There is no doubt that MV Agusta’s F3 is one of the most evocative sportsbikes of the modern era and is a choice for a rider who chooses their mount for its soul, and now we’ve got more details about the bike after a smattering of information revealed last year.
MV Agusta have revealed a new and much improved F3 RR that now pumps out 155 horsepower (with accessory exhaust) from its now Euro5 spec’ 798 cc triple while tipping the scales at only 173 kg, or an even more svelte 165 kg with the optional Race Kit.
That’s a class leading 147 hp in standard trim, including new valve guides and DLC treated tappets, alongside titanium valves and reduced inertia and friction thanks to updated main bearings.
The exhaust was likewise updated, offering more power and torque at all revs, maintaining the iconic MV Agusta note, while injectors are new and offer greater pressure, up to 0.5 bar. Even the oil radiator has been improved with a dual flow system offering five per cent greater effeciency.
It now has wings and vastly improved aerodynamics with carbon fibre side fairings, lighter rims, updated two-way Quick-Shift EAS 3.0, new six-axis IMU and Continental ABS system. The clutch hub has also been reinforced, with better manageability according to MV, alongside reduced noise.
That’s eight kilograms of downforce from the integrated wings at 240 km/h without losing any top speed, while wheels are 10 per cent lighter and offer seven per cent less intertia.
Electronics are meanwhile controlled via a 5.5 inch TFT display, with MVRide App compatibility on both IOS and Android, including turn by turn navigation, and social media sharing options.
Also available is the Racing Kit, which adds CNC machined fuel cap, brake and clutch levers, alongside a seat cowl, and Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, that is even road approved, and comes with a dedicated control unit, allowing the bike to reach the previously mentioned boosted performance and lightened weight figures.
Other features of note are the carbon-fibre front guard, and cockpit spoiler, new leather/Alcantara seat, CNC footpegs, handlebar controlled Launch Control, cruise control.
The 2022 MV Agusta F3 RR will run a 830 mm seat height, with 16.5 L fuel capacity, and the max-speed quoted is 240 km/h.
Suspension settings have also been tweaked, in the Marzocchi 43mm USD forks with full adjustability, as well as in the progressive Sachs monoshock, also offering full adjustability. Brakes are by Brembo with dual four-pot calipers on 320 mm rotors, and a two-pot rear on 220 mm disc.
The 2022 F3 RR is arriving now in limited quantities, and will be on Australian dealership floors from May 2 onwards. Contact your nearest MV Agusta dealership to secure one.
2022 MV Agusta F3 RR Specifications
Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
“D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner and DLC tappet
798 cm3 (48.7 cu. in.)
Bore x stroke
79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.)
108 kW (147 hp) at 13.000 r.p.m. 114 kW (155 hp) at 13.250 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, throttle body bore 50 mm diameters full ride by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion- sensing technology, misfire. Torque control with four maps. control of detonation and Traction Control with eight levels of intervention
Electronic quick shift
MV EAS 3.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift Up & Down)
Wet, multi-disc slipper clutch
Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Final drive ratio
350 W at 5.000 r.p.m.
12 V – 8.6 Ah
Dimensions and Weights
1.380 mm (54.33 in.)
2.030 mm (79.92 in.)
730 mm (28.74 in.)
830 mm (32.68 in.)
Min. ground clearance
120 mm (4.72 in.)
99 mm (3.89 in.)
173 kg (381.4 lbs.) – 165 kg (363,8 lbs.)**
16,5 l (4.36 U.S. gal.)
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
43 mm (1.69 in.)
125 mm (4.92 in.)
Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping and spring preload 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
Front brake caliper
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.
Rear brake caliper
Brembo with 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
Continental MK100 with RLM (Rear Wheel Lift-up Mitigation) and with cornering function
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