Chris Martin of AMA Pro Road Racing took on a seemingly impossible task: ranking the top 10 AMA Superbike champions of all time. And with that kind of responsibility comes an unenviable task — leaving some deserving members off the list. In the near 40-year history of AMA Superbike racing, many great racers — and […]
Top 10 Modern Classics
History will look kindly on these bikes
2. MV Agusta F3
We know there are a number of MV Agustas that belong on this list. However, it’s been nearly 40 years since MV last churned out a three cylinder, and the F3 is equally stunning now as the 500cc racer of 1974 was when it was introduced.
Three cylinders, 675cc, engine-brake, wheelie and traction control, plus a counter-rotating crankshaft set the F3 apart from its four-cylinder brothers and most everything else on the road. And let’s not forget its sexy curves; if looks alone could win comparison tests, the others don’t even need to show up. At $13,999, expect the F3’s value to drop slightly in the short term. However, we think it’ll be a fine investment for the long haul.