2017 MV Agusta F3 RC Unveiled
MV Agusta was born on the track. Its story has been inscribed on most famous racing tracks in the World, since the dawn of the brand’s history of motorcycling, with the 2017 F3 RC representing the latest race inspired offering.
RC doesn’t simply means Reparto Corse. RC means extreme attention to technical development, both in terms of design and function. It means direct connection to the riders, achieving perfection from track to track.
RC also means attention to detail, because under race conditions each component is crucial and decisive. RC stands for absolute performance, a way of thinking known only by those who live to race. RC is the direct descendant of the racing experience brought to the road, crafted for the most demanding riders.
The incredibly lightweight and compact three-cylinder engine has been further refined and optimized to achieve maximum performance obtaining peak power and torque for both track and road use.
F3 675 RC produces 128hp (94.2kW) at 14400rpm and 71Nm of peak torque at 10900rpm. The F3 800 reaches even further extremes, producing 148 hp (108.8 kW) at 13000 rpm and 88 Nm (8.97 kgm) of peak torque at 10600 rpm.
The advanced MVICS electronic platform (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) allows the rider to effectivly manage the performance utilizing the Ride by Wire system together with the available multimaps (three predefined maps and one fully customizable map) together with 8 levels of traction control.
The frame is a composite structure consisting of a lightweight front steel trellis coupled to the aluminum alloy side plates that act as the fulcrum for the iconic single sided swingarm.
The suspension, Sachs mono-shock and Marzocchi front forks, have been tuned to keep the chassis in composure at the limit without sacrificing the nimble handling. The high ratio of swingarm length to the wheelbase (576.5/1380 mm) ensures maximum traction and perfect weight distribution.
The racing DNA of the RC model is evident at first glance. The race replica graphics are a tribute to the nuomerous victories obtained by Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti in WSS competitions worldwide, and each bike is personally signed by the the riders on the side panels as evidence of their partecipation in the developement of this very exclusive model together with MV Agusta Reparto Corse.
In tribute to the numerous laps and races led and won by MV Agusta in international competitions, a special accessories kit is included with each of the 350 F3 RC replicas.
This unique collection of special parts – including the license plate holder and single seat cover – are assembled by hands in the historic Schiranna Factory to enhance the racing heritage of the F3 RC.
Also included in the special parts kit is the rear wheel replica stand as well as a dedicated bike cover which protects the elegance of this three-cylinder masterpiece.
Each individual F3 RC comes complete with a signed certificate of origin which guarantees the exclusivity of this very unique motorcycle and its unwavering dedication to advanced technology, craftmanship, design and performance.
You can find the Australian MV Agusta site at: MVAgusta.com.au