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MV Shows Stradale 800 in Milan


Are you ready for yet another variation on the MV Agusta 800 cc triple theme? Also debuting in Milan is the new Stradale 800, which, according to MV Agusta is “the right bike every time, whatever the road.”

Getting its own, special tune, the 800 cc triple makes a claimed 115 hp in the Stradale. The Stradale also gets its own, unique steel trellis frame, providing the right wheelbase and steering geometry for all-around riding, according to MV Agusta. Standard equipment includes the two, quite small saddlebags shown in the photo. These units incorporate the turn signals. Various electronic assist devices are also incorporated. All is detailed in the following press release:

Varese, 4 November 2014 – Breathtaking braking, awesome acceleration. City streets. Country roads. Motorways. Different situations that used to require different bikes – but not any more. The Stradale 800 rewrites the rules. Because it’s the right bike every time, whatever the road.

The new Stradale 800 combines the MV Agusta experience on various types of models to offer an original approach to riding. The ALS steel trellis frame is completed, in the single-sided swingarm pivot area, with lightweight aluminium alloy plates. To ensure the Stradale 800 keeps going no matter what the obstacle, great attention has gone into the design of the suspension: the upside-down Marzocchi fork – adjustable in compression, rebound and spring pre-load – guarantees 150 mm of travel; the single-sided swingarm, connected to the fully adjustable monoshock, provides 150 mm of travel. The chassis has been developed specifically for the Stradale 800. The 1,460 mm wheelbase has been extended by 30 mm; consequently, the single-sided swingarm is also longer, improving traction. The riding position is completely new: the 870 mm high seat (-10 mm) makes the bike easier to handle and improves the rider’s stance on the vehicle to provide enhanced control and comfort. In fact, the front end has been equipped with a protective Plexiglas screen (featuring on-the-go onehanded adjustment) that merges perfectly with the unique Stradale 800 style. The fuel tank is now larger: its 16 litres (+ 4 litres of reserve), together with outstanding thermodynamic engine performance, ensure you’ll put in plenty of miles between refuelling stops. The hydraulic clutch makes gear shifts fluid and even. For completely carefree riding. Always.

The standard equipment includes two side panniers: perfectly in keeping with the Stradale 800 style, they also feature built-in turn indicators. This solution, which required specific type approval, gives an immediate advantage: even from behind, the entire width of the bike is clearly visible, exactly as it is from the front and side, where turn indicators on the hand guards serve the same purpose.

The 798 cc three cylinder in-line engine was specially developed for this model: the maximum power and torque ratings, 115 hp at 11,000 rpm and 78.5 Nm at 9,000 rpm respectively, only partially describe a power unit that combines elasticity with outstanding acceleration. Exclusive solutions abound, such as the counter-rotating crankshaft, which reduces inertia during directional changes and thus makes for a more agile, gratifying ride, the bike also has an integrated cooling and oil circuit to keep it compact, lightweight and appealing.


Electronic MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) control is comprehensive: from the Ride By Wire accelerator to the Mikuni throttle bodies, from knock control to the availability of 4 engine maps. These latter features offer specific logic and dedicated power-torque curves: the Sport map provides 115 hp, maximising performance and generating the classic buzz typical of any true MV Agusta. The Normal map offers 90 hp of power and a smoother throttle response, ideal for short range touring and commuting. Rain means safety first and foremost: The Stradale 800 puts the torque and power down on the tarmac as progressively as possible. The as-standard ABS has a Bosch 9 Plus unit equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation): this technology prevents the rear wheel from lifting off the ground, effectively preventing one of the most dangerous riding situations. Also as standard is the EAS 2.0, the most complete quickshifter on the market: this provides the rider with electronic assistance and therefore eliminates the need to operate the clutch when up and downshifting. Comfort and sports performance, back together again.

Price: €13,990
Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.
Colour schemes: Red/Silver, Pearl White/Aviation Grey, Bronze/Pearl White



  1. Norm G. says:

    anybody seen or heard from the F4RC…? Houston, we’re missing a Ti-rodded homologation special.

  2. Motorhead says:

    The good news is, I can buy this bike, drive it for a couple years, slide it into a brick wall and crunch it up, and still sell it as “looks like new!”

  3. Carl Gustav says:

    This is ugly and the new Multistrada is beautiful… I don’t get you people.
    I thought you were supposed to unconditionally praise every Italian design no matter how it looks. I’m confused man.
    Where are you supposed to draw the line? The size of the beak?

  4. ChrisRR says:

    I was going to call this the Pontiac Aztec of our time, but that’s a huge insult to the Aztec. Wow, this design says fail on so many levels, i don’t know where to begin. I’ll just end it by saying i wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere near it

  5. Frank says:

    That is one ugly motorcycle.

  6. BigPoppa says:

    Call me weird but I like this. Then again, I’ve always liked and owned the quirky and odd.

  7. Dave says:

    I’m not understanding why they’d make this and the Turismo. They’re pretty much the same thing, except everyone seems to like the other one because it’s red.

  8. Bob L. says:

    Well now, you see….the more I look at it, blur my eyes a bit and if the light hits it in just the right way… No wait, it’s still butt-ugly.
    So as not to be totally negative, I do like the wheels.

  9. brian says:

    Future star of the next Transformer movie. Hideous.

  10. dino says:

    Is it me, or does the headlight and front fender-thingy look like one of the “Spy-vs-Spy” characters from Mad magazine when I was a kid…

    More plastic panels, of different colors and shapes seemingly thrown at the bike (almost at random). LESS is truely more when it comes to this modern styling… It looks like a lovely MV Augusta that was dragged through an aluminum siding mill.

    • Bob L. says:

      Dino – you are right. It does look like Spy-vs-Spy. LOL!

    • zuki says:

      That was my first thought too! Haha! I like it for that reason. If I had the money I would buy one in black, and one in white. 😀

  11. BobL says:

    The beak has its own rain gutter.

  12. Oilhead says:

    If there was one $17,584 motorcycle I would spray with bed liner, then this would be it. Ugh.

  13. TimC says:

    It looks like Kawasaki decided to outdo the Gladius.

  14. ARW says:

    Kill it before it breeds… YUCK!

  15. Tom says:

    uh………….. I don’t get it.

  16. carl says:

    I’m speechless looks like woody woodpecker!

  17. mickey says:

    Another visual mess. MV used to produce such lovely motorcycles.

  18. Joe Bogusheimer says:

    Great Googly Moogly, Batman. Are these manufacturers trying to out-ugly each other with these new not-quite ADV bikes? I appreciate the greater seat-peg room and taller handlebars, but geez, lose the pseudo-ADV styling already. And those saddlebags on this thing look stoopid from behind.

  19. VLJ says:

    Soooo, this differs from the 800 Veloce in any significant way, how?

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