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Glitterati – 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 Serie Oro

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MV Agusta often introduces a new model with a limited gold edition, and the 2012 675 F3 received all the exotic details with numbered plaques running to just 200.  Today’s hails from Malibu and looks every bit the collectible that it is.

2012 MV Agusta 675 F3 Serie Oro for sale on eBay

The 675 F3 made long reaches into the past and future, with engine architecture inspired by Agusta’s long history with 3-cylinder racing machines.  Considered by Agusta executives to be the best balance of high revs and mid-range torque, the very over-square triple cranks out 126 hp at 14,400 rpm.  Advanced digital controls keep that superbike power usable, with ride-by-wire throttle and selectable throttle, torque, and traction control maps.  Exhausts exit the side to centralize mass, and components from Brembo, Öhlins, and Marchesini are at a level usually reserved for a flagship superbike.

This F3 shows a hair under 4K miles, and doesn’t even seem to have acquired any dust on the way.  Evidently a single owner has taken excellent care.  A speed shifter was optional but not sure it’s on this example.  Notes from the eBay auction –

The seller purchased  #185 of 200 Serie Oro new and, and it was subsequently fitted with a Brembo 19RCS brake master cylinder. Work in February 2022 included replacing the battery and refreshing the fluids. This F3 Serie Oro has 4k miles and is offered with manufacturer’s literature, commemorative accessories, service receipts, two keys, a battery charger, a rear axle stand, a motorcycle cover, and a clean California title in the seller’s name. 

Agusta pursued the world supersport championship right away and has had a few wins, many podiums, and has been a presence in the constructors’ championship since 2013.  The engine design has been a success in the F3 and Brutale, and was stretched a bit to 800cc, with a number of exciting editions as well.  As much as every Serie Oro is a piece of work, the gorgeous presentation and quite special edition make this example a standout.

  1. Michael j Michael j

    This is such a beautiful bike. It’s rare that I’m moved by a motorcycles aesthetics. The oro editions just strike me so with their use of color and composition. I love the bare aluminum pieces here and how they balance off the silver on the fairing. And the gold contrasts are just outstanding. So nicely executed.

  2. Dan Dan

    eBay shows sold for $10,700. -dc

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