This week, World Superbike officials announced their Supersport series was about to legalize 900 cc twins and 800 cc triples. Fresh on the heels of that move, MV Agusta debuted the new F3 RR sportbike, with a 798 cc three-cylinder engine that should fit into the new structure.
This new bike makes 145 hp in stock trim, and can jump to 153 hp with the race kit installed (track-only muffler, and revised ECU). There’s a new six-axis IMU running the traction control and wheelie control systems, and an up/down quickshifter from EAS. There’s a stronger clutch basket, too.
The bike also gets a new leaning ABS system, sourced from Continental. There’s a new set of aerodynamic winglets, which are supposed to provide 17 lb of downforce at 240 km/h, which is supposed to stabilize the bike without costing any speed. MV Agusta stiffened the frame, put lighter wheels on the bike, and updated the suspension.
Will it come to Canada? Uh, maybe. MV Agusta hasn’t done much in our market in recent years, and it seems pretty unlikely we’ll see it make it to CSBK legality. However, at least you will be able to watch it in the World Supersport series next summer.