The superb in-line 675 cc three-cylinder power unit on the new F3 pays homage to the world’s most victorious motorcycle brand. It is with this architecture, in fact, that MV has competed in and won an unprecedented number of races and world championships. Today the 3-cylinder engine is back in a Supersport guise to offer up first-class technical solutions and peak performance.
This compact engine is incredibly short and narrow, an astonishing result achieved by assembling the internal components as only MV knows how. With a 79 mm bore and super-short 45.9 mm stroke, the MV Agusta 3-cylinder engine has an extreme over-square ratio that lets it achieve incredible rev levels. Ultra-advanced, it can put out 128 hp at 14,500 rpm and provide 71 Nm of torque at 10,600 rpm. Thanks also to its 15,000 rpm rev limiter, this performance level – a first in this category – is on a par with that of a number of 4-cylinder engines. And talking of ‘firsts’, this production motorcycle also features a counter-rotating crankshaft, thus honing dynamic balance to perfection and enhancing the lightning-fast handling.
Compact, light and top-of-the-category performance: these are the characteristics that make the new MV Agusta F3 675 engine the dream to chase in the Supersport class, an engine set to become the new supersport benchmark. Major contributions to lightness and compactness have come from closed-deck integration of cylinders in the crankcase, achieved via a single shell-casting, the MVICS platform and the use of titanium for both the intake and exhaust valves.
Another unique feature is integration of the oil and water circuits: the oil/water pump system and all relative flow routing is located inside the engine, ensuring the most powerful Italian 3-cylinder ever also boasts a clean, alluring outline.