Getting RC: MV Agusta release limited edition RC versions of flagship triple models

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Italian exotica brand MV Agusta have announced three limited run RC models based on their F3, Dragster, and Turismo Veloce platforms. 

Standing for ‘Reparto Corse’, the RC line-up builds on the standard 798cc three-cylinder fleet with special tricolour graphics, performance upgrades and a certificate of authenticity.

The striking red, white, and green pays tribute to MV Agusta’s official racing colours and will be available for 200 units on the fully faired F3 RR supersport model, with another 300 bikes also available as naked Dragsters or upright Turismo Veloces. All three models also receive a special black and red seat design.

MV Agusta F3 RC

Starting with the sportiest option, the Varese firm have built on the standard £19,660 F3RR’s 145bhp package by adding a racing kit.

This consists of a full titanium Akrapovič exhaust, with carbon fibre heat shield and a new engine map designed specifically for track use. Not only said to be 8kg lighter, the new exhaust bumps the power up to a claimed 153bhp. Alongside this, you get CNC machined aluminium alloy levers for that full factory racer feel.

Also getting the performance kit is the naked Dragster RC SCS. However, where the F3 gets an Akra exhaust, the Dragster receives a beautifully welded SC Project Titanium pipe, with specific mapping. Alongside this you get a clear clutch cover.

MV Agusta Dragster RC

Moving to more distance-hungry metal, the Turismo Veloce RC SCS also gets the flashy paint, but that’s about it. There’s no premium aftermarket branding on the exhaust and, being the RC model, you get a Rekluse clutch – allowing you to stop and go without using it.

Although new paint and bolt-ons look nice, they aren’t a massive leap forward for the range. However, an interview with MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov back in May suggested we can expect more to come, as well as a range of 950 triples based on the engine of the incoming 9.5 adventure bike.

“The 800 range will remain as the 800 range and it will have its own product evolution,” he exclusively told MCN. “We are working on a 950 naked range, but it’s not going to sit alongside [it] and it will have a different language and DNA.

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC

“We greatly believe in the naked space, so 950 will be different from the 800 – where the 800 will go through it’s own evolution cycle of updates. 

“We are constantly every year upgrading our platforms,” Sardarov added. “We want to stay like this because we want to follow our DNA. Our DNA should be consistent, and the product range should be consistent and design language [should] be consistent.”

There are currently no UK prices available for the RC model range.

Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

News Editor, sportsbike nut, and racing fan.