The MV Augusta F3 Rosso is opposed to Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R and Ducati Panigale V2
MV Agusta is a leader in the meeting of art and superbikes. All their motorcycles turn heads. Not only looks, but the Italian brand’s motorcycle also boasts fiery performance that makes it one of the most beloved machines on the track. The company updated another of its speed demons for 2021 with updated emission standards and some additional tech.
The Italian superbike maker has updated F3 Rosso for 2021, which is now Euro-5 compliant and has a whole new set of electronics. However, the improvements are much more complex and nuanced, which would provide even better driving pleasure without compromising the environment.
In terms of design, the overall styling of the F3 Rosso is still intact with subtle modifications added to accentuate the sporty appeal of the bike. As evident, the design of the F3 was derived from its big brother F4 which is considered to be one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made. It continues to feature a unibody headlight, fully faired design, front fascia mounted mirrors with integrated turn signals, and split seats.
The exhaust configuration has been slightly revised. The rectangular triple-tailed exhaust cartridges are now wrapped in a black heat shield instead of the old silvery which looks sharper. Plus, the dazzling Agostini Red color scheme with the contrasting black engine-gearbox combination and foundations would make any rider’s heart swoon.
Updated features, driving aids
The updated gear gets a new 5.5-inch TFT instrument console with readable readings, but the graphics look underwhelming. The display comes with Bluetooth connectivity as well as the MV Ride app which can be paired with any Android or iOS device, allowing users to customize the settings as they please. It also provides detailed navigation and allows passengers to share their travel information on social media platforms.
2021 F3 Ross also receives an updated electronics package with a new IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform. It is now offered with cornering ABS developed by Continental and a lean sensitive traction control system for better grip on the road. MV Agusta provided an updated front lift control system or wheel control in common terms that allows for a controlled wheelie rather than completely preventing it.
More accessible high-end performance
The mid-weight superbike is still powered by the same liquid-cooled 798cc inline three-cylinder engine, but has undergone small but significant updates. The DLC (Diamond-like-Carbon) coating on the cylinder walls and the redesigned valve guides helped reduce internal friction. Other updates include new injectors offering more injection pressure and a revised exhaust manifold led to better power and torque curves.
Although the output figures of 145 hp at 13,000 rpm and 88 Nm at 10,100 rpm are almost similar to its predecessor, peak torque is now reached 500 rpm earlier. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox that receives a new clutch basket and a third-generation Quick-Shift EAS 3.0 two-way shifter that allows for faster and smoother gear changes.
No changes were made to its suspension setup which gets Marzocchi USD forks up front and a Sachs monoshock at the rear, both of which are fully adjustable. Prices for the updated F3 Rosso are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Its launch in India remains uncertain as MV Agusta currently has no local distributors since Kinetic-owned MotoRoyale terminated the deal with the company a year ago.