MV Agusta have released the first official pics and tech specs of the new Turismo Veloce 800, which is now on display at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. “Turismo Veloce” means “fast tourer” and, indeed, with its 798cc three-cylinder engine, which produces a maximum of 125bhp, dry weight of 207 kilos and claimed top speed of 240km/h, the new MV may well be one hell of a fast tourer. And for those who love to accessorize, there’s also the Turismo Veloce Lusso version, which comes with a lot of extra bits and pieces.
The MV Turismo Veloce and Veloce Lusso are absolutely packed with electronics – the new MVCSC (MV Agusta Chassis Stability Control) electronic stability control system, electronically controlled semi-active suspension, MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System), EAS 2.0 (electronically assisted shifting) gear change system that allows clutchless gear shifts, an engine immobilizer, ABS, an integrated GPS and even an anti-wheelie system.
Other cool/useful features on the Turismo Veloce include integrated saddle bags, full LED headlamp and taillamp, a compact 3-exit exhaust system and single-sided aluminium-alloy swingarm. On the Turismo Veloce Lusso, the MVCSC 2.0 system controls the bike’s Sachs front fork and rear monoshock, with the ECU using MV’s ‘Skyhook’ algorithm to adjust the suspension’s compression and rebound damping on the fly, based on road conditions, speed and other variables.
All of the above works in conjunction with the bike’s MVICS 2.0 system, which has three fuel-injection maps that alter power delivery according to the chosen mode. The settings include Tourismo (limited to 100bhp), Sport (full 126bhp) and Rain (full power, but with traction control set to max). There is even a ‘Custom’ setting, which allows riders to set all parameters manually – two levels for the engine’s torque curve, two settings for the rev limited cut-in, three levels of throttle sensitivity, two levels for engine braking, two levels for engine response and eight levels for the traction control system. A 5-inch colour TFT display shows details for every function, so you know exactly how your Starship Enterprise is set up at any given moment. (Yes, we do think it sounds way too complicated for an 800cc sports-tourer!)
2014 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce tech specs:
Maximum speed: 240km/h
Chassis: Tubular steel trellis-type, with aluminium alloy swingarm and pivot plates
Suspension: 43mm Sachs USD fork, progressive, semi-active Sachs monoshock (both ends semi-active, fully adjustable with MVCSC)
Brakes: Twin 320mm floating steel discs with Brembo radial-mount 4-piston calipers (front), single 220mm disc with 2-piston calipers (rear), Bosch ABS
Wheels and tyres: 17-inch alloys with 120/70 and 190/55 tyres
Engine: Liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 798cc, 3-cylinder, DOHC, 12-valve
Power and Torque: 125bhp at 11,600rpm and 84Nm at 8,600rpm
Transmission: Cassette-style, 6-speed, constant-mesh, multi-disc wet clutch
Fuel tank capacity: 20 litres
Dry weight: 207kg