Valentino Rossi testing the 2012 version of the Ducati Desmosedici is usually big news, especially with the Italian moto-press. As the nine-time World Champion logs his laps on the GP12 at Italy’s Mugello circuit today, the bigger news is the other Ducati racebike sharing the track with the Doctor. According to GPOne.com, Ducati is also testing […]
2012 MV Agusta F3, F3 Serie Oro US Pricing Announced – But No Sign of Brutale 675
MV Agusta has released U.S. pricing information for its new F3 675 supersport and limited edition Serie Oro variant, but those looking for the Brutale 675 naked version may be disappointed.
The 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 will be available at American dealerships for $13,498 while the Serie Oro version will be more than twice the price at $27,900. The extra$14,402 gets you golden frame plates, swingarm, air intakes, wheels and chain, minimalist graphics, as well as radially-mounted Brembo monobloc calipers, fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension and steering damper and lighter carbon fiber components. MV Agusta will only produce 200 units of the F3 Serie Oro.
Both versions of the F3 will come with MV Agusta’s MVICS electronics package with ride-by-wire throttle and traction control. MV Agusta claims a power output of 126 hp at 14,500 rpm with 52 ft-lb. of torque at 10,600 rpm from the 675cc Triple engine, the first production model to use a counter-rotating crankshaft.
Unfortunately, MV Agusta USA is not listing the Brutale 675 naked version of the F3 featuring the same electronics package and claiming a more modest 113 hp. MV Agusta lists only the Brutale RR 1090 ($18,998) and the R 1090 ($16,498) in its 2012 Brutale lineup, but the 675 would have offered a broader variety than the two 1090s provide.
[Source: MV Agusta]