Turismo Veloce is the boldest bike ever made by MV Agusta.
This time we didn't take our inspiration from our 75 world titles or our legendary riders to set new speed or power records.
We did, however, accept a challenge that was perhaps even more difficult, at least for us who feel at home on the track and are often the first to see the chequered flag flying: to make an MV Agusta touring bike The fact that it is also "Veloce" (fast) is the natural consequence.
This meant redefining the design priorities: comfort, cargo capacity, smooth operation, low fuel consumption, longer service intervals and everything else a customer looks for in a bike designed for touring.
Available in two versions, both share the absolute best technology available today: from the MVCSC (MV Agusta Chassis Stability Control) electronics package to the MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with inertial platform and the latest generation Bosch ABS. In typical MV Agusta style, we decided to adopt the electronic up&down EAS 2.0 gearbox available on all the engine maps, even on this touring bike.
The overall innovation of the design also comes through in the details, such as the Full LED light clusters, the colour instrumentation with TFT technology, built-in Bluetooth device to allow up to 9 different devices to be paired, the immobilizer, two USB sockets and two 12V power points.
The Lusso (luxury) version takes the technical level of the Turismo 800 even higher with electronically controlled semi-active suspension as standard equipment, as well as heated hand grips, a centre stand and built-in GPS sensor.
The Turismo Veloce stands out immediately as an MV Agusta, despite the fact that it expresses a stylistic concept which is uncommon for the brand from Schiranna.
The overall compact sensation provided by the size of the three-cylinder engine, further reduced by the hydraulic clutch control, is expressed in extremely well balanced volumes on the two axles, even with the side panniers mounted.
This accessory was actually the cornerstone of the Turismo Veloce's overall design on which a slim, sleek and exclusive bike was built, but also functional and innovative.
With a 30 litre capacity each, they integrate perfectly and smoothly with thebike thanks to a special saddle mounting frame on the two sides with builtin passenger hand grips.
Besides the aesthetics, these side panniers (colour coded to match the body) have a regular volume that accommodates a flip up helmet and they have two indentations where the legs can rest comfortable.
Even the fuel tank, particularly narrow in the area that comes into contact with the knees, demonstrates an evolution both in terms of style and capacity (22 litres), conveying a general feeling of three dimensionality also emphasised by the design of the Full LED light clusters and the new three-muffler exhaust layout, which are now quadrangular.
The semi-fairing, with a clean and tidy design, joins the tank to the top fairing which has an adjustable windshield (up to 60 mm).
Inside it space for two glove-boxes was found which snap closed, whereas the hand guards have built-in turn indicators.
The two saddle portions are particularly refined and comfortable, with the passenger seating area perforated and sporting exposed stitching.
The lightweight alloy wheels are also brand new and the rear has a 6 inch channel.