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Meet MV Agusta's latest performance bike, the F3 RC series

Meet MV Agusta's latest performance bike, the F3 RC series image

Anton Andres / MV Agusta | January 11, 2018 17:44

MV Agusta F3 RC brings in track-honed tech to the streets

MV Agusta has unleashed their latest bike, derived from the brand's World Superbike (WSBK) and Supersport World Championship (WSSP) efforts. Dubbed the F3 RC series, it comes in two variants, namely the 675 RC and the 800.

From their three-cylinder engines, the 675 RC produces 128 PS at 14,000 rpm while the 800 puts out 148 PS thanks to tuned exhaust manifolds, primary gearing, balance-shaft, intake cam profiles, and valves. Should you want more out of the engines, MV Agusta also offers a track-pack which bumps up the power. With the track-pack, the 675 RC's power rises to 133 PS while the 800 moves up to 153 PS. The horsepower bump comes courtesy of SC Project exhausts and a specifically tuned ECU.

Meet MV Agusta's latest performance bike, the F3 RC series

Besides engine tweaks, the transmission is also new for 2018 with the company calling it a complete overhaul from their past units. It now comes with an up-and-down EAS 2.0 electronic quick-shifter. The F3 RC line also benefits from a race-derived Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS). MVICS comes with a re-tuned ride by wire system, a revised eight-level traction-control system, tweaked anti-lock brakes, personalized throttle mappings, and rear-wheel lift-up mitigation.

MV Agusta adds that the new mid-size bikes come with more rigid framework. The new mounting points and the redesigned trellis tube frame aim to make the bike stable at speed.

The high-performance F3 RC range will be limited to only 500 copies with 250 units allocated for the 675 RS and the rest for the 800.