Official MV Agusta F3 800 AMG Shows Up

MV Agusta F3 800 AMG Solar Beam 9 photos
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MV Agusta and AMG reveal the Solar Beam, a customized version of Schiranna's F3 800 superbike. This (so far) one-off machine is a direct hint to AMG's GT beast that shares the same moniker, but its role is more a symbolic one, besides that of making most of us to frown and drool.
Ever since the very first rumors that Mercedes might be interested in MV Agusta surfaced, imagination went amok, and multiple bike designers imagined how the AMG DNA would affect the Varese bikes. After the deal became public, and Mercedes got hold of a 25% minority in the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, things went even more hysterical.

Namely, a lot of people feared that the new part-owner would try to change things and set MV Agusta on a new track, reducing the glorious, all-Italian factor to a mere commercial, impersonal, marketing asset.

MV Agusta remains in charge of new motorcycles, with no AMG involvement

Still, Mercedes were quick to respond saying that they don't plan to interfere with motorcycle development, and neither were they interested in buying the entire company. For the latter part we can't be 100% sure, as things often change in the world of big business.

Even so, the most important thing was that AMG said they are willing to share their high-performance and racing expertise with MV Agust if the motorcycle manufacturer things it can help delivering better products.

Now, if you wonder why the two haven't chosen the F4 RR flagship machine for this publicity stunt, we already gave you an answer in mid-July. The house of Schiranna is working hard on a completely new 1,000cc platform, and this makes the existing liter-class machines, erm... obsolete.

The new machines were confirmed by MV Agusta's CEO Giovanni Castiglioni himself, and we are already daydreaming of a 200 hp superbike to give R1 and S1000RR a run for the money. Still, until EICMA, when these bikes are said to be at least introduced in early form, dreaming is all we can do.

As for the Solar Beam AMG F3 800, it is a stock trim bike, without any dark secrets to it. Enjoy the photos, though!
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