MV Agusta released the special-edition Superveloce Alpine yesterday, in this fall’s second supercar/superbike team-up from Italy (Ducati’s Diavel 1260 Lamborghini being the other example).
It’s nothing too far-out; basically, it’s a fancy paint job on the Superveloce 800 sport bike, with a few small upgrades and the now-necessary Euro5-compliant emissions. As the name implies, it’s a collaboration between MV Agusta and Euro supercar manufacturer Alpine, which is the basis of its slick paint job.
Other skin-deep upgrades include carbon-fibre bodywork (chain guard, mudguard, fairing lowers), luxury seat cover and raw aluminum finish on the wheels.
The liquid-cooled 798cc three-cylinder engine gets some internal upgrading, but nothing that would greatly change the bike; max output is the same for the Alpine model, with about 145 horsepower at 13,000 rpm, and 64 pound-feet of torque at 10,100 rpm. The Superveloce ships with some racetrack-only parts (wink wink!), including an Arrow-manufactured exhaust with its own ECU to be installed at the same time. Of course, those race parts would not be Euro5-approved, so they aren’t installed from the factory.
MV Agusta updated the Alpine to its latest-generation electronics package. That means new cornering-sensitive ABS and traction control systems, along with wheelie control and launch control (first time available on MV Agusta’s 800 platform).
European pricing will start at €36,300, which works out to roughly $56,000 CAD. But, hey, no big deal if you think that’s too much–the Superveloce Alpine hasn’t been confirmed for Canada. With only 110 units in the production run, MV Agusta will likely have no problem selling them out elsewhere, without needing Canadian buyers anyway.