MV Agusta is close to revealing the new F3 800, aimed directly at the Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 848. As the name suggests, the F3 800 will be powered by the same three-pot 800 cc engine used in the Brutale 800 and Rivale 800.
The middleweight sports bike will weigh around 172 kg dry, very close to its 675 cc sibling, which is the F3 675. Power is said to be at 145 hp, well above its targeted rivals.
The F3 800 will also benefit from the same MVICS electronics package as well as the traction control system, ride-by-wire technology and ABS. Marco Cassinelli, head of the company’s Research and Development department said late last year that the F3 800 will be equipped with a new exhaust, new cylinder heads, different injectors and a slipper clutch.
The new MV Agusta F3 800 is expected to be launched late this year or early next year but as for now, European press have already been invited to witness the bike’s debut next month.