ITalian sportsbike maker MV Agusta has gotten into the ADV touring segment in India with the Turismo Veloce 800. The motorcycle, which is priced at Rs 18.99 lakhs goes up against the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 950, the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA and the BMW F850 GS, but in true MV Agusta style is priced much higher than competition. The high performance adventure touring superbike gets a massive front fly screen to deflect wind blast from the rider’s body. Ergonomics are more upright, with a flat handlebar, and foot pegs that have been pushed back. The footpegs also get removable rubber for better grip while riding off the road.
The motorcycle is powered by a 798cc, three-cylinder four stroke petrol engine that makes 108 Bhp of peak power at 10,150 rpm and 83 Nm of peak torque at 7,100 rpm. A 6 speed manual gearbox with a slipper clutch is offered as standard. As for performance, the bike will hit a top speed of 230 Kph while the 0-100 Kph sprint comes up in about 4 seconds. The Turismo Veloce 800 is essentially the ADV version of the Brutale 800 street naked. While the front of the superbike looks totally different, many elements at the rear are strikingly similar to those on the Brutale, and this includes the triple exhaust design and the trellis frame. The instrument cluster is a full TFT unit.
In terms of equipment, the motorcycle gets long travel upside down front forks and monoshock rear suspension. ABS, rear wheel lift off protection, 8 stage traction control are standard, and braking is handled by a 320mm twin discs on the front wheel and a 240mm single disc brake on the rear wheel. The motorcycle also gets a two way quick shifter that will allow the rider to shift gears without using the clutch. The Turismo Veloce 800, like all other MV Agusta superbikes, is imported as a completely built unit (CBU) from Italy.
The motorcycle is aimed at rich buyers who want something very distinct for weekend adventure riding. MV Agusta superbikes, thanks to their steep pricing, are bought by very few people in India, and this gives the brand’s motorcycles an air of exclusivity even among superbikes. So, for those who think that the likes of the Triumph Tigers and Ducati Multistradas are becoming a little too common, the Turismo Veloce 800 may just be the right ride. Bookings are now open at all 6 dealerships of the brand in India. Deliveries will begin shortly. Two more dealerships, in Delhi and Dehradun will be opened soon. Also, MV Agusta will launch the automatic gearbox equipped version of the Turismo Veloce 800 next year.