MV Agusta unveils two versions of the Turismo Veloce 800

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

Eyes on the bike please

MV Agusta took the opportunity of the Milan Motorcycle Show to show the world their new Turismo Veloce 800 tourer which is set to be available in UK dealerships from the beginning of 2015.

Using a revised version of the firms’ three-cylinder 800cc motor, the Turismo Veloce produces 110bhp and 15% more torque than the same engine used in the Rivale and Brutale. Four riding modes allow the rider to make necessary adjustments whatever the weather of conditions. Sport and Custom offer the full 110bhp while Touring and Rain peak at 90bhp. Meanwhile, personalisation includes throttle sensitivity, engine response and engine braking.

Single headlamp and adjustable fly screen

Nine, yes nine traction control levels including off, improved fuel consumption and a quick shift gearbox with blipper shift system are all operated via MV Agusta’s MVICS 2.0. ‘Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System’ platform, in case you were wondering. All of that is managed by the rider through the 5” colour TFT display which is also equipped with Bluetooth.

Brembo brakes, Marzocchi front forks and a 24 litre tank all on a sub-200kg (dry weight) touring bike looks like an attractive package. Meanwhile, alternative option is known as the Turismo Veloce ‘Lusso’ which has Sachs electronically controlled semi-active suspension and 30 litre panniers.

And this is Lusso. Not the young lady, the higher-spec version of the Turismo Veloce

TECH SPECS

Engine

Liquid-cooled 798cc Triple

Frame

ALS steel tubular trellis

Suspension

Front

Standard: Marzocchi manually adjustable fork

Lusso: 43mm Sachs semi-active hydraulic fork with MVCSC

Rear

Standard: Sachs manually adjustable shock

Lusso: Sachs semi-active single shock, hydraulic spring preload adjustment and MVCSC

Brakes

Front: Dual 320mm discs, four-piston radial-mount Brembo calipers

Rear: 220mm disc, two-piston Brembo caliper

ABS: Bosch 9 with RLM

Wheels

Front: Aluminium alloy, 3.5 x 17

Rear: Aluminium alloy 5.5 x 17

Seat Height

850mm

Dry weight

191kg (199kg Lusso)

Fuel Tank

24 litres

Colours

Standard: Red/Silver and Silver/Aviation Grey

Lusso: Red/Silver and Pearl White/Aviation Grey

Price

(UK prices are still tbc)

Standard: €15,990

Lusso: €18,990

 

Any first impressions? 

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