Up-Close with the MV Agusta F3 800 Ago

11/07/2013 @ 9:33 am, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS


What would an EICMA show be without a special commemorative machine from that little company in Varese? Behold the MV Agusta F3 800 Ago, a special edition motorcycle to celebrate one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, Giacomo Agostini.

On hand for the unveiling of his special edition machine, Mr. Agostini signed the very first model, which sports his signature Tricolore and gold racing livery, and is fitted with copious carbon fiber bits.

No mechanical work has been done to the MV Agusta F3 800, though we think the effect from the paint and carbon is very fetching. A small collection of photos are after the jump.











Photos: Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

  • @DaveMinella

    OK, I’ll put this on the list with the 899, 848 and Daytona 675 for potential new bikes for March. Any info on U.S. availability/price?

  • Looter

    AGO still looks great for his age just like the F4/F3 design! LOL I know I can’t afford AGO F3; I’ll run out and buy that sharp looking AGO Dainese.

  • ian

    So is that (posted articles on A&R) all that is the news from EICMA 2013.
    Respect Jensen, great work as always. Been reading for years.
    Just feels like not much going on.
    Would have hated to have bought a ticket to the show, to see mainly whats out there and dated already.
    Only significance i can see, is KTM making an effort?

  • Doctor Jelly


    I would have imagined the big news being that H-D is trying a bit harder to further their brand again, but as you’ve shown with your comment, it seems everyone is pretty blasé about it. I’m not sure if that bodes well for Harley if the internet is already forgetting their new young adult/foreign market bike. I thought it was kind’ve big news that they’re taking another step into the present… *shrug*

  • TexusTim

    looks like a gsxr on steroids…I like it.

  • Superlight


    IMHO the MV looks nothing like the GSX-R, excepting both have a single headlight. To my eyes no Japanese sport bike has come even close to this styling execution.

  • Norm G.

    re: “looks like a gsxr on steroids”

    more like a gsxr looks like an MV on sterioids. suzuki started adopting decidedly “European” styling cues with K5 GSXR1000.

  • MikeD

    LOL, i thought about it looking a bit like a Gixxer too or is it the other way around ?

    MAN, this things is PRETTY. Love the GOLD frame and wheels. One of the few sport bikes that look ORGANIC instead of Transforme’d.

    C’MON LOTTERY ! (^_^)


    Indeed my good man, i felt kind of ” IS THAT ALL for this year’s event ? ” Yeah, pretty weak IMO.

    And yes, BIG PROPS to Jensen for keeping up the good work.

    @Dr. Jelly

    Yes Sr. , the Piglet(s) as someone baptised it on RideApart is A very significant model for the sport in general (younger people, maybe even more girls riding ?, that can only be a good thing) but i guess when Cruisers are not on your Diet they do tend to go under the Radar rather quietly & unnoticed.

    Case in Point: The New Triumph ThunderBird Commander, wich i happen to like very much and see as a decent alternative to the ” WAY TOO MANY V-twins PowerCruisers ” Plague was not even slightly mentioned here. Bummer, LOL.

  • Gary

    No finer looking machine in production today.