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MV Agusta F3 vs rivals at a glance

Published: 29 March 2012

Updated: 20 November 2014

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 Triumph Daytona 675R, Suzuki GSX-R600 and Yamaha R6 - and proved the MV is not only incredibly focused, but also flawed.

We rode the bikes on UK roads and performance tested them at our test track. From the specs below the bikes look quite evenly matched. Which bike do you reckon is top dog based on the specs?

Find out in the March 28 issue of MCN.

Engine 675cc, 12v, dohc three-cylinder 675cc, 12v, dohc three-cylinder 599cc, 16v, dohc inline four 599cc, 16v, dohc inline four
Power 118bhp 111bhp 109bhp 112bhp
Torque 45.81ftlb @ 11,000rpm 49.11ftlb @ 10,000rpm 45.89ftlb @ 12,000rpm 46.36ftlb @ 10,200rpm
Weigth (claimed) 173kg 185kg 187kg 189kg
Chassis Tubular steel trellis frame Aluminium beam twin spar frame Aluminium beam twin-spar frame Aluminium Deltabox beam twin spar frame
Price £9999 £9999 £8799 £8999
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