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– 2012 MV Agusta F3

2012 MV Agusta F3

THE NEW MV AGUSTA F3

The new MV. A new work of art on wheels is arriving that will upset the balance of power. As with all MV’s this new model is synonymous with excellence, style and technology. The new F3 will apply these principles to a new market segment, the middle weight supersport category.

If the F4, considered the most beautiful motorcycle in the world, set the styling and performance standards by which all others are judged, the new F3 has completely exceeded all previous conceptions of what a supersport motorcycle should be, redefining an entirely new category. Light weight, power and electronics working in complete harmony on a new motorcycle that pushes the concept of supersport to the extreme.

Powerful, hyper-light and more compact than any other motorcycle in existence. The F3 sets the new standard by which all other supersport motorcycles will be judged and compared. A completely new project that was created by CRC, the research center that has continually designed and developed the motorcycles of dreams.

The styling is pure MV Agusta, as with its big sister the F4, but the F3 is even more unique. The new “middle weight” by MV follows the philosophy of all the MV Agusta works of art while pushing the limits of the supersport category with a maniacal attention to detail. The exhaust system has a triple pipe side exit muffler and is the perfect example of how design and function coincide perfectly. There is no doubt, the new F3 is a true MV Agusta



 

 

2012 MV Agusta F3 Features

After being elected the “Most beautiful 600 in the world”, the MV Agusta F3 675 is now ready to become the new reference both on the street and on the track. This Supersport boasts an ultra-advanced chassis and vehicle dynamics control unit MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System), that is on par with the most advanced Superbikes.

The MV Agusta F3 675 is a revolutionary motorcycle offering extreme emotions to the rider on the street and on the track. The three cylinder engine utilizes a revolutionary counter-rotating crankshaft, a solution that has only been previously seen on Moto GP motorcycles. Together with the most compact and light weight layout ever seen on a Supersport bike, these characteristics make the new F3 675 one of the best handling and most sophisticated Supersport motorcycles.

The MV Agusta F3 675 engine is the most advanced and powerful middle weight engine ever produced. It is an ultra-compact in-line three cylinder with the perfect balance between advanced mechanical engineering, advanced materials and electronic technology. Thanks to the MVICS system it is the first middleweight motorcycle with Full Ride by Wire engine controls. It includes 4 pre-set engine maps, one personally tunable map, and an 8 level traction control.

The chassis is also incredibly advanced. Studied and designed to obtain the maximum dynamic performance, it was created to have optimum rigidity and when compared to the other motorcycles in this category, offers an unparalleled level of feedback during all riding conditions. The development of the style of the MV Agusta F3 675 was based on the core philosophy that has always characterized all previous MV’s: the perfect balance between form and function that creates an object that is unique not only for its beauty but also in its effectiveness.

Engine
The 3 cylinder layout has won a record number of world championships for MV Agusta, and the new 3 cylinder 675 pays homage to that history. This new engine employs the most advanced technical solutions to achieve top performance.

Only MV Agusta has been able to develop an incredibly short and narrow, ultra-compact engine due to the unique layout of its internal organs. Utilizing a 79mm bore, a super-short stroke of 45,9mm the MV Agusta 3 cylinder engine is extremely over-square and able to rev the highest levels ever achieved by three cylinder sports bike. It is an ultra-modern, extremely advanced engine capable of 128 hp at 14.500 rpm and 71 Nm of torque at 10.600 rpm. This level of performance has never before been available in this category and it is on par with the performance of a number of 4 cylinder engines thanks to a 15.000 rpm limit. For the first time ever, a production motorcycle utilizes a counter-rotating crankshaft that contributes to its perfect dynamic balance as well as increasing the lightning quick handling of the motorcycle.

Ultra-compact dimensions, reduced weight best in class performance are the characteristics that make the engine of the new MV Agusta F3 675 the new reference in the supersports class. An engine destined to become the new benchmark of supersport engines thanks to innovative technical solutions such as the use of a single shell mold casting resulting in the “closed deck” integration of the cylinders into the crankcase, the use of titanium both for the intake and exhaust valves and the new MVICS system. Another unique feature is the integrate oil and water system: the pump system (water and oil) and passages are placed entirely inside the crankcase castings offering both performance and styling advantages to the most powerful Italian 3 cylinder ever produced.

Electronics
The most advanced electronic engine control system ever seen on a Supersport has been designed specifically for this extraordinary new three cylinder. A fuel injection system that is extremely sophisticated using a two fuel injectors per cylinder coupled with a throttle body employing 50mm throttle valves, a new record for a Supersport! The F3 675 introduces for the first time the MVICS system that allows the engine to unleash a record level of power and control in every situation. The rider can select one of the 4 available maps, or customize an additional map to obtain the power delivery desired. With the MVICS system it is possible to generate a perfect harmony between the power delivery and the traction control. As with every MV Agusta the Traction Control offers 8 levels of adjustment and is now accessible through the input on the left handlebar and the dashboard interface. This system is incredibly advanced and can be custom tailored by the rider with a series of optional MV Agusta Special Parts:

– Vehicle lean sensor capable of reading all of the vehicle inclination data. This interfaces with the traction control and engine control algorithms effectively reading the wheel slip during all angles of lean and then adjusting the throttle opening, spark advance and fuel delivery to ensure the optimal safety and acceleration in all dynamic conditions
– Launch Control which permits the optimum performance during starts and offering the maximum acceleration possible
– Anti-wheeling which permits the optimization of the vehicle acceleration
– MV Agusta EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift) which allows incredibly rapid shifting without ever having to close the throttle or employ the clutch.

Chassis
As always, those who ride MV Agusta’s have become accustomed to having the very best components and maximum performance from the chassis. The new F3 675 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. All of this encapsulated in a 1,380 mm wheelbase with a 173 kg weight that has set a new record for the Supersport category. The components, as always, are of the highest quality. The Marzocchi 43mm front fork is completely adjustable as well as the Sachs piggy-back rear shock. The front brake system consists of a Nissin radial master cylinder, Brembo radial calipers and 320 mm discs all coupled to ultra-light aluminum wheels that allows the F3 675 to offer handling never before experienced on a Supersport motorcycle.

 

 



2012 MV Agusta F3 – Specifications
USA MSRP – See local dealer for pricing.
Canadian MSRP – See local dealer for pricing.
UK MSRP – *RRP £9,999 OTR
European MSRP – €11.990 euros

Engine
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
Starting Electric
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

Electrical Equipment
Voltage 12V
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.)

Performance
Maximum Speed* 260.0 km/h (161.5 mph)

Frame
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear Swing Arm Pivot Plates: Material Aluminium alloy

Front Suspension
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.)

Rear Suspension
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.)

Brake
Front Brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel brakingdisc and flange
Front Brake Caliper Radial type, with 4 pistons – Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear Brake Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) diameter
Rear Brake Caliper With 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)

Wheels
Front: Material / Size Aluminium alloy 3,50″ x 17″
Rear: Material / Size Aluminium alloy 5,50″ x 17″

Tires
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

Fairing
Material Thermoplastic




 

2012 MV Agusta F3 – Press Release 1

 

OF MOTORCYCLING. A STORY CALLED MV AGUSTA.

Varese, 17th September 2010 – After years of continuous design and development along with ongoing research to create the most beautiful and technologically advanced 600cc bike of the world, the first pictures of the “real” MV AGUSTA F3 are revealed.

About MV Agusta:
Founded in Italy in 1945, MV Agusta has created some of the most exquisite, sought-after motorcycles in the world, renowned for their attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, and provocative design. MV Agusta boasts an unprecedented 75 Championship titles securing its place in the annals of motorsport legend.

 

 

2012 MV Agusta F3 – Press Release 2

MV AGUSTA F3: THE STAR OF THE SHOW

The 60th International Motorcycle Exposition, the most important motorcycle show in the world, has come to a close and all votes have been counted for the traditional “Most Beautiful Bike” Award. The clear winner is the MV Agusta F3.

Varese, 8 November 2010 – All of the votes have been cast. MV Agusta with the new F3 has earned the title “Most Beautiful Bike of the Show”. The election was organized by the magazine Motociclismo, the most important and informed motorcycle magazine in Italy. The new MV Agusta F3 dominated the vote tally during the entire period of the show capturing a total of 38.5% of over 12,000 votes cast. Behind the F3, with 20.6% of the votes, was the Ducati Diavel and occupying the third place on the podium was the Kawasaki ZX-10R with 8.5% of the votes.

The award ceremony was held during the conclusion of the Show at the Motociclismo stand with Giovanni Castiglioni, the Managing Director of MV Agusta, Corrado Capelli, the President of Confindustria ANCMA and EICMA along with Piero Bacchetti, the President of Edisport Editorial all in attendance. The award ceremony was the final act of an intense week of expositions and events which saw more than 500,000 visitors flock to the conference halls at the Fiera di Milano in Milan, Italy.

The F3, a true work of art on two wheels, literally dominated the scene with the attendants waiting in line for a view of the new masterpiece. The latest creation by MV Agusta has redefined motorcycle style and performance. Light weight, powerful and with the latest electronic controls all working together in harmony has come to redefine perfection. The new F3 has taken the concept of supersport to the extreme and has become the new reference point for all others to follow.

The unmistakable lines of the new MV Agusta, as with its big brother the F4, are unique and continue to stand out in the crowd. The new middleweight MV builds upon the already consolidated concepts continually applied on all MV Agusta motorcycles and pushes the limits even further with an attention to detail never before seen on a superbike. The tripple side exit exhaust system is only a single example of the unique application of form and function on this new masterpiece.

For the historical manufacturer from Italy, this is a further recognition of the immense amount of energy and resources that MV Agusta is dedicating to the constant development of their new products. The F3, at its first public debut, has been confirmed as the most desired motorcycle by all of the motorcyclists in the world.


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About MV Agusta:
Founded in Italy in 1945, MV Agusta has created some of the most exquisite, sought-after motorcycles in the world, renowned for their attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, and provocative design. MV Agusta boasts an unprecedented 75 Championship titles securing its place in the annals of motorsport legend.

 


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