MV Agusta 2013 F3 800 offers 148 hp

Publish Date: 
Jun 4, 2013

VARESE, Italy - MV Agusta has a new middleweight sportbike: the 2013 F3 800, which the company claims offers 20-plus more horsepower than the 2013 F3 675 but weighs the same.

The F3 800 with electronic quick-shift retails for 13,990 euros in Italy. MV Agusta has not announced an availability date or MSRP for the United States. (UPDATE: MV Agusta says the F3 800 will be available in the fall for a retail price of $15,498.)

According to MV Agusta, the F3 800 features:

  • A three-cylinder inline 798cc engine,
  • A 79.0 mm bore and 54.3 mm stroke (more than 8.4 mm greater than that found on the F3 675),
  • Maximum 148 hp at 13,000 rpm (20-plus more horsepower than the F3 675),
  • Maximum torque of 88 newton-meters (65 ft.-lbs.) at 10,600 rpm,
  • A top speed of about 269 km/h (about 167 mph),
  • A 13,500 rpm limiter,
  • A mechanical slipper clutch,
  • A dry weight of 173 kg. (381 lbs., the same as the F3 675),
  • A power-to-weight ratio of 1.17 kg/hp (13.5 percent less than the F3 675, which has a ratio of 1.35 kg/hp),
  • A new front brake setup with Brembo monobloc calipers, and
  • Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires.

The engine’s timing system is a double overhead cam with four titanium valves per cylinder. New fuel injectors provide a higher flow rate compared to those of the F3 675.

Like its smaller sibling, the F3 800 has a counter-rotating crankshaft to reduce the rotational inertia effect during quick directional changes and to improve the motorcycle’s balance.

The electronics platform combines total electronic control of the throttle and throttle body with traction control. The platform offers three maps devised by MV Agusta technicians and one that can be fully customized by the rider.

The traction control uses the same operating criteria as the system employed on the F3 675, with eight different levels that are selected using the handlebar controls and the digital dashboard.

The F3 800 is available in three color combinations: pearl white/black, red/silver, and matte metallic black.

Posted by Arlo Redwine. Press images courtesy MV Agusta