Video: MV Agusta F3 first ride

Published: 16 February 2012

Riding the £9999 MV Agusta F3 at its world launch around the surreal blue and red-lined track at Paul Ricard in the south of France has left MCN seriously impressed with MV's first brand new bike since the Brutale in 2002.

But with a multitude of different power modes and throttle sensitivity settings to choose from, the F3 can be as frustrating as it is brilliant.

The Italian-built F3 is a genuine piece of affordable exotica, which coincidentally costs the same as the bling-tastic Triumph Daytona 675R. It might be built down to a price, but the build quality is still superb, the paint finish deep and the Adrian Morton-designed curves and swoops utterly sensual.

MV Agusta F3, £9999
128bhp (claimed)
Weight: 173kg (claimed)
Torque: 52ftlb (claimed)
Highlights: Light, traction control, immaculate design