The top of the line MV Agusta F3 is here. The Italian motorcycle maker likes to call it the F3 RR, which gets its fair share of updates on the inside and outside!
Earlier this year, MV Agusta updated its motorcycle lineup to meet the Euro 5 norms. The 2021 MV Agusta F3 Rosso was unveiled in May, and now the Italian exotic motorcycle maker has gone ahead and showcased the more aggressive, hi-tech, and up-to-date 2022 F3 RR, right after World Supersport Championship announced the entry of the 800cc triple-cylinder and 900cc parallel-twin into their ranks. The new 2022 F3 RR fits right in the sweet spot.
The first thing to notice on the 2022 MV Agusta F3 RR is the aerodynamic kit. The faring gets air ducts on both sides, which help the motorcycle produce a total of 8kgs downforce at (top speed) 240km/h. The front mudguard is chiselled to direct air toward the radiator. The visor is now taller, and MV Agusta claims that the overall fairing is designed to be more slippery and reduce wind drag.
The chassis has been updated too. The engine mounting points and side plates near the swingarm pivot area have been stiffened up. This in turn offers improved torsional and lateral rigidity. The wheels are seven per cent lighter as well. MV Agusta now offers anti-slip material on the rider’s footpegs.
The 798cc inline-three heart of the F3 has been heavily worked. The 2022 F3 RR packs all-new fuel injectors, a clutch assembly, an improved two-way quick-shifter unit, and a reworked exhaust system. Needless to say, the motorcycle complies with the Euro 5 norms. The engine produces 145bhp at 13,000rpm and 88Nm of peak torque at 10,100rpm. Now, it's a similar power output as that of the previously-showcased F3 Rosso, but the up-to-date internals will make sure that there are very limited drivetrain losses. The improved aerodynamics of the RR will also help it put the power down better, which will also improve its lap times.
MV Agusta also offers a race kit with the 2022 F3 RR, which bumps up its power output up to 151bhp at 13,250rpm. The higher power output is achieved by reflashing the ECU. The kit also includes an Akrapovic end-can, CNC brake, and clutch levers.
The electronics on the F3 RR are IMU-based traction control, wheelie control, and cornering ABS. Now, this electronic package is all-new for the F3 RR and has been supplied by e-Novia. There is a 5.5-inch instrument cluster, which comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity as well.
The price for the 2022 F3 RR starts at around Euro 22,000 (approximately Rs 19 lakh). The deliveries of the new supersport will commence by Q1 of 2022 in the international market.