Hand-built MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro retro superbike promises 205bhp

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MV Agusta have revealed a new 205bhp four-cylinder retro superbike limited to just 500 units, called the Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro.

The arrival of the bike has been expected for some time, with a concept first shown at an exclusive Milan dealer event in 2022, and a more detailed prototype version proudly displayed at last November’s Eicma trade show in the Italian city.

Now the production version has arrived, priced at £61,400. That might sound expensive to you, but much of the limited stock has already been snapped up by MV’s more affluent customers. It’s not yet known whether a more mass market version will be produced, however we would expect that to be the case.

Rear shot of the MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro

It follows a number of previous Serie Oro specials, which began with the F4 750 superbike in 1997 – always retaining the same paint scheme and lashings of luxury components.  

The latest Superveloce is no different, featuring 41 carbon fibre elements, plus integrated front winglets said to be inspired by the firm’s 1972 500 Grand Prix race bike. Despite Pierer Mobility now owning 50.1% of the Italian brand, the design remains inhouse, rather than being outsourced to Kiska like many other KTM group machines.

The new Superveloce is powered by an updated version of the 998cc four-cylinder engine already found in the Brutale 1000RR super naked. Power sits at a claimed 205.2bhp at 13,000rpm, with internal features including titanium conrods, DLC coated cams, titanium valves, and a balance shaft – introduced to the Brutale in the past year – to reduce engine vibrations.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro handlebar switchgear

The Serie Oro will hit 14,000rpm before the redline, with the soundtrack provided by an under-seat four-exit exhaust inspired by the F4. Made of titanium and equipped with a carbon fibre heat shield, it was developed by Akrapovič exclusively for this model. 

Keeping that performance in check is a suite of electronic aids, including eight stages of traction control – plus the option to switch it off, if you fancy. This is divided between two wet modes, three road modes, and a further trio for the track.

There’s also a front lift control, which is said to maintain optimal angles for rider acceleration, rather than immediately shutting down a wheelie. Again, this can be switched off, and works in conjunction with the launch control.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro fuel tank logo

As you’d expect for over 60 grand, there’s also an up/down quickshifter than can be operated both ways on an open throttle, plus lean sensitive ABS, cruise control, and mobile connectivity through the 5.5in colour TFT dash. Further to this, a satellite alarm and tracker comes fitted, with a free subscription for the first year.

Elsewhere, there are also highly advanced chassis components, too – including 43mm upside down Öhlins forks with 120mm of travel and electronically adjustability for compression and rebound (preload is manual). This is paired with an electronically adjusted Öhlins steering damper, and a fully adjustable 36mm rear shock again from Öhlins – again electronic.

This all leads down to a set of unique partially spoked rims, shod with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V4 tyres featuring exclusive red detailing just for this bike.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro underseat exhaust

Each Superveloce will come with a certificate of authenticity, plus a dedicated bike cover. An additional box of goodies includes a passenger seat in leather and Alcantara to match the rider’s perch, CNC-machined brake and clutch levers, and more.