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MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Concept Points to Production Model


With the success of many retro-style motorcycles, particularly of the scrambler variety, MV Agusta has its own idea of retro with the Superveloce 800 Concept introduced at EICMA last week.

If you have any knowledge of MV Agusta’s racing heritage, you can feel the nostalgic tug of the asymmetric exhaust exits (two on the right and one on the left) and the sleek fairing with single headlight (here, an advanced LED system). The nostalgia ends here, however, as the technological underpinnings are pulled from the F3 800 Supersport. A production version of this concept is promised for the later half of 2019.

Here is the press release from MV Agusta:

Varese, 6th November 2018 – History is a reflection of time, formed by memories. But, at the same time, offers a glimpse into the future. MV Agusta has formed its roots during epic racing battles: 37 world titles, legendary victories, challenges at the limits of the impossible. Emotions that have contributed to the creation of the legend of “Meccanica Verghera”.

The MV Agusta Superveloce 800 makes its debut, in concept form, at the EICMA, a precursor to the model that will be produced in the second half of 2019. Due to its very unique technical and aesthetic characteristics, the Superveloce 800 is destined to become one of the most eclectic and original models in the company’s history.

The lines of the Superveloce 800 are a modern interpretation of the iconic lines formed by the MV Agusta heritage, the fusion of vintage and contemporary. The carbon fibre fairing envelopes the sleek and functional forms of the engine and frame like a second skin. The upper fairing, with its classic cut lines, makes tribute to design ethos of the nineteen-seventies, highlighted by the yellow colour of the plexiglass windscreen and the headlight unit. The latter is a technologically advanced  twin-function full LED poly-ellipsoidal. The daylight running light, also LED, is built into the cover of the new instrument cluster. The elusive, lightweight and minimalistic tail fairing rests on a new sub-frame allowing the user to transform the bike from a single seat to a dual seat version. One of the defining details is the new circular LED tail light unit, elegant, and distinctive.

The chassis architecture, engine and braking system are directly derived from the ultra-fast MV Agusta F3 800, with some key adaptations that enhance the performance on the new Superveloce 800. The engine is entirely remapped to enhance the excellent power characteristics, without excluding an eventual increase in maximum power. The entire exhaust system was redesigned based on the classic 3 in 1 in 3 layout, with the silencers placed asymmetrically: two are on the right side and one on the left, reminiscent of a prominent technical and aesthetic solution employed in MV Agusta’s racing history.

The riding position has been adapted directly from the F3 800 supersport bike, including the seat height, handlebars and footpegs, with the sole purpose of generating maximum riding efficiency. The adjustable footpegs allow the rider to customize their position, guaranteeing a perfect rider-vehicle fit. The user-friendly handlebar and foot controls integrate perfectly with the clarity of the new TFT dashboard with dedicated graphics and a host of new features. The fuel tank cap was specifically designed to integrate a characteristic leather strap that secures the fuel tank to the frame at the front and back.

The new MV Agusta Superveloce 800, in its final technical definition and stylistic form, will go into production in the second half of 2019.


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34 Comments

  1. oldjohn1951 says:

    Fantastic design, beautiful execution–again, not for me but the price is far less than a Lamborghini or a Maserati. If I’m into Italian moto-design, I’d buy one. MV has got to up their game on distribution, parts and service. At the same time, anyone who buys one had better know what they’re getting into because the expense is not going to stop with the initial purchase.

  2. G Hill says:

    It’s refreshing to see a bike that doesn’t look like some piece of Transformer crap.

  3. Uffe says:

    Achingly beautiful like all things MV. However, kinda looks like the whole headlight/fairing assembly has fallen forward and down. Almost looks like the front wheel wouldn’t be able to turn. I know it can of course but looks weird.

  4. Dino says:

    Dammit.. who needs a retirement account..
    I’m in!

    I’ll take mine, with a side of Ducati Diavel.. maybe a new Motus while they still have a few..

  5. Mojo_Mike says:

    I’ve owned 2 MVs – a 2006 Brutale 910 and 2010 F4. Both were beautiful bikes and fun to ride. However they weren’t so fun to own. The dealer network really isn’t, shall we say, extensive. 6 million people in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, and 1 dealership. Parts availability was appalling. Pretty bad when I was thinking about my 1098 Ducati as my “reliable” bike.

  6. Tom R says:

    Who buys these things?

  7. allworld says:

    The only way to truly appreciate an MV is to ride. I would encourage you to do so.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Not my type of bike, but it is absolutely beautiful. If I had Jay Leno money, I’d own one.

  9. davey says:

    Nice looking bike… very Italian. BUT it was apparently designed to be a garage queen. Why make the peg position adjustable if the brake lever doesn’t move with the peg and the shift rod still has to go through the tiny hole in the frame? The leather strap on the tank looks cool, but it’s just going to trap grime and then mess up the finish on the tank. A red seat? If anyone actually rides the bike it will eventually be a red seat with black over tint where you actually sit on the seat… just like every other bike that had a red (or non-black) seat.

  10. DP says:

    That front is pushing its luck little too much, otherwise looks like real Italian. No one can duplicate it.

  11. Kurt says:

    Job well done. I am in.

  12. GreenMan says:

    Oh please.

    A ROUND headlight doesn’t makes it a ‘retro’ bike. It’s a fire-breathing modern piece of machinery, if you take the time to look beyond the bloody round headlight.

    Any takers?

    • Dave says:

      It’s not just the round headlight, it’s the headlight, matching round tail light (I really like that), and the leather strap-thingy. Totally retro.

      Joking aside, I strongly prefer this to the naked bike from a few posts ago. This has a much more purposeful, put together look, like all of the pieces belong there.

    • Dino says:

      Not just the round headlight.. the whole styling package is cohesive and does not look like a transformer..
      The fact that it is full blown modern inside is just the gravy on top!
      Groovy gravy.. I’m in!

  13. Front end makes me think of Iron Man. Preforated red suede seat is pure sex!

  14. Artem says:

    Wow. It looks like real racing MV from the past.

  15. Rhinestone Kawboy says:

    Ok, guess I’ll have to be the odd man out. Although the rest of the bike is a great looker, the worst part for me is that round headlight and the fairing around it, which somehow looks like it came off some sort of old train, and that same yucky round tail light, I know, retro and all, but a no go for me. P.S. Love the red seat!

  16. HBMT says:

    If the seat is brown end the silencer is stanless steel. I love its.

  17. mickey says:

    Beautiful.

    I still think the MV F4 was one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made.

  18. Doc says:

    Someone posted a picture of a Magni MV Augusta triple on the CB1100 forum and I was quite taken aback by it. This bike, not so much.

  19. Curly says:

    First view and reaction is that’s different enough to be really beautiful. The voluptuous red of the fairing upper and the discordent note of the sharp silver lowers seems off but I guess that’s what they were aiming at. The flowing seat cowl and taillight are art for sure. The production version should lose the hokey leather tank strap.

  20. TimC says:

    Whatever that Vegas visor’s purpose is (presumably aerodynamics) it can’t be worth the hit on the looks – which are lots better than a bunch of szitpilens etc we’ve been seeing lately.

  21. GT08 says:

    Italian bike may be costly and reliable as Harley.
    But one thing for sure they are gorgeous !!!
    This one, the 916 and a couple of Bimota are unforgetable.

    • Uffe says:

      Not sure I understand why people keep mentioning reliability issues with Italian bikes. I have several and currently ride a 996 with 20k+ miles on it. Never had any issues other than blown fuses due to an exposed wire. I’m not exactly religious with service intervals and have tracked it several times. Handles 95 degree Miami summers and traffic jams without issues.

      • mickey says:

        I’d say you are one of the lucky ones. My son bought a brand new Ducati 696. Electrics went out, transmission locked up, persistent and apparently un-fixable oil leak, malfunctioning rear brake, luckily all fixed under warranty which has since expired. He won’t ride it more than 25 miles from home.Honestly! He’s been thinking about selling it and buying a Triumph triple 675.

        I was thinking about a Moto Guzzi V7, so joined the owners forum. I was shocked how many new Guzzi’s never even made it home from the shop after being picked up new. Transmission issues, electrical issues.

        most of the guys I know that actually own Italian bikes say they aren’t bad if you are willing to put up with or fix their “idiosyncrasies”.The stuff that should have never made it out of the factory without being fixed first. That goes for Ducatis, Moto Guzzi’s and Aprilia’s.

        There is some truth in all stereotypes, and the quirky, and generally unreliable reputation that Italian bikes have, certainly has been earned.

        • Jeremy in TX says:

          Yes, Italian bikes, Buells… Some people just have a different reference as to what “reliable” means. The bikes are very reliable! All you have to do is fix all the stuff that will almost certainly go wrong before it goes wrong!

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