[QUOTE= I mean really, I’m a die-hard Ducatista and I passed on the 848 Corse Evo in favour of the 675 F3.[/QUOTE]
I'm convinced that you guy's who bought the F3 675 find it hard to read about this bike. I would not be glad either!
Almost extact the same thing overhere. Ordered a 1090R 3 weeks ago. My bike is allready in at the dealer and getting delivered within 2 weeks. This past weekend the dealer had an openhouse where i've picked up rumors about MV is thinking/planning of making their top Brutales 1050cc 3-cilinders. Where does that leave me? I wouldn't be surprised that MV's new big Superbike to be a 3-cilinder too! It"s their heritage, same as Ducati is playing for years with their desmo V-Twins...
As for this new bike (within 2 years, probably)...
I for one find it a very wise step to take. They know what that engine can and can't do. If they can get 125hp out of the B3 800 then 145hp will be realistic for the F3 800. Look at Suzuki with their GSX-R600 - 750 - 1000. The cost of making the 750 is less to nothing. The research is done on the 600. Just a bored out engine in it (750cc), and done!
I don't know but many Suzuki-lovers say it's the best GSX-R.
I sold my 1098 for an 848 when it came available and i can tell you it was the very best Ducati i have ever owned! And i've owned a few. That bike was awesome, light, powerful (enough), smooth and couldn't be beat by any other Ducati superbike on twisty roads and numberous tracks! If you are a die-hard Ducatista then you know that. So why should this be a 'wrong' move from MV? Imagine your F3 upgraded with 20hp and a bunch of torque. Added to what it has now.
Yes, i see it!