MV Agusta takes wraps off F3 675

Of course, the electronics package is just as important to the F3's performance as its engine and chassis.
MV Agusta says the new F3 675 is the most powerful Italian triple ever built.

MV Agusta has released the technical details of their new F3 675 middleweight supersport, claiming it’s on par with the world’s most advanced superbikes.

According to MV Agusta, their new middleweight stands out because of its high-tech engine design, fast handling, and light weight.

The engine, a 675cc inline triple, takes a page from the Ducati 1199’s playbook – it’s massively oversquare with a 79mm bore and 49.5 mm stroke. They claim this lets them reach the highest rev levels ever achieved by a three-cylinder sportbike. Power output is claimed to be 128 cv at 14,500 rpm, with 71 Nm of torque at 10,600 rpm.

Thanks to the compact engine, MV Agusta's engineers were able to use more of the machine's overall length to include a longer swingarm.

The engine also features a counter-rotating crankshaft, only seen before on MotoGP bikes, and titanium valves. MV Augusta has also gone to great pains to make sure the engine is as compact and light as possible, with the oil and water pump entirely inside the crankcase and the oil and water passageways inside the engine castings.

The bike has two fuel injectors per cylinder, with four fuel injection modes. If you’re not happy with any of these settings, there’s a fifth mode the rider can program themselves.

Of course, the electronics package is just as important to the F3's performance as its engine and chassis.

Other electronic features include launch assistance, an anti-wheelie feature, and a lean sensor that MV Augusta says works with traction control and fuel injection to keep the rider safe under all conditions.

The 43mm front forks are by Marzocchi, and the rear shock is by Sachs. Front brakes marry a Nissin radial master cylinder to Brembo radial calipers and 320mm discs.

The frame uses steel tubing and aluminum sideplates to wrap around the engine; because the motor is compact, designers were able to build an extra-long swingarm for the bike to improve stability, yet not get penalized for overall length. Total weight is 173 kg – a new supersport record, MV Agusta claims.


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