Last year MV Agusta presented a concept version of the Superveloce 800 at EICMA. This year, the real deal arrived and it is now in production. Arrival and price Down Under is TBC but in the meantime, here are all the details from MV...
After appearing last year at EICMA 2018, the MV Agusta Superveloce 800 and Superveloce 800 Serie Oro have gone into production. Destined to become a milestone in the history of the company from Varese, Italy, MV say that this model celebrates the glorious sporting heritage of the brand with a modern twist. Here’s the MV release on the bike…
MV say that the combination of elements from the past and cutting-edge technology are many, more so than on your average retro-inspired bike. Every detail is designed brings to memory the 37 World Titles won, whilst also representing a link to the present, all with an audacious yet futuristic approach.
Design and details
The CRC designers, led by Adrian Morton, have once again drawn exclusive lines, innovating in the retro motorcycle segment that has seen the same styles returning for a long time now. The shapes of the fairing are very streamlined, fulfilling their purpose of protecting the rider, without indulging in aesthetic form for its own sake. The design is so precise that it completely hides all screws and fixing points to the frame. The appeal of the elongated top fairing, the long and almost hidden tail fairing, and of the large side panels in the characteristic metallic silver (only on Superveloce 800 Serie Oro version) is clear from any angle, creating a three-dimensional, sculptural quality, reminiscent of past models.
The Superveloce 800 Serie Oro uses superstructures primarily created in carbon-fibre and thermoplastic. Specifically, the side sections of the top fairing, the front and rear mudguard, the right and left belly pan, the under-seat shield, the cover of the intake ducts, the top fairing support, the windshield support, the upper and lower chain guards, the sides of the tail fairing, and the inner attachment of the fairing, are all in carbon-fibre. Meanwhile, the standard version has fairings in thermoplastic material.
The front light cluster is composed of a poly-ellipsoidal, full LED twin-function light. The LED day running light is effectively inserted into the instrumentation support. The rear circular light cluster also uses LEDs, and this too has been specially designed for the Superveloce 800.
Stand-out features of the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro include the components created by CNC processing, such as the original and specially produced fuel cap with leather strap, and the aluminium ring around the front and rear headlights.
The instrumentation is from the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, composed of a second generation compact 5in TFT colour display, in this case featuring special graphics. The menu can be accessed via a multi-function stick on the left controls and selectors. The instrumentation manages incoming calls, messages and music thanks to a Bluetooth smartphone connectivity. Via mirroring, it is possible to use navigation functions thanks to the MV Ride App, which also allows smartphone access to data regarding bike use and routes that can then be shared. The bike’s electronic settings can also be modified directly from the app (maps, traction control and electronic quickshift). The Serie Oro is equipped with anti-theft and tracking.
Engine and electronics
The in-line, three-cylinder F3 800 sourced engine runs dual overhead camshafts, 12 Titanium intake and exhaust valves. The bore and stroke specs (79 x 54.3mm) give 798cc displacement, with power and torque values equal to those of the F3 800: 148hp (108kW) at 13,000rpm and 88Nm (8.97kgm) at 10,600rpm. In the triple exit exhaust for track use configuration, with two exhaust pipes on the right and one on the left, the 800 Serie Oro reaches 153hp at 13,250rpm. The standard exhaust configuration has three exhaust pipes overlapping on the right side.
For use in the Superveloce 800, the engine has been completely remapped, enhancing the flexibility of output, and guaranteeing the usual responsiveness to the throttle without the extreme nature of a supersport model such as the F3 800.
There are four engine map settings, including one that is widely customisable. The Superveloce 800 standard and Serie Oro includes the MV EAS 2.1 up and down electronic gearbox and traction control with eight different settings as well as deactivation option.
Chassis, suspension and brakes
The chassis base for the Superveloce 800 and Superveloce 800 Serie Oro is the F3 800, of which the main dimensions are replicated. The side-plates and central lattice are also the same as those on the F3, while the front and rear sub-frame are unique to this model. The riding position has been slightly revised, making it more comfortable and less restrictive compared to the F3 800, which is designed primarily for track use. The rider and passenger seats on the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro are covered in Alcantara, for a further touch of class.
Another distinctive visual and functional element compared to the F3 800 are the wheels, which are spoked on the Superveloce 800, with a 5.5in rear and 3.5in front. In addition, the rear suspension features an optimized link. The shock absorber is also different, specially selected for this model.
The kit provided to purchasers of the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro includes truly unique components. Starting with the open three-exit exhaust, to be combined with dedicated control unit, also included in the kit. Cruise control offers comfort for a more relaxed riding experience. The DID Gold chain, specialised bike cover and GPS sensor complete this kit. Special parts, available for both versions, include a locator and anti-theft system.
2020 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Gallery