Just a few days before the EICMA 2014 opening, we showed you the first pictures of the upcoming 2015 MV Agusta Stradale 800 which would join the rest of the MV Agusta model line up for the model year 2015. The spy pictures of the Stradale must have spoiled the surprise element for the Varese Factory. Essentially a detuned MV Agusta Rivale 800 with touring bags and a windscreen, the Italian company says we can expect to actually see this model available in a timely fashion. Making 115hp (down 10hp from the Rivale) and adding 7lbs in bulk, the Stradale shares a new larger fuel tank with its Rivale sibling. The Stradale also sits lower to the ground, giving up .7″ in minimum ground clearance, for a total of 4.92″ in ground clearance.
Interestingly enough, the Stradale has the same front suspension travel as the Rivale, and gains .8″ in rear suspension travel over the Rivale, to 5.91″ of rear suspension travel. Suspension is done by Marzocchi up front, and Sachs in back, same as on the Rivale.
Nevertheless, here are are some drool worthy pictures of the latest “new model” from Varese. Would you pick the MV Agusta Stradale over the MV Agusta Rivale? How about over the Ducati Hyperstrada? Let us know in the comments.