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MV Agusta Announces 2018 RC 675 and 800 Models

MV Agusta F3 800 RC


The new, 2018 MV Agusta F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC models have been announced featuring numerous changes. Euro 4 compliance drove many of the engine changes, but MV Agusta has gone beyond this to change other mechanical and chassis elements. Here is the full press release from MV Agusta:

Varese, 2nd November 2017 – Throughout MV Agusta’s history, racing bikes and production models have always been closely entwined. A fact highlighted by extraordinary successes, such as the outstanding results achieved by the Italian manufacturer in recent years in the World Superbike and Supersport championships. Ever since the F3 was first conceived, engineers, designers and the racing department have worked as a compact team: the chassis, engine and electronics have been developed with the dual goal of winning on track and bringing the unique thrills of a race bike to the road.

With the RC range, MV Agusta once again highlights its aptitude for racing: the F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC have much in common with the bikes seen at national and international race events yet are also  exhilarating road bikes. Further development has made the 2018 models Euro 4 compliant. A variety of updates have been implemented to comply with the new standard, which requires a 50% cut in emissions and 48% less noise compared to Euro 3. On the styling front, new colours and graphics mirror those seen on the actual race bikes. With their red wheels – a direct Supersport offshoot – the 2018 F3 RC bikes are unmistakeable.


Despite the switch to Euro 4, the most striking parameter remains maximum power. The F3 675 RC touches 128 hp (94kW) at 14,500 rpm with 71 Nm (7.24 kgm) of torque at 10,900 rpm; the F3 800 reaches 148 hp (108kW) at 13,000 rpm with 88 Nm (8.97 kgm) of torque at 10,600 rpm. Some of the most significant technical redesigns on the 2018 models concern 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 SC Project – derives directly from the unit used by the Racing  Department.

As on the F3 675 and F3 800, the RC models introduce new engine covers. These enhance engine protection in the event of a collision or fall and reduce mechanical noise emissions. All without compromising that distinctive MV Agusta sound.

MV Agusta F3 800 RC


The F3 675 RC and 800 RC control platform, developed extensively 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 8-level traction control have also been fully revised to enhance effectiveness and fluidity. Moreover, the EAS 2.0 electronic shifter has been optimised for smoother shifting.


A new frame mount point for the three-cylinder engine ensures increased overall rigidity, improving the already exceptional dynamic characteristics of the bike. 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 1,380 mm, despite the long 576.5 mm 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 (133 hp at 14,570 rpm on the F3 675 RC and 153 Hp at 13,250 rpm on the F3 800 RC). The rear seat cowl (for single- seat use) adds a touch of eye-catching 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.

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  1. skortch says:

    As nice as these are I wouldn’t buy one. They are missing what for me has been the trademark of the MV triples: the exhaust switching from 3 exit pipes down to a more traditional design.

    I’m sure it is more efficient and/or probably necessitated by Euro 4 compliance but in this case I think I’d go with style over substance and stick with a previous model or maybe a Brutale.

  2. Sean says:

    I’m far too practical for something like this, but it’s gorgeous!

  3. bmbktmracer says:

    They could make a fortune selling posters of this bike. I can’t afford the real thing, but a high-quality poster would sure look great in my garage. And in my bedroom. Perhaps in the living room as well…

  4. Butch says:

    Motorcycle exotica for the well heeled.
    Shades of Bimota.
    Nicely done.

  5. Pacer says:

    I do not like that headlight. How is that for a list of complaints. Lol. Never ridden one, but it sure looks good.

  6. allworld says:

    I love my MV.

  7. Dave says:

    Great looking paint-job. Interesting choice to “black out” significant portions of it. I prefer that to the multi-piece strategy that the Japanese bikes employ to similar effect (accent lines in spaces where they want).

  8. Gary says:

    MV continues to make the most beautiful bikes to come out of Italy…by far!

  9. Vrooom says:

    While I’m too old to fit on that bike for a ton of miles, it sure as hell is good looking.

    • Bob K says:

      They have a Turismo Veloce for you. And a Lusso version for me. Now if only there was a dealer around… (sigh)

  10. SausageCreature says:

    What a gorgeous bike! Can’t think of any design in the last 10 years or so that has filled me with such instant moto-lust.

    • mickey says:

      Red/silver MVA F4 1000 was one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever produced imo. This one is gorgeous too, but that red/silver was my personal fave.

  11. xLaYN says:

    “133 hp at 14,570 rpm on the F3 675 RC” with the Kit from “28 hp (94kW) at 14,500 rpm”; so around 4% increase in hp?

    Probably the cheapest way to increase the 675 power is to buy the 800 instead.

    Joke from the GSTwin forums… the easiest and cheapest way to increase the GS500 power is to sell it and buy a CBR600

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