In a welcome change from releasing ‘special’ or ‘limited-edition’ models one after the other on an almost fortnightly basis, MV Agusta has recently announced the new F3 Rosso as the newest member of their mainstream Rosso line, offering what they are calling an ‘accessible’ sportsbike including an all-in-one fairing, clip-on handlebars and iconic MV Agusta styling.
The F3 receives a number of updates for 2021, including redesigned frame plates and swingarm connection points, for better torsional and longitudinal stiffness.
Peak power is an impressive 147 horsepower from the 798 cc triple-cylinder, now Euro5 compliant, and with new DLC coated buckets and updated valve guides. Torque peaks at 88 Nm, at 10,100 rpm, power peaks at 13,000 rpm.
Valves are titanium, while the main bearings, rods and countershaft are all new, reducing friction while increasing reliability.
The exhaust system is completely overhauled as part of the Euro5 update, offering an iconically MV Agusta look and sound but helping lower emissions.
Injectors are also new, now capable of an extra 0.5 bar of pressure for greater fuel delivery.
The clutch has a reinforced basket, while the Quick-Shift EAS 3.0 bi-directional system is standard fitment and improves feel and shifting compared to the previous generation.
The ECU firmware has also been updated, with new engine management logics and control algorithms, aimed at further refining throttle control and precision.
Also new is the IMU intertial platform by e-Novia, specifically for MV Agusta, with the Continental ABS and the TC (Traction Control) system being able to intervene taking into account lean angle.
Also updates is the Front Lift Control (FLC) system, which manages wheelies, including controlling them instead of outright preventing them. New handlebar controls also allow easy access of the launch control system, alongside the cruise control settings.
A 5.5 inch TFT display is also featured and syncs with the MV Ride App on Andriod or IOS, allowing trip recording and sharing on social media, as well as customisation of the various settings via a smartphone. This includes phone mirroring for turn-by-turn navigation.
A new bi-directional flow radiator is also featured, which boosts effeciency by five per cent.
The F3 Rosso bears the telltale red colour scheme alongside blacked out engine, frame and wheels.
Suspension is a 43 mm Marzocchi USD fork, with rebound, compression and preload adjustment, while a Sachs rear shock offers rebound, compression and preload adjustability as well.
Brakes are Brembo radial four-piston calipers, on 320 mm rotors, while a single 220 mm rear rotor is mated to a Brembo two-piston caliper. Wheels are aluminium alloy 17 inch units.
The seat height is 830 mm, with a 173 kg dry weight and 16.5 litre fuel capacity.
The F3 Rosso joins the Dragster Rosso, Brutale Rosso and Turismo Veloce Rosso. It is expected to arrive this August, 2021, and will retail for $31,990 Ride Away.
MV Agusta F3 Rosso Specifications
MV Agusta F3 Rosso Specifications
Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
“D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner and DLC tappet
Bore x stroke
79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.)
Max. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)
108 kW (147 hp) at 13,000 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m.
88 Nm (8.98 kgm) at 10,100 r.p.m.
Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system
Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS 2.1 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with six injectors. Engine control unit Eldor Nemo 2.1,. Torque control with four maps. Traction Control with eight levels of intervention
Final drive ratio
350 W at 5.000 r.p.m.
12 V – 8.6 Ah
Min. ground clearance
Fuel tank capacity
Unleaded Gasoline With
240.0 km/h (149.1 mph)
ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material
Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Single sided swing arm material
130 mm (5.12 in.)
Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc and flange Brembo radial-type monobloc, with 4 pistons Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia. Brembo with 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
Continental MK100 with RLM (Rear Wheel Lift-up Mitigation) and with cornering function
Alluminium alloy 3.50” x 17”
Alluminium alloy 5.50” x 17”
120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)
Intake and exhaust valves
Dashboard TFT 5.5”color display – Cruise control Launch control – Bluetooth – GPS – MV Ride App for navigation mirroring, app-controlled engine, rider aids setup – Mobisat tracker
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