Turns out we were right. Sort of.
Last week, we told you MV Agusta’s Turismo Veloce would be an adventure tourer. Now, judging by these photos, you can see it’s a road-going motorcycle with long-travel suspension – like most modern adventure motorcycles. Of course, it’s not built for the same rough stuff as an Adventure edition GS, but it’s similar to Ducati’s Multistrada.
Here are the specs we could gather. It has 123 hp at 11,600 rpm and 61 ft-lb of torque at 8,600. It’s the same three-cylinder 798 cc motor that MV Agusta has in the F3 800 and Rivale, but it’s not quite as hot in this application.
Like everything else MV Agusta sells, there’s a comprehensive electronics package (eight-stagetraction control, wheelie control, ABS, ride-by-wire throttle, engine mapping that governs output, throttle response, torque and more …). They also saw fit to include an electronic shifter.
The Turismo Veloce also has semi-active suspension, but only on the upscale Lusso model. You still have to dial in your preload, but the suspension’s computer will calculate and update the compression and rebound settings for you on the fly (there’s Sachs suspension in front and back).The Lusso model also gets hard panniers (60 litres) and GPS integrated into the display.
There’s a steel trellis frame, with cast aluminum parts, and 17-inch wheels. The bike weighs 456 lbs wet.
Canadian pricing and availability is … not available. Not yet, anyway, but stay tuned.
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what a gorgeous piece of machinery!
That’s a right pretty bird that one.