2017 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC unveiled; boasts improved weight to power ratio

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Another capable Italian machine has been added to MV Agusta’s RC line-up that is here with a mission to redefine the idea of a touring motorcycle. Presenting the 2017 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC! This adventure tourer focuses on compact volumes, bears minimal weight wrapped in a newly designed frame. Only 250 units of the Turismo Veloce RC will be created and will retail for a price of £ 17,480.

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On the visual front, the 2017 Turismo Veloce RC gets the ‘RC’-specific racing livery alike the other models of the line-up. Powering the 2017 Turismo Veloce RC is a three pot, 4 stroke 12 valve DOHC unit that is equipped with MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System). The 798cc petrol engine is capable of making a power of 110 horses at 10,150 rpm and a peak torque of 80Nm at 7,100 rpm. The power is sent to the rear wheel by a 6-speed manual gearbox. The bike also benefits from a electronic quick shift feature. The engine is Euro 4 compliant and can propel the bike to a top speed of 230 kmph.

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As stated by the makers, the starter motor and the associated gears of the bike have been revised and improved for enhanced reliability and durability, critical to a model that was created to cover tens of thousands of kilometers per year.

Some of the features are mentioned below-

  • Carbon fiber deflector on the front mudguard
  • Newly designed forged wheels accentuate racing pedigree derived from the variant used on the F4RC.
  • Side mounted luggage, designed to integrate with the lines of the bike and also with the supporting structure of the rider seat and passenger.
  • Revised black surface treatment -the ‘Fast Tourer’ said to offer an unaccustomed light weight to power ratio for this segment.

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  • Traction control adjustable on 8 levels with the possibility of complete disengagement.
  • Redefininition of the various engine maps (Flexible ‘Tourism’, Full-Power ‘Sport’ and ‘Rain’ limited to 80 hp)
  • Revised Ride By Wire components
  • Semi-active suspension built on the basis of the established and reliable ‘Skyhook’ algorithm;
  • Standard equipment includes the Garmin navigation system, dedicated twin 30 liter capacity side panniers, center stand, adjustable windshield, heated grips and cruise control.

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