2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO Review

This limited-edition F3 800 is pricy, but it’s approved (and autographed) by the legendary Giacomo Agostini

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO studio 3/4 view

Studio rear 3/4 left-side view.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGOCourtesy of MV Agusta

The MV Agusta F3 is proving to be a top contender in the 2014 Supersport World Series, confirming beyond doubt that its chassis handles great and that its 675cc three-cylinder engine is as powerful as the best 600cc fours from Japan. A three beating the fours represents the epitome of the success for MV Agusta, whose winningest bike was the 350/500 triple ridden to multiple titles by Giacomo Agostini.

Now, MV Agusta is mixing its past with its present and creating the F3 800 Ago, a hot and capable street-legal machine that is the perfect combination of light weight and heavy punch. This new MV Agusta F3 800 Ago sports a beautiful Red, White and Green Italian tricolor paint scheme, with a flash of gold profiling the white, central section and duplicating the color of the wheels and of the frame. Forged OZ wheels, together with carbon-fiber fenders and billet-aluminum pegs and foot levers, help reduce the weight of the bike by about five pounds.

The engine of the new Ago is the F3 800's triple, with a claimed 148 horsepower, and its electronics suite has been refined to standard of the Brutale 800 Dragster. Although this electronics suite isn't yet as efficient as the Aprilia and the Ducati packages, it's a vast improvement over that found in the first batch of F3 800s.

As a reminder, MV Agusta's MVICS system offers three throttle-response modes and eight traction control programs. All told, the bike has excellent performance potential, and Mino has signed the tank of every bike. MV Agusta is producing only 300 F3 800 Agos, and each will be sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by Agostini, the 15-time world champion. European deliveries of the new MV Agusta F3 Ago start in May. Price: $24,598, which is on par with a BMW S1000RR-based HP4 in Competition trim or a Ducati 1199 Panigale S.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO studio 3/4 view

Studio front 3/4 right-side view.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGOCourtesy of MV Agusta
2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO studio side view

Studio right-side view.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGOCourtesy of MV Agusta
2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO studio 3/4 view

Studio front 3/4 left-side view.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGOCourtesy of MV Agusta
2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO studio side view

Studio left-side view.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGOCourtesy of MV Agusta
2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO studio rear view

Studio rear 3/4 right-side view.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGOCourtesy of MV Agusta
Giacomo Agostini signing F3 800 AGO tanks

Giacomo Agostini signing F3 800 AGO tanks.

Giacomo Agostini signing F3 800 AGO tanks.Courtesy of MV Agusta
Details of F3 800 AGO signed tank

Detail of F3 800 AGO signed tank.

Details of F3 800 AGO signed tank.Courtesy of MV Agusta
Giacomo Agostini poses in front of signed tanks

Giacomo Agostini poses in front of signed tanks.

Giacomo Agostini poses in front of signed tanks.Courtesy of MV Agusta
All hand levers and controls are special edition by MV Agusta Corse Dept

All hand levers and controls are special edition by MV Agusta Corse Dept.

All hand levers and controls are special edition by MV Agusta Corse Dept.Courtesy of MV Agusta
Twin 320mm rotor and monoblock caliper Brembo front brakes

Twin 320mm rotor and monoblock caliper Brembo front brakes.

Twin 320mm rotor and monoblock caliper Brembo front brakes.Courtesy of MV Agusta
Carbon fiber front fender with Agostini's No. 1 and Tricolor

Carbon fiber front fender with Agostini's No. 1 and Tricolor.

Carbon fiber front fender with Agostini's No. 1 and Tricolor.Courtesy of MV Agusta
Each of the 300 units is identified by a numbered tag

Each of the 300 units is identified by a numbered tag.

Each of the 300 units is identified by a numbered tag.Courtesy of MV Agusta
Electronic suite includes quick shift gearbox

Electronic suite includes quick shift gearbox.

Electronic suite includes quick shift gearbox.Courtesy of MV Agusta
Footpeg machined from billet

Footpeg machined from billet.

Footpeg machined from billet.Courtesy of MV Agusta
Lightweight forged aluminum rear wheel by OZ

Lightweight forged aluminum rear wheel by OZ.

Lightweight forged aluminum rear wheel by OZ.Courtesy of MV Agusta