Might pull the trigger on a F3 675 RC... got a few ?'s first - MVAgusta.net
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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-12-2015, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Any F3 675 RC owners want to help... got a few questions before I pull the trigger.

A dealership near me has a 675 RC. The exact bike Im in love with. Ive wanted the F3 since it was in development and I lived down the street in Varese, Italy. Saw one at Mugello in 2012 as it blew by me on the twisty hills of Tuscany and that sound has been haunting me ever since.

I. Must. Own. One.

I have a racing background (worked for several factory teams in various motorsports) so Im no stranger to aggressive power delivery. Many of the F3's known quirks are things I find endearing. I have no interest in a tame & pedestrian Japanese bike. I test road a early F3 675 and I absolutely loved it and didnt notice any issues starting from stop or with power delivery, but as I said before, Im used to quirky "race" craft.

It seems over the years the ECU & throttle control issues have been dealt with. So Im not worried about that stuff. Here are my concerns...

(I live several hours from the dealership so it's not like I can drop by to answer some of these questions myself. And when I call the dealership the sales people cant figure out if it's a 2016 or 2015 model so I'd rather ask actual experts here and already know what Im looking for/at once I go to the dealership)

1. Do the RC's have the new LED tail light? Is that a 15.5 model year upgrade or a 2016 upgrade?

2. The dash: Ive read on this forum that late 2015 built F3's have the Brutale updated dash that is a big upgrade. Do the RC's have this? How can one tell? What are the differences?

3. License plate: It's pictured with the "sport style" plate holder like on the Ago and then it's also pictured with a standard license plate holder. Which does it actually have?

4. Im gonna assume that talking the dealer off the MSRP is next to impossible with these ultra rare bikes?

Thanks.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-13-2015, 11:29 AM
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1. yes they do have the new LED diffusing taillight

2. as far as i look at the website... they do came with the new dash layout, and also in grey micro LCD...

3. maybe you got both ?

4. -

again i think there are several members, who already got their F3RCs...
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1. yes they do have the new LED diffusing taillight

2. as far as i look at the website... they do came with the new dash layout, and also in grey micro LCD...

3. maybe you got both ?

4. -

again i think there are several members, who already got their F3RCs...
1. thanks. That settles that.

2. Where are u looking on the website? What specifically should I be looking for to tell the difference in the dashboards? On the downloadable brochure the dash is blue. On the website it shows grey. So confusing.

3. I dunno. If u look at their website they show the bike even with mirrors and a license plate holder. But the literature specifically says the bike is stripped of both of those parts:

http://www.mvagusta.com/media/filer_...re_f3rc_en.pdf

I'd love for a F3RC owner to chime in here.

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19 Ducati 959 Corse (street)
19 Husky Vitpilen (cafe racer)
20 Husky FE501S (dual sport)
20 Husky FE350 (enduro)
19 Yamaha Superjet (H2O)

Current:
17 Husky FC350 (MX)
16 MV Agusta F3 675 RC (mancave)

Past:
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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-13-2015, 02:24 PM
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...when I call the dealership the sales people cant figure out if it's a 2016 or 2015 model...
WOW, I'd stay away from that dealer if the sales people don't know enough to look at the tenth character of the VIN to ascertain the model year.

C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016

Also, shouldn't all vehicles have a plate with the month and year of manufacture? That would tell if it was an early or late build.

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WOW, I'd stay away from that dealer if the sales people don't know enough to look at the tenth character of the VIN to ascertain the model year.
If I avoided dealerships that had sales people that didnt know their product, I'd never buy anything, . Sales floor guys are dumb. It just is what it is. Whether Im trying to buy a BMW car, Toyota truck, or a TV at Best Buy.... Im used to having to learn the product on my own. Which is why Im here. Y'all are the experts!

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C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
Thankyou. That should help.

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Also, don't all vehicles have a plate with the manufacture date on it?
I know both our Ducati's do as does our Subarus.
I would assume they do. How would this help me? Specifically, what am I looking for to get the new dash, how late a build?

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16 MV Agusta F3 675 RC (mancave)

Past:
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It is a 2015 model in Europe but may be a 2016 in the US. It comes with the new dash and is not blue at night the picture just makes it look that way.

The bike will be delivered in "Street Mode" with mirrors, license plate, etc. on the bike. If you look at the spec sheet it comes with these accesories for "Race Mode".

Anodized aluminum mirror caps kit.
Billet aluminum Brake/Clutch levers.
Billet aluminum “Sport” License Plate Holder.
Billet aluminum Foot peg kit.
Fiberglass rear seat cover.
Dedicated Bike Cover.
Paddock Stand.

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It is a 2015 model in Europe but may be a 2016 in the US. It comes with the new dash and is not blue at night the picture just makes it look that way.

The bike will be delivered in "Street Mode" with mirrors, license plate, etc. on the bike. If you look at the spec sheet it comes with these accessories for "Race Mode".

Anodized aluminum mirror caps kit.
Billet aluminum Brake/Clutch levers.
Billet aluminum “Sport” License Plate Holder.
Billet aluminum Foot peg kit.
Fiberglass rear seat cover.
Dedicated Bike Cover.
Paddock Stand.
Ok. Awesome. Thx for that. That answers a lot of my questions.

What exactly is the "sport" license plate holder? Are their any pics of it.

Does the "street mode" showroom setup have a rear seat that allows for a passenger?

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19 Ducati 959 Corse (street)
19 Husky Vitpilen (cafe racer)
20 Husky FE501S (dual sport)
20 Husky FE350 (enduro)
19 Yamaha Superjet (H2O)

Current:
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16 MV Agusta F3 675 RC (mancave)

Past:
'96-'15... 19 other toys. Some I wish I still had. Others I'm glad are gone.
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Yes it has a pillion seat and pegs. This picture shows what the sport plate holder looks like.
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Yes it has a pillion seat and pegs. This picture shows what the sport plate holder looks like.
I see. Thankyou.

And the EAS (that is the quick shifter correct?) is now standard on F3's?

Wish List:
20 Aprilia RS 660 (track)
19 Ducati 959 Corse (street)
19 Husky Vitpilen (cafe racer)
20 Husky FE501S (dual sport)
20 Husky FE350 (enduro)
19 Yamaha Superjet (H2O)

Current:
17 Husky FC350 (MX)
16 MV Agusta F3 675 RC (mancave)

Past:
'96-'15... 19 other toys. Some I wish I still had. Others I'm glad are gone.
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On the MV website:

F3 675 ... says it has ABS & EAS (quick shift right?)
F3 800 ... says it has ABS & EAS
F3 800 RC ... says it has ABS Bosch 9 Plus Race (what is this?), RLM, and EAS
F3 800 Ago ... says it has ABS Bosch 9 Plus Race, RLM, and EAS

F3 675 RC ... doesnt list the ABS or EAS!

Why would the 675 RC not list the features that all the other bikes have standard? Chalk it up to Italian attention to detail?

Wish List:
20 Aprilia RS 660 (track)
19 Ducati 959 Corse (street)
19 Husky Vitpilen (cafe racer)
20 Husky FE501S (dual sport)
20 Husky FE350 (enduro)
19 Yamaha Superjet (H2O)

Current:
17 Husky FC350 (MX)
16 MV Agusta F3 675 RC (mancave)

Past:
'96-'15... 19 other toys. Some I wish I still had. Others I'm glad are gone.
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