2018 MV Agusta F3 800 V Ducati 959 Panigale – OUT NOW!

In the current issue of our quite obviously fabulous magazine (336, Feb ’18), we pit two contenders from the slowly emerging new Supersport category against one another – MV’s lush F3 800 versus Ducati’s gorgeous 959 Panigale!

With MV living under Ducati’s ever expanding shadow in recent years, could the newly updated Euro4 F3 800 take the fight to Ducati’s established seller? The last F3 800 was incredibly good, and was just a few tweaks away from pipping both the 899 and now 959 for best Italian Supersport scorcher.


The F3 features a new gearbox and shifting mechanism, new exhaust, new electronics and new engine internals to both adhere to, and combat, Euro4 emission rules.

The 959 Panigale, meanwhile, is somewhat of a stalwart in that you know you’re getting a fast and very effective product that’s already polished in all areas. With just a few singular pounds asking price dividing the pair, it’s down to the individual dynamics to choose a winner.


So, who won? Find out in the current mag!

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