MV Agusta has released details of its new F3 800 motorcycle design. The company says the new three-cylinder motorbike aims to combine the power of a 1000cc Superbike with the handling of a 600cc Supersport, along with the torque of a v-twin and the rev limit of a four-cylinder.
Based on the middleweight F3 675, the F3 800 features an advanced electronics package and the new 800cc engine (weighing 52kg) with 148hp and 88 Nm of torque at 10,600 rpm. 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 798cc.
Among the innovations on the three-cylinder engine 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 overall vehicle balance.
The higher performance is reflected, for the same bike mass, in an increased power-to-weight ratio (1.17kg/hp) compared to the F3 675. The 148hp 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 17/39. MV asserts the low weight of 173kg will offer a power-to-weight ratio that will enable the F3 800 to do battle directly with litre class Sportbikes.
Characteristics at a glance:
• Three-cylinder inline, 798 cc engine
• Bore 79.0 mm, stroke 54.3 mm (+8.4 mm more than the F3 675)
• Max. power 148hp at 13,000 rpm (+20hp more than the F3 675)
• Max. torque 88Nm at 10,600 rpm
• 13,500 rpm limiter
• Slipper clutch
• Dry weight: 173 kg (same as the F3 675)
• Power-to-weight ratio: 1.17 kg/hp (-13.5% less than the F3 675, with a ratio of 1.35 kg/HP)
• New front brake set up with Brembo monobloc calipers
• Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyres
Source: MV Agusta