Our thirst for details on the upcoming 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 is officially quenched. MV Agusta has rolled out the skinny on the new bike, and in addition to a 126-horsepower, 675cc, three-cylinder engine, the F3 675 packs an astounding amount of technology for the segment.

MV Agusta has rolled in a customizable electronics package called MVICS. The system features the same ride-by-wire engine mapping as the less-expensive Brutale 675, but rolls in eight-levels of adjustable traction control as well. Buyers can also plug in additional sensors and modules to unlock even more functionality.

Two of the most interesting add-ons include a launch-control module that includes anti-wheelie programming and an Electronically Asssited Shift system that provides for quicker cog-swapping.

Even with all of that tech glued to the bike's frame, the 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 weighs just 381 pounds dry. European buyers can expect to sink their teeth into the machine in January when it arrives in dealer showrooms with a price tag of €11,990. It ought to be headed Stateside shortly thereafter.


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      Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am not a fan of race bike look a-likes . But this thing talks to me!! To be young,60 lbs lighter, and not have arthritis again. That thing right there is the real deal. Quality IS. And just for balance I currently, and for the past 13 years have rode a 97 Honda Valkyrie. Which weighs 750 + lbs without my big butt in saddle.
      chzyrider
      • 3 Years Ago
      No matter what brand you ride, get involved in protecting your right to ride it !! What many young riders don't realize is that it's mainly those "crusty ol' Harley riders" some joke about that are actively protecting YOUR legal ability to ride a motorcycle. Without younger riders getting involved in your local organizations to continue the efforts, your right to ride may be jeopardized at any time by some politician that has never ridden a motorcycle nor has any interest in protecting or preserving your particular interests. In Oregon, it's these same people that got the local laws changed so riders can change handlebars for a more comfortable fit. And where attendants are currently required by law to operate the fuel pumps, again it was the same people that got the laws changed in recent years so you can actually handle the nozzle to pump your own fuel instead of the minimum waged pump-jockey that may not care if they scratch your tank or spill fuel on your paint. Various efforts have been made in locations across the country to hinder your rights like; special road-blocks just for motorcycle "safety inspections" and motorcycles being restricted from certain public roadways. Want to continue the ability to modify your bike's engine, or just change your muffler and/or intake for better performance? Forget it if the politicians and eco-fanatics have their way. ATV-ers can also be affected with potential limiting of modifications allowed. Do you wish to give up the performance mufflers, or maybe the extended swingarms & sand tires? Get involved. Protect your rights. Without those that actively speak up, others will presume you silently agree. Oh, by the way... cool lookin' bike! But I don't care for the way the license plate hanger sticks out so much.
      plaidp
      • 3 Years Ago
      How is this a "testament to technology". It's really no different than bikes that have been around for decades. It is probably not that comfortable on long journeys. Has way too much power relative to legal highway speeds and the fuel consumption sucks. These things are toys. They are nothing to do with transporting people from point A to B.
        kwikrdrvr
        • 3 Years Ago
        @plaidp
        Get out of your cage and try it on two wheels. Look at the number of 4 wheel toys on the market. What do you call a 1000HP Bugatti?
        SpikedLemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @plaidp
        I commute on my 150hp motorcycle daily. Over an hour each way. The power is needed to QUICKLY avoid morons in cages who don't pay attention.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @SpikedLemon
          BINGO.....same here, nice to twist a throttle to AVOID potential trouble such as cell phone talking distracted Mothers of four in a Tahoe...
        rc_car_nut
        • 3 Years Ago
        @plaidp
        You don't like it don't buy it..... Comfort all depends on the rider and what he wants. Maybe they don't want to go on a long trip. I also bet it gets better mileage than you think. My 1050 Speed Triple gets over 45MPG...
      Dirtbag Lowrider
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's see. Our economy sucks yet we are looking at bikes maufactured out of the country?
        HVH20
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dirtbag Lowrider
        Yes, because the only good sport bike manufacturer in the US was Buell. Harley killed them off and they have come back but with a bike that is in the $40k price range (for now). The only other domestic sport bike maker on my radar is Brammo with their Empulse RR, but that is still vaporware at the moment.
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dirtbag Lowrider
        Harley owned Agusta and didnt do crap and almost killed the brand off....and is there ANY American company that makes anything comparable to this?....sheesh!
        tump
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dirtbag Lowrider
        What domestic bike am I supposed to buy if I'm not a fat old white straight guy with questionable taste? I'm sticking with Triumph and Ducati, thank you. Although, as HVH20 points out, the domestic electrics are the only interesting thing going (And I cannot afford a Confederate, unfortunately!)
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tump
          little harsh perhaps, but Harley had both Agusta AND Buell and damn near drove them both into extinction....obviously NOT a very well managed business.....
      • 3 Years Ago
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      tomatomike
      • 3 Years Ago
      I put 30,000 trouble free miles on my Honda CB-550F in the 70s and it sold me on rice burners ever since. But at 400+ pounds curb weight and my skinny body on board, it had a tendency to tilt into crosswinds when zooming along at high speed. Also, I don't care how well counterbalanced it is, a three cylinder engine is against the laws of God and nature and doomed to eventually vibrate itself into a boat anchor.
        rc_car_nut
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tomatomike
        I have had 2 Triumph Triples they are as smooth as any 4 cylinder if not smoother. My first bike was a rice burner and these 2 Triumph would run circles around it. My next bike will be another Triumph and probably a triple. But maybe a twin.....
        tcp0690
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tomatomike
        odd numbers of cylinders naturaly are better balanced.
      ageoit42
      • 3 Years Ago
      another zoom splat
      bkdcarr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a fan of croch rockets anyway, but way to light for any kind of road cruising, even if you wanted to. Racing or maybe in-town use only, not my speed.
        dcollins
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bkdcarr
        How does weight have anything to do with highway cruising? That's right, it doesn't.
      barryaclarke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sharp looking bike, but at only 381 pounds, a sudden gust of wind will blow this thing off the road.......
        zcapitalism
        • 3 Years Ago
        @barryaclarke
        no it wont....that thing will go through the wind like a knife through butter...nothing worse than a damn harley,fat,slow,and loud and thats not just a harley riders women,its their bikes too.
      tierkh1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Harley's morals are nasty so I'll never buy one of their bikes, even though I want to support our economy.
      SpikedLemon
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's gorgeous. How does it compare w/ the Triumph Daytona675? Though I always question the weight listed by mfgs. My 2000 Honda CBR929RR was listed at 375lbs but feels heavier than my Ducati 900SS.
      mdg0148
      • 3 Years Ago
      to those of you with your head up a ---helmit??dry wt. is a standard to match how much does a bike weighs with your bimbo on board dosent count
        TexRob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mdg0148
        What a useless post. You are criticizing the complaint about dry weight and don't even know what it means. I agree that bikes should be presented with wet weights: coolant, oil, battery. Without providing that info there is no reason for manufacturers to fine tune coolant and oil levels to keep the weight down, other than to get good testing results. Dry weight has become like 0-60 though, an important stat that is used for bragging rights.
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