2014 MV Agusta F3 800 Review and Price

Monday, October 7th 2013. | MV Agusta, Review

2014 MV Agusta F3 800, Inspired by MV Agusta’s legendary 500cc and 350cc grand prix racing bikes which Giacomo Agostini rode to 14 of his 15 world titles, the new F3 800 Triple is that the brainchild from the late Claudio Castiglioni and former designer Massimo Tamburini. Their objective using the F3 and Brutale families was to attain a platform which expanded market share and shared major elements, therefore reducing production prices and increasing profitability.

Powering the F3 800 may be a compact three-cylinder engine having a cylinder head that’s identical towards the 675’s. The crankshaft, but, is stroked from 45. 9 to 54. 3mm, that, along side the unchanged 79. 0mm bore, outcomes within the displacement of 798cc. To build this potential having a common cylinder head and crankcase, the connecting rods needed to be shortened from 109. 3 to 105. 1mm. The compression ratio inside the already compact combustion chamber has increased from 13. zero : 1 to 13. 3 : 1.

Both engines share a similar camshafts and trio of 50mm, dual-injector throttle bodies, however the 800’s higher injectors flow 15 % a lot of fuel, serving to the wider motor manufacture a claimed 148 horsepower at 13, 000 rpm and sixty five foot-pounds of peak torque at 10, 600 rpm. A six-speed, cassette-type gearbox as well as a slipper clutch transmit power towards the rear wheel.

Managing power is MV’s MVICS throttle-by-wire electronics suite, and that is integrated straight into the 2014 F3 800’s EM2. zero ECU. Included are four maps (Sport, Rain, Normal and Custom), and eight-level traction management. What’s a lot of, the bike possesses a wealth of different adjustability, along with settings which permit the rider to line tip-in throttle response, max torque (Sport or Rain), engine braking (Sport or Normal), engine response (Fast or Slow), engine torque (Sport or Rain) and rpm limit (Sport or Normal). The F800 additionally offers wheelie management and an optional quickshifter.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 ENGINE

The bore diameter remains unaltered at 79.0 mm; the stroke has been increased from 45.9 mm to 54.3 mm resulting in a displacement increase from 675cc to 798 cc. The power output increases an incredible value of 148 HP at 13,000 rpm coupled with a peak torque value of 88 Nm at 10,600 rpm. The rev limiter has been set to intervene at 13,500 rpm. The timing system is double overhead cam with four titanium valves per cylinder to benefit the high RPM performance. The fuel injectors are also new which guarantee a higher flow rate and increased power compared to those of the F3 675.

The three-cylinder engine is the pinnacle of motorcycle engineering: it’s extremely light and compact (weighing just 52 kg) and uses a “closed-deck” shell mold cast crankcase with integrated cylinders. The water and oil circuits are integrated into the actual crankcase castings and their respective pumps are located inside the engine with obvious advantages in terms of styling as well as compactness. Among the innovations on this three-cylinder MV Agusta F3 800 is the counter-rotating crankshaft, a technical solution that prior to the F3 675 was only available on MotoGP motorcycles. The objective? To reduce the rotational inertia effect during quick directional changes and to improve the vehicle balance with the resulting ease of handling of the F3.

The considerably higher performance is reflected, for the same bike mass, in an increased power-to-weight ratio (1.17 kg/HP) compared to the F3 675. And that’s not all; the response to acceleration under all conditions as well as the smoothness of the power delivery at mid range rpm are remarkably improved. These two crucial factors immensely increase the pleasure of riding on the road and decreasing lap times on the track. The 148 HP power output translates into a top speed of around 269 km/h coupled with a modification to the final drive ratio which has been increased from 16/43 to 17/41. Lastly, the mechanical slipper clutch system designed and developed by MV Agusta allows the best performance to be achieved even under hard braking.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 ELECTRONICS

The three-cylinder MV Agusta project has brought the most advanced electronics ever seen to the middleweight category. The MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform combines total electronic control of the throttle and throttle body with traction control. The Full Ride By Wire is to all intents and purposes the technological basis of the MVICS platform: the system makes it possible for the ideal throttle body aperture to be defined at any moment in time, so it is not dependent on the angular rotation of the twist grip. There are in fact no mechanical constraints between throttle and butterfly: the injection mapping and ignition are what defines the optimum fuel-air mix to give the best performance at all times and under all load conditions.

The MVICS offers a multimap approach, with three maps devised by MV Agusta technicians and one that can be fully customised by the rider, who mixes the parameters available to obtain the closest solution to his needs.

Traction control is by now a vital pre-requisite: it uses the same operating criteria as the much admired system employed on the F3 675, with 8 different levels that are easily selected using the handlebar controls and the compact, fully digital, dashboard.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 CHASSIS

The excellent handling of the F3 675 are present on the MV Agusta F3 800. Beginning with the wheelbase of a mere 1,380 mm which is a record achievement that acts as the basis of the exceptional ease of handling of this revolutionary three-cylinder.

The frame is the result of a clever combination of a main structure in ALS tubular steel and a middle section comprised of a pair of cast aluminium side plates, as well as the extended swingarm (576.5 mm) which has been designed to provide maximum traction.

The sophisticated Marzocchi front forks with 43 mm diameter legs and 125 mm of stroke offers adjustable spring preload and both compression as well as rebound adjustment. The fork and shock valving is dedicated in order to take full advantage of the higher performance 800cc engine.

The Sachs mono-shock absorber with a travel of 123 mm has a separate piggyback nitrogen reservoir and is fully adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound. The brake system has been upgraded as well utilizing Brembo monobloc (M4.34a) front calipers to guarantee unrivaled braking performance even under the most severe conditions, especially at the track.
There is no change in the diameter of the two front discs (320 mm) and the rear brake system remains a two-piston caliper mated to a single 220 mm diameter disc. The tyres fitted as standard are Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa; 120/70-ZR17 on the front and 180/55-ZR17 rear.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 COLORS AND PRICES

The new F3 800 is available in 3 colour combinations:
• Pearl white/black
• Red/silver
• Matt metallic black

(Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.)

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