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MV Agusta F3 800 [2018-2019]

MV Agusta F3 800 [2018-2019] is a bike with the last known price Rs. 17,82,655 in India. It had 1 variant. It and was powered by a 798 cc BS4 engine. It came with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement798 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 17,82,655

MV Agusta F3 800 [2018-2019] is now discontinued in India.

MV Agusta F3 800 [2018-2019] Summary

F3 800 [2018-2019] key highlights

Engine Capacity 798 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 173 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.5 litres
Seat Height 805 mm
Max Power 142.7 bhp

About F3 800 [2018-2019]

The MV Agusta F3 800 is an 800cc middleweight sportbike, which is an ideal upgrade for someone moving up from a 600cc motorcycle. The F3 800 is one of the first three MV Agusta motorcycles to be launched in India, since the Italian manufacturer set foot in the country in October 2015.

The MV Agusta F3 800, like most of the middleweight sportbikes from this segment, draws inspiration from its bigger litre-class sibling. Built on an ALS steel tubular trellis chassis, the overall styling and design of the F3 800 is very similar to the F4. The single-sided swingarm, diamond-shaped headlamp, the aerodynamic scoops and vents, all highlight the F3 800’s artistic, yet raw character. The short exhaust pipes and the raised pillion seat give the rear a minimalistic look.
At the heart of the F3 800 is a 798cc inline three-cylinder engine that packs an impressive 146bhp and 88Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The lightweight construction of the frame has restricted the F3 800’s weight to just 173 kilograms. MV Agusta claims a top speed of 269kmph for the F3 800.

The MV Agusta F3 800 gets adjustable Marzocchi USD forks at the front and a Sachs monoshock in the rear. The brake setup consists of dual 320mm discs at the front and a single 220mm in the rear. An ABS system with Race Mode and RLM (rear wheel lift-up mitigation) is offered as a standard fitment. The F3 800 also gets a sophisticated eight-level traction control system and an electronic quick shifter.

The MV Agusta F3 800 is the most affordable motorcycle in the company’s line-up. Currently, the F3 800, like the rest of the MV Agusta range, is imported to the country as a completely built unit (CBU). It is a direct rival to the Ducati 899 Panigale and the Triumph Daytona 675 R.

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MV Agusta F3 800 [2018-2019] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Adjustable suspension setup
    • Excellent brakes
    • Loaded with equipment
  • Could be Better

    • Most expensive in the segment
    • There are some vibrations
    • Limited sales & service reach

BikeWale's Take

The F3 800 is one of the best bikes in its segment, but also the most expensive one. This MV Agusta is known for its excellent handling capabilities and a power packed 800cc engine. Unfortunately, being an exclusive brand, the F3 800 is quite expensive and also not available in majority of India. 

MV Agusta F3 800 [2018-2019] Review

The MV Agusta F3 800. How do I begin describing it? Of all the things that I have experienced, only one truly comes close; a lovely lady I know all to well. Let’s call her Ms P because given that she isn't a celebrity, chances are you have never seen her, forget about knowing her. But, I am going to draw this parallel anyway.

What is it?

The MV Agusta F3 800. How do I begin describing it? Of all the things that I have experienced, only one truly comes close; a lovely lady I know all to well. Let’s call her Ms P because given that she isn't a celebrity, chances are you have never seen her, forget about knowing her. But, I am going to draw this parallel anyway.

You see the F3 is a gorgeous looking thing, much like Ms P. It also has a tiny waist and the way the beautifully sculpted tank curves into this slim seat area and then out again to the curvaceous tail can make anybody go weak in the knees. It’s evocative.

What's more, the way the F3 responds reminds me of Ms P as well. Ask what you will of the F3 with respect, poise and care, and it delivers an involving, communicative and charming experience. Be rude with its controls, however, and you are in for a fight you won’t win. The only difference between the two really is that while Ms P sounds sweet and soothing at low pitch, the F3 sounds awful at low revs. But, get past 8,000rpm and the F3 abandons its coarse and out-of-sync audio for Pavarotti like high C notes; only the F3’s note is way more rousing.

I love the F3!

How does it ride?

It is excellent.

But, before we get into its supersports charm, the thing that blew my mind was how well the MV Agusta F3 800 takes to boring chores like commuting and comfort. The ride – be it over re-laid tarmac, road joints, bumps or even broken tarmac or small potholes – is supple and well rounded. There isn't a hint of supersport harshness or hard edge to its ride. In fact, on the back roads of Pune that are pockmarked and uneven, we were able to ride it with absolute abandon not once worrying about anything including the front tramlining.

Furthermore, the F3 steers through slow moving traffic with lightness I haven't seen on many big bikes, forget race replicas. Sure, the seating ergonomics isn’t exactly comfortable, not with its low clip-ons and high and rear set foot pegs. But, anyone with even moderately strong core muscles won't feel a thing on either the wrists or back. Hell, even I could manage short jaunts without straining either and I have jelly in place of core muscles.

And when the twisties arrive, you can't help but fall head over heels for the F3. This MV Agusta feels light, nimble and playful. It turns into corners with the deftness of much lighter bikes (KTM RC390 comes to mind). And such is the feel from the front end and the level of grip offered by the Super Corsa tyres that one could keep feeding in the lean endlessly without fear or apprehension. The F3 800 is one of those bikes you can simply hop on and feel like a cornering hero. Not many supersports can do that.

Not only is the F3's handling extremely accessible – and let’s not confuse this friendliness with boring because around corners the MV is pure bliss – the performance won't scare you either. It will get you excited and laughing inside the helmet as you give it your all. But, with a progressive throttle, not to mention a linear (past 8,000rpm), predictable build up in power, one rarely feels that things could go out of hand. It's this sense of security I love in motorcycles, and the 798cc in-line three, 148bhp F3 has it in spades.

It has great brakes to complement this measured but potent acceleration, which only heightens the riding experience. My only issue with the F3 in the riding department was its clunky gearbox. It threw up a few false neutrals too and the heavy pull of the clutch wasn’t welcome either. Sure, the gearshifts are less painful with the quickshifter on, but only just. 

Anything else I should know?

The one thing I just couldn’t get used to on the F3 was its low rpm noise and vibrations. Anything under 6,000rpm, it sounds like a rattling metal box full of bolts. The only positive to short shifting on the F3 and riding in the low rpm band, is the nature of power delivery. It isn’t frantic but potent enough to make city riding and casual highway overtakes a breeze.

I also haven’t spoken about the F3’s electronics so far. Yes, it gets a bunch. There’s an eight level traction control system, two ABS settings and four riding modes – Rain, Normal, Sport and Custom. The horsepower remains the same for all modes, but courtesy ride-by-wire, the play and the throttle response curve changes. As does the nature of engine braking. It is the most relaxed in Rain and the most aggressive in Sport. But, we found Normal to work well under most circumstances. Custom, of course, allows you to tailor-make a riding mode from the existing settings just in case you don’t like any of the set menus.

Talking of individual settings, the F3’s suspension setup comes with a load of adjustments too. The 43 mm Marzocchi upside down front forks can be adjusted for pre-load and compression and rebound damping. Ditto for the rear Sachs monoshock. We, however, left the suspension in company-supplied settings, which we found to work superbly.

Should I buy one?

This is a difficult one to answer. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the F3 and I think I have made that amply clear already. Plus, I'd be happy to ride it on any given Sunday, Monday or whenever. But, at the price it comes(Rs 19.94 lakh on-road Mumbai), it just doesn't make sense. To use a cliché, the F3 tugs at your heartstrings but you’d also need a fat wallet to open. Sure, if you must have an MV, the F3 is fantastic. Only, I am not that person.

Where does it fit in?

If we look at the broader picture of mid-weight supersport motorcycles, you still only have the Triumph Daytona 675R and the Ducati Panigale 959 to lock horns with the MV Agusta F3 800. But, of you are looking at the MV, we'd suggest ditching the Triumph altogether. It's not as pretty or as desirable or even as much fun as the MV. The only real option then is the Panigale, which to make things difficult for all you prospects out there, is also an outstanding motorcycle.

Gear Check

1- Arai Axces-II helmet: The entry-level Arai helmet one can officially buy in India. It is great on fit, quality, safety, comfort and even visibility. Price: Rs 48,000.

2- Sena 20S Bluetooth set: Sena’s top of the line 20S is a one-stop solution for all one’s music and communication needs. It is expensive but I love it. Price: Rs 20,000.

3-Icon Pursuit jacket: Almost like a tank top in length, the Pursuit works best when zipped to riding pants. It’s genuine leather with lots of ventilation. Price: Rs 16,000.

4- Ixon RS Circuit HP gloves: Not the best full-glautlet gloves I have used but the Ixons do a fair job be it comfort or protection. Price: Rs 8,000. 

5- Joe Rockets Speedmaster pants: These aren’t in production anymore, but I have had them for years and they still great even today! Price: NA

6- TCX S-Speed boots: Not exactly track focused, but the S-Speed still work well on both track and street. Not the best to spend a day in, though. Price: Rs 19,500

Photography by Kapil Angane

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F3 800 [2018-2019] Specifications & Features


  • Power & Performance

    Displacement Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by the pistons of an internal combustion engine. It indicates the engine size. 798 cc

    Max Power 142.7 bhp @ 13,000 rpm

    Max Torque 88 Nm @ 10,600 rpm

    Stroke Stroke indicates the number of engine cycles during which a piston travels from top to bottom. 54 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder Valves per cylinder indicate the intake (fuel) and outlet (exhaust of combustion gases) of an engine. 4

    Compression Ratio A compression ratio suggests the degree to which the fuel mixture is compressed before ignition. 13.3:1

    Mileage - ARAI ARAI certified fuel economy that has been tested under controlled conditions. --

    Mileage - Owner Reported This is the fuel economy registered by Bikewale followers. --

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. --

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. 240 Kmph

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type The transmission type will tell the kind of transmission a two-wheeler has. Cassette style

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Cylinders The number of cylinders that an engine features. Most two-wheelers sold in the Indian market feature a single-cylinder. 3

    Bore Bore is the diameter of each cylinder. 79 mm

    Ignition Ignition indicates to the type of starting system that a vehicle uses. --

    Spark Plugs A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture. 1 Per Cylinder

    Cooling System The cooling system suggests the cooling mechanism that a motor uses. The types include air, oil, or liquid. Liquid Cooled

    Clutch The clutch disengages or engages the engine from the transmission. --

    Fuel Delivery System --

    Fuel Tank Capacity The capacity of a vehicle to store fuel. 16.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity Reserve fuel is part of the main tank that is used when a vehicle is running low on petrol/diesel. --

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS4

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Petrol

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  • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. Progressive Sachs, single shock adsorber

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. Dual Channel ABS

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 180/55 - ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Disc

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 320 mm

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Disc

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 220 mm

    Calliper Type 4 piston front, 2 piston rear

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Alloy

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 17 inch

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. Yes

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

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  • Dimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. 173 kg

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. 805 mm

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. 125 mm

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. 725 mm

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. --

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. 1,380 mm

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. 2,060 mm

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. ALS Steel tubular trellis

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  • Manufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty --

    Standard Warranty --


Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Digital

Speedometer Speedometer gives an indication of the current speed at which a vehicle is travelling. Digital

Fuel Guage Fuel guage indicates the level of fuel available in the tank of a vehicle. Yes

AHO (Automatic Headlight On)--

Shift LightYes

Headlight Type--

Digital Fuel Guage Digital fuel guage shows the information about the fuel level in a vehicle through a digital display. Yes

Tachometer Tachometer shows the real-time reading of the revs per minute (RPM) at which the engine is operating. Digital

Stand Alarm Stand alarm notifies the rider if the side stand of the vehicle is engaged. Some vehicles comes with a side stand cut-off feature that does not allow the motor to start until the side stand is lifted. Yes

No. of Tripmeters No of tripmeters indicate the total number of trip meters that a vehicle's instrument cluster features. Usually, premium vehicles come with two trip meters, while budget two-wheelers feature a single trip meter. 2

Tripmeter Type Tripmeters are available in two type - analogue and digital. The analogue unit usually features a single trip meter while a digital display may come with two trip meters. Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Low fuel indicator aims to remind the rider that the vehicle is running low on fuel, and it should be refueled soon. Yes

Low Oil Indicator Low oil indicator is a warning light that indicates that the engine is running lower oil than required to operate. Yes

Low Battery Indicator Low battery indicator suggests that the battery of the vehicle has lost a substantial amount of charge. Yes

Clock Clock is used to display time through the instrument cluster. This feature comes in motorcycles with a digital display. Yes

Battery Battery in a petrol-powered vehicle is used to support the self-start system, power the clock, and the USB charger. 12V - 8.6Ah

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. --

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. --

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn Signal--

Pass LightYes

GPS & Navigation--

USB charging port--

Start TypeElectric Start


Stepped SeatYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Additional features--

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  •  5Thinking to buy a bike then buy this bike 5 years ago by Priyansh, New Delhi

    I like this bike very much because of its look and it's featureBore diameter remains unaltered at 79.0 mm, while the stroke has been increased from 45.9 mm to 54.3 mm, boosting displacement from 675 cc to 798 cc. Power output reaches a stunning 148 hp at 13,000 rpm, wit

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    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

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