VARESE, Italy - MV Agusta has introduced a new take on the touring motorcycle with the Turismo Veloce 800 and the Turismo Veloce Lusso 800. Built on the same platform, the 800 is more of a sport option, while the Lusso has additional technology and touring-specific features, like GPS and luggage.
The MSRP for each bike has not yet been announced.
The Turismo Veloce is designed for medium- to long-range touring, and it is powered by a slender three-cylinder 800cc engine. The oil and water cooling systems are integrated into the cast aluminum housing to conserve space. The counter-rotating crankshaft comes from the engine’s development in MotoGP and decreases the effects of inertia when changing direction.
Riders can keep track of performance and select a range of options via the MVICS 2.0 (Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System), which is accessed via a 5-inch dash-mounted screen with buttons designed for on-the-fly adjustments. There are three preset mapping options including Turismo for touring, Sport and Rain. A fourth option, Custom, allows riders to program their own mapping.
There is also an Anti-Wheelie System, cruise control, eight levels of traction control and electronically assisted shifting.
Both the Lusso and the 800 have Bluetooth, heated grips, Brembo brake calipers, progressive Sachs rear suspension and Bosch 9 Plus ABS. The Lusso utilizes inverted Sachs front forks, while the 800 has Marzocchi inverted front forks.
The Turismo Veloce Lusso gets its extra touring style with built-in GPS, MVCSC 2.0 (MV Agusta Chassis Stability Control) and streamlined saddlebags with a sixty-liter capacity.
Media images courtesy of MV Agusta.