MV Agusta enter the hard-fought adventure market with new £21,800 triple cylinder Enduro Veloce

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MV Agusta have thrown their hat into the adventure bike ring with the launch of their all-new Enduro Veloce. The machine follows on from the limited-run LXP Orioli, packing similar performance and looking almost indistinguishable from its more premium, £26,700 sibling.

The price for the Enduro Veloce has been confirmed at £21,800, although a release date in dealers is yet to be announced. The Italian adventurer is powered by a 931cc triple housed in a steel alloy frame, delivering power and torque figures of 122bhp and 75lb.ft respectively.

Fully fuelled, the Enduro Veloce tips the scales at a claimed 224kg. Manufacture and assembly will take place entirely in house in Italy and the bike is said to “offer tech not found on competitors,” according to Alessandro Volpini, Head of R&D for MV Agusta. 

MV Agusta Enduro Veloce static left side view

Split personality 

With more than 10,000km of development from the KTM off-road team behind the Enduro Veloce, it should be capable both on and off the tarmac. Volpini added: “Where our current line-up will turn around when the asphalt ends, this bike will take you further.”

Available exclusively with dirt-centric 18/21” tubeless Takasago Excel wheels and boasting 210mm of suspension travel at both ends, the MV’s off-road intensions are evident from the off.

Both the 48mm Sachs forks and Sachs mono shock are adjustable for rebound and compression dampening and preload can be manually tweaked on the rear too. There’s no semi-active option available however, although this is something MV claim they may consider in the future. 

MV Agusta Enduro Veloce dash

Despite the muscular rally-esque aesthetic, the Enduro Veloce is not the hard-edged dirt basher its name would suggest. MV have in fact, gone a long way to create a civilised, sweet-handling tourer, along with a dash of sporting DNA thrown into the mix too.   

Significant track testing was undertaken during development to ensure maximum ability on the road, despite the big front wheel, so claim the Italian manufacturer. As is the way with MV, a counter-rotating crankshaft is in place to counteract the gyroscopic effects of the 21in front hoop – helping the bike to change direction.  

Torque is delivered readily across the rev range, with a healthy 85% available at 3000rpm and a bi-directional quickshifter is on hand (or foot) to flick through the six-speed cassette type gearbox. A hydraulically operated clutch lever adds a touch of premium to the mix and should provide a feather light pull. 

MV Agusta Enduro Veloce static close up

Clever tech 

Brembo Stylema calipers deal with braking duties while rear lift control and two levels of cornering ABS are in place to help shrug off speed without mishap. Likewise, there are eight different levels of traction control to dial in and these act relative to your choice of tyre.

When switching from road rubber to knobblies, MV say the bike will learn the different characteristics and adjust TC intervention accordingly. Wheelie control is featured as standard, as is launch control – capable, they claim, of propelling the three pot adventurer from 0-62mph in a sprightly 3.72 seconds.  

Despite slabby looks, aerodynamics reportedly played a major role in the Enduro Veloce’s development. Many bikes in the segment suffer from buffeting from poorly designed screens and awkward aerodynamics but MV claim care was taken to create optimal aero efficiency, delivering a high volume of flow to the radiator, whilst directing it away from rider and pillion. 

MV Agusta Enduro Veloce engine close up

By connecting to the MV Ride app, customers can access phone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, route sharing and recording and ride data analysis through the seven-inch TFT dash. The app can also be used to configure settings remotely, without the need to have the bike present. Once applied, chosen settings will be transferred over via the bike’s in-built Wi-Fi. 

Oodles of accessories  

Fancy a spot of personalisation? MV have you covered. As with most adventure bikes a host of extras are available, including optional Bridgestone AX-41 adventure tyres, a sump guard, engine bars, fog lights, a high mudguard kit, aluminium panniers in both 32 and 29 litre variants and two Termignoni exhaust options.

MV Agusta Enduro Veloce static front three quarters with special parts

Stock shortages sorted 

Following MV Agusta’s adoption into the Pierer Mobility family (the umbrella business that owns KTM, Husqvarana, GasGas and acts as a European distribution body for CF Moto), there was widespread parts shortages for MV customers to receive OEM goods for their bikes. MV claims the issue is now fully rectified, with 22,000 parts successfully transferred from their old warehouse to their new shared facility in Austria. 

It’s not yet known exactly when bikes will be available yet, but MV Agusta hope to have bikes in dealerships by this summer.