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In most attributes, these two machines are similar to the KTM 390cc siblings, but on a much larger scale!

Verdict – Considering our road conditions, the MV Agusta F3 800 makes for a great option for supersport fans who are on the lookout for something that looks the part. Provided that the F4 is an overkill in most aspects including ergonomics and power delivery, the F3 800 feels more easy to live with on a regular basis. However, the motorcycle is still a power-packed proposition for India and needs seasoned hands to tame. This one is certainly not the best when it comes to touring, or even weekend jaunts for that matter, but instead works well for occasional track days and short joyrides! The F3 800 also misses out on Italian exclusivity factor as Ducati already offers the 959 Panigale at a much more attractive price. We would advice the F3 only if you’ve zeroed in on the Brutale 800 because when viewed as a solitary product, the F3 makes little sense for that asking price.

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Compact footprint of the F3 800 is clearly evident in this picture

What’s Cool

* Design is absolutely flawless
* Powerful engine with a strong but linear power delivery
* EAS 2.0 quick shifter is seamless to operate
* Great high-speed manners, coupled with excellent brakes

What’s Not So Cool

* Engine lacks refinement, sounds harsh at high RPMs
* Not city-friendly, engine heats up a lot
* Premium pricing and thin dealership network

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Mirrors come with integrated blinkers and offer a decent view of what’s behind

MV Agusta F3 800 Specifications

* Engine: 798cc, Liquid & Oil-Cooled, Three-Cylinder, 12 Valve
* Power: 145.97 BHP @ 13,000 RPM
* Torque: 88 Nm @ 10,600 RPM
* Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
* 0-100 km/hr: 3.5 seconds
* Top Speed: 235 km/hr
* Fuel Consumption: 15.62 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Frame: Trellis
* Suspension: 43 mm USD Forks (Front), Monoshock (Rear)
* Tyres: 120/70/17 (Front), 180/55/17 (Rear), Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
* Brakes: 320 mm Dual Disc (Front), 220 mm Disc (Rear)

MV Agusta F3 800 Dimensions

* Wheelbase: 1380 mm
* Ground Clearance: 125 mm
* Seat Height: 805 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.5-litres
* Weight: 173 kgs (Dry)

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