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MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 & Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Unveiled: Touring MV Style

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The much anticipated 800 cc three-cylinder tourer from MV Agusta is now official, and will come in two versions, including the standard Veloce 800 and the Veloce 800 Lusso.

The tuned-for-torque engine makes 110 hp, and provides significantly improved fuel economy compared to the existing 800 triples.

The Lusso version gets, among other things, electronically controlled suspension.

Here is the full press release from MV Agusta:

Varese, 4 November 2014 – A new dimension. A world described by turns and straight stretches, scenery and hairpin bends, asphalt. Unique sensations. And just one name: Turismo Veloce. MV Agusta forsakes common ground and outlines a new way of understanding touring. Available in dealerships from the beginning of 2015.

Lightweight. Feeling. Riding pleasure. Performance. The lightweight 800 three cylinder engine at the centre of the precious frame with steel trellis structure and aluminium plates. Electronics at the service of the rider. And so MV Agusta reinvents the Tourer bike, fast, lightweight and dynamic.

The new 3 cylinder engine with 110 HP maximum power and torque increased by 15% (in the most commonly used rpm range) with respect to the engine that equips the Rivale and Brutale. The weight/power ratio and torque value make this bike unique and give it unforgettable riding pleasure. Specific pistons, compression ratio that optimises performance and consumption, top shelf electronics management. In fact, with the new MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System), the injection time and required quantity of fuel at any time or engine speed are calculated with absolute precision. MVICS 2.0 uses the new TC and the EAS 2.0 with blipper system, all managed through the new 5” colour TFT instrument cluster which means that the Turismo Veloce is both docile when riding with the throttle barely open and vivacious with a twist of the wrist. Acceleration and pick up allow you to take on the competition, thanks in part to the ratios of the refined removable gearbox which have been optimised for this model. The already low fuel consumption of the three cylinder MV Agusta engines has been further lowered compared to current models, up to 20% less. And the search for optimum combustion in the chamber has made Euro4 approval possible.

The availability of 4 engine maps (Touring and Rain with 90 HP maximum power, Sport with 110 and Custom which can be personalised) translates into maximum freedom of choice to match your riding style in any conditions. Some of the parameters that can be personalised are the engine torque curve along the power distribution arc (two levels), the rev limiter mode (more or less abrupt), throttle sensitivity (three levels), engine brake (two levels) and engine response (two levels).

The substantial traction control evolution, adjustable to eight different levels or able to be disabled, gives the rider a system that guarantees safety first and foremost, but without penalising the feeling and sensations which are an essential part of the experience that comes with sitting in the saddle of every MV Agusta. The new operating logic of the quickshift gearbox falls under this same category: the EAS 2.0 lets the rider up and downshift without using the clutch. The result? Extremely reduced shifting times, comfort and a lot more focus dedicated on riding.

The revolutionary concept at the base of this MV Agusta style Tourer is available in two versions: Turismo Veloce, for those who want light weight and sportiness above all without giving up any of the features, such as the full LED lights and the instrument cluster with large 5”TFT colour display and Bluetooth. Turismo Veloce Lusso: with electronically controlled suspension which acquires data on the dynamic performance of the inertial platform, Turismo Veloce is even more comfortable and efficient, turn after turn. The system acts on the hydraulic compression and rebound, even with the bike in motion. The instrument cluster with large 5” TFT colour display also provides GPS information acquisition. And the dedicated App provides full rider and passenger integration. The original arrangement of the panniers (30 litres each with identical dimensions) inserted perfectly into the tail fairing with a uniquely styled and practical solution, requires a bearing structure in cast aluminium which supports the rider saddle, the passenger saddle and the panniers to reduce the transversal bulk of the bike, as well as guaranteeing the cargo carrying capacity needed to press on even farther. To the horizon.

Prices:
Turismo Veloce 800 €15,990
Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso €18,990
Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.

Colours:
Turismo Veloce 800: Red/Silver and Silver/Aviation Grey
Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso: Red/Silver and Pearl White/Aviation Grey

11 Comments

  1. Joe Bogusheimer says:

    Looks really cool, and I’d probably enjoy riding it. However, not being made of money, and only having room for one bike, which I need to work reliably, and not wanting to be a guinea pig for MV’s experiments in electronics, I think I’ll have to leave it for others.

    If I was to criticize this one at all (and that’s what these forums are for, right? LOL), it would be to say that its height seems out of proportion with its wheelbase.

    • zuki says:

      I think this is a very attractive machine. It does look cool, yet beautiful as well. Looks even better without side cases. The design seems very fluid and flowing to my eyes. I like the proportion of height relative to wheelbase. Seems compact yet roomy for rider. The ratio (not the look) reminds me of Buell’s XB12XT sport-touring model which had a short 54″ wb.

  2. Al Pinaweiss says:

    a lightweight, upright-seating and relatively comfortable
    sport-touring 3-cyl.bike should be (on paper) the closest
    thing to real-life-usage ‘bike nirvana’.

    now, thanks to Yamaha and MV, the game is seriously upped,
    so one can actually choose the above ‘perfect’ layout
    in both ends of the pricing range, and not only the
    middle-positioned Triumph Tiger 800.

    good times? you bet!

    P.S. three’s not a crowd, and four… hmm.. guess four is.

  3. allworld says:

    I have been holding out to replace my aging Sprint ST, waiting for Triumph to produce a SPORT-touring bike along these lines. I may not wait any longer.
    Of the middle weight Sport-Touring bikes this, IMO, is the nicest so far. Why Triumph can’t use their 800cc Triple to produce a bike like this, seems short sighted.

  4. Stuki Moi says:

    I know MVs are supposed to be gorgeous and BMWs plain, but at least to my aging and unhip eyes, the BMW version above still looks better as a motorcycle than this over styled mess. At least in pics. We know it’s a triple. No need for a silencer the shape of a bird claw that looks tacked on like a a refrigerator magnet. At least the booster rockets on the Ninja 1000 looks more integrated and sleek, even though they too are of a strange shape.

    I have to admit, once seen in real life, the MVs I have seen do look spectacular. There is a certain material richness and shape, color and reflection interplay that makes even Ducatis look a bit common. The only other bikes that have a similar wow factor curbside, seems to be Honda’s occasional all out assaults on detail perfection, like the VFR1200 and CB1100.

    • Al Pinaweiss says:

      an extremely precise insight – couldn’t agree more when it comes
      to the rarity (these days) of massively-detailed motorcycles.

      btw.paint quality on those Honda models you mention is otherworldly,
      perhaps better than some 150,000 USD+ priced cars (!).

      I’m convinced that there is certain group of riders that would
      embrace (and buy!) an otherwise ‘positively average’ motorcycle product,
      but one that is generously endowed with details & finish-quality.

      big producers, however, nowadays simply don’t have the ‘cojones’
      to ‘test the waters’ and develop a decently-priced but
      artistically-finished bike (with few notable exceptions).

  5. Kagato says:

    woah that’s pretty. MV has a centerstand too : – )

  6. Fred says:

    I’ve been waiting one year for this, since the original announcment. Only to find the price close to a Multistrada. 🙁
    I guess I’ll be looking at the FJ-09 or a second hand Multi.

    She’s beautifull though….

  7. VLJ says:

    Answer: What happens when you let Italian designers have a go at the FJ-09.