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MV Agusta F3 first ride: "tiny, loud and angry"

MCN's senior road tester Michael Neeves is in the south of France for the official launch of the new 675cc MV Agusta F3. It's a critical bike for MV – because it's relatively affordable (at £9999 it's in the same ball-park as rivals) and it could open up a whole new market to them. But, clearly, it has to work. Unfortunately, the...

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zoobaz

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zoobaz says:

Speedo007

I agree mate - I'm 6' 1" too and find it difficult to fit on bikes. I also sat on a BKing last year because the local dealership were doing them brand new with the Akrapovic exhausts and power commander for just over 7k.... what a bargain for a brand new bike! I might have had one if i'd have fitted on it! I have to say I tend to stick to Triumph's because they tend to suit people with longer legs...

re the new F3, it's a beautiful bike and I don't think there's anything wrong with the italians building bikes that are great on a track and not so useful on the road. if I had the cash  I probably wouldn't buy one for that reason - but totally respect anyone elses decision to buy one if they wanted a fast track bike. it's horses for courses innit?

Baz

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

@Brutale r

Maybe the 910 and 1090 dont share the same leg room, I can't speak for the 910, as I only sat on the 1090 just last week. And yes I do have long legs even if they don't start under my armpits :P

Triumph is indeed one of the brands I fit the best on most of the time (can't recall sitting on one Triumph that didnt have enough leg space). And I'm not sold to one brand, I love all bikes from all origins (except the pirate bikes) I had kawas, yamas, Triumphs and I've tried BMWs, Moto Guzzis, Hondas, Suzukis, Ducatis, to name a few so I consider myself well placed to talk about leg space :)

I even rented a BMW K1300GT one summer for a long trip, and felt leg position was a bit cramped for the bikes vocation. Right now I have an FZ8 and it fits like a glove, I can ride 700km a day no problem and there's no edge sticking out of the tank rubbing against my knees either, so yeah I have long legs, but some bikes have the required space.

So all that to say that the MV are gorgeous bikes, I'm sure they great fun too, but if you have long legs, it's just not an option.

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mgivogue

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mgivogue says:

update?

Where's the update???

I for one really want to know how it went once temperatures rose a bit and you gave the bike a bit of a bollocking...

For the question about fuelling...often companies have to sacrifice fuelling to meet emission regulations. It sucks but there you are - remap and all is gravy. Of course, a track bike like this should never have it's revs lower than 9k once off the line ;)

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InTheRealWorld

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Speedo and Zoobaz

You're right, being 6'3 I've completely ruled out these sorts of bike. I was slaughtered on this website for saying that sitting on the s1000rr was torturous and designed for midgets but I stand by it. I've always liked the look of a B-King so a little concerned to hear may be lacking leg room as that's the reason I would have one!

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pottersbar

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pottersbar says:

F3 Report

Waited all day for the next update report, with a deposit already down, the tension is becoming unbearable!!!

Cannot imagine getting much sleep again tonight 

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

This bike could sell on looks alone!

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BBQdog

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BBQdog says:

@InTheRealWorld: buy a KTM, I need a ladder to get on one so it might be your size. 

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

@InTheRealworld

Forget the B-King, it's big but at 6'3" you don't have a chance in hell of fitting on it. I went for a test ride that was organized by Suzuki. And honestly it was almost dangerous how hard it was to access the rear brake and shifter because the knees would get caught in the tank. Too bad cause the engine was awesome, loved the looks of the bike too and handling was more then decent once in motion...

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stavros012008

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sell on looks lol i think its bland ..it reminds me of an old cbr6f ...the way the silver goes into the tank is wrong ...would of been so much better in just red

 

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stavros012008

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how at 6.3 can you be to tall or big to ride it ? im 6.3 and iv ridden ar80s, kr1s,zx6s zx7s zzr11 s oh and my kawasaki ksr pit bike which was about 3 ft high lol ...they dont have roofs like cars fk sake

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