The sports tourer mimics its sports siblings, although with a varied purpose of taking you on every ground and at any distance.
MV Agusta has been one of the most beautiful designing marvels in the motorcycle world and has all the charisma to take you away with its charm. It consists of the sports bikes and street fighters in its lineup which has been a sensation since their inception. However, what it lacked was a sports tourer and this chink is about to be filled by the Turismo Veloce which is going to enter Indian market by 2018.
Showcased at the 2013 EICMA show in Italy, this motorcycles left the enthusiasts drooling by its traditional and macho design. A majority of the parts screams that it is an MV Agusta such as the diamond-shaped headlamp, tiny set of triple exhaust and the exposing red frame. Attached to the headlamp cowl is the nicely chiselled quarter fairing which covers a small section of the frame and engine. The visor is a commonly used upswept unit and the handlebar is a single rod assembly which would be easy to reach. The rigid looking split seat and flying tail beautify the motorcycle to a considerable extent.
Other features have been crammed till its neck which includes the 5-inch colour TFT display with a plethora of electronics. The headlamp is similar to its sports sibling but incorporates LED DRLs which makes the alluring shape more eye-catchy. The tank has the capacity to gulp down 22-litre gasoline which is optimum for it and the long visor for acting against the wind is adjustable by 60mm.
The motor of the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce is taken from the Brutale 800 and is a 798cc, triple-cylinder unit which develops 110 PS and 80 Nm. The unit is mated to a 6-speed transmission and also has the bi-directional quick shifter. Along with four riding modes, its has eight-level traction control and ride-by-wire throttle for confident and brisk riding. The brake and suspension set up are also of top notch quality.
In India, MV Agusta motorcycles are being sold by Mahindra and have three offerings in its lineup currently. The Brutale is about to be launched soon and, next year, it will be followed by this stunning and versatile machine which has a lot of Italian expertise packed in.