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


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.


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.


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.


  • 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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