Sportbikes are both amazing and terrifying. Even the quickest hypercars can’t compete with the raw speed and sensation of twisting the throttle on a powerful motorcycle, and the Italians tend to do dramatic bikes better than almost anyone. MV Agusta just announced its new RC edition sportbikes
The RC name stands for “Reparto Corse” or “racing department.” The company says the bikes are as at home on the track
The F3 RC weighs just over 381 pounds and features beefy dual-320mm discs up front and a 220mm disc in the back. Brembo calipers clamp down on those discs to provide excellent stopping power. The Dragster model is about 10 pounds lighter than the F3 but is slightly down on power. It also adds a parking brake
The RC models feature unique livery, with the prominent colors of the Italian flag adorning their sleek bodywork. All three models feature an ABS system with rear-wheel height detection. The F3 and Dragster variants are available with MV Agusta Racing Kits, improving performance with upgraded exhausts and other components.
MV Agusta has been around since 1945, but its name hasn’t reached the level of familiarity here in the United States as its Italian rival, Ducati