MV Agusta has expanded its product portfolio for the Indian market by launching the Turismo Veloce 800 which it likes to call as “the everyday F3”. Globally available in four variants, only the standard variant of this Italian sports-tourer is available for us, and it costs Rs 18.99 lakh. MV would bring the other variants later.
Since it’s Italian and an MV, there’s no doubt regarding its looks, design, and style. Just like the other MVs, this one too looks fantastic and extremely premium. It also reminds of other MV bikes that we have in the country. Apart from its tall sports-tourer stance, features like the headlight, three-pipe exhaust, fuel tank, etc. are familiar.
Powering the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is a 798cc, 3-cylinder engine which produces 110hp at 10,150rpm and 80Nm of torque at 7,100rpm. MV Agusta says that 90% of the total torque is available from as low as 3,800 rpm.
Just like any other modern superbike, the Turismo Veloce 800 too comes with an extensive electronics package that includes MVICS electronic system with a full multi-map ride-by-wire throttle, 8-level traction control, dual-channel Bosch 9 Plus ABS, rear-wheel lift-up mitigation, a hydraulically activated slipper clutch, and a bi-directional quickshifter.
For the suspension, it has fully adjustable 43mm Marzocchi USD fork at the front and Sachs monoshock at the rear. The braking duties are provided by Brembo; 320mm dual disc brakes with 4-piston calipers at the front and a 220mm disc with a two-piston caliper at the rear.
For a sports-tourer, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 looks like quite a capable machine. It even has a large 21.5-litre fuel tank. However, just 140mm of ground clearance isn’t that great and doesn’t go along well with the bike’s character.
The Turismo Veloce 800 has three colour schemes – Grey, Mica Blue and Red with Dark Grey as the secondary colour. It faces direct competition from Triumph Tiger 800 XRx and Ducati Multistrada 950.