2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC: FIRST LOOK
MV Agusta has finally started to right its financials and are forging ahead with new models for 2018, the first of which is the new Turismo Veloce RC.
Based on the standard Turismo Veloce, the RC gets the special treatment normally reserved for bikes like the F4RC, the machine used as the base for the WorldSBK machine ridden by Leon Camier.
Limited to 250 models worldwide, the 800cc inline three-cylinder RC gets a revised cylinder head with different valve guides, a cam chain tensioner, and updated gearing designed for better fuel efficiency when touring.
The gearbox is new and comes with the MV Agusta EAS 2.0 (Electronic Assisted Shift Up & Down) system for clutchless up and down shifting, and there’s eight stage traction control and three different riding maps with a Rain mode that limits power output to 80 horsepower.
The chassis utilizes the MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with Sachs electronically adjustable front and rear suspension that runs off the Skyhook algorithm, first seen in the Ducati Multistrada back in 2013.
Aesthetically, the RC gets the same paintjob as Camier’s bike, plus a carbon front guard, Garmin navigation system, twin 7.9 gal panniers, revised passenger seat, a center stand, adjustable windshield, heated grips, cruise control and forged alloy wheels. MSRP: $23,298.
Visit www.mvagusta.com for more information.