While the MV Agusta F3 RR's silhouette stays the same, look closer, and you'll see an updated aerodynamics package. They say the devil's in the details, and it rings true here.
From the redesigned windscreen and front fender to the side-mounted strakes, it's these little things that tend to win races. There are also new carbon fiber winglets that MV Agusta claims can generate 17 lbs of downforce past speeds of 240 km/h.
The engine is a transplant from the previous model, a 798cc, 3-cylinder Trepistoni mill putting out 145 hp. An optional racing kit is available, to the tune of an ECU map with an Akrapovic exhaust. Opt for the racing package, and the F3 RR can up the power figure to a blistering 154 hp. Just don't take it outside the track, as the racing kit may not be street-legal.
For this year's model, MV Agusta tapped Milan-based e-Novia for its dedicated six-axis IMU. The sensor can enhance traction control and wheelie control for the F3 RR.
Of course, you need a good brake package to keep up with all the performance updates. The 2022 F3 RR uses a front radial 4-piston Brembo monobloc caliper with dual 320mm floating brake discs. For the rear, there's a Brembo 2-piston caliper with a single 220mm disc.
The new F3 RR also gets Continental ABS with rear-wheel lift mitigation and Continental MK100 cornering ABS. MV Agusta's EAS quickshifter is now in its third generation on this model, and we can expect a better upshifting and downshifting experience.
MV Agusta made some minor changes to the F3 RR's chassis. The frame plates, in particular, have been reinforced for more rigidity. The wheels package has also been made 7% lighter than the previous model.
The 2022 F3 RR features an updated suspension setup. It comes with fully adjustable Marzocchi forks and Sachs rear shock for better riding on and off the track. Apart from that, the new model gets a 5.5-inch color TFT display that can connect to the MV Ride App. Plus, there's a new clutch basket and redesigned footpegs.
The 2022 MV Agusta F3 RR is now available for pre-order at the brand's website. Pricing starts at €21,900, or roughly P1,295,000. Local availability is still uncertain, but perhaps MV Agusta Philippines may surprise us yet.