The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is set to go on sale in India on August 29, 2019. As per our report from a few months ago, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 will be available at the Kinetic Group’s, Motoroyale showrooms across India. In fact, the launch coincides with the opening of a brand new Motoroyale dealership in Navi Mumbai.
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is a sports -tourer that the company calls the “everyday F3”. And that’s not a bad thing at all, considering how much we love the MV Agusta F3s, particularly the limited edition F3 800 RC that simply bowled us over.
One of the biggest trump cards that Turismo Veloce possesses is its gorgeous design. It looks every bit like the rest of MV Agusta’s bikes, with great attention to detail like the floating pillion seat for instance.
The stylish bodywork wraps around a new steel-trellis frame that houses a 798cc, three-cylinder motor that features a counter-rotating crankshaft and makes 110hp at 10,150 rpm and 80Nm of torque at 7,100rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a quickshifter as standard.
The bike gets a Marzocchi fork at the front and a Sachs monoshock at the rear, which handle suspension duties.
Internationally, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce is available in a total of four variants, besides the standard version - 800 Lusso, Lusso SCS and RC SCS (which is limited to 250 units). The SCS, which stands for Smart Clutch System, allows automatic engagement of the clutch when starting from standstill, as well as automatic disengagement when coming to a stop, eliminating the need to use the clutch. That said, those who wish to stick to the conventional way of riding can do so using the clutch lever that’s present on the left of the handlebar, as in a regular motorcycle. The Lusso variants also get an electronically controlled semi-active suspension setup, heated grips, cruise control and paniers as standard.
MV Agusta has also equipped the Turismo Veloce with a comprehensive set of electronics that includes 8-level traction control and rear wheel lift-up mitigation.
The Turismo Veloce 800 will go up against the Triumph Tiger 800 XRx (Rs 11.99 lakh) and the Ducati Multistrada 950 (Rs 12.84 lakh). While it's unclear if MV Agusta will launch all variants in India, we expect the price of the Turismo Veloce to begin at a much higher point than the above mentioned competition.