MV Agusta last night lifted the covers from its new F3 RR supersports model, which debuts a complex aerodynamic fairing along with a number of performance and tech upgrades.
INFO MOTO understands that the new MV Agusta F3 RR will launch locally in the first quarter of next year, to sit above the current F3 800 Rosso ($31,990 rideaway) in its supersports line-up.
The F3 RR’s new styling package includes aerodynamic elements on the front guard to improve cooling, and wings on each side of the fairing that generate an extra eight kilograms of downforce when travelling at 240km/h.
To counteract the added weight of the carbon-clad fairing, the new F3 RR gets a new rear wheel that is 10 per cent lighter than that of its predecessor.
The bike is motivated by a familiar 798cc triple-cylinder engine generating 108kW and 88Nm, although a number of internal changes have been made as it now moves over to Euro5 emissions standards.
Notably, the three-pot engine gains new injectors and breathes easy with a new exhaust system and radiator. While outputs remain unchanged, MV Agusta says that these changes, along with a tweaked engine mapping, improve the bike’s overall power delivery.
The F3 RR’s electronics suite sees the inclusion of a six-axis IMU to control cornering ABS and advanced traction control tech, while a large 5.5-inch TFT display gives access to rider modes, bike data and smartphone connectivity features.
In some markets, the MV Agusta F3 RR will be offered with an optional Racing Kit, that boosts power and reduces weight with CNC machined components, an Akropovic titanium exhaust and specific ECU tune.
This kit is said to increase power to 115kW (up 7kW), while dropping its dry weight from 173kg to 165kg.
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