Special MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine sells out in hours
If you were hoping to get your hands on one of the 110 limited edition MV Agusta Alpine models, you're out of luck. That's because they sold out just hours after the bike was revealed online.
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The MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine is a super exclusive, limited edition version of MV’s retro superbike that takes inspiration from the car world. And no before you ask, it only comes in blue.
For the uninitiated, Alpine (pronounced Al-peen) are a French sports car manufacturer that have been around since the mid-1950s. They arguably found their biggest success in the early 1970s with the A110 - a rear-engined performance car that won the 1971 Monte Carlo rally.
At the time Alpines were available with a variety of different engines but the winning car, and where they found the most success, was in a partnership with Renault; a partnership that continues to this day. Alpine reimagined the A110 a few years back as a modern sports car and it’s this car that the Superveloce Alpine makes reference to.
"Many Alpine customers are also big MV Agusta fans, and vice-versa," says Timur Sardarov, CEO of MV Agusta. "The Superveloce Alpine will ideally bring the two worlds together, with incredible synergies in terms of design, personality and style.
"We look forward to this collaboration with one of the most admired brands in the history of motorsport, and are confident that this new, superb limited edition will be met with enthusiasm by bikers and motorsport fans around the world."
What has changed? Not a great deal actually, but in a good way. At its core the bike is still the same, so you get the same great chassis, the same styling, the same 146bhp from the 798cc triple and all the same electronics. What has changed are the tiny details. So for a start it comes in blue - not just any old blue mind. The special edition comes in Abyss Blue, the exact same colour as the A110 and the colour that has adorned Alpines for generations.
The seat is also new, constructed from black Alcantara with blue stitching, to mirror the car interior while the black CNC machined wheels also mirror the four-wheeled machine. Last but not least, the fairings are finished off with the iconic Alpine badge.
"MV Agusta is a symbol of Italian craftsmanship and excellence that makes motorcycles like no other," says Patrick Marinoff, Managing Director of Alpine. "Our two brands are driven by the same passion for creating beautifully engineered products and unique emotions for our customers. The Superveloce Alpine is a fine piece of design and technology that makes no compromise on performance and riding pleasure."
Something like this only really works if it’s a limited edition, so with a number easily on hand MV are making just 110 of these specials and they all sold out hours after the grand unveiling.
The Superveloce Alpine will set the new owners back a hefty €36,300 (approximately £32,750) with the exact UK price to be confirmed. That does come with a race kit though, which includes a fancy exhaust and ditches the road going paraphernalia. Still, it is a lovely shade of blue.
Happy birthday! MV Agusta reveal Superveloce 75 Anniversario limited edition
First published on 13 November, 2020 by Dan Sutherland
MV Agusta are celebrating their 75th anniversary with a limited-edition version of their Superveloce 800 retro sportsbike.
Available to order for just 75 hours as of midnight CET on Sunday, November 15, only 75 of the aptly named '75 Anniversario' models will be built at a starting price of €25,000 (around £22,423) – each secured with a €100 deposit either online or through MV’s global dealer network.
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Based on the firm’s three-cylinder F3 800 super sport bike, before being wrapped in a gorgeous 70s-aping fairing, the Superveloce 800 was introduced for 2020 and established itself as the first proper retro sportsbike from a major motorcycle manufacturer.
Producing 146bhp, easy on the wrists and striking to look at, it’s a great mid-sized road-going sportster, with plenty of midrange to make serious progress along a set of backroad sweepers.
But what’s new on the Anniversario we hear you ask? Well, starting with the exterior, the bike comes finished in an Italian flag colour scheme, featuring deep red across the top fairing, before streaks of white, green and black along the sides. This then sits on a pair of gold and black spoked rims, with an Alcantara rider and pillion perch completing the look. This is then protected by a dedicated bike cover.
The fun doesn’t stop there though and to unlock the full rasp of the three-cylinder engine, a three-exit Arrow race exhaust is also featured, plus a dedicated throttle map. To help mark each bike’s authenticity, a numbered aluminium plate will be fixed to the head of the frame and each owner will recieve a certificate.
Speaking in a statement, MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov, said: "We chose the Superveloce as an iconic base to develop our celebrative model for it perfectly embodies the balance between modern forms and MV Agusta's racing legacy."
Watch our full video review of the standard MV Agusta Superveloce 800 below:
Production begins on 2020 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oro and standard models
First published on November 19, 2019 by Jordan Gibbons
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.
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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.
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"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."