MV Agusta F3 675
The new MV. A new work of art on wheels is arriving that will upset the balance of power. As with all MV’s this new model is synonymous with excellence, style and technology. The new F3 will apply these principles to a new market segment, the middle weight supersport category.
If the F4, considered the most beautiful motorcycle in the world, set the styling and performance standards by which all others are judged, the new F3 has completely exceeded all previous conceptions of what a supersport motorcycle should be, redefining an entirely new category. Light weight, power and electronics working in complete harmony on a new motorcycle that pushes the concept of supersport to the extreme. Powerful, hyper-light and more compact than any other motorcycle in existence. The F3 sets the new standard by which all other supersport motorcycles will be judged and compared. A completely new project that was created by CRC, the research center that has continually designed and developed the motorcycles of dreams.
The styling is pure MV Agusta, as with its big sister the F4, but the F3 is even more unique. The new “middle weight” by MV follows the philosophy of all the MV Agusta works of art while pushing the limits of the supersport category with a maniacal attention to detail. The exhaust system has a triple pipe side exit muffler and is the perfect example of how design and function coincide perfectly. There is no doubt, the new F3 is a true MV Agusta!
The New Leader of The Supersport Category
After being elected the “Most beautiful 600 in the world”, the MV Agusta F3 675 is now ready to become the new reference both on the street and on the track. A Supersport that boasts a ultra-advance chassis and vehicle dynamics control that is on par with the most advanced Superbikes thanks to the new system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System).
The MV Agusta F3 675 is a revolutionary motorcycle offering extreme emotions to the rider on the street and on the track. The three cylinder engine utilizes a revolutionary counter-rotating crankshaft, a solution that has only been previously seen on MotoGP motorcycles, together with the most compact and light weight layout ever seen on a Supersport bike. These are only a few of the characteristics that make the new F3 675 the most sophisticated supersport with the best handling of any sport motorcycle.
The MV Agusta F3 675 engine is the most advanced and powerful middle weight engine ever produced. It is a ultra-compact in-line three cylinder with the perfect balance between advanced mechanical engineering, extremely advanced materials and electronics technology. Thanks to the MVICS system it is the first middle weight motorcycle with Full Ride By Wire engine controls including 4 pre-set maps and one personally tunable map including traction control that can be selected between 8 different levels.
The chassis is also incredibly advanced: studied and designed to obtain the maximum dynamic performance, it was born with the optimum rigidity that offers an unparalleled level of feeling during all riding conditions when compared to the other motorcycles in this category.
The development of the style of the MV Agusta F3 675 was based on the core philosophy that has always characterized all previous MV’s: the perfect balance between form and function that meld together to create an object that is unique not only for its beauty but also for its effectiveness.
The new F3 675 will be available from December in the SERIE ORO version and from January in the standard version with the price of £10,299 in 3 color combinations: red/silver, pastel white and pastel black/metallic anthracite.
The powerplant of the new F3, an inline 675cc three cylinder, plays homage to the most victorious motorcycle brand in the word. With this layout MV raced and won an unprecedented number of races and world championship titles. Today the 3-cylinder engine has returned in the form of a Supersport with the most advanced technical solutions and performance.
This ultra-compact engine which is both incredibly short and narrow due to the unique layout of internal organs that only MV has been able to develop. Utilizing a 79mm bore and a super-short stroke of 45,9mm the MV Agusta 3 cylinder engine is extremely over-square and able to rev the highest levels ever achieved by three cylinder sports bike. Ultra-modern, extremely advanced and capable of 128 cv at 14.500 rpm coupled with 71 Nm of torque at 10.600 rpm. This level of performance has never been available in this category on par with the performance of a number of 4 cylinder engines thanks to a 15.000 rpm limit. For the first time ever, a production motorcycle has utilized a counter-rotating crankshaft that contributes to the perfect dynamic balance as well as increasing the lightning quick handling of the motorcycle.
Ultra-compact dimensions, reduced weight and maximum performance: these are the characteristics that make the engine of the new MV Agusta F3 675 the new reference in the Supersport class, an engine that is destined to become the new benchmark of supersport engines. Contributing to the reduced weight and compact design is the application of the “closed deck” integration of the cylinders into the crankcase in a single shell mold casting along with the MVICS system and the use of titanium both for the intake and exhaust valves. Another unique feature is the integrate oil and water system: the pump system (water and oil) is placed entirely inside the crankcases and all of the passages are contained internal to the engine castings offering both performance and styling advantages to the most powerful Italian 3 cylinder ever produced.
The most advanced electronic engine control system ever seen on a Supersport has been designed specifically for this extraordinary new three cylinder. A system of fuel injection that is extremely sophisticated using a two fuel injectors per cylinder coupled with a throttle body employing 50mm throttle valves, a new record for a Supersport! The F3 675 introduces for the first time the MVICS system that allows the engine to unleash a record level of power and control in every situation. The rider can select one of the 4 maps available, or customize an additional map to obtain the power delivery desired. With the MVICS system it was possible to generate a perfect harmony between the power delivery and the traction control which offers 8 levels of adjustment and is accessible through the input on the left handlebar and dashboard interface.
This system is incredibly advanced and can be custom tailored by the rider with a series of MV Agusta Special Parts optional:- Vehicle lean sensor capable of reading all of the vehicle inclination data. This interfaces with the traction control and engine control algorithms effectively reading the wheel slip during all angles of lean and then adjusting the throttle opening, spark advance and fuel delivery to ensure the optimal safety and acceleration in all dynamic conditions Launch Control which permits the optimum performance during starts from stopped and offering the maximum acceleration possible - Anti-wheeling which permits the optimization of the vehicle acceleration - MV Agusta EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift) which allows incredibly rapid shifting without ever having to close the throttle or employ the clutch.
As always, those who ride MV Agusta’s have become accustomed to having the very best components and the maximum performance from the chassis. The new F3 675 follows this tradition with a level of quality that exceeds most of the 1000cc superbikes on the market. As with all previous MV’s, the advanced frame design incorporates a mix of steel tubing and aluminum side plates that wrap around the ultra compact engine offering a level of compactness never before seen on a supersport motorcycle. The compact engine dimensions left the maximum liberty to design the most advanced chassis on the market with an exceptionally long single sided swingarm that guarantees traction and feedback to the rider. All of this without penalizing the wheelbase of only 1.380 mm is a new record for the Supersport category as is the 173 kg weight. The components, as always, are of the highest quality. The Marzocchi 43mm front fork is completely adjustable as well as the Sachs piggy-back rear shock. The front brake system consists of a Nissin radial master cylinder and Brembo radial calipers and 320 mm discs and are coupled with ultra-light wheels that contribute to the reduced unsprung mass which allows the F3 675 to offer handling never before experienced on a Supersport motorcycle.
Three Cylinders, Made in Italy
The dominance of MV Agusta in the motorcycle Grand Prix’s is in part due to their most victorious engine design. Of the 37 world titles won by the bikes from Cascina Costa, 10 are attributed to the bikes with the inline three cylinder engines. MV Agusta was the first motorcycle manufacturer in the world to believe in this technical solution, a risk that paid off with countless victories. The three cylinder project began as a twin cam 350 followed by a 500cc version, these bikes were legendary for their power as well as their lighter weight and improved aerodynamics compared to the 4 cylinder competition.
The project was designed at the request of Count Agusta, developed on the race track by Giacomo Agostini and raced by the greatest champions of all time winning immediately. Initially the 350 twin cam, followed by the 500 twin cam, these motorcycles became the reference point for all of the other manufacturers as they offered unmatched performance allowing them to dominate the competition. This dominance was translated into 10 world championship titles, 9 Italian championships and 215 race wins. The MV three cylinder was a motorcycle unequaled by the competition by applying technology that was advanced for its time and destined to become the future for all high performance engines.
Even today, the classic three cylinder MV Agusta is an example for the rational application of technology and pure styling. A style so unique that it transcends to the soul of the MV’s of today. Having to choose which engine layout would power the new MV Agusta middle weight, Claudio Castiglioni chose the most rational configuration of the three cylinder. A choice that is technically advanced while at the same time respects the long history of MV Agusta and their countless successes with this engine layout. Today, as well as in the past, the F3 takes advantage of a very compact design, advanced technology and unparalleled power. With the new F3, history and future are fused into a single entity giving form to the most beautiful and technologically advanced “600”, a motorcycle that clearly marks the beginning of a new era.
|ENGINE TYPE||THREE CYLINDER, 4 STROKE, 12 VALVE|
|TOTAL DISPLACEMENT||675 CC (41.2 CU. IN)|
|BORE X STROKE||79.0mm x 45.9mm (3.1 IN. X 1.8 IN.)|
|MAX HORSEPOWER||94.2 KW (126 HP) AT 14400 R.P.M - REV LIMITER 15000 R.P.M|
|MAX TORQUE||71 NM (7.24 KGM) AT 10600 R.P.M|
|COOLING SYSTEM||COOLING WITH SEPARATED LIQUID AND OIL RADIATORS|
|ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM||-*INTEGRATED IGNITION|
|CLUTCH||WET, MULTI - DISC|
|GEAR BOX||CASSETTE GEARBOX, SIX SPEED, CONSTANT MESH|
|ALTERNATOR||350 W AT 5000 R.P.M|
|BATTERY||12 V - 8.6 AH|
|WHEELBASE||1380 MM (54.2 IN.)|
|OVERALL LENGHT||2060 MM (81.06 IN.)|
|OVERALL WIDTH||725 MM (28.53 IN.)|
|SADDLE HEIGHT||805 MM (31.67 IN.)|
|MIN. GROUND CLEARANCE||125 MM (4.92 IN.)|
|TRAIL||99 MM (3.89 IN.)|
|DRY WEIGHT||173 KG (381.4 LBS)|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||16 L (4.22 GAL.)|
|MAXIMUM SPEED||260 KM/H (161.5 MPH)|
|FRAME TYPE||ALS STEEL TUBULAR TRELLIS|
|REAR SWING ARM PIVOT PLATES MATERIAL||ALUMINIUM ALLOY|
|FRONT SUSPENSION TYPE||UPSIDE - DOWN TELESCOPIC HYDRAULIC FORK WITH REBOUND AND COMPRESSION DAMPING AND SPRING PRELOAD ADJUSTMENT|
|ROD DIA||125 MM (4.92 IN.)|
|TRAVEL ON LEG AXIS||130 MM (5.11 IN.)|
|REAR SUSPENSION TYPE||PROGRESSIVE, SINGLE SHOCK ABSORBER WITH REBOUND DAMPING AND SPRING PRELOAD ADJUSTMENT|
|WHEEL TRAVEL||123 MM (4.84 IN.)|
|FRONT BRAKE||DOUBLE FLOATING DISC WITH Ø 320 MM (Ø 12.6 IN.) DIAMETER, WITH STEEL BRAKING BAND AND ALUMINIUM FLANGE|
|FRONT BRAKE CALIPER||RADIAL WITH 4 PISTONS - Ø 32 MM (Ø 1.26 IN.)|
|REAR BRAKE||SINGLE STEEL DISC WITH Ø 210 MM (Ø 8.27 IN.) DIAMETER|
|REAR BRAKE CALIPER||WITH 2 PISTONS - Ø 34 MM (Ø 1.34 IN.)|
|RIM FRONT||MATERIAL/SIZE ALUMINIUM ALLOY 3.50" X 17"|
|RIM REAR||MATERIAL/SIZE ALUMINIUM ALLOY 6.00" X 17"|
|FRONT TYRE||120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)|
|REAR TYRE||180/55 - ZR 17 M/C (73 W)|
Autoblog ----- "Our thirst for details on the upcoming 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 is officially quenched. MV Agusta has rolled out the skinny on the new bike, and in addition to a 126-horsepower, 675cc, three-cylinder engine, the F3 675 packs an astounding amount of technology for the segment."
Motorcycle ----- "MV Agusta’s all-new F3 675 opens up a fresh market to the elite MV Agusta lineup by entering the middleweight class. "
Motorcyclenews ----- "The new F3 has all the makings of a class-leading supersports machine. It’s much more powerful than its rivals, is lighter and has a host of electronic rider aids, from riding modes, to electronic engine braking control, variable power maps and traction control."