MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 (Photo Credit: Twitter)
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800, the first adventure tourer motorcycle from the MV Agusta brand, has been launched in India. It is to be noted that the motorcycle was launched at the inauguration of Kinetic's latest Motoroyale showroom, which has come up in Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai. The motorcycle costs Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
On the designing front, MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 features a sharp and aggressive design language, with premium fit and finish. The motorcycle gets several signature styling elements from other MV Agusta models, like the front fairing that resembles the F3, and the triple-pipe exhaust and the, inspired by the Brutale 800. The bike also gets LED headlamp, hand guards with built-in indicators and LED taillamp.
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is powered by a 798 cc, in-line three-cylinder engine that belts out maximum of 110 bhp at 10,150 rpm and develops a peak torque 80 Nm at 7,100 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, with a quick shifter as standard.
The newly-launched motorcycle comes in four variants - Turismo Veloce 800, Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso, Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS and Turismo Veloce RC SCS. However, for now, India only gets the XX options.
It gets an extensive electronics package, featuring an MVICS electronic system with a full multi-map ride-by-wire throttle, 8-level traction control, along with a sophisticated EAS 2.0 electronic up and down gearbox and a hydraulically activated slipper clutch.
Suspension duties are performed by Marzocchi fork at the front and a Sachs monoshock at the rear. On the other hand, braking duties are handled by twin 320mm discs with four-pot calipers up front, and a single 220 mm disc brake at the rear. The bike also comes with dual-channel Bosch 9 Plus ABS (anti-lock braking system) with rear-wheel lift-up mitigation. The Turismo Veloce 800 further comes with 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends, wrapped in 120/70-section front and 190/55-section rear tyres.
In the Indian market, MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 will compete with the likes of the Triumph Tiger 800 and the Ducati Multistrada 950.