2013 EICMA: 2014 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce — First Photos and Specs

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2014 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

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The 2014 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce comes with the tagline, “emotional touring.” Sounds apt, have you ever seen an upright ADV-style bike look this pretty? Should be functional too, thanks to the 800cc, inline-three engine complete with the full package of rider aid electronics and even semi-active suspension.

The Turismo Veloce uses the same, 798 cc, liquid-cooled, inline-three as the MV Agusta F3 800 and Rivale, however here it is detuned to deliver 123 bhp at 11,600 rpm and 62 lb.-ft. of torque at 8,600 rpm. It’s controlled by a ride-by-wire throttle, programmed with rider-switchable engine maps which can individually alter everything from power to torque to throttle response to how harshly the rev limiter kicks in.

And that’s just the start of a sophisticated electronics package which includes traction control, wheelie control, ABS, quick shift and even semi-active suspension.

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
The 2014 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce includes standard 60-liter panniers, a single-sided swingarm and that sexy three-exit exhaust.

That semi-active suspension, which is available only on the “Lusso” model, works by detecting the behavior of the bike and rider, using that data to inform constant updates to the rebound and compression settings, front and rear. You still need to dial in preload to suit onboard weight.

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
The 2014 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce’s TFT screen incorporates GPS navigation.

All that is controlled by bar-mounted buttons and the five-inch Thin Film Transistor display, which also incorporates GPS navigation. Integrating the navigation with the motorcycle’s main display allows the rider to easily monitor directions along with speed, fuel consumption, range and all other parameters.

The Turismo Veloce weighs 456 lbs (wet).

While the Turismo Veloce’s steel trellis/cast aluminum frame may look similar to that of the F3 800 and MV Agusta Rivale, it’s actually completely new, with a wider frame section for the trellis component and new aluminum swingarm pivot plates that mount the center stand. Yes, there is a center stand on an MV Agusta. Heresy?

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  • ookla_the_mok

    Wow – very pretty. Will be interesting to see if MV can improve its rep for customer support in the US. Seems like some owners feel well supported and others much less so.
    Giving potential buyers greater confidence in long term ownership could be the last major hurdle for MV to cross – now that they’ve broadened and deepened their product line like they have.
    I’ll be watching with great interest

  • HoldenL

    The bike looks beautiful with the bags on it. That is one stunning motorcycle, including the stitching on the saddle and the bullhead in the headlight.

    It looks like the saddlebags don’t stick out much farther than the front fairing, but it’s hard to tell for sure. It seems well-thought-out.

  • DragosStefan

    It’s not really necessary to use the word “Adventure” for any bike that has an upright driving position.
    This is a very nice Multistrada competitor destined to stick to the tarmac and, hopefully, be very good at that.

  • David Magallon

    … fuck. I want.

  • SteveNextDoor

    “Emotional touring.” I would get very emotional indeed if I accidentally dropped this beauty. “Laces out Kickstand down, Dan!”

    P.S. I give it 5-days after release before there’s an article/youtube of someone putting knobbies on it, possibly a matte paint job to boot. To anyone contemplating the latter: “There’s a special place in hell….”

  • Justin McClintock

    Can I get this with the Duc’s drivetrain please?

  • http://www.thecushdrive.com/ Aakash

    I reckon it would look better if the lower fairing matched the color of the upper.

  • orangelion03

    Che bella! Ne voglio uno per favore!!!

  • John

    My legs don’t like the looks of it.

  • Travis Zilch

    I can’t stop staring at her.

  • Travis Zilch

    I can’t stop staring at her

  • Hugo

    Gorgeous side profile with the side cases on!! Wow

  • sharper86

    Looks like a Multi without the “beak.” How much?

  • Geert Willem van der Horst

    Wow! Looks like an MV I’ll be comfortable on and it’s gorgeous as well! So much want!
    PS The website seems to have problems with google chrome… please don’t make me use IE

    • Geert Willem van der Horst

      CTRL + Refresh solved the problem :)

  • Josh M.

    oh yeah baby.

  • Unkept Uncaged

    Yes! The return of a “Sport Touring” bike from Italy! :)

  • skeelo221

    That lower front faring sure is fugly. Looking forward to more details though.

  • Guy

    Triumph, will you make a competitor please? If you don’t, I know which bike I’m getting to replace my Street.

    • Geoff Bowen

      Tiger 800 surely?

      • Guy

        I was thinking about getting one actually but it’s more an ‘adventure bike’ and hardly sexy.

        • Geoff Bowen

          Depends if your touring includes getting in the dirt I guess. Personally I think the Tiger is a sexy bike. Not MV or Duacti sexy, granted, but it’s a looker, especially in Venom Green :)

  • Larry

    The fairing kind of makes me think of the previous generation multistrada. Not a slam so much as an observation. But that aside, a handsome bike. But with any MV it’s really about the engine and the sound that engine makes. When I rode the F3 and 675 Brutale I hated the fueling/snatchy throttle at first…but by the end of the ride I was so in love with the engine note I was trying to rationalize getting one just so I could hear that beautiful noise. If they really have sorted out the throttle mapping on the 800, then this one’s a buy.

    • Scott Otte

      I thought the same thing, that it looks a bit early multistrada. I’m not so sure I like this bike that much however… just missing that something.

  • Jason 1199

    I can’t see myself touring on a bike with virtually no dealer support network

  • Eric Shay

    I need a better job.

  • ted

    lovely lovely mmm

  • Corey Cook

    The idea of having electronic semi active suspension on an MV sounds pretty frightening to me! Considering that they are basically famous for having the worst electronics in the biz…
    Mid corner? sure lets max out the preload and stiffen up the damping!