MV Agusta boss says affordable Superveloce, Brutale – and more – are coming
In an exclusive interview with MCN, the Italian firm’s CEO, Timur Sardarov, said that the initial, limited-edition, ‘Serie Oro’ version of the new Superveloce was being built first to give priority to customers wanting a little more exclusivity, but that work was also underway to create a more affordable, mass market version.
“MV Agusta started with the Serie Oro to give priority to our top customers, but now we have started work on the production of a more accessible bike,” he said. “We want to bring the bike to as many customers as we can and so want a bike that’s more accessible, with fewer features, but that will breathe the same DNA and design.”
The Superveloce was first revealed in Milan last November as a concept bike inspired by MV’s grand prix racers of the 1960s and ’70s. Response was such that the firm announced in May that it would produce a limited run of 300 machines priced at £24,190.
The Superveloce is based on the F3 800 but with its 798cc 12v liquid-cooled triple tuned for more midrange, completely revised ‘tribute’ styling and an asymmetrical three-into-one-into-three exhaust by SC Projects.
“We’d like to diversify our range and would like to bring more heritage to show that the company can create a retro-styled bike,” Sardarov continued. “The Superveloce is our first step towards that” It’s opened a whole segment of bikes that are inspired by MV’s heritage. We will not stop with the Superveloce only. There are some surprises coming.”
Sardarov also confirmed that a more affordable version of MV’s new Brutale 1000 Serie Oro supernaked is also on the way. The new Brutale was also revealed in Milan last year and currently holds the accolade for being the most powerful sports naked in the world, with a claimed output of 212bhp from its transverse four-cylinder engine.
As with the Serie Oro Superveloce, just 300 units will be available at first, priced £37,990. The more affordable version that follows will have downgraded running gear, but boast an engine very similar to its more expensive sibling.
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