View images of MV’s latest F3 800 as it races against the competition at the circuit in the 2014 MV Agusta F3 800 Comparison review.
- Like the Panigale, the MV comes equipped with an electronic quickshifter from the factory. It saves time during upshifts but the transmission doesn’t feel as mechanically refined as the Ninja or Suzuki.
- The MV’s chassis is not only nimble but incredibly accurate, too.
- The F3 registered the highest degree of lean angle through Turn 13.
- The F3 800’s brakes were rated closely with the Ducati’s. They did however prove to be the most powerful achieving the highest-average braking force.
- The F3’s suspension takes a moment longer to settle when loaded compared to the Showa-equipped bikes. If they could fine-tune initial damping the MV would be even faster and more capable.
- MV Agusta’s F3 platform is much improved for 2014. And with the addition of a long stroke 798cc engine the bike now is significantly more capable at the track.
- Stability over bumps during acceleration is the one major kink in the F3’s handling armor.
- The F3’s electronics are much improved over last year’s model. But the throttle response could be further smoothed out and the traction control isn’t advanced enough to help lower lap times on race tires.
- Pridmore was in awe of the F3 800’s performance, setting the fastest lap of the test at its controls.
- The F3 800 is eligible for competition in the heavyweight club racing classes in the U.S.
- The F3 has a very circuit-oriented stance. Some of our testers liked it others didn’t but it does work well for fast laps at the track.
- 2014 MV Agusta F3 800 - $15,798
- 2014 Light-Heavyweight Torque Chart.
- 2014 Light-Heavyweight Horsepower.
- 2014 Light-Heavyweight Horsepower Chart.