MV Agusta is gearing up now to add another feather to its cap with the launch of the Turismo Veloce sport-tourer, which has entered India, however, slated to reach showrooms for sale in the next 90 days. In India, the Italian company functions along with Kinetic Group’s exclusive bikes division – Motoroyale.
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce will be the latest addition to the current line-up in India consisting of bikes like the MV Agusta F3 800 Supersport and the MV Agusta Brutale 800 naked bike. Only these three bikes will be on offer now since the Agusta F4 and MV Agusta Brutale 1000 were discontinued.
The new Turismo Veloce tourer houses a 798cc, 3-cylinder engine and the only touring motorcycle with a counter-rotating crankshaft. It churns 110 horsepower at 10,150 rpm and 80Nm of peak torque at 7,100rpm and is paired to a six-speed transmission with a quick-shifter fitted as a standard feature.
The new Agusta Veloce gets a trellis frame which houses the engine and the Turismo’s standard variant is fitted with a Sachs monoshock and a Marzocchi USD fork.
A Lusso variant of the Turismo Veloce is also on offer with additional features such as luggage panniers, cruise control and a Sachs USD fork. One more MV Agusta Turismo Veloce variant comes equipped with a system known as the SCS or Smart Clutch System. This SCS option mainly helps in clutchless function, which allows the rider to engage gears, ride and come to a quick halt without the need to apply the clutch.
In the Indian market, the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce tourer motorcycle will be pitted against the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 950 and Triumph Tiger 800 XRx. The official pricing is awaited, however, it is expected to be pricier than the existing F3 800 bike’s price of Rs 17.99 lakh (ex showroom).