MV Agusta has introduced the F3 800 sport bike, incorporating a stroked version of the three-cylinder engine found in the F3 675, now displacing 798cc. MV claims a quite remarkable peak horsepower of 148 at 13,000 rpm. The relatively long stroke should provide a fairly broad spread of torque, as well. Redline is at 13,500 rpm. By stroking the motor, MV was able to retain the very slender nature of the 675 powerplant, as well. Despite the increase in horsepower and torque, and displacement, the F3 800 weighs essentially the same as the F3 675 – a claimed 381 pounds dry.
With Brembo monobloc calipers up front, braking should be spectacular. Marzocchi forks are fully adjustable, of course, as is the Sachs shock.
Ride-by-wire throttle coordinates with sophisticated electronics (a package MV Agusta refers to as MVICS). European pricing is $13,999 Euro. No word on U.S. pricing at this point.
If you want all of the details, here is a link to a PDF file provided by MV AGUSTA.