MV Agusta F3 675 Details MVICS Electronics Package

11/02/2011 @ 2:54 pm, by Jensen Beeler12 COMMENTS

MV Agusta must be feeling antsy about the upcoming EICMA show in Milan, as the Italian company first teased its MV Agusta Brutale 675 in a video last week, and today it has released the final specifications of its upcoming 2012 MV Agusta F3 motorcycle. While we’re sure the 126hp 675cc three-cylinder motor, with its 52lbs•ft of torque, will please the discerning supersport purchaser, MV Agusta is betting that its MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) electronics package is what is really going to get you excited about the Italian machine (did we mention it looks gorgeous too?). Clearly reading our thoughts that electronics are the new horsepower, the MV Agusta F3 675 is now the only supersport to boast ride-by-wire & traction control, and also comes along with optional wheelie and launch control vehicle dynamics.

At the core for the 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 is of course its 675cc three-cylinder engine. With a 79mm bore and 45.9mm stroke, the sporty triple is sure to have a narrow powerband with its very over-square design, and 14,500 peak power output figure (15,000 rpm red line, with peak torque at a very high 10,600 rpm). Other engine features include titanium valves, 50mm throttle bodies, and dual fuel injectors for each cylinder. Throw in a 1.38 meter (54.3 inch) wheelbase, and a 173kg (381 lbs) weight, and all of this adds up to a formidable middleweight machine, but the real kicker from MV Agusta is the F3’s electronics package.

The full MVICS system includes four pre-set engine maps, with one user-customizable map, which work along the MV Agusta F3’s eight different levels of traction control. To unlock the full-potential of the MVICS package, F3 owners will have to buy some special optional parts, including a vehicle lean sensor that interfaces with the traction & engine control systems, a launch control module that also has anti-wheelie control, and lastly an Electronically Assisted Shift (EAS) quick-shift system. No word yet on pricing for these systems, but don’t expect them to be cheap.

Other components include fully-adjustable Marzocchi 43mm front forks, along with a Sachs piggy-back rear shock. Brakes are Brembo radial calipers and 320mm front discs mated to a Nissin radial master cylinder, while the wheels are said to be “ultra-light” for whatever that is worth.

The new MV Agusta F3 675 Serie Oro will be available in December, while the Italian company now says that the base version will be available in January. European pricing is set at €11,990, making the MV Agusta F3 a potent competitor for the Triumph Daytona 675. The F3 will come in the following three color choices: red/silver, pastel white, and pastel black/metallic anthracite.

Source: MV Agusta

  • Ken C.

    Do you think the F3’s price in Euros will translate 1:1 in US Dollars?

    €11,990 at today’s exchange rates is about $16,485 in USD. I don’t see that as a competitor to the Triumph Daytona 675 (at about $12,000 USD). :P

  • Wil

    I dunno Ken, the Oro has been priced a little better than 1:1, so I’d imagine the regular would be as well. And according to one dealer’s website at least, it’s listed at $13,999. There will probably be some fluctuation in that with PDI and other charges.

    Fair enough; I’d pay 2K more for for the MV.

  • Ricardo

    This is the only supersport with ride by wire?

    I thought the R6 had it since 2006.

  • Shereef


    I think the article is saying with BOTH ride-by-wire and traction control as one package (R6 doesn’t have traction control -yet). Good looking bike though.

  • JP

    If the bike really works as well in person as it does on paper, and MSRp winds up at $13,995 or less they will sell boatloads of them…

  • JP

    Edit- boatloads by MV standards- not Honda ones!

  • Quoted msrp to be $13,495 with first US deliveries in March but call that April. Oro will ship a few weeks earlier. Less than 30 coming over of 200 world wide

  • ML

    depending on my april bonus, I’ll probably get this as my second bike. so far everything new I hear about this bike seems more and more promising…

  • Corey S

    I would be tempted to buy one. My big concern would be if MV Agusta is going to be around long enough if something goes wrong or i need a part two years from now. I am curious about the stability of the company.

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  • MikeD

    @ Corey S:

    U pose a really good question … I do hope they stay around for a while.

  • razer10r

    will it have a steering damper?