26 photos of the MV Agusta F3 in action

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Snapped at what appears to be Yas Marina, these photos show the new MV Agusta F3 being used in anger. Reports from Europe, where MV is organized enough to actually put journalists on bikes, reveal that the 126bhp, 173kg (dry) triple remains…unfinished. Agility and performance are tempered by fueling so bad that maintaining constant speeds is reportedly impossible and misfires abound. Oh well, at least it’s nice to look at, which is what you can do in these wallpaper-sized images.

  • 10/10ths

    In the Italian moto manufacturer world, all customers are Beta Testers.

    I own a Ducati, trust me.

  • Jon B.

    Paul Ricard I believe.

    Epic bike, I spoke to a dealer who had pre-orders on a ton of ‘em. Want.

  • Alex

    Uggggh so many wallpaper-worthy images. If only it was the Oro and not the base-F3.

  • http://www.faster-faster.com fasterfaster

    Engineering team of four trying desperately to bring an all new machine to market? These guys deserve some serious props. While it’s easy to think of MV on the same level as other brands that have been around for decades, and was handed ~$120M by Harley, let’s remember that they walked away with no working capital and a nasty reputation among suppliers. I won’t claim to know all the inner workings, but the small team left holding the bag has a pretty monumental challenge. Looking at that bike, I’m definitely cheering for them to succeed.

  • Tony

    The clear visor rider reminds of 2001: Space Odyssey. “Hello Dave”.

  • Aaron

    Sure would look good wheeling over Ago’s leap at the TT.

  • filly-fuzz

    Buy a triumph ‘tona, been sorted since 2006

    But still that bike is sex

  • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1200]

    I reckon that with all the emissions laws in force throughout this motorcycle’s target markets, designing a motorcycle with fueling that works on the track as well as at idle has been very difficult.

    For the end user, perhaps putting resistors on the oxygen sensors will sort out the fueling enough so that the motorcycle becomes ride-able in city traffic — at least until a more permanent fueling fix is implemented by the factory.