MCN gearing up for MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 launch

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MCN is getting ready for the launch of the latest MV Agusta from the famous Italian firm with the launch of the new Turismo Veloce 800 in the South of France on Thursday this week.

The Turismo Veloce is the latest bike to use the three-cylinder 798cc motor first seen in the screaming F3 supersport bike but in the latest bike it has been retuned for peak power of 110bhp and 61.2 ft lbs of torque.

The Turismo Veloce 800 is, according to MV, a touring bike that MV has “re-thought to make it fast, lightweight and dynamic” and comes in two versions; the standard Veloce and the Veloce Lusso which gets full LED lighting, a larger full-colour TFT dashboard and electronically controlled suspension.

Both versions of the Turismo Veloce have a pile of electronics as standard which includes the new Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS 2.0) electronic controls, four riding modes with an  automated gearshift blipper system that works going up and down the gears. The bike has ABS as standard and MV also claim it benefits from a 20% reduction in fuel consumption when compared to the current 800cc triples in the range.

We will be riding the bike all day on Thursday this week with updates coming throughout the previous evening during the technical briefing and on the riding day too.

Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter