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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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F3 owners thoughts

It's been a long time since I've been on the mv forum(4years ish) and the rc 800 has got my blood running again!!

i would like to know people's opinions (those that or have owned one) on the bike, pro's and cons.

Having owned a f4 for few years I know things don't always run smooth where mv are concerned and want to know if things have improved.

Hopefully ,will get a test ride on a 800 soon and will decide for myself (awaiting dealer getting test bike in)but in the meantime would appreciate people's thoughts.

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I have now owned three F3's, the first a 675 in 2012, covered over 10,000 miles in two years. Main problem, fuelling and throttle issues, there were probably at least seven or eight upgrades.
The impression was that the bike had been released before all the issues had been resolved and new owners were guinea pigs and their problems helped improve the bike.

In 2014 moved on to the 800, with the additional power and torque, much easier bike to ride. However it was necessary to renew the sprag clutch on three occasions, which became very frustrating and certainly took the edge of the enjoyment.
Final sprag fitted last winter, no problems after that and having covered over 9000 miles decided to buy the RC in December.

Again sprag clutch issues as the latest version had not been fitted.
Problem now resolved, over 3000 miles covered and it is an absolute pleasure to ride, bringing a smile to your face each time you go out, along with the added bonus of being one of the best looking bikes on the market.

Having owned eight new bikes in the last eleven years, including a Honda 600CBR, Fireblade and a Daytona 675SE, without doubt the MV has given me the most pleasure.

Now retired I can pick and choice as to when to go out and there is nothing better than getting up in the morning, weather good and take in 100/150 mile ride.
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I have a 2013 F3 675 and it has been faultless for 3000 miles over 2 years. I just converted it to track only. As stated by Bruce, the sprag on the 800 13-15 had some issues with design and had to be replaced. Coming from a 05 600rr and a 09 zx6r, the F3 is a far superior bike in every category besides used OEM parts supply.

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T Hank's guys.thought I would have had more input than 2 replies though!
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T Hank's guys.thought I would have had more input than 2 replies though!
Try these Facebook sites for more information👍👍


www.facebook.com/groups/MVOCUK/
www.facebook.com/groups/mvagustaownersandriders/
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T Hank's guys.thought I would have had more input than 2 replies though!
Ian, since my bike is a 1st gen 675 (delivered July 2012) I didnít think my input would be of particular interest to you.
However, if youíd like to sift through some of my threads to learn of all the problems I have been dealing with here are four of the them.
(Hint, you can save yourself some time if you only read my posts in each thread.)


F3's at dealer BUT, NOT A HAPPY CAMPER
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=47445

1st Canadian owners ride report
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=47607

Another day, another problemÖ
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=48936

Happy anniversary to me, NOT!!!!
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=107681

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I have had more than my fair share of problems, with the 2012 675, fueling (not sure how many software updates, but at least seven/eight), complete loss of rear brake pressure and number of dash errors.

2014 800, none of the above, but along came the dreaded sprag clutch problems, three in 9000 miles and eighteen months.

Now the RC, 3000 miles, signs that the sprag might cause problems, so replaced. Now touch wood it's running like a dream, so I'm glad I stuck with it.

Your threads Stephen are all over eighteen months ago and probably do not apply to the latest models

I have no hesitation in recommending the bike
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I've done 400+ track only miles on my 2015 F3 800 that I bought this Spring. It's incredibly fun to ride. Lightning fast handling, good power, adjustable, and easy to ride. I test rode S1000RR, 1299, RSV4, and RC8 prior to buying the F3 and it was my favorite ride though all were good bikes. Provided it remains reliable, I would recommend an F3.
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This is my 31st bike all litre bikes except 2

The bike is wickedly quick

Steering is very fast

Rear shock beyond sucks wayyy to stiff and adjustments make virtually 0 difference . Im 190 in gear

Seat sucks probably more than the rear shock ,Hard as a brick .

Front brakes are the best I have ever felt

Mirrors suck

Probaly the best looking bike ever made imo .

Love the growl and powerof the motor

Needs a 190 rear

Love how light it feels and how narrow it is.

Buy one !!!!! Its bad ass . Im going to send my shock to thermosman for respring and valve work . If thats not satisfactory I will put a ohlins on it ..
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Thanks for the input
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