Video Review: 2018 MV Agusta F3 675 RC
Jeff gives the full run down on MV Agusta's limited edition F3 675 RC, with a full track test and road review. Video: Jeff Ware
The MV Agusta F3 675 RC is one hell of an expensive supersport bike but it is also one very, very special machine and if you have the cash and the want, there is no reason to deny yourself of the experience. Just look at the bike. It is stunning, even at a standstill…
See the full technical run down below and we’ll have the full road and track review published shortly.
2018 MV Agusta F3 675 RC Tech Talk
Despite the switch to Euro 4, the F3 675 RC offers 128hp (94kW) at 14,500 rpm with 71Nm of torque at 10,900 rpm, with the most significant technical redesigns on the 2018 models concerning the balance shaft, the primary gearing, the intake cam profiles and the valves.
The gearbox has undergone a complete overhaul to make shifting easier and reduce clutch lever effort. Exhaust manifolds have also been redesigned, while the F3 RC silencer – supplied by the SC Project in the Race Kit – derives directly from the unit used by the Racing Department that significantly increases the power.
The F3 675 RC model also introduces new engine covers. These enhance engine protection in the event of a collision or fall and reduce mechanical noise emissions.
The F3 675 RC control platform, developed through racing, is based on the MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System). Key developments on the 2018 models include improved Ride By Wire performance, now with personalised mappings. Parameters on the eight-level traction control have also been fully revised to enhance effectiveness and fluidity. The EAS 2.0 electronic shifter has also been optimised for smoother shifting.
A new frame mount point for the three-cylinder engine ensures increased overall rigidity and the tubular steel trellis frame, closed off with aluminium alloy plates, is designed to offer maximum handling performance, as is evident from the wheelbase of just 1380mm, despite the long 576.5mm single-sided swingarm.
Each of the 350 limited edition F3 RC bikes comes with a top-drawer kit that boosts bike performance even further, effectively making it identical to the race version in terms of equipment and appearance. In just a few simple steps, the kit can be used to transform the F3 RC road bike into a perfect track day machine. The titanium exhaust system, with carbon fiber silencer, is supplied by SC Project and comes complete with carbon-fibre heel guard and aluminium silencer support brackets.
Also included in the kit is the electronic control unit with a dedicated mapping to maximise the increase in performance (133hp at 14,570rpm on the F3 675 RC and 153hp at 13,250rpm on the F3 800 RC).
The rear seat cowl (for single- seat use) adds a touch of style, as do the machined from billet brake and clutch levers. The included rear sprocket is for race track gearing, while the rear stand and bike cover are for maintenance purposes. As proof of its uniqueness, each RC comes with its own certificate of origin.
2018 MV Agusta F3 675 RC Specifications
PRICE: $28,590 Ride Away
Warranty: Two-year, unlimited kilometer, two-year roadside assistance
Colours: Red/Pearl RC White/Green
Claimed power: 94kW[128hp]@14570rpm
Claimed torque: 71Nm[52.4ft-lbs]10900rpm
Dry weight: 173kg
Fuel capacity: 16.5L
Engine: Liquid-cooled, three-cylinder, four-stroke, 12-valve, DOHC, 675cc, 13:1 compression, 79mm x 45.9mm bore x stroke, MVICS, six-injectors, Mikuni RbW, ride maps, TC, EAS
Gearbox: Six speed, cassette style
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc slipper clutch
Chassis: ALS Steel tubular trellis frame, aluminium alloy single-sided swingarm, Rake: N/A, Trail: 99mm
Suspension: Marzocchi 43mm USD forks, rebound, compression and preload adjustable, 125mm travel, Progressive Sachs shock, rebound, compression and preload adjustable, 123mm travel
Brakes: Bosch 9+ ABS with Race Mode & RLM, dual 320mm floating front rotors, Brembo radial Monobloc four-piston calipers, 220mm rear rotor, Brembo two-piston caliper
Wheels & TYRES: 10-spoke aluminium alloy, 3.50 x 17in, 5.50 x 17in, 120/70 – 17, 180/55 – 17, Pirelli Rosso Corsa
Seat height: 805mm
Overall length: 2060mm
Overall width: 725mm
Instruments: Digital multifunction display
Racing Kit Parts:
SC Project exhaust silencer; Power unit for SC exhaust silencer carry-over (with special mapping and traction control for race mode); Anodized aluminum mirror caps kit; Billet aluminum Brake/Clutch levers; Billet aluminum Foot peg kit; Fiberglass rear seat cover; “Sport”License Plate holder; Dedicated bike cover; Rear paddock stand; Rear sprocket Z43; Certificate of origin.