With Euro 4 emissions control being compulsory for motorcycles in 2017, Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta, sometimes in the news for the wrong reasons, has said its inline three-cylinder models – the full-fairing F3 675 and F3 800 sports bikes, as well as the Dragster RR naked sports, are now compliant. Euro 4 standards require a reduction of exhaust gas and noise emissions by 50% and 48%, respectively, over Euro 3.

While a reduction in power is usually expected from meeting new emissions standards, MV Agusta claims the F3 675 still manages to meet the previous claimed power figures of 128 hp at 14,500 rpm and 71 Nm of torque at 10,600 rpm. Meanwhile, the F3 800 is said to pump out 148 hp at 13,000 rpm, with a peak torque of 88 Nm at 10,600 rpm.

Other upgrades to the F3-series machines include a revised Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS) with enhancements to engine management algorithms and ride-by-wire efficiency. This means the relationship between throttle twist and power delivery on the F3 bikes is more efficient and direct.

Also in compliance with Euro 4 is the Dragster RR, which puts out 140 hp at 13,100 rpm and a maximum torque of 86 Nm at 10,100 rpm. Innovations introduced for the MV Agusta F3 range are shared with the Dragster RR, with new fuel mapping specific to this model, and eight-level traction control, along with an upgraded EAS 2.0 electronic shifter.

In Malaysia, the 2017 MV Agusta F3 675 and F3 800 models are not available at the moment. However, the MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR is on sale at a price of RM112,771, including GST, but excluding road tax, insurance and registration.