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MV Agusta Rivale 800 first ride

MCN, 24 October 2013 15:59

MV Agusta's new £10,499, supermoto-style rival to Ducati's Hypermotard, the Rivale 800, is currently being put through its paces for the first time by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves in the south of France. Here are his first impressions: "A departure from the firm's bread and butter sports and super naked bikes, this supermoto-styled machine is based heavily on ...

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Video: 800-class shootout

MCN, 31 July 2013 16:19

MV Agusta's new F3 800 got us excited after its recent track launch at Misano. It's rapid, handles like a racer and fuels better than any MV we've ever ridden. But is an MV good enough to really challenge its closest, finely-honed rivals: the mighty Suzuki GSX-R750 and the sublime Ducati 848 Evo Corse SE? brightcove.createExperiences();

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Video: MV Agusta F3 800 first ride

MCN, 18 June 2013 11:38

We head to Misano to ride MV Agusta's new F3 800 to see if it's 173kg and 30bph more in the midrange than its 675 brother means it really has the perfect blend of power and handling.

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MV Agusta F3 800 ridden!

Michael Neeves, 06 June 2013 10:08

MV Agusta’s brand new £11,499 F3 800 is currently being put through its paces at Misano in Italy by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Here are his first impressions: “The new machine is basically the same as the F3 675, but has a longer stroke engine, a claimed145bhp at the crank and tweaked suspension damping and spring rates. “I've done a ...

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Ultimate Superbikes 4th place: MV Agusta F4RR

Michael Neeves, 14 May 2013 08:30

Lap time: 1:53.86Top speed at end of straight: 163.6mphMax braking (g): 1.19Max lean: 41.62 Why it’s so specialMV Agusta F4s are the ultimate poster bikes. The iconic Massimo Tamburini-designed lines haven’t really changed over the years, just tweaked, refined and polished, but even today, 14 years after the original F4 750 was released, this latest evolution is unutterably beautiful.  It ...

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Video: 100 years of supersports

MCN, 04 September 2012 08:00

Middleweight sports bikes - usually of 600cc - have a history that goes back well beyond the first of the modern era, the Kawasaki GPz600R of 1985. In fact, the first sporty middleweight was built 100 years ago in 1912 and could hit 60mph. To chart the progress of 600s, MCN rides three milestone bikes from very three different generations - ...

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MV Agusta Brutale 675 first ride: "Really light and really small"

MCN, 05 July 2012 11:22

The all-new MV Agusta Brutale 675 will cost £7300 when it goes on sale in the UK aimed squarely at middlweight naked bikes like the Triumph Street Triple. By comparison the Street Triple costs £6,899. MCN road tester Adam Child is currently at the launch in Italy and had this to say: "The first thing you notice when you get ...

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MV Agusta F3 fuelling problem fixed

MCN, 04 July 2012 16:37

The MV Agusta F3 was one of the most eagerly anticipated sports bikes in recent years, but when it was launched back in February it was a huge disappointment. Chronic fuelling problems and poor running blighted the Italian firm's new supersport rocket, putting it way behind the Japanese competition and most worryingly for them, its intended rival: the Triumph Daytona ...

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MV Agusta F3 vs rivals at a glance

MCN, 29 March 2012 13:19

MV Agusta's new F3 is one of the most eagerly awaited bikes of 2012, but since its launch storm clouds have been gathering. Is the beautiful Italian simply too track-focused and rough around the edges to be a decent road bike and compete with the competition? MCN's world first test pitted the MV Agusta against its hottest rivals - the ...

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Ducati 848 Evo Corse first ride

Adam Child, 22 March 2012 12:08

Today, machines such as the Triumph Daytona 675R and the MV Agusta F3 have brought a new dimension to middleweight supersports machines. And with this new 848 Evo Corse Ducati is both following in the footsteps of the previous 748 and 749 and promising to move things up a notch further still. In short, the limited edition Evo comes with all ...

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