Spec Comparo: MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 vs Triumph Tiger 800 XRX vs BMW F850 GS vs Ducati Multistrada 950

Aditya Jadhav Updated: August 29, 2019, 09:10 PM IST

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, middleweight sports adventure touring motorcycle has bee launched in India for the ex-showroom cost of 18.99 lakh pan India. This makes it the dearest adventure tourer in the segment and in our comparo. As the Turismo Veloce 800 is a road-biased adventure motorcycle, we pick the lower trims of the adventure motorcycle that already exists in the market to put things from paper to perspective.

The motorcycles we've picked are as follows: Triumph Tiger 800 XRX, BMW F850 GS and the Ducati Multistrada 950 to pit against the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800.

To begin with the engine

The Ducati Multistrada 950 gets an upper hand in the displacement department and that dictates the same hierarchy in the power and torque figure department. The Tiger 800 XRX on the flip side gets a similar displacing engine as the Turismo Veloce 800, although, the Tiger 800 XRX brings the lowest power figures on the table. While the Ducati and BMW offer a two-cylinder engine, Triumph and MV Agusta offer a three-cylinder engine for their respective motorcycles.

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

Cycle parts, equipment and electronics

The Turismo Veloce 800 uses Marzocchi adjustable USD (upside down) forks in the front while the rear gets a Sachs mono-shock in the rear. While the Tiger 800 XRX gets Showa suspension on both ends. All the motorcycles get a twin-disc set up in the front and a single disc setup in the rear.


However, the Turismo Veloce 800 is the one motorcycle that gets a single-sided swingarm. All the motorcycles get different riding modes along with ABS (antilock braking system). While the Turismo gets a 17-inch wheel size on both ends, other motorcycles get a larger front wheel while the rear wheel size stays constant at 17-inches.

Ducati Multistrada 950 Ducati Multistrada 950


At Rs 12.84 lakh ex-showroom, the Ducati Multistrada 950 undercuts the BMW F 850 GS which is priced at Rs 12.95 ex-showroom India. The Triumph Tiger 800 XRX cost a little premium over the two aforementioned motorcycles at Rs 13.39 lakh ex-showroom India.

Triumph Tiger 800 XRX Triumph Tiger 800 XRX

The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is priced ar Rs 18.99 lakh which effectively skips segments. Stay tuned to OVERDRIVE to find out how the motorcycle performs in our road test.


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