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2013 MV Agusta F3 Oro Review
2013 MV Agusta F3 Oro
MV Agusta formally announces that the much awaited new F3 “Serie Oro”. In keeping with the traditions of the brand the limited edition “Serie Oro” version appeals to collectors and enthusiasts of Italian engineering excellence. These exclusive models, of which a maximum of 200 examples will be built only to special order, differ from the standard version via a multitude of details, both in terms of aesthetics and engineering. The F3 Serie Oro is immediately recognized by the gold frame plates and single-sided swing arm, as well as the forged aluminum wheels painted the same color. The deliberately minimalist graphics subtly emphasize the lines of the bike, as well as identifying it. The sensuous bodywork design is characterised by a special paint scheme which accentuates its shapely form; the final result is a striking reinterpretation of the traditional MV Agusta silver and red livery. Even the rear view mirrors are painted, and the seat subframe matches the colour of the F3s tubular space-frame. The clutch cover and the frame plates are machine polished, while the alternator cover is completely milled from a billet, providing these components with the hand-made feel that makes each MV unique.
The attention to detail extends to the air intakes and cooling exits, which have a gold finish, as well as the DID Gold final drive chain. The completely handmade covering of both rider and passenger seats employs real leather and Alcantara®, giving the Serie Oro the ultimate touch of elegance. As usual with MV Agusta Serie Oro models, a gold plate mounted on the upper triple clamp identifying each individually numbered bike, completes this picture of exclusivity. Several mechanical parts are unique to the Serie Oro models, exemplified by the outstanding Brembo brake system, with radially-mounted Monobloc calipers gripping Racing discs. Fully adjustable Ã–hlins upside down forks, TTX shock and steering damper collectively represent the ultimate in suspension. The space-frame chassis and seat sub-frame are TIG-welded, guaranteeing a strong, stiff structure and a highly refined aesthetic appearance. With the objective of allowing each rider to optimise the riding position, the footrests and their mounting plates are billet machined, and are fully adjustable, as are the gear change and rear brake levers. The F3s carbon fibre components add a unique richness to the bike. The front and rear mudguards, dashboard cover, air box side and intake covers, fairing inserts, both upper and lower chain guards, Swingarm protector cover, sprocket cover, fairing lower, and stacked exhaust outlets are all manufactured in this lightweight, good looking material, each one carefully manufactured and covered with a transparent protective finish.
2013 MV Agusta F3 Oro Features and Benefits
The powerplant of the new F3, an inline 675cc three cylinder, plays homage to the most victorious motorcycle brand in the word. With this layout MV raced and won an unprecedented number of races and world championship titles. This iconic engine has now returned in the form of an avant-garde middle weight supersport with performance technical solutions based on the demands of Claudio Castiglioni who is convinced that this is the ideal architecture for a middle weight supersport.
The engine is the most compact, incredible short and narrow engine ever seen in this category. The powerplant is incredibly modern in design, technologically advanced and capable of generating the most power ever seen in this category. One of the numerous technical features is the counter-rotating crankshaft, never before seen on a production supersport engine.
The most advanced electronic engine control system has been designed specifically for this extraordinary three cylinder. For the first time on an MV (and in the middle weight supersport category) there is Ride By Wire with multi-maps that optimize the power output in all riding conditions. The MV TC traction control has been incorporated into the engine control system raising the dynamic control to a new level on the F3.
As always, those who ride MV Agusta’s have become accustomed to having the very best components and the maximum performance from the chassis. The new F3 follows this tradition with a level of quality that exceeds most of the 1000cc superbikes on the market. As with all previous MV’s, the advanced frame design incorporates a mix of steel tubing and aluminum side plates that wrap around the ultra compact engine offering a level of compactness never before seen on a supersport motorcycle. The compact engine dimensions left the maximum liberty to design the most advanced chassis on the market with an exceptionally long single sided swingarm that guarantees traction and feedback to the rider. The components, as always, are of the highest quality. The Marzocchi front fork is completely adjustable as well as the Sachs rear shock. The front brake system consists of a Nissin radial master cylinder and Brembo radial calipers and discs. It is simply the best and the new standard by which all other middleweight supersport bikes will be judged.
THREE CYLINDERS, MADE IN ITALY
The dominance of MV Agusta in the motorcycle Grand Prix’s is in part due to their most victorious engine design. Of the 37 world titles won by the bikes from Cascina Costa, 10 are attributed to the bikes with the inline three cylinder engines. MV Agusta was the first motorcycle manufacturer in the world to believe in this technical solution, a risk that paid off with countless victories. The three cylinder project began as a twin cam 350 followed by a 500cc version, these bikes were legendary for their power as well as their lighter weight and improved aerodynamics compared to the 4 cylinder competition.
The project was designed at the request of Count Agusta, developed on the race track by Giacomo Agostini and raced by the greatest champions of all time winning immediately. Initially the 350 twin cam, followed by the 500 twin cam, these motorcycles became the reference point for all of the other manufacturers as they offered unmatched performance allowing them to dominate the competition. This dominance was translated into 10 world championship titles, 9 Italian championships and 215 race wins. The MV three cylinder was a motorcycle unequaled by the competition by applying technology that was advanced for its time and destined to become the future for all high performance engines.
Even today, the classic three cylinder MV Agusta is an example for the rational application of technology and pure styling. A style so unique that it transcends to the soul of the MV’s of today. Having to choose which engine layout would power the new MV Agusta middle weight, Claudio Castiglioni chose the most rational configuration of the three cylinder. A choice that is technically advanced while at the same time respects the long history of MV Agusta and their countless successes with this engine layout. Today, as well as in the past, the F3 takes advantage of a very compact design, advanced technology and unparalleled power. With the new F3, history and future are fused into a single entity giving form to the most beautiful and technologically advanced “600”, a motorcycle that clearly marks the beginning of a new era.
2013 MV Agusta F3 Oro – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $NA
Model not available
2013 MV Agusta F3 Oro – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: This limited edition will be available at the retail price of $28,995.00
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing System “D.O.H.C”,
Total Displacement 675 cm3 (41.2 cu. in.)
Compression Ratio 13:1
Bore X Stroke 79 mm x 45.9 mm (3.1 in. x 1.8 in.)
Max. Horse Power-R.P.M.
(at the Crankshaft) 94.2 kW (126 HP) at 14400 rpm – Rev limiter 15000 rpm.
Max. Torque-R.P.M. 71 Nm (7.24 kgm) at 10600 rpm
Cooling System Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Engine Management System
Injection integrated system with six injectors Engine control unit Eldor EM2.0,
Throttle body full drive by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing technology, control of detonation and misfire torque control with four maps, Traction control with eight levels of intervention
Clutch Wet, multi – disc with mechanical drive
Gear Box Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary Drive 19/36
Gear Ratio First gear: Speed* 1/14.493
Second gear: Speed* 1/10.821
Third gear: Speed* 1/9.053
Fourth gear: Speed* 1/8.040
Fifth gear: Speed* 1/7.274
Sixth gear: Speed* 1/6.712
Final drive Ratio 16/43
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m
Battery 12 V – 8.6 Ah
Dimension & Weight
Wheelbase 1380 mm (54.230 in.)
Overall Lenght 2060 mm (81.06 in.)
Overall Width 725 mm (28.53 in.)
Saddle Height 805 mm (31.67 in.)
Min. Ground Clearance 125 mm (4.92 in.)
Trail 99 mm (3.89 in.)
Dry Weight 173 Kg (381.4 lbs.)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16 l (4.22 U.S. gal.) – 51 (1.32 U.S. gal.)
Maximum Speed* 260.0 km/h (161.5 mph)
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear Swing Arm Pivot Plates: Material Aluminium alloy
Type “UPSIDE – DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Rod Dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Travel On Leg Axis 125 mm (4.92 in.)
Type Progressive, single shock absorber with rebound and compression (High speed/Low speed) damping and spring preload adjustment
Single Sided Swing Arm: Material Aluminium alloy
Wheel Travel 123 mm (4.84 in.)
Front Brake Double floating disc with Ã˜ 320 mm (Ã˜ 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel brakingdisc and flange
Front Brake Caliper Radial type, with 4 pistons – Ã˜ 32 mm (Ã˜ 1.26 in.)
Rear Brake Single steel disc with Ã˜ 220 mm (Ã˜ 8.66 in.) diameter
Rear Brake Caliper With 2 pistons – Ã˜ 34 mm (Ã˜ 1.34 in.)
Front: Material / Size Aluminium alloy 3,50″ x 17″
Rear: Material / Size Aluminium alloy 5,50″ x 17″
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)
2013 MV Agusta F3 Oro – United Kingdom Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: MSRP Price – The suggested retail price is RRP £19,999 OTR
Type: Three Cylinder
Compression Ratio: 13:1
Clutch: Wet, Multi Disc
Gearbox: 6 Speed
Primary Drive: 19/36
Final Velocity Ratio: 16/43
Seat Height: 832mm
Dry Weight: 173kg
Fuel Capacity: 16l
Max Speed: 161.5mph
Max Horsepower: 94.2kw
Max Torque: 71nm