These are the first ever images of the MV Agusta F3 Serie Oro, a special edition of the all new middleweight that will be available ahead the “base” model late this year. Where the regular MV Agusta F3 will cost just €11,500, this Serie Oro more than doubles that to €24,900. Justifying that premium will be top-drawer Ohlins suspension, Brembo Monobloc brake calipers, carbon fiber body panels, carbon exhaust tips and what appear to be magnesium wheels and swingarm pivot.
The Serie Oro will share the F3’s 675cc inline-three, which brings two technological firsts to the supersport class: traction control, of which the benefits are obvious; and a counter-rotating crankshaft, which should help reduce rotating inertia. Crurrently making 137bhp on the test bench, it’s already the second most powerful engine in the 600-ish class, behind the Ducati 848 Evo, but the 140bhp goal is almost ridiculous and would put this 675cc motor on par power wise with not only the 848, but also the 750cc inline-four of the original MV Agusta F4. If all that’s not enough, MV is also claiming that this motor is the most compact, short and narrow supersport engine ever, too. It’ll rev to over 15,000rpm.
Earlier this year, MV claimed, “The counter-rotating crankshaft, a defining feature that separates the F3 from the competition, guarantees superior handling that cannot be matched by motorcycles with a conventional engine architecture. The counter-rotating crankshaft not only offers an advantage during fast direction changes, there is also a massive benefit with regards to weight transfer during acceleration offering an increase in rear wheel traction.”
“The F3 offers the most advanced electronics and engine control system incorporating a Full Ride By Wire throttle body that together helps optimize the engine power and torque characteristics based on the needs and desires of the rider. The perfect harmony of electronics and vehicle chassis dynamics ensures that the F3 is agile and extremely easy to change rapidly the direction as well as giving the maximum amount of feedback to the rider when at maximum lean angles.”