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EICMA 2013: 2014 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Revealed
MV Agusta opened the 2013 EICMA show with the official reveal of its new 2014 Turismo Veloce 800 adventure-styled sport-tourer. MV Agusta will produce two versions, the base model and the Lusso (Italian for “Luxury”) which adds panniers, heated grips, semi-active suspension and GPS navigation.
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is powered by a 798cc three-cylinder engine, similar to the one powering the Brutale 800 and F3 800. According to MV Agusta, the TV’s engine produces 123 hp at 11,600 rpm, just like the Brutale 800. The Turismo Veloce has a bit more torque however, with MV Agusta claiming a peak output of 62 ft-lb. at 8600 rpm whereas the Brutale 800 claims only 60 ft-lb.
The Turismo Veloce 800 comes with a new generation version of MV Agusta’s Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS) electronics suite which includes Ride-by-Wire throttle, electronically-assisted shifting, anti-wheelie control and traction control. MV Agusta included three engine mappings: Tourismo, Sport and Rain. Sport mode offers the engine’s full horsepower potential while Rain and Tourismo limit output to 91 hp. There’s also a custom mapping setting that riders can customize to suit their needs. New to the MVICS system is cruise control and version 2.0 of the EAS clutchless shifter.
The Lusso version comes with a Sachs semi-active suspension system that automatically adjusts the fork and rear shock compression and rebound hydraulics to match riding conditions. The base model is equipped with a fully-adjustable Marzocchi fork and Sachs monoshock. Both versions offer 160mm of travel in both front and rear suspensions.
Braking duties are handled by radially-mounted four-piston Brembo calipers gripping dual 320mm discs up front and a two-piston Brembo caliper with a 220mm disc at the rear. A Bosch 9 Plus ABS system with rear wheel lift-up mitigation is standard equipment.
Both versions come with a Bluetooth-enabled industry-leading 5-inch TFT color display showing electronics settings as well as speed and engine speed. The Turismo Veloce Lusso also comes standard with GPS navigation.
Other features exclusive to the Lusso version include a center stand and 60-liter cases that MV Agusta says will each hold a full-faced helmet.
MV Agusta claims a dry weight of 427.7 pounds on the base model Turismo Veloce 800 while the Lusso version checks in at 456.3 pounds. The fuel tank holds 5.28 gallons.
[Source: MV Agusta]