Another more tidbit of news to come from the 2016 MV Agusta Brutale press launch (read the review here), is word from CEO Giovanni Castiglioni that MV Agusta will unveil six new models this year, ahead of the 2016 EICMA show.
Castiglioni wouldn’t say which three models it would be, though he made hint with the above slide that three of them would be naked sport bikes, while the other three new models would be fully faired sport bikes. With these hints, it makes the guessing game fairly straight forward.
We already broke the news to you that an updated Brutale 675 would debut in Q2 2016, with new Dragster 800 and Brutale 800 RR models soon to follow, with MV Agusta’s updated 798cc three-cylinder engine that now meets Euro4 emission standards.
That news should button up the first three models from MV Agusta this year, and we also know from the press launch that the MV Agusta F3 Solar Beam concept will go into production as a limited edition model. This leaves two, fully faired, sport bikes still to decipher from MV Agusta.
With both the 800cc and 675cc Brutale platforms seeing Euro4 compliance, it is easy money to bet that the remaining two models from MV Agusta are those machines’ supersport counterparts: the F3 675 & F3 800.
We wouldn’t expect those models to share exactly the same power plants as their corresponding Brutale models, as MV Agusta will likely want to keep the powerbands on those bikes nearer the top-end of the rev-range, but we can expect tweaks to be made to their styling, and for them to be Euro4 compliant.
We could get a surprise from MV Agusta though, and if we had our choice it would be a new superbike platform from the iconic brand, as the MV Agusta F4 is getting quite long in the tooth, and is due for an upgrade.
With World Superbike regulations now heavily favoring homologation special, MV Agusta could appease its superbike racing efforts by making a special limited edition model. With the MV Agusta F4 RC still fairly fresh though, we doubt that will be the case. As we are fond of saying though, time will tell.
Source: MV Agusta