Specifics on the engine remain unpublished (until the official unveiling tomorrow), but MV touts: “The engine is the most compact, incredible short and narrow engine ever seen in this category. The powerplant is incredibly modern in design, technologically advanced and capable of generating the most power ever seen in this category. One of the numerous technical features is the counter-rotating crankshaft, never before seen on a production supersport engine.”

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Ride-by-wire with various engine maps are promised, along with MV TC traction control.

The rolling chassis is a steel tubed frame with aluminum sideplates. Supsension components include a Marzocchi fork and Sachs shock. Front brakes are dual disc with radial-mount Brembo calipers and a Nissin radial master cylinder.

The F3 picks up on the lines of the F4 “considered the most beautiful motorcycle in the world” in MV’s delightfully immodest press materials. It also claims the new F3 exceeds the F4 in setting “the styling and performance standards by which all others are judged.” And who can argue with the F3’s lines?

2011 MV Agusta F3
MV Agusta's F3 supersport features a distinctive triple-pipe exhaust on its 675cc Inline Triple powerplant.
Every bit sports the supple and sleek looks that define the Italian brand, but the visually dominating feature on the new F3 is its exhaust. Where MV Agusta’s F4 Superbike made use of a distinctive four pipe undertail system, the F3 features a right-side triple pipe configuration that follows the curvature of the rear tire.

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xupao - mv agusta  January 7, 2011 03:44 AM
ai sim..
alex -mv agusta f3  December 26, 2010 07:21 PM
soy fiel seguidor de mv agusta f4 con de tres en mi historial, mi ultima una f4 1078 rr, una maravilla. f3 nos deleitara con un nuevo concepto mas adoc para pista de baja velocidad.. felicidades no nos defraudara
simphiwe -F3  December 6, 2010 04:32 AM
Steve -MV F3  November 10, 2010 12:15 PM
With Claudio back at the helm the MV's future is very good. The development will be fantastic and we can look forward to the worlds most beautiful bike year after year. Man I want one.......
Jaybond -Italian Supersports  November 8, 2010 07:31 PM
Very nice bike indeed. Could this be the beginning of a new Italian Supersports uprising? Bring on new Benelli & Gilera Supersport bikes!!
NutCracker - Ahhh!  November 6, 2010 01:31 PM
snap, snap, snap, snap, snap ,,, ahhh!
Superlight -MV F3  November 5, 2010 09:08 AM
If this thing is anywhere near the price of an 848 it will be a tough competitor for Ducati. If its actually priced between the Triumph 675 and 848, game over. To me, this looks like the Triumph after it went to finishing school.
Brett -Awesomeness  November 4, 2010 10:39 AM
I own an 848 but almost purchased a Daytona 675 instead. This new MV is one sexy beast; if it had been announced last year I may have waited. $13k is still cheaper than the 848 and the bike is every bit as nice.
Aaron Leonetti -ITALIANS KNOW THEIR BIKES  November 3, 2010 11:59 PM
this bike is amazing, BUT im guesing it wil be around 13K, if not more, so id rather own a ducati 848, either way, italians are KING haha
robert mcallister -dt-175  November 3, 2010 07:29 PM
harley sure lucked out by getting rid of these things when they did...
El Guapo -F3  November 3, 2010 05:14 PM
I understand this bike will not go into production until October of 2011. JEEZ!!! why would they release such a bike that you cannot get your hands on for another year, that's cold. MV is too much of a tease, I would love to have one now. Guess I'll just have to put up a picture and be patient.
TG -Price  November 3, 2010 11:53 AM
JBart, $11k is what the big 4 are charging now. I anticipate it will be close to 13, but it would still be my choice of the middleweights. Every ounce is just, cool. I wanna see the power - if they really can churn out more than the rest, and can keep the price below the big 4's literbikes, it should be bike of the year.
Loves a triple -Looks great  November 3, 2010 06:22 AM
MotoFreak -F3  November 2, 2010 09:48 AM
If it performs as sexy as it looks..2011 Bike of the Year
JBart Z1000 -Sex on Wheels  November 2, 2010 06:13 AM
I don't know how the Italians do it but they manage to design sex into their motorcycles, and the F3 is no different. I love the exhaust and can't wait to hear it. I'm sure it will cost $11k - $13k which is a little much for a middleweight. My check book will come out when the naked version is (hopefully) revealed.
Superlight -MV F3  November 1, 2010 08:56 PM
I'm not a fan of inline-4s, but a triple is fine, especially when it has 675cc. What do you do with any more power on the street?
Shaitan -coolest side pipes ever  November 1, 2010 07:49 PM
coolest side pipes ever! nuff said.