MV Agusta released an image teasing a new light touring model rumored to be called the Stradale for next week’s EICMA show in Milan. The teaser shows the now-familiar stacked triple exhaust arrangement used on MV Agusta’s three-cylinder models and the panniers with integrated turn signals.
Dutch website Nieuwsmotor published a leaked shot of the new model, revealing a more-touring variant of the MV Agusta Rivale. The Stradale appears to be MV’s response to the Ducati Hyperstrada, much like how the Rivale competes against the Hypermotard.
While most of the styling resembles the Rivale, there are some differences. The exhaust uses rectangular tips instead of the circular ones found on the Rivale and the company’s other Triples. The Turismo Veloce (unveiled at EICMA last year but still not yet available in showrooms) also stacks three rectangular exhaust tips, while the MV Agusta F4 has four rectangular-shaped exhausts under its tail.
The panniers don’t look very big, so we don’t expect the Stradale would be expected to handle more than short journeys. The integrated turn signals are a nice touch, but the wiring for them might further reduce the carrying capacity. The rear subframe will likely be different to handle the extra weight of the luggage and we can see a new passenger foot peg mount to make room for the bags.
Comparing the leaked images to the Rivale, we can see a new windscreen, seat and mirrors. The suspension should also be different to better accommodate luggage and two-up riding, and wheelbase also looks to be a bit longer as well.
We’ll find out more when MV Agusta reveals full details on the Stradale. Motorcycle.com will provide full coverage the announcement and all of the other news from EICMA starting Monday, Nov. 3.
[Source: MV Agusta]