The Italian marque will make their bikes safer this year with the introduction of ABS on Australian 2014 models. The new models to get the anti-lock braking system will include the coming Dragster which is rumoured to be turbo-charged.
MV Agusta has reported that it will offer a Bosch 9MP ABS which riders will be able to deactivate. On the F3 675 and F3 800 supersports, it will come with Normal and Race ABS modes.
MV Agusta Australia sales manager Kevin Beale confirms they are making ABS standard on all MV Australian production as it becomes available. “During the period of transition, we’re able to offer ABS and non-ABS while stocks of the latter remain.” ABS will add $1000 to the rideaway price of the B3 and F3.
ABS will also be included on coming bike including the Dragster, Turismo Veloce and an as-yet unnamed bike expected later this year. The Bosch 9MP ABS unit is the same as used by Ducati for its Hypermotard. It has an internal pressure sensor and independent wheel sensors on each axle.