Posted: 05 Nov 2013
The new MV Agusta Rivale 800 unveiled at EICMA boasts performance figures that leave little to the imagination: 170kg and 125hp. The unrivalled visual identity has been extended to every component and surface of the machine to encapsulate the true essence of the historic brand.
A sculptural composition where the engine and the chassis are always at the focal point is characteristic of the bike. The front-fairing is compact and discreet and three elements – the mudguard, the side panels and the fuel tank – are individually united to form a strong visual shield graphic that makes this machine instantly recognisable.
The middle section is reduced to the physical limits and designed to promote an unhindered riding style allowing the rider maximum freedom of movement on a sufficiently large and ergonomically considered saddle. The rear is elegant, sinuous, yet incisive and characterised by twin trailing-edge floating blade lighting incorporating light guides to accentuate the rear profile. At the front, LED/light guide technology is used in a similar fashion to highlight the profile of the vehicle while reducing visual width.
Rear view mirrors are designed to be effective and integrate seamlessly into the design of the bike. They are retractable, for sporty driving on closed roads or on the track, and when open are also telescopic to improve and increment rear visibility.
The dashboard has been designed specifically for Rivale 800 featuring a fully digital, multi-function display. It is compact to optimise the front fairing proportions yet remains legible while offering maximum availability of information and parameters.
A counter-rotating crankshaft that debuted on the Supersports F3 675 features in the three-cylinder in-line Rivale 800 boasts: a unique solution for a road based machine that epitomises MV Agusta’s racing spirit. Technology MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) allows for performance, smoothness of power delivery, ease of riding and extreme personalisation, with three engine maps and a custom default. Throttle control is Full Ride-By-Wire.
Chassis dimensions have been redefined to ensure improved handling: the angle of the steering head is half of a degree more open than the Brutale 800. The excursion of the fork and shock has also been increased to provide more comfort and conformity to the road surface. The suspension units are respectively by Marzocchi and Sachs. They are adjustable in spring preload as well as hydraulic compression and rebound damping.
Turismo Veloce ad Turismo Veloce Lusso
The Italian manufacturer also presented the Turismo Veloce – literally translated as the Fast Tourer, to reinterpret the tourer concept in the name of exclusivity, agility, ease of riding and performance, utilising a compact and powerful 800cc engine.
The Turismo Veloce celebrates the unique pleasure of Grand Tourismo with two models of MV Agusta: the first for traveling through time and space with the feeling of agility that only a complete but essential motorcycle can provide.
The second is the Turismo Veloce Lusso, which stands for an extraordinary level of accessories and technical solutions, including the innovative MVCSC system (MV Agusta Chassis Stability Control) electronic stability control through the use of semi-active suspension, less bulky saddle bags which nevertheless can carry an astounding 60 litres and the new generation MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) inertial platform which includes the up and down EAS 2.0 electronic gear change system as well as the Anti Wheelie System. These features have never before been offered to a Touring bike.
The standard equipment also includes an immobiliser, heated handle grips, Bluetooth connection and integrated GPS.