MV to enter Supersport class

The first spy shots of MV's triple

Posted: 1 November 2009
by Visordown

Here are the first spyshots of MV’s new 675cc triple. Very little information is known about the bike, but as you can see it has more than a passing resemblance to its bigger brother, the F4 1000, although it is possible this prototype is being tested using an F4’s fairing to keep the final look secret.

According to sources in the factory the bike will be the lightest middleweight supersport bike in the class with a target weight of 160kg and power in excess of 125bhp.

Entering the fiercely competitive supersport class is a brave move by MV as failure would be both costly and a huge loss of face. Does the company, which is now owned by Harley-Davidson, have what it takes? In a recent interview Harley CEO, Keith Wandell, hinted that Harley would reveal some big news regarding MV’s future later this year. It looks certain that this bike, which is vital for the future of MV as it would open the brand to younger riders, is that news.

“At the moment MV only make big bikes, which is a problem,” reckons Mitch Mosley from MV dealer Red Dog Motorcycles. “They certainly have the technical ability to build a class leading 675, and with Harley’s buying power the cost will be reduced, opening the brand to a new range of riders.”

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