When Pierer Industrie AG purchased Husqvarna from BMW in January, it was obvious some major changes were on their way. Pierer Industries AG is owned by Stefan Pierer, who happens to be chief executive officer of KTM, which also happens to be the parent company of Husaberg. That’s three European motorcycle manufacturers with strong off-road […]
2012 MV Agusta F3 and Brutale 675 Available With or Without Quick Shifter
MV Agusta announced both the 2012 F3 675 and the naked Brutale 675 will be available with its Electronically Assisted Shift (EAS) system.
The EAS allows for quick shifting without needing to close the throttle or apply the clutch. The EAS quick shifter was previously available for just the F3 as an optional accessory, but MV Agusta says it will offer EAS-installed and non-EAS versions of the F3 and the Brutale.
The MV Agusta F3 675 and the Brutale 675 both share a lot of the same technology including the 675cc three-cylinder engine, ride-by-wire and Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS) electronics package, so it was curious MV Agusta originally announced EAS would be available for the F3, but did not mention its availability for the Brutale. MV Agusta has now rectified that by making EAS available for both models.
U.S. availability for the EAS version of the F3 has not been confirmed (the Brutale 675 still has yet to be officially confirmed for North America). In Europe, the base version of the 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 is currently available for 11,990 euros (US$15,990) while the EAS version will arrive in showrooms later this month for 12,390 euros (US$16,525). The 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 will enter production in June with a an MSRP of 8,990 euros (US$11,989) for the base version and 9,390 euros (US$12,522) for the EAS-equipped version.
[Source: MV Agusta]