The 2021 MV Agusta F3 800 RC is a special beast. It takes the 2021 F3 800, itself an incredible bike, and turns every knob, dial, and switch up to 11. And to make it mean something, only 350 will ever be built, to celebrate the 2020 FIM Moto2 GP season that saw the return of MV Agusta to on-track competition in the world’s greatest superbike series, the FIM MotoGP.
For this limited edition, the Italian manufacturer has pushed the 798cc inline-triple, with its counter-rotating crankshaft, and added 5 more HP to bring it to 153 HP, with the same 65 lb-ft of torque. It also keeps the alloy steel frame and full cast aluminum alloy swingarm.
Where it dives into special edition territory is with racing partners adding their own little bits to the bike, as RC stands for “Reparto Corse,” or literally “Racing Team.” Marzocchi provides a full race-spec telescopic hydraulic fork front suspension, with a Sachs single shock rear suspension. Both suspensions, of course, are fully adjustable.
Brembo is the name of the game for the brakes, with a 4 piston monoblocks clamping dual floating discs up front, and a 2 piston clamping the rear single disc. ABS and braking control systems are provided by Bosch, with a specific “Race Mode” setting that the regular F3 800 does not get.
The downpipe, flow pipe, and exhaust are all full titanium and custom made for the F3 800 RC by SC-Project, with a carbon fiber slip-on to make it (barely) road legal. And, being Italian, the stock tires are provided in cooperation with Pirelli, and are of their Diablo Corsa semi-slick line, which again are barely road legal.
And in case you did want to take it to the track, a full conversion kit comes with each bike to remove the road legal parts and turn it into a fire-breathing track bike. Each bike also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity tied to its VIN, which is signed by the CEO, and a special edition number from 1 on up. Bike 0, the prototype, is being kept by MV Agusta themselves.
The 2021 MV Agusta F3 800 starts at approximately $22,999 USD / $29,180 CAD, as it is listed in Euros (€18,990).
Special note: This motorcycle may no longer be available for purchase, as it was put on sale in mid-2020 as a 2021 model year bike.
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Price: $22,999 USD/$29,180 CAD
True race partner parts on the bike, adjusted for street use
Special “race mode” control system
World’s first production supersport with counter-rotating crankshaft
798cc liquid and oil cooled, 4 stroke, 12 valve triple
Bore x Stroke
79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.)
“D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner
Metallic Avio Grey, Ago Red
Wet, multi-disc slipper clutch
Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Final Drive Ratio
Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustment
Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc and flange
Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia.
120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)
Fuel Tank Capacity
16,5 l (4.36 U.S. gal.)
Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)
12 V – 8.6 Ah
350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
2030 mm (79.92 in.)
730 mm (28.74 in.)
99 mm (3.89 in.)
1380 mm (54.33 in.)
120 mm (4.72 in.)
830 mm (32.68 in.)
173 kg (381.4 lbs.)
2021 MV Agusta F3 800 RC Features
The electronics of the 800 RC, originate on the race track, are based on the MVICS (Motor Vehicle Integrated Control System). For the 2018 models the main changes consist in the improvement of the 4-maps Ride by Wire system. 8-level traction control algorythm has been completely redefined. Electronic Assisted Shifting (EAS 2.0 up & down) has been revised to reduce shift times.
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The gearbox has been completely redesigned to improve shift engagement and reduce the force necessary to actuate the lever. Like on the F3 675 and the F3 800, the introduction of new engine covers on the RC model helped increase engine protection in case of impacts or falls, while also reducing noise levels. All of which without sacrificing the signature engine roar that makes every MV Agusta unique.
When all you have to think about is riding, fun and pleasure are at their top, especially since safety is ensured by the two-channel Bosch 9 PLUS ABS system with Race Mode. With Rear Wheel Lift-up Mitigation, the system controls the pressure applied on the front brake to avoid involuntary rear wheel lift-up.