The 2021 MV Agusta F3 Rosso Revealed with a Euro 5 Engine

Italian automaker MV Agusta have announced the 2021 version of their popular bike F3 800 Rosso. Initially introduced in 2012, the MV Agusta F3 series has been offered since 2013 with two different engine sizes: 675 and 800 cc.

The MV Agusta F3 Rosso for 2021 comes with multiple technical updates that enhance its usability and performance. The new version of the middle-weight exotic supersport bike is said to have the power to deliver the ultimate performance–on the strength of new engine components and new technology that amp up the riding pleasure. The sporty and strong MV Agusta character continues to be one of the major attractions of the supersport.

The engine is a chief draw, with the F3 Rosso’s mechanics having received a major update. The 2021 F3 800 Rosso gets a revamped 798 cc, inline three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine–the heavily updated Euro 5 compliant engine. Furthermore, the engine now has DLC-coated cylinder walls, along with new valve guides that help reduce friction. The newly featured bearings, connecting rods, and countershafts are some of the other components that help reduce friction and further improve engine reliability; and Agusta have retained the titanium valves. The bi-directional radiator is redesigned to better keep the heat in check, and the new version offers 5 percent more thermal efficiency over the older one.

The engine is rated to produce 145 bhp of maximum power at 13,000 rpm and 87 Nm of peak torque at 10,100rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox that is now equipped with the third-generation MV Agusta’s Quick-Shift EAS 3.0 bi-directional quick shifter. The slight decline in the bike’s overall power and torque output is mostly due to the changes Agusta have made to meet the latest emission standards. (The F3 Rosso’s predecessor generated 146bhp of maximum power at 13,000 rpm and 88 Nm at 10,600 rpm).

The platform has also gotten major upgrades. The 2021 model will be based on the new IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform. There are a few electronic updates as well: a cornering ABS and lean-sensitive traction control system, front lift control, and a 5.5-inch TFT display. Additionally, the TFT display is Bluetooth-enabled and works with the MV Ride App. This feature is available for both iOS and Android users, with an option to record trips and share trip information on social media platforms. Moreover, every aspect of the bike (including engine settings) can be customised directly through a smartphone. The bike’s mirroring function allows for navigation with turn-by-turn directions, in addition to recording and sharing itineraries. The supersport bike now also features four riding modes, and it offers the convenience of cruise control as well. The hardware on the bike includes premium Brembo-sourced callipers, Marzocchi upside-down front fork, and Sachs rear mono-shock suspension.

While the mechanical and technical updates on the bike are readily discernible, the exterior has not been changed much. Thankfully, the bike’s design and styling have been retained–the F3 Rosso’s gorgeous looks obviously don’t need further tweaking. Among the exterior’s highlights are the same single-pod headlight, a full-fairing design, triple-outlet exhaust canisters, rear-view mirror integrated turn-indicators, split-style seats, a single-sided swingarm, and an overall design language that reinforces the well-known MV Agusta character. The dominating red and black touch on the engine, frame, and wheels, for example, enhances the sturdy and aggressive appearance of the F3 Rosso. The supersport weighs 173kg (dry) and has a claimed top speed of 240km/hr.

The F3 Rosso will rival the likes of the Ducati Panigale V2 and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R in the international market.


Engine: Four-stroke, transverse three-cylinder,
DOHC, with mechanical chain tensioner and
DLC tappet, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity: 798 cc / 48.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 79 x 54.3 mm
Compression Ratio: 13.3:1
Cooling System: Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Emission: EURO5
Electronic Quick-Shift: MV EAS 3.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift Up &

Ignition: Multipoint electronic injection
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 147 hp @ 13000 rpm
Max Torque: 88 Nm @ 10100 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc slipper clutch
Transmission: 6 Speed, cassette-style, constant mesh
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: ALS Steel tubular trellis, aluminium alloy rear
swing arm pivot plates

Front Suspension: 43mm Marzocchi USD telescopic hydraulic fork
with rebound-compression damping and spring

preload external and separate adjustment
Front Wheel Travel: 125 mm / 4.9 in
Rear Suspension: Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with
rebound and compression damping and spring
preload adjustment, aluminium alloy
single-sided swingarm

Rear Wheel Travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front Brakes: 2x 320mm floating discs with steel braking disc
and flange, Brembo radial-type monobloc, with
4 piston calliper

Rear Brakes: Single 220mm disc, Brembo 2 piston caliper
ABS: Continental MK100 with RLM (Rear Wheel
Lift-up Mitigation) and with cornering function
Front Wheel: Aluminium alloy 3.50 x 17
Rear Wheel: Aluminium alloy 5.50 x 17
Front Tyre: 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear Tyre: 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)
Dimensions: Length 2030 mm
Width: 730 mm
Wheelbase: 1380 mm / 54.3 in
Seat Height: 830 mm / 32.6 in
Ground Clearance: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Dry Weight: 173 Kg / 381.4 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 16.5 Litres

(Also published on the Hamrobazar Blog).

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