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2014 MV Agusta F3 800 On the Way
MV Agusta will introduce a larger version of the F3 675, using the same bored-out three-cylinder engine as the Brutale 800 and Rivale 800.
Development of the new MV Agusta F3 800 is well underway, with the official reveal to take place in June. The short turnaround would suggest the F3 800 may share other features found on the 675, such as the chassis and MV Agusta‘s Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS) electronics package.
Equipped on the Brutale 800, the 798cc three-cylinder engine claims 123 hp at 11,600 rpm and 60 ft-lb. at 8600 rpm, but it will be considerably more powerful and higher revving on the F3 800. It will likely produce more than 140 hp if it hopes to match up against its class competitors such as the Ducati 848EVO and the Suzuki GSX-R750.
The F3 675, for example, claims 126 hp at 14,400 rpm and 52 ft-lb. at 10,600 rpm while its naked sibling the Brutale 675 claims just 109 hp at 12,500 rpm and 48 ft-lb. at 12,000 rpm.
We’ll have more information when the MV Agusta F3 800 is officially revealed in a few weeks time.
[Source: MV Agusta]