The delectable MV Agusta Superveloce 800 that wowed everyone at the 2018 EICMA Show in Milan will go into production for the 2020 model year, MV Agusta confirms.
The Superveloce draws on MV Agusta’s rich racing heritage from the 1960s and early 70s, where it ruled the GP world with an iron fist until the two-stroke machines eventually took control of the racing landscape.
Styling is thus a modern twist of those beautiful racebikes legends like Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read rode to world championship triumphs. The machine utilizes the F3 800 as its base, with the Superveloce using the same motor, chassis and brakes. However, they’ve mapped in a much fatter mid-range and SC Project has created a beautiful 3-1-3 exhaust, just like those of Read and Ago. LED lights are flanked by carbon-fiber bodywork and a new TFT dash.
The Superveloce 800 was such a hit last year it won the Most Beautiful Motorcycle of EICMA award, and we are all the better for hearing this motorcycle will be available to put in your garage in 2020.
MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Prototype First Look
Hot on the heels of the incredible MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, MV Agusta has continued its EICMA Show unveils last night with the announcement of the beautiful Superveloce 800 Prototype. Taking the F3 800 Supersport machine as its base, the Superveloce 800 is a modern take on the three-cylinder MV Agusta racers that dominated the racetracks of Europe in the 1960s and 1970s in the hands of riders like Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read.
MV has employed the use of carbon fiber of the bodywork, with a huge, round LED head and taillight giving a retro doff of the cap to MV Agusta’s previous 37 world title-winning machines. The headlight includes a Daytime Running Light, which is built into the cover of the new TFT dash. And you can make this thing a two-person ride thanks to the adaptable seat and subframe unit, but hopefully, you’ll want to keep this stunning MV a single person ride.
The F3 800 motor is untouched from its Supersport guise, with MV remapping the fuel injection system and fitting a classically-styled SC-Project three-into-one-into-three exhaust. Two mufflers exit on the right side and one on the left in a tribute to Agostini’s 350cc GP racer (although his exhausts had two on the left and one on the right…).
The Superveloce 800 utilizes the same tubular steel/aluminum chassis as the F3 800 with the same seat height, handlebars and footpegs, the same Marzocchi suspension and Brembo brakes, although the wheels are a different, classic six-spoke design. And just to top off the classic theme of the Superveloce 800, the gas tank gets a leather strap that secures it front and back to the frame.
The MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Prototype will become an official model in the MV line up in the second half of 2019, at which time the final look and technical specification will be revealed.