2021 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Is Here And It’s Gorgeous!
Published On Apr 8, 2021 05:40 PM By Manaal Mahatme
The stunning neo-retro racer now comes in a new variant with additional goodies
- The new ’S’ variant comes with an optional racing kit.
- MV Agusta has equipped the Superveloce 800 with IMU-based electronics.
- The triple motor makes 147PS and 88Nm.
The MV Agusta Superveloce 800 concept debuted at the 2018 EICMA and instantly became a hit with the crowd. So much so, it didn’t just push the Italian marque to introduce the bike as a limited run ‘Serie Oro’ model but eventually launch a production model. In fact, in just a year, the manufacturer introduced the 75 Anniversario Edition and another limited-edition model with French carmaker Alpine.
Now, MV Agusta has unveiled the 2021 Superveloce 800, and there’s a lot more to it than a couple of new paint jobs.
Though the iconic red/silver paint job continues to be on sale, the neo-retro racer is now also available in a gorgeous metallic-yellow-and-silver paint job. Another addition to the 2021 lineup is the new ‘S’ variant, available in exclusive metallic white with classic gold paint for the chassis and wheels. Unlike the standard model, this variant gets spoked rims, seen on the Serie Oro and 75 Anniversario Edition.
To top that off, the seat on this variant comes wrapped in Alcantara leather. It even gets a different ECU and an Arrow racing exhaust as an option. But there’s more to the bike than these skin-deep updates.
While the 798cc, liquid-cooled, in-line triple motor continues to belt out 147PS and 88Nm, the internals have been heavily updated. From new bushings, titanium valves, and sintered valve guides to DLC-coated valve tappets, updated crankshaft parts, and a new clutch -- MV Agusta has evidently not cut corners here. To keep the engine oil temperature in check, the brand has used a new oil cooler that claims to reduce the temperature by five percent.
This engine is cradled in an updated trellis frame claimed to have better longitudinal and torsional rigidity. The chassis continues to be suspended onto a 43mm Marzocchi USD fork and Sachs monoshock. Shedding speed on this bike are twin 320mm discs at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear.
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But that’s not the end of it. The House of Varese has worked on an entirely new electronic suite for the Superveloce 800. Complementing the updated engine is the new ECU firmware and a six-axis inertial measurement unit that allows for rider aides like lean-sensitive ABS, traction control, wheelie control, and even a launch control if you feel a bit too adventurous. For 2021, the bike has also been equipped with the company’s latest-generation bi-directional quickshifter. MV Agusta has also provided the bike with a Bluetooth-compatible 5-inch TFT console, which not only allows you to control navigation but also switch between engine maps and toggle between other motorcycle settings.
The 2021 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 standard model will set you back by 20,700 Euros (Rs 18.9 lakh). The ‘S’ variant, on the other hand, will cost you 23,600 Euros (Rs 20.84 lakh). As much as we would have loved to see the bike in India, the Italian brand is yet to find a new partner to resume operations here after its stint with the Kinetic Group.