The MV Agusta Superveloce series survives. Although some predicted the Italian manufacturer would kill its 800 cc three-cylinder platform, as European emissions rules keep getting tougher, that didn’t happen. Instead, the Superveloce survives into the era of Euro5.
To do that, MV Agusta had to re-tune the Superveloce’s engine, and update the intake/emissions systems. New ECU software, new valves, valve guides, exhaust, you get the idea. Now, the engine is more efficient, and it still makes the same output as before, more or less—147 hp, and 65 lb-ft of torque.
The chassis gets an update for 2021 as well, with new frame plates providing more stiffness to the chassis. The European mags also report MV Agusta re-worked the bike’s suspension, but don’t provide many details on that upgrade.
The electronics also see an overhaul. There’s a new six-axis IMU, and that lets MV Agusta improve the onboard safety systems—the new bike gets better traction control, leaning ABS, launch control, etc. There’s also a new 5.5-inch TFT screen.
As you’d expect, there are new paint options for 2021 as well, although the styling is generally the same.
New MV Agusta Superveloce S
If you think MV Agusta’s faux-retro styling could go a bit further, then lucky you, there’s a new S model which does just that. There’s a brown leather seat, and funky spoked rims that still take tubeless tires. Groovy, man!
We don’t have arrival dates or Canadian MSRP for these new bikes yet, but they’ll show up someday. Maybe. It certainly seems Canada isn’t high on the MV Agusta priority list these days.