Superveloce 1000 confirmed! MV Agusta's 70s superbike arrives in 2024

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Italian exotic brand, MV Agusta used their platform at last week’s international Eicma tradeshow in Milan to confirm their stunning Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro superbike will go into production next year.

The four-cylinder machine, which is inspired by the firm’s 1972 500 GP race bike, will arrive in limited volume in the third quarter of 2024, with each motorcycle numbered for authenticity. Each motorcycle will also be hand finished at the firm’s Schiranna factory in Varese, Italy. 

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The Superveloce 1000 was first shown in November 2022 as a concept, at an exclusive event at their flagship Milan showroom to coincide with that year’s Eicma show. This year, it shares the limelight with a new 931cc LXP Orioli adventure bike, which is the final production version of the Lucky Explorer 9.5 platform first shown two years ago.  

Although we don’t yet know the price for the Serie Oro, it will sit alongside the smaller three-cylinder Superveloce 800, which itself is now available in three flavours.

With the late demise of the F4 superbike, the new 1000 will sit as the firm’s most powerful faired sports machine – using MV’s 998cc Brutale 1000RR engine as a base. This looks set to provide a rorty screaming soundtrack, courtesy of four exhaust tips sprouting beneath the petit tail piece. These have been developed in partnership with Akrapovič.

Although finalised details are still lacking, at its first reveal a year ago, it was stated that 42 elements of the bike would come finished in carbon fibre, with a pair of winglets claiming to provide 39.2kg of downforce at 199mph.

Superveloce - rear seat

To give the look of the drum brakes used on the original 70s racer, the special MV also wears a pair of carbon fibre front brake disc covers. Aimed at channelling cooler air towards the front discs, these rotors are paired with five-spoke aluminium rims. These are supported by electronically adjustable Öhlins NIX forks. 

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Seventies superbike stunner: MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro

Originally published by Ben Clarke 22 November 2022

MV Agusta may not have been directly participating in the Eicma show in Milan last week, but it didn’t stop them stealing the headlines with this stunning Superveloce Serie Oro.

The carbon-clad superbike uses the Brutale 1000RR as a base, meaning the same 998cc inline four producing a claimed 209.1bhp with a race kit installed.

Inside this motor, you’ll find a countershaft that rotates at twice the speed of the primary drive shaft with the aim of reducing vibrations and promoting faster cornering.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro from above

You also get the same frame and single-sided swingarm, but now clad in carbon fibre bodywork inspired by MV’s 1972 500 GP racer.

Sitting alongside the smaller, three-cylinder Superveloce 800, the Serie Oro is planned to hit dealers in the middle of next year at a price of approximately £50,000.

In total, 40 elements of the bike are finished in carbon fibre, including a set of winglets that MV claim produce 39.2kg of downforce at 199mph.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro front

You also get carbon fibre disc brake covers, which attempt to pay tribute to the drum brakes of old whilst also cooling the calipers – essential on a bike capable of such high speeds.

MV Agusta also claim the design allows air to flow around the brakes towards the coolant and oil radiators for better temperature control. There are air vents along the carbon fairings, too.

Despite the superbike credentials, the Serie Oro has deliberately been made more comfortable and less extreme than traditional circuit stars and it features electronically adjustable Öhlins NIX forks for a high-quality ride.

The MV Agusta Superveloce Serie Oro is a powered by the Brutale's 998cc inline 4

They are matched to an Öhlins TTX rear shock – which bolts directly to the swingarm. As you’d expect for a bike of this calibre, stopping power comes from premium Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers, which bite onto chunky front 320mm discs.

You also get five-spoke forged aluminium rims, and four underseat exhausts – just on like the company’s landmark F4.

In addition there is a suite of lean-sensitive electronics, plus a 5.5in TFT colour dash to control them – with the added option of mobile connectivity.