Not included in the press release below is the fact that, starting in the 2021 model year, all the MV Agusta three-cylinder platforms will benefit from upgraded electronics, including a six-axis IMU, Continental Cornering-ABS, launch control, rear lift mitigation, traction/slip control, front lift control (MV emphasized this was different from wheelie control in that it maximizes drive from the rear wheel instead of managing wheelies. Take that with a grain of salt if you wish).
The frame’s side plates are also stiffer, contributing to the chassis’s overall increased rigidity. Spring rates and valving are also slightly different to the standard Superveloce, according to MV Agusta’s director of R&D, Brian Gillen.
Lastly, the Superveloce Alpine edition, along with the rest of the three-cylinder family, will feature connectivity in the form of the MV Ride App. This allows for seamless integration of navigation, social features, and community building. It can also allow for performance tracking, say, at the race track, with data acquisition.
Pricing for the North American market had yet to be determined as of press time. -TS
Begin press release:
MV Agusta is joining forces with Alpine, the iconic French manufacturer of racing and sports cars, for the design and production of a 110-units limited series bike inspired by the Alpine A110. The Superveloce was a natural choice for this project as it perfectly embodies the spirit of the A110, sharing the same timeless elegance and offering unique riding emotions on any road.
The collaboration draws on the common passion of both MV Agusta’s and Alpine’s fans for breathtaking design and beautifully engineered products. Both companies also share a glorious history in competition, and an aspiration to create unique emotions for their customers through innovative, forward-looking solutions yet remaining true to their roots.
The Superveloce Alpine will feature MV Agusta’s signature inline 3-cylinder engine, with 147 hp at 13.000 rpm for top speeds of over 240 km/h, and will come with a host of dedicated accessories. The graphic design, the detailing and the accessories will bear the unmistakable mark of Alpine. Just like the sports car icon, the Superveloce Alpine will deliver premium performance yet remaining agile and easy to ride.
Monaco Design Studio, MV Agusta’s spearhead design division for the production of exclusive bespoke models, was involved in the project since the beginning and worked in close contact with its counterpart at Alpine. The result is a stunning bike that is a perfect synthesis of the two brands’ personalities yet with an identity of its own. The blue livery of the Superveloce Alpine exactly matches that of the current A110. The raised “A” logos on the fairings are also reminiscent of the original A110 detailing, as well as the black Alcantara seats with blue stitching and the CNC-machined black rims. To mark the collaboration between two national heritage brands, the French and Italian flags are proudly displayed on either side of the front fender.
Timur Sardarov, CEO MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., said “Many Alpine customers are also big MV Agusta fans, and vice-versa. The Superveloce Alpine will ideally bring the two worlds together, with incredible synergies in terms of design, personality and style. We look forward to this collaboration with one of the most admired brands in the history of motorsport, and are confident that this new, superb limited edition will be met with enthusiasm by bikers and motorsport fans around the world.”
Patrick Marinoff, Managing Director of Alpine, added: “MV Agusta is a symbol of Italian craftsmanship and excellence that makes motorcycles like no other. Our two brands are driven by the same passion for creating beautifully engineered products and unique emotions for our customers. The Superveloce Alpine is a fine piece of design and technology that makes no compromise on performance and riding pleasure.”
The Superveloce Alpine will be distributed through MV Agusta’s dealer network.
Price 36.300€ (for Italian market), including the Racing Kit.
Engine: 798 cc inline 3-cylinder – Euro 5
Power: 147 hp at 13.000 rpm
Top speed: 240 km/h
Dry weight: 173 kg
Compression ratio: 13.3:1
Color: Alpine Blue/Ago Silver
Brushed aluminium decal on steering head with 001 to 110 progressive number
Metallic, matt avio grey trellis chassis
Matt silver painted side plates and single sided swing arm
Dashboard TFT 5” color display
MV Ride App for navigation mirroring, app-controlled engine, rider aids setup
Chain cover Sup/Low
Air duct covers
Lower fairing right/left
Arrow racing 3 exit exhaust system
CNC fuel cap with leather strap and Alpine logo
Rear seat cover
Customized bike cover
Certificate of origin Limited Edition