Official: 2013 MV Agusta enters adventure tourer segment with Turismo Veloce

Team OD Updated: November 11, 2013, 06:32 PM IST

Leave it to MV Agusta to make the prettiest bike on the market. Now you might imagine that in the adventure tourer segment this would be easy - none of the bikes are design icons - but just look at the Turismo Veloce, MV's answer to adventure touring. And it is the full house too, with an 800cc engine, semi-active suspension (on the top Lusso model) and the full complement of electronics.

The Turismo Veloce borrows its 798cc inline triple from the F3 800 and the Rivale but runs a detuned spec making 125PS at 11,600rpm and 84Nm of peak torque. The rider can, as has become normal now, switch engine modes to alter throttle response, peak power and torque as well as the nature of the rev limiter. The clutch is cable actuated but there is no slipper clutch. Further, there is a ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, wheelie supression, ABS, a quick shifter as well as semi-active suspension on the top model, the Lusso.

The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is one sleek looking tourer motorcycleThe MV is one sleek looking tourer motorcycle

The Lusso's Sachs suspension monitors the behaviour of the rider and the motorcycle and uses that constantly alter the rebound and compression at both ends. The only rider input required is that you need to set the onboard weight preload so that the system can calibrate the settings to the weight the motorcycle is carrying at that time. The normal Veloce will feature adjustable Marzocchi forks and a rear Sachs shock. Braking will be handled by 320mm discs with Brembo monobloc calipers mounted radially. Bosch supplies the standard ABS system.

At the back of the Turismo Veloce, is a wonderful looking single-sided swingarmAt the back of the Turismo Veloce, is a wonderful looking single-sided swingarm

MV Agusta says all this is handled via buttons on the handlebar that show information on the 5" TFT display which, in a motorcycle first, integrates GPS navigation into the features available. The panel also is Bluetooth enabled.

The frame is a steel trellis with a cast aluminium pivot plate set for the swingarm mounting just like the F3 800 or the Rivale but MV say that despite the similarity in construction the Veloce gets a completely new frame with the dimension being wider. At the back, is a wonderful looking single-sided swingarm. Further, the Veloce will get a set of matched hard cases with roughly 60 litres of space, a center stand and heated hand grips.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 18,99,000
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