Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta has released its revolutionary Smart Clutch System (SCS) on the newly launched Turismo Veloce Lusso 800 SCS.
The Lusso in the bike's name means that it comes with semi-active suspension and integrated panniers over the base model, while the SCS indicates the presence of the Smart Clutch System.
This technology allows automatic engagement of the clutch when starting off from a standstill, as well as automatic disengagement when coming to a stop. This system, along with the bi-directional quickshifter offered on the bike, means that the clutch lever never needs to be touched by the rider.
However, if the rider wishes to take over manual control, he can do so by using the conventional clutch lever on the left handlebar. The SCS does not allow the motorcycle to be left in gear when turned off; instead, a parking brake is provided. This is actuated by using the foot lever on the right, above the rear brake lever.
The SCS variant also features a transparent clutch cover, offering you a peek into the internal mechanisms of the clutch. The SCS adds €700 (Rs 55,500 approximately) to the price of the Turismo Veloce Lusso.