Updated MV Agusta Superveloce revealed alongside new S model
MV Agusta have updated their runaway success Superveloce retro sportsbike with updated tech and brand new top of the range S model.
At the heart of both models is their 145bhp 798cc triple with its trademark counter rotating crank. For 2021 MV have made efficiency the name of the game with diamond-like coating abound as well as new tappets and titanium valve guides. The exhaust has had a complete rethink while new injectors were fitted, which together give a healthy midrange boost. The result is a Euro5 friendly engine without any loss in top end power – not bad work MV.
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Together with the engine updates MV have also rewritten some of the electronic wizardry, which they say improves throttle response. Elsewhere in the engine MV have updated the clutch for easier use and quieter running.
The biggest changes for both models have come in the electronics department. MV have introduced an IMU to the Superveloce for the first time, while also integrated ABS from Continental. This means as many safety aids as you can shake a stick at including cornering ABS, lean sensitive traction control and revamped front lift control, which MV says now enables you "to execute a controlled wheelie instead of preventing it entirely". Bravo MV.
The Superveloce now also comes with launch control and there’s also a new quickshifter/autoblipper for improved clutchless shifting. This whole lot is navigated through the new 5.5" full colour TFT, which can also double up as a 'mirror' to a smartphone for turn-by-turn navigation.
There has been a couple a couple of wee updates in the handling department too, with new frame plates that MV say improve chassis stiffness, while the forks have new settings for improved damping control.
The S model takes all these updates and adds fancy accessories. The cast wheels are replaced with lightweight spoked options for more retro charm, while the brown Alcantara leather makes it even more of a 70s throw back. What’s more the S is available with a nifty racing kit that has a single seat fairing and Arrow exhaust with accompanying remapped ECU.
There’s no word on pricing or UK availability just yet but we’ll update you once we know more. For now, you can watch our video review of the first-generation Superveloce below.