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2014 MV Agusta F3 800 Revealed
MV Agusta revealed official photos and specifications for the 798cc version of the F3 675 supersport. The new 2014 MV Agusta F3 800 offers similar styling to the 675 but offers a bigger engine, slipper clutch, upgraded suspension and monobloc calipers.
The F3 800′s three-cylinder engine has the same 79mm bore as the F3 675 but its 54.3mm stroke is 8.4 mm longer and uses the same counter-rotating crankshaft design said to reduce rotational inertia. The rev limiter has also been increased to 13,500 rpm and the fuel injection has also been revised for a higher flow rate. Like the 675, the F3 800 comes with a quick shifter but also gains a slipper clutch.
MV Agusta claims the larger engine produces 146 hp at 13,000 rpm and 64.9 ft-lb. at 10,600 rpm, both upgrades over the claimed output of 124.3 hp at 14,400 rpm and 52.4 ft-lb. at 10,600 rpm. According to MV Agusta, the F3 800 has the same dry weight of 381.4 pounds as the 675, giving the new model a significantly higher power-to-weight ratio. MV Agusta claims the F3 800 can reach a top speed of 167.1 mph compared to the F3 675 which claims a top speed of 161.5 mph.
Like the F3 675, the F3 800 comes with MV Agusta’s Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS) electronics package with ride-by-wire throttle, three preset engine maps, a fourth user-customizable map and an eight-level traction control system.
The 800 also gains fully adjustable suspension, with a 43mm Marzocchi upside-down fork and Sachs rear shock (the F3 675 only offers rear spring-preload adjustment). The brakes have also been upgraded with the 800 sporting monobloc four-piston Brembo calipers.
The 2014 MV Agusta F3 675 will be offered in three color options: pearl white/black, red/silver and matt metallic black. U.S. pricing and availability is still to be determined, but in Europe the F3 800 will go for 13,990 euros (US$18,282).
[Source: MV Agusta]