AN 800cc version of MV Agusta's F3 675 will be on sale early 2014.
MV have stated that the project is well under way, with development models undergoing final testing.
The inline-three cylinder engine for the new model already exists in the Brutale and Rivale and it's thought the new 800cc F3 will use the same chassis as the current F3, keeping development time for this new model to a minimum.
The 140bhp superbike will be aimed squarely at Ducati's 848 and Suzuki's GSX-R750. Although by the time it's launched, Ducati may have already replaced the 848 with a new Panigale-style middleweight sportsbike.
The new F3 800 is expected to use the firm's MVICS electronics package and also come with ride-by-wire, ABS and power modes.