MV Agusta boosts model range

MV Agusta F4 RR

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Mercedes-AMG has taken a 25% share in the company, MV Agusta has revealed no fewer than seven new or updated models at the EICMA show in Milan.

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They are the limited-edition F4 SBK and F4RR, Brutale 800 RR, Dragster 800 RR, Stradale 800, Turismo Veloce 800 and Lusso variant.

MV Agusta F4 RR
MV Agusta F4 RR

The updated version of the MV Agusta F4 is the SBK (customer version) which is 8% lighter and 5% more powerful at 154kW.

MV has given it a new cylinder head, crankshaft and camshafts. They also made the pistons lighter and used titanium connecting rods.

It comes with Brembo/Nissin brakes with racing ABS, on-the-fly electronic suspension adjustment, Ohlins electronic steering damping and a Termignoni exhaust.

The limited-edition F4RR hardcore version in red is not intended for public roads as it has a quick-release fairing, the exhaust under the saddle for better cooling and has no rearview mirrors, indicators or numberplate holder. Starting price is €40,000 ($A58,000).

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR
MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

All three-cylinder models now get LED taillights and new paint schemes while the 798cc engine now has two injectors per cylinder.

The RR versions of the Brutale 800 and Dragster 800 are lighter for better power-to-weight ratios and come with an EAS 2.0 quickshifter and the new MVICS 2.0 system that optimises engine response at any rpm. The Brutale 800 RR also gets a more comfortable seat.

The MV Agusta Stradale 800 is based on the Rivale but is geared up for adventure touring with a bigger windshield, panniers, and squared off exhaust tips.

MV Agusta Stradale 800
MV Agusta Stradale 800

But if you really want to go luxury touring, check out the new Turismo Veloce 800 and Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso which means luxury in Italian.

They come with chassis stability control which combines electronic stability control and the semi-active suspension. Rather than Marzocchi forks of the Brutal 800 from which it is derived, the Lusso uses Sachs absorbers.

They include MVICS 2.0 (Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System) with four engine maps that vary power output and come standard with a quick shifter for clutchless up and downshifts and cruise control, heated grips, Bluetooth connectivity, 60-litre panniers, 20-litre fuel tank and GPS navigator integrated into the 15cm color TFT display. Dry weight is 207kg, and the seat height is 870mm.

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso

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