In what has been a prolific few weeks for the Italian marque, today they’ve released another brand new model – the 2015 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800. It rounds up what is now a five pronged push of 800cc triples from MV Agusta, joining the Brutale, Rivale, Dragster and the Straddle – also officially unveiled today. If anything, it does give us a few new Italian words to learn.
As you can probably guess by the images below and the name, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce is a tourer – made for comfort and practicality. MV Agusta is also at pains to point out that this isn’t a bloated rework of the Brutale or Rivale – they’ve gone to a lot of effort to ensure as little weight has been added to the bike as possible despite its added length and height, ensuring the bike remains nimble and maneuverable
MV Agusta is offering two versions of the Turismo Veloce 800 – the standard.and a second model titled the Turismo Veloce Lusso 800. The Lusso gains electronically controlled suspension, with the system modifying the hydraulic compression and rebound, even with the bike moving – a feature that is appearing to become more and more common. Additionally, the Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso also gets built in GPS which is displayed on the dash, plus comes with integrated saddlebags that have a 30 liter capacity.
As mentioned before, the engine is carried over from the rest of the 800 range, but with 110 hp and torque increased by 15% (in the most commonly used rpm range) with respect to the engine that equips the Rivale and Brutale. The Turismo Veloce also gets MV Agusta’s updated ECU software, which provides four engine modes (Touring and Rain with 90 HP maximum power, Sport with 110 and Custom which can be personalized), an engine torque curve setting (two levels), a rev limiter mode (more or less abrupt), throttle sensitivity (three levels), engine brake (two levels) and engine responsiveness (two levels). You’ll also get 8 level adjustable traction control, a quickshifter and and electronically controlled slipper clutch. This is certainly a bike packed with technology.
The Turismo Veloce 800 will retail for €15,990 while the Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso will cost €18,990 and both are expected in European showrooms in early 2015.