MV Agusta motorcycles, being more artistic and emotional in design, are probably one of the more expensive options in the market. Yet the company hopes to change that by offering a more distilled model that keeps the essence of the company.
Just recently, they’ve released the new F3 Rosso which they tout as the “more accessible” Rosso model in their lineup. It starts at €16,400 or roughly PhP954,000 (taxes and PH duties not yet included).
Compared to the 155 Ps, racing-inspired F3 RC Reparto Corse 800, the new F3 Rosso is a more budget-friendly sportbike. It is powered by a potent Euro-5 compliant 800cc inline-3 cylinder engine that produces 149 Ps of power, which MV Agusta touts as “still one of the most powerful in its class”.
Grade A electronics
No modern MV Agusta motorcycle is equipped with cheap rider aides. For the new F3 Rosso, there is no shortage of top-notch electronics. For example, the bike’s new IMU (inertial measurement unit) was designed and developed by Italy’s e-Novia for exclusive use by MV Agusta. The new IMU recognizes the bike’s position for swift assistance on all controls based on the lean angle.
It also means that the IMU can help riders manage and maintain the bike’s wheelies rather than killing the engine power entirely to prevent the front wheel from popping up.
A new ABS management system is also equipped, developed by Continental. It comes with a unique cornering function, to help the rider maintain the lean angle while applying the brakes. The traction control system can make precise interventions with consideration to the bike’s lean angle.
All this is viewed through a 5.5-inch TFT screen, which can also be paired to a smartphone and customized via the MV Ride mobile app. The MV Ride mobile app allows users to record their trips and share them on social media. Additionally, it offers the MV Agusta riders the ability to “tune” their MV Agusta motorcycles in the palm of their hands.
Other top-shelf features include new titanium valves and bearings to increase engine reliability, a new exhaust, a third-generation quick shifter, a stronger clutch basket, a redesigned frame for increased torsional and longitudinal rigidity, and 4-piston Brembo brake calipers.
Motostrada, the exclusive Philippine distributor of MV Agusta motorcycles, has yet to announce the arrival and SRP of the new F3 Rosso. Let’s just hope that when it lands here, the Philippine SRP will be much more appealing. We estimate if could be priced somewhere between PhP1.1M to PhP1.2M