MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Launched In India
The Turismo Veloce 800 is the first touring motorcycle from the legendary Italian brand
- The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is powered by a 798cc liquid-cooled 3-cylinder motor.
- Its features a counter-rotating crankshaft.
- Gets a fully adjustable suspension setup along with a couple of riders aids.
MV Agusta has forayed into the premium touring motorcycle segment in India with the launch of the Turismo Veloce 800. Priced at Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the Turismo Veloce 800 will go toe to toe with the Ducati Multistrada 950 and Triumph Tiger 800 XRx. While the first three customers can get it in Rs 17 lakh, others have to shell out Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Interested customers can also order the Lusso version, which will cost more than the standard model.
Even by sports touring standards, the bike looks stunning. A modern explorer with elegance says MV. The bike features LED lights, a full-digital instrument console, a single-sided swingarm, an upright riding posture, a tall windscreen, handguard mounted LED turn signals, long-travel suspension and mounting points for panniers.
This Italian-bred sports tourer is powered by the same heart that runs the F3 800 and the Brutale 800. That said, the 798cc 3-cylinder mill has been retuned to produce 111.5PS of power at 10,150rpm and 80Nm of torque at 7100rpm. To put things into perspective, that’s 1.5PS more but 3Nm lower than the Brutale’s power figures. Its 6-speed transmission features a bi-directional quick-shifter for seamless up and down gear shifts.
The most unique feature about the Turismo Veloce is its counter-rotating crankshaft which negates the gyroscopic effect on the wheels, making the bike more agile and nimble. You also have a couple of electronic nannies to watch your back, namely an 8-level traction control system, cornering ABS and the option to switch through four rider modes.
On the mechanical front, the bike employs long travel Marzocchi USD forks and a Sachs monoshock at the rear. Both offer preload, rebound and compression damping adjustments. Anchorage is provided by twin 320mm discs mated to four-pot calipers up front and a single 220mm disc brake at the rear. Its 17-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in 120/70-section front and 190/55-section rear tyres. All of this is held together by a lightweight steel trellis frame.
Apart from launching the motorcycle, the manufacturer has also launched a new dealership in Navi Mumbai, making it the 6th dealership in India. Motoroyale will also launch two new stores in Delhi and Dehradun, which will be operational from next month.