Is this the MV Agusta F3?

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Weird swingarm, weird rear subframe, unique exhaust, chopped up fairing and tail unit that are still too big for whatever’s underneath, data acquisition equipment, funny holes in the fairing, no engine covers visible…these photos, taken recently at Spain’s Almeria circuit, appear to show the much rumored MV Agusta F3, an alleged three-cylinder, 675cc little brother for the 2010 MV Agusta F4. Can you spot any other changes?

via MVAgusta.net  Thanks for the tip, Christopher.

  • AadmanZ`

    Why on earth would you go to all the bother to disguise the testmule if you leave the name on the fairing?
    Edit: reading the topic on mvagusta.net, they tested the bike during a regular trackday. (moneysaving after HD cut the funds?)

  • Hangar4

    More pics please.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Sure, I’ll just fire up my time machine, set it to two weeks ago, fly to Spain, rent a car and drive to Almeria. I just hope I remember to pack the camera.

      • http://muthalovin.com the_doctor

        can i come? i will bring chips!

      • GeoSB8K

        Santa is going to bring you a lump of coal.

        I just hope they make it a bit more comfortable than its larger sibling. Sure that is what the Brutale is for but can’t we get a full fairing bike that doesn’t constantly remind me I’m not in my twenties anymore.

  • http://coroflot.com/clydearaujo Kaleidoscope

    YES! Yes it is the F3. Oh Christ I hope it is. I rather like it.

  • thursdays

    Someone on the forums pointed out the shorter swing arm too.

  • http://bloodfalcons.blogspot.com davin

    whoa…!

  • Isaac

    I am hoping for a modest 120hp / 65lb-ft and less than 15k. I love the idea of a smaller MV. I am however sad that it won’t be able to compete in WSS since they don’t allow 675 triples, or do they now? Keep it up MV and I am glad that HD didn’t influence any of your design cues!

    • Nick

      They do. The Triumph Daytona 675 competes – Chaz Davies is currently fourth place in the championship on one. I’m guessing the F3 would have the Triumph engine, no?

  • AadmanZ`

    LOL!!

  • vic

    there are some pics of the engine on mvagusta.net

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Pretty sure those are fakes.