The exhiliration of a 1000CC bike, the handling of a 600. The torque of a twin, the acceleration of a four-cylinder. The MV Agusta F3 800 pushes back the performance barriers, thanks to the Italian-made 3-cylinder engine excellence.
More power, more torque, more adrenaline. The outcome? A motorcycle with exceptional handling, an advanced electronics package and a new 800 cc engine that punches out 148 hp and 88 Nm of torque. Coupled with a super-low weight of 173 kg, the resulting power-to-weight ratio puts it in a position to do battle with litre-class Sportbikes.
The MV Agusta F3 675 redefined the mid-weight Supersport concept by offering up a perfect engine-chassis balance, a power unit packed with quintessential Italian technology and a chassis with class-leading performance on both road and track. The MV Agusta F3 800 goes even further, pushing the mid-range Supersport boundaries all the way up to Superbike replica level thanks to a segment-revolutionising design that is nothing less than a technological and performance milestone.
F3 800 CHARACTERISTICS
- Three-cylinder inline, 798 cc engine
- Bore 79.0 mm, stroke 54.3 mm (+8.4 mm more than the F3 675)
- Max. power 148 HP at 13,000 rpm (+20 HP more than the F3 675)
- Max. torque 88Nm at 10,600 rpm
- 13,500 rpm limiter
- Slipper clutch
- Dry weight: 173 kg (same as the F3 675)
- Power-to-weight ratio: 1.17 kg/HP (-13.5% less than the F3 675, with a ratio of 1.35 kg/HP)
- New front brake set up with Brembo monobloc calipers
- Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyres
F3 800, Superbike revolution.
As exhilarating as a 1000, yet as fun to ride as a 600: the MV Agusta F3 800 is the ultimate expression of three cylinder supremacy. Striking the perfect balance between performance and ridability, no challenge is beyond reach with 148 horsepower that are harnessed by state of the art electronics. Superlative agility achieved with thoroughbred frame and suspension that is incredibly effective whether on the road or the track.
State of the art technology
Performance or lightness? Power or agility? Have it all with the MV Agusta F3 800, from class-beating riding pleasure and performance to sophisticated electronic engine management with four engine maps and eight levels of traction control.
From it’s styling to its engineering, every detail of the MV Agusta F3 800 embodies excellence. With ultra-light pistons, the three-cylinder powerplant revs all the way up to 13,000 rpm The counter-rotating crankshaft exudes the racing spirit of the bike: derived directly from the GP race track, this solution reduces the directional inertia of the bike to make it even easier to ride and instantly responsive, with the unique character typical of an MV Agusta. At just 1.17 Kg/hp, the power to weight ratio is extraordinary.
Engine management is one of the strong features of the MV Agusta F3 800. With an integrated electronic control system overseeing everything from the Ride-By-Wire throttle to the injectors, the rider can tap into instant, incredible urge from the three-cylinder powerplant even at low engine speeds, for outstanding performance in all conditions. Weighing in at just 52 Kg, the extremely light engine boasts state of the art technical solutions such as double overhead camshafts with titanium valves and water and oil circuits integrated in the crankcase, for maximised compactness and overall efficiency.
Denominated M4.34 a, these Brembo monoblock calipers are conceived to generate safe and easily controlled deceleration. Brakes that let you decide exactly how much stopping power you need – from extreme braking on the circuit to smooth modulation in traffic – without compromises, thanks in part to the Bosch 9 Plus Race Mode ABS system with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation), which comes as standard. These calipers are radially mounted to transfer all of the braking torque to the 320 mm diameter discs. At the rear, a 220 mm steel disc with a two-piston caliper contributes to controlling the load transfer.
The bore diameter remains unaltered at 79.0 mm; the stroke has been increased from 45.9 mm to 54.3 mm resulting in a displacement increase from 675cc to 798 cc. The power output increases an incredible value of 148 HP at 13,000 rpm coupled with a peak torque value of 88 Nm at 10,600 rpm. The rev limiter has been set to intervene at 13,500 rpm. The timing system is double overhead cam with four titanium valves per cylinder to benefit the high RPM performance. The fuel injectors are also new which guarantee a higher flow rate and increased power compared to those of the F3 675.
The three-cylinder engine is the pinnacle of motorcycle engineering: it’s extremely light and compact (weighing just 52 kg) and uses a “closed-deck” shell mold cast crankcase with integrated cylinders. The water and oil circuits are integrated into the actual crankcase castings and their respective pumps are located inside the engine with obvious advantages in terms of styling as well as compactness. Among the innovations on this three-cylinder MV Agusta F3 800 is the counter-rotating crankshaft, a technical solution that prior to the F3 675 was only available on MotoGP motorcycles. The objective? To reduce the rotational inertia effect during quick directional changes and to improve the vehicle balance with the resulting ease of handling of the F3.
The considerably higher performance is reflected, for the same bike mass, in an increased power-to-weight ratio (1.17 kg/HP) compared to the F3 675. And that’s not all; the response to acceleration under all conditions as well as the smoothness of the power delivery at mid range rpm are remarkably improved. These two crucial factors immensely increase the pleasure of riding on the road and decreasing lap times on the track. The 148 HP power output translates into a top speed of around 269 km/h coupled with a modification to the final drive ratio which has been increased from 16/43 to 17/41. Lastly, the mechanical slipper clutch system designed and developed by MV Agusta allows the best performance to be achieved even under hard braking.
The three-cylinder MV Agusta project has brought the most advanced electronics ever seen to the middleweight category. The MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform combines total electronic control of the throttle and throttle body with traction control. The Full Ride By Wire is to all intents and purposes the technological basis of the MVICS platform: the system makes it possible for the ideal throttle body aperture to be defined at any moment in time, so it is not dependent on the angular rotation of the twist grip. There are in fact no mechanical constraints between throttle and butterfly: the injection mapping and ignition are what defines the optimum fuel-air mix to give the best performance at all times and under all load conditions.
The MVICS offers a multimap approach, with three maps devised by MV Agusta technicians and one that can be fully customised by the rider, who mixes the parameters available to obtain the closest solution to his needs.
Traction control is by now a vital pre-requisite: it uses the same operating criteria as the much admired system employed on the F3 675, with 8 different levels that are easily selected using the handlebar controls and the compact, fully digital, dashboard.
The excellent handling of the F3 675 are present on the MV Agusta F3 800. Beginning with the wheelbase of a mere 1,380 mm which is a record achievement that acts as the basis of the exceptional ease of handling of this revolutionary three-cylinder.
The frame is the result of a clever combination of a main structure in ALS tubular steel and a middle section comprised of a pair of cast aluminium side plates, as well as the extended swingarm (576.5 mm) which has been designed to provide maximum traction.
The sophisticated Marzocchi front forks with 43 mm diameter legs and 125 mm of stroke offers adjustable spring preload and both compression as well as rebound adjustment. The fork and shock valving is dedicated in order to take full advantage of the higher performance 800cc engine.
The Sachs mono-shock absorber with a travel of 123 mm has a separate piggyback nitrogen reservoir and is fully adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound. The brake system has been upgraded as well utilizing Brembo monobloc (M4.34a) front calipers to guarantee unrivaled braking performance even under the most severe conditions, especially at the track.
There is no change in the diameter of the two front discs (320 mm) and the rear brake system remains a two-piston caliper mated to a single 220 mm diameter disc. The tyres fitted as standard are Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa; 120/70-ZR17 on the front and 180/55-ZR17 rear.
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System)
with six injectors. Engine control unit Eldor EM2.0,
throttle body full drive by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil
with ion-sensing technology, control of detonation
and misfire. Torque control with four maps,
Traction Control with eight levels of intervention
Second gear: 16/34
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 19/30
Fifth gear: 21/30
Sixth gear: 22/29
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
fork with rebound-compression damping and
spring preload external and separate adjustment
fork with rebound-compression damping and
spring preload external and separate adjustment
The new F3 800 is available in 3 colour combinations:
- PEARL ICE WHITE/MATT AVIO GREY
- RED/AGO SILVER
- MATT METALLIC SENNA BLACK