A year on from showing their first concept model at Eicma 2018, MV Agusta have now confirmed production has begun on their retro-inspired Superveloce 800 range.
Consisting of a premium, £24,190 300-run Serie Oro edition, as well as a mass-produced €19,990 (approx. £17,254) 'standard' model, the sporty middleweight is largely based around MV’s F3 800 sportsbike, which has been part of their line-up since 2013.
Using the same 798cc liquid-cooled three-cylinder engine as the F3, producing 145bhp at 13,000rpm and 65ftlb at 10,600rpm, the motor has been re-worked for greater midrange grunt, with the Superveloce designed more for casual road riding than a trackday skirmish. This is complete with an eight-way traction control system, riding modes, and an up and down quickshifter.
For more punch, the Serie Oro comes equipped with a triple exit race exhaust, which boosts power to 151bhp at 13,250rpm. This is characterised by two exits on the right of the bike and a further pipe on the left, rather than the standard bikes’ three-exit exhaust, which all overlap on the right-hand-side, in a similar style to the F3.
This is housed within a frame again lifted from the F3 800, comprising of a cast-ally rear and trellis front section, complete with a bespoke clock housing and rear subframe designed specifically for this model.
Shrouding this is a striking retro-inspired fairing, which MV claims pays tribute to their past racing success. Masking all screws and fixing points to the frame, the limited Serie Oro features largely carbon-fibre components, with the base model’s fairings instead made of a thermoplastic to help reduce cost. Both bikes also feature and LED lighting at the front and rear.
To help the Serie Oro stand out from the standard bike, a number of CNC-processed parts have also been added, including a fuel filler cap, complete with a leather strap. An aluminium ring is found around both the front and rear lights, too.
Away from the styling, the Superveloce also gets a 5in TFT screen derived from the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, which allows riders to monitor incoming calls, messages and music via Bluetooth. Once equipped with the ‘MV Ride App’, settings such as fuel maps and traction control can also be altered remotely. Alongside this, the Serie Oro also an anti-theft tracking function.
MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oro: order books open!
First published: June 3, 2019
MV Agusta have opened orders for their Superveloce Serie Oro ahead of its limited edition release next year. Only 300 of the neo-retro machines are being made, so competition to bag one could be fierce, although with a starting price of €27,990 (approx. £24,700) the appeal will always be limited.
The Superveloce is based on the F3 800 but with a classic twist that echoes MV’s GP bikes of yesteryear.
MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oro specs
- 3-cylinder, 798cc
- 148bhp @ 13,000rpm, 64.9lb ft @ 10,600rpm
MV Agusta Superveloce 800 coming in 2020
First published: May 22, 2019
MV Agusta have announced on Instagram that the Superveloce 800 we saw as a concept at Eicma in November and at the MCN London Show will be available to buy in 2020.
MV unveiled the Superveloce concept at EICMA 2018 in Milan; an F3 based tribute to the 1970s and their years of GP racing.
To make the bike, MV say they started with an F3 800 chassis, engine and brakes, but they wanted to enhance the sporty F3 even more. The F3 is already a fast bike, quick to rev and turn in thanks to the counter-rotating crank.
But for the Superveloce, MV have completely remapped the engine to fatten up the midrange and MV say there’s plenty more top end potential. As part of the engine tune, MV have worked with SC Projects to create an asymmetrical 3-into-1-into-3 exhaust, reminiscent of MV’s racing history.
After they tuned the innards, MV then built an all-new fairing package for it out of carbon fibre, which takes major styling cues from their race bikes from the Ago era. The fairing houses two circular LED lighting units front and rear for a classic look, while the yellow tinted screen shelters a brand new, full-colour TFT dash.
"Our first priority is to increase level of service and improve supply," says Timar Sardarov, CEO. "The company went through a crisis and a lot of our supply chain has been disrupted. We have to rebuild the confidence with our suppliers and we will do that through consistent work.
"We are opening a flagship showroom in London and we’re going to work with the existing network in the UK to make it larger. We will not increase the number of dealers, but work with current ones to make them bigger and represent us better. We want to be known for good service, easy access to parts, merchandise, etc. This is our top priority."
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