2015 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 First Look

November 5, 2014
Byron Wilson
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MV Agusta is looking to claim a piece of the touring market pie with its updated 2015 Turismo Veloce 800 and up-spec Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso. Announced during the EICMA show in Italy, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is set to arrive in dealerships at the beginning of 2015 with a price-tag of 15,990 Euro ($19,963) for the base version and 18,990 Euro ($23,709) for the Lusso version (shown in the photo below).

At the heart of the Turismo Veloce 800 is a 798cc Triple also found in the Rivale and Brutale 800s. MV tweaked the engine to suit the Turismo’s touring needs, utilizing new pistons and a changed compression ratio to optimize available horsepower and torque “in the most commonly used rpm range.” The spec sheet lists 110 horsepower at the crankshaft at 10,000 rpm and 59 lb-ft torque at 8500 rpm. Fueling is managed by a Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System 2.0, which works alongside a four-map torque control system and MV Electronically Assisted Shift 2.0, allowing for clutchless movement through the six-speed gearbox. An eight-level traction control system, which can be disengaged, comes standard.

Four engine maps are available, Touring and Rain which limit riders to 90 horsepower, Sport which opens up to the full 110 available and Custom. Personalization options within the Custom map include different torque, rev limiter, throttle sensitivity, engine brake and engine response settings. Electronics information is displayed on a five-inch color TFT instrument cluster.

An ALS steel tubular trellis frame holds all the internals in place and is suspended by a 43mm Marzocchi upside-down fork at the front and Sachs shock at the back. The fork and shock include rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustability, with 6.3 inches of travel available on both ends. The single-sided swingarm is aluminum alloy.
Four-piston Brembo calipers grip dual 320mm discs at the front and a dual-piston Brembo caliper bites a 220mm disc at the rear. Wheels are aluminum alloy, 3.5 x 17 in the front and 5.5 x 17 at the back. ABS is standard, provided by a Bosch 9 Plus system with rear wheel lift mitigation.

Its seat height measures 33.46 inches; dry weight is listed at 421.1 pounds; and fuel tank capacity is 5.28 gallons and lastly the windscreen is adjustable.

The Lusso gets all these goodies along with electronically controlled suspension, via the MV Agusta Chassis Stability Control system. A Sachs fork is utilized on the Lusso, rather than the Marzocchi and there’s also heated grips and Bluetooth integrated GPS. Each pannier provides 30 liters (nearly eight gallons) of storage space.

The Turismo Veloce 800 will be available in Red/Silver or Silver/Avio Grey colorways while the Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso will come in Pear White/Avio Grey or Red/Silver.

2015 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Specs
Engine: Liquid-cooled 798cc Triple
Bore x Stroke: 79 x 54.3mm
Compression Ratio: 12.2:1
Clutch: Wet, mutli-disc hydraulic
Transmission: Cassette style, six-speed constant mesh
Frame: ALS steel tubular trellis
Front Suspension: 43mm Sachs semi-active hydraulic fork with MVCSC (Marzocchi manually adjustable fork on Standard model)
Rear Suspension: Sachs semi-active single shock, hydraulic spring preload adjustment and MVCSC (Sachs manually adjustable shock on Standard model)
Front Brake: Dual 320mm discs, four-piston radial-mount Brembo calipers
Rear Brake: 220mm disc, two-piston Brembo caliper
ABS: Bosch 9 Plus with RLM
Front Wheels: Aluminum alloy, 3.5 x 17
Rear Wheels: Aluminum alloy 5.5 x 17
Front Tires: 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tires: 190/55 ZR17
Wheelbase: 56.1 inches
Seat Height: 33.46 inches
Dry Weight: 439 pounds (421.1 pounds on Standard model)
Fuel Capacity: 5.28 gallons