MV Agusta USA Boss Confirms Small-Displacement Motorcycle is in the Works

06/04/2010 @ 12:10 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

Autoblog‘s Jeremy Korzeniewski got a chance to talk with MV Agusta USA boss man Larry Ferracci, where the Director of Operations confirmed that MV Agusta is working on a small-displacement motorcycle, saying “a smaller displacement bike is definitely in the plans for MV Agusta in the near-term future.” The news should be somewhat obvious to A&R regulars, as the “F3”, as its been called, three-cylinder prototype has been spotted both on the road and on the track several times now in F4 fairings.

MV Agusta is of course still in motorcycling pergatory as it waits to be divested from Harley-Davidson. There are reportedly two groups looking to purchase MV Agusta, with one group being lead by both Claudio Castiglioni & Federico Minoli, of MV Agusta and Ducati fame. Until a purchase by either group goes through, the small-displacement MV “F3” seems to be also stuck in limbo, but would presumably serve as a cheaper entry point into the MV line if it were to be produced.

More as we get it on both of these stories.

Source: Autoblog

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  • Terry Lemmons

    Cheaper means $18,000 or so ,hardly cheap. T.L.

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  • BikePilot

    This seems a good move both from the an enthusiast and business perspective. Hopefully there won’t be much more delay in the divestiture and Claudio Castiglioni and Federico Minoli can do their thing!

  • Tom

    What exactly is the raison d’être for MV Agusta? They dominate international racing? They make the fastest production bike in the world? They have the most cutting edge technology that make their bikes more sophisticated and superior to any other bike made today?

    0-3 in YES answers. MV Agusta really has nothing to justify their price tag or mystique.

  • Jensen Beeler

    Producing probably the most iconic modern motorcycle? That’s a pretty good start. I’ll be really curious to see what happens with the company when it’s divested from Harley-Davidson, and I think the success of the company will hinge greatly on who ends up purchasing it.

  • Tom

    Producing probably the most iconic modern motorcycle? That’s a pretty good start.

    The F4 is is iconic? It looks like most every other sportbike, but unlike the Suzuki GSXR1000, the F4 has no racing pedigree. MV Agusta is living on past glory…..which makes it a perfect company to be a part of Harley.