After much wait, MV Agusta finally releases its F3 supersport to the U.S. market. Find out what it’s like to ride at the racetrack in the 2013 MV Agusta F3 First Ride.
- The MV Agusta F3 features an water-cooled 675cc Inline-Three engine.
- The MV Agusta F3 is the new benchmark in terms of styling in its class.
- Wheelie control is an integrated feature into the F3’s electronics but we didn’t get a chance to try it due to limited riding time.
- It was difficult to get an accurate read on the F3’s mid-corner handling due to its awkward chassis set-up.
- Even with a poor baseline set-up the F3 takes very little effort to change directions out on track.
- The rear suspension was surprisingly effective at transferring engine power to the back tire.
- The only flaw in the F3’s otherwise excellent ergonomics is the short rider seat which makes it more difficult during tucking exercises on straightaways for tall riders.
- The MV Agusta F3 has some serious acceleration for a middleweight class sportbike.
- The fork felt responsive and had minimal stiction when the front brakes are applied.
- MV Agusta aims to challenge the middleweight sportbike market with its F3 ($13,498).
- The MV Agusta F3’s two-piece Brembo calipers perform much better than the set-ups employed by its rivals.
- The shock absorber is sourced from Sachs and features three-way adjustment for spring preload, compression and rebound damping.
- 2013 MV Agusta F3
- The rider seat is short from front-to-back which makes it more challenging for taller riders to tuck behind the windscreen at speed.
- The cockpit of the F3 is more forgiving that what we expected and works well for street and trackday riding.
- The F3’s engine is one of the cleanest looking motors we’ve seen on a sportbike. Note the large upper radiator and lower oil cooler.
- The MV Agusta F3 comes in three flavors: Pastel White, Red/Silver and Pastel Black/Metallic Anthracite (not pictured).
- Not only does the F3’s exhaust look marvelous it sounds the part too.