Italian bike maker, MV Agusta, has unveiled its Reparto Corse motorcycle art trio, comprising the Turismo Veloce, Dragster and F3. All are limited edition collectables.
Reparto Corse means ‘racing department’ so these are hotted up versions of the standard tourer, naked and sports bikes, respectively.
The F3 is essentially the top-flight sports machine from the company at present as the F4 is no longer available. Just 350 of these F3 RC models are being made and each comes with a race kit for track day work, including an Akra exhaust system. Launch control is fitted as standard.
Tuning of the 800 triple results in output of 110kW (147hp) along with 88Nm of torque. Rider aids include eight levels of traction control and four stages of torque control. There’s also cornering ABS to help keep things upright.
An up/down electronic quickshifter is standard, helping the 173kg (dry weight) F3 RC to a top speed of almost 150mph (241km/h). Reining things in are twin 320mm discs acted on by four-piston radial-mount Brembo calipers. The front end is supported by 43mm USD Marzocchi forks, the internals coated with titanium nitride that reduces friction. Cast alloys wheels each end are 10 per cent lighter, reducing inertia by a similar amount. A fully adjustable Sachs shock attaches to an aluminium swingarm.
The Dragster RC (total 300 units) uses the same suspension and brake set-up as the F3 RC, though unusually it features a parking brake.
Its engine is similar but not in quite as high a state of tune, down 7hp to 140hp. Torque however, is virtually the same at 87Nm.
Helping level the playing field, the Dragster RC weighs 5kg less than the F3 and has a slightly higher top speed of 244km/h. Its race kit includes an SC-Project exhaust.
Rounding out the trio, the supertourer dubbed Turismo Veloce RC, of which 250 will be made. It makes do with 110 horsepower, so is optimised for long distance comfort over sheer speed but hardly misses out with 84Nm of torque from its 800cc triple.
Dry weight is 199kg. Semi-active suspension front and rear ensures both ride comfort and agile handling.
Other standard features include a 22L tank, heated grips, panniers, adjustable screen, centre stand and cruise control. It gets the same kit otherwise as the Dragster, including the parking brake.
We’re awaiting details on local availability and pricing for the trio.