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The 3 biggest Italian bike makers duke it out for my $15,000... lets see what happens when we put the Ducati 899 Panigale vs the Aprilia RSV4 and MV Augusta's F3 800...

Ducati 899 Panigale



$14,995
898cc
148 hp
73 lb-ft
372.5 lbs (dry)
2.51 lbs/HP

  • race developed electronics
  • Bosch 9MP ABS
  • Ducati Quick Shift
  • 3 zone rear tire, hard long wearing rubber in the centre, soft and sticky on the edges for cornering
  • value focused superbike

Aprilia RSV4



$14,599 was $17,495
999.6cc
177.5 hp
84.8 lb-ft
405 lbs (dry)
2.28 lbs/HP

  • APRC state of the art performance control
  • TC adjusts to different tires automatically
  • Wheelie control with 3 settings
  • Launch Control
  • Aprilia Quick Shift, no throttle close or clutch needed

MV Augusta F3 800



$20,117 (euro conversion)
798cc
148hp
64 lb-ft
381.4 lbs (dry)
2.57 lbs/HP

  • rare
  • pin sharp steering
  • F3 800 was built for cornering speed
  • rides like a 600 with 1000 power
  • eight stage TC
  • optional Quick Shift
  • exhaust pipes...


The RSV4 makes quite the pitch, comes in under the 899 panigale price wise, offers similar electronics, better performance all in a package that could be argued is even sexier than the Panigale. The Augusta I will say is the most gorgeous bike in the comparison but also the heftiest price tag, one must pay for exclusivity, but the F3 800 was built for cornering which may make it a touch more engaging than the other two on the road, however at the track...

All 3 of these top end Italian Stallions are gorgeous, it comes down to personal preference at this point...
 

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The RSV4 looks like a great bargain here.

But the styling of the 899 is the winner of them all. So hard to not just stop and stare.

899 is the hot italian supermodel of the motorcycle world. Well so is the 1199..
 

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The RSV4 looks like a great bargain here.

But the styling of the 899 is the winner of them all. So hard to not just stop and stare.

899 is the hot italian supermodel of the motorcycle world. Well so is the 1199..
yea the RSV4 is quite the bargain and it was just reduced once the 899 was released. So i wonder if Aprilia will be giving us their own version of the "supermid". Its pretty much what ever Ducati does Aprilia does and vice versa... I'll say though that the tail pipes on the Augusta are probably the sexiest set I've ever laid eyes on...
 

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RSV4 might be cheaper but because of what the 899 will be priced like, owning it will be like being part of an exclusive club.
 

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RSV4 might be cheaper but because of what the 899 will be priced like, owning it will be like being part of an exclusive club.
yea but I'd rather go more bike for less. RSv4 gets you near 1199 performance at a price point under 899... Hard to find fault there...
 

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I should do a survey with a bunch of people who dont ride motorcycles and ask which one of the 3 they think looks the nicest :D
 
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