Mv Agusta Creates a Triple to Carry the Crown

mvagusta-f3-2011-2012As Mv Agusta rolls out the last of F4’s a new stallion is created to carry the crown. The new MV Agusta F3 will be built around a triple; the heart of this new supersport machine will be an open challenge to the Triumph Daytona which is also a triple. The engine will have an advanced feature not often seen in a motorcycle of this size, a counter – rotating crankshaft. The counter – rotating crankshaft should help make the motorcycle a more neutral handling machine.

mvagusta-f4-2011-2012The MV Agusta F3 will house the 675cc power plant with an advanced frame design with lineage that can be traced to the MV Agusta F4. The styling of the F3 is similar to the classic F4, which is said to be one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever designed. The electronics package on this motorcycle is also setting a new level for a motorcycle in the supersport class.

With features such as is Ride By Wire and multiple engine maps to select from this motorcycle is built for performance. The traction control system is tightly integrated with the engine management system to provide a complete package that will make any rider feel they are riding a Moto2 class motorcycle. The MV Agusta F3 has some big shoes to fill, as the new motorcycle will take the reins for the outgoing F4.

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British Superbike Season Ends with Triple Header at Oulton Park: Preview

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of

bsb_oulton_parkThe British Superbike series will come to an end at Oulton Park this weekend, but there are still three more races to go in the season. Oulton Park is a triple header showdown, which puts enough points on the table for anyone of the 6 title fighters to walk away with the BSB title.

Tommy Hill has a slight advantage going into the final showdown. Hill has 11 points over Josh Brookes, and 15 over Ryuichi Kiyonari. But Hill will need to be at the top of his game if he wants to retain the points lead at the end of the weekend.

“People tell me it is my title to lose,” Hill said. “The other Title Fighters will say that it has become a mental game. I have been training harder than ever since Silverstone and I am determined to leave Oulton Park as the champion.”

But Hill isn’t the only one determined to leave Oulton Park the British Superbike Champion. Both HM Plant Honda riders are formidable opponents. Brookes has the most race wins this year with 5, and is looking to up that total to 8 by the end of the weekend.

“I am going out there to win all three races and get the job done,” Brookes said. “I am not going into these races to defend.”

Two-time British Superbike Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari, is also hoping to end up on top. King Kiyo won the BSB title in 2006 and 2007, but finished in 9th and 11th in the last two seasons. With the BSB title in reach, expect Kiyonari to go all out this weekend.

“I know that we can win, as I have done it before, but it is going to take more concentration than before and I will be pushing as hard as I can as one mistake means we could miss out,” Kiyonari said. “I want to be champion again and the team have worked hard so I don’t want to disappoint them. It is important for my career that I win again so I will be doing everything I can.”

Outside of the top three, Michael Laverty still poses a threat to the throne. Laverty is only 4 points behind Kiyonari, and 29 points behind Hill.

With 75 points up for grabs this weekend, Michael Rutter and Alastair Seeley both have an outside shot at the title. Rutter is in better shape, with just 43 points between him and the point leader, while Seeley is another 17 point back.

2010 British Superbike Standings

Tommy Hill – 589
Josh Brookes –  578
Ryuichi Kiyonari – 574
Michael Laverty – 570
Michael Rutter – 546
Alastair Seeley – 529