MV Agusta has announced and launched their tribute bike to Giacomo Agostini in the form of their F3 800 Ago.
Although it was shown last year, MV Agusta has just announced the final specification and pricing for its F3 800 AGO that will go on sale around the world at the beginning of May.
The F3 800 is a race replica limited edition bike (only 300 will be made) and has been created as a tribute to former MV Agusta works rider Giacomo Agostini and15 times World Motorcycle Champion. Agostini will sign every F3 800 AGO tank and the factory will supply each bike with a commemorative certificate signed by Agostini.
Essentially the F3 800 AGO is the same as the regular F3 but with some of additional electronics, a unique tri-color paint scheme (red, white and green), weight saving carbon fiber and aluminum parts and forged wheels.
There is the regular electronic traction control but for this version of the F3, but MV Agusta says it has taken it to a new level with eight different levels to choose from and the ability to switch the whole thing off if you don’t want to use it.
For track use you have what MV Agusta calls Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System on the F3 800 AGO, which allows the rider to select the ratio between throttle twist and throttle opening. The F3 800 AGO is also equipped with Brembo 4-piston caliper 320mm front discs and a 220mm rear. There’s Bosch ABS 9MP (with Race Mode) and MV Agusta’s RLM system, which prevents the rear wheel from lifting under heavy braking.
Carbon fiber has been used on the front and rear fenders and forged rims offering a weight saving, according to MV Agusta, of more than 4.5 lbs over the standard F3.
That’s the good news. The bad news these will probably sell out before they even get to the dealer showrooms and with MV Agusta quoting a price of 23,990 Euros that roughly translates to $33,216 with the added caveat from MV Agusta “every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.
MV Agusta F3 800 AGO Technical Specification
Maximum speed* 269.0 km/h (167.1 mph)
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminum alloy
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopichydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)
Type Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with rebound and compression
damping and spring preloadadjustment
Single sided swing arm material Aluminum alloy
Wheel travel 123 mm (4.84 in.)
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm
(Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking
disc and flange
Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type monobloc,
with 4 pistons Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia.
Rear brake caliper Brembo with 2 pistons - Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
ABS System Bosch
with Race Mode and
(Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)
Front: Material/size Forged aluminum alloy 3.50” x 17”
Rear: Material/size Forged aluminum alloy 6.00” x 17”
Front 120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 190/55 - ZR 17 M/C (75 W)
Material Thermoplastic/Carbon fiber
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C”
Total displacement 798 cm
3 (48.7 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 13.3:1
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.)
Max. power - rpm. (at the crankshaft)
108.8 kW (148 hp) at 13.000 r.p.m.
Max. torque - r.p.m. 88 Nm (8.97 kgm) at 10.600 r.p.m.
Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system
Integrated ignition - injection system MVICS
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System)
with six injectors Engine control unit Eldor
EM2.0, throttle body full drive by wire
Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing technology, control of detonation and misfire
Torque control with four maps,
TractionControl with eight levels of intervention
Electronic quick shift MV EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift)
Clutch Wet, multi-disc slipper clutch
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 19/36
Final drive ratio 17/41
Voltage 12 V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery 12 V - 8.6 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Wheelbase 1380 mm (54.33 in.)
Overall length 2060 mm (81.01 in.)
Overall width 725 mm (28.54 in.)
Saddle height 805 mm (31.69 in.)
Min. ground clearance 125 mm (4.92 in.)
Trail 99 mm (3.89 in.)
Dry weight 377lbs