2018 is turning out to be a pretty promising year and MV Agusta isn’t slowing down with their new 2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike. The company sets the bar of expectations quite high with the new product that they claim is unlike anything they’ve encountered before. They claim that inspiration for this didn’t come from their world titles nor from their riders, instead, they accepted, “…a challenge that was perhaps even more difficult…”
So what exactly sets this bike apart? Let’s find out!
2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike – Features
Now the term ‘Veloce’ is Italian for speed. The designers have done a fantastic job at making the new bike as eye-catching as possible. Overall the bikes looks can be classified as quite aggressive and sleek. The team has done quite a nice job trying to make this bike striking as well as practical, as can be clearly seen from the Side Panniers. Besides having 30 liters of capacity each, these seem to integrate quite nicely with the bikes overall style while not compromising on the passenger’s comfort. For the passenger, the grips provided at the back provide support while the rider gets to carry his luggage with him, which is always a big plus. The 2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike incorporates a 22-liter fuel tank for comfortable medium length journeys. The side grips have built indicators giving back control to the rider along with an LED light cluster. Most importantly the windshield is adjustable up to 60 mm which further provides space for gloves or accessories. Alloy wheels are also part of the design.
In terms of performance this 2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike boasts an 800 cc engine built for a nice and smooth power curve. The bike incorporates in its engine castings oil and water cooling system which equals to a simpler design. In terms of handling Turismo Veloce offers incredible vehicle dynamics thanks to its counter-rotating crankshaft. The mechanical slipper clutch is integrated into the Turismo, unlike the Stradale. Now, these minor changes all incorporate to give the following benefits to its customers. Overall servicing has decreased by almost half, from 6000 km to 15,000 km, and you don’t need to worry about the valve or spark plugs until 30,000 km. The new 2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike also boasts a stronger 450 W motor and a 400 cell catalytic converter in its exhaust system.
The bike also offers four modes for greater control touring, sport, rain and custom setting the max power output to 90 HP, 110 HP, 80 HP and custom HP respectively. Other features that can be adjusted are the engine torque curve in-line with ‘Power Output’ (2 levels), ‘Rev Limiter cut-in point’ (Hard or Soft), ‘Throttle Sensitivity’ (3 levels), ‘Engine Braking’ (2 levels), ‘Engine Response’ (2 levels) and Traction Control (8 levels). The 5″ Instrument Cluster is a TFT display offering better visuals for the rider to stay focused. Automatic switching between Daytime Running Lamp to Low Beam is also offered in this model. Bluetooth connectivity is also offered by Turismo.
The frame consists of steel tubing at the front set off by aluminum alloy side plates giving it its neat look. The suspension system is powered by MVCSC 2.0 which offers excellent shock absorption and control. As the bike sets in motion, the Electronic Control kicks in and employs the front and rear shock absorbers for greater comfort like in 2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Touring Bike.
The new 2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike features the latest instrument cluster that displays all the necessary information and it was designed exclusively for this MV Agusta Model. It contains the bright 5-inch ultra-modern color TFT display, this technology is also used in smartphones, it also provides access to the numerous onboard electronics parameters.
It also displays the fuel level using the progressive graphic plus there is also a photodiode that switches the lights from DRL to low-beam automatically. The new 2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike features an advanced GPS data acquisition system. This system contains all the information about the route, fuel, consumption and engine use. Due to the perfect ergonomic of TFT panel, the rider always has a perfect view of the road even when staring at its instrumentation. How can they forget the Bluetooth technology, the new 2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike also contains this technology that allows the rider, passenger, and vehicle to communicate with each other with dedicated apps during the ride.
2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike – Technical Specifications
||Three cylinders, 4 strokes, 12 valve
||“D.O.H.C” with the mechanical chain tensioner
||798 cm3 (48.7 cubic inches)
|Bore x stroke
||79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 inches x 2.1 inches)
|Max. Power – R.P.M. (at the crankshaft)
||81 kW (110 HP) @ 10.150 R.P.M.
|Max. Torque – R.P.M.
||80 Nm @ 7.100 R.P.M
||Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
|Engine management system
||Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with its three injectors. Engine control unit Eldor EM2.0, all-new throttle body full ride by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil having ion-sensing technology, control of detonation and misfire. Torque control has four maps, Traction Control with eight different levels of intervention with the lean angle sensor
|Electronic quick shift
||MV EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift Up & Down)
||Hydraulic clutch, wet multi-disc having the latest slipper clutch
||Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
||First gear: 13/37
Second gear: 16/35
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 20/30
Fifth gear: 22/29
Sixth gear: 21/25
|Final drive ratio
||450 W at 5000 R.P.M.
||12 V – 11 Ah
Dimensions and Weight
||1445 mm (56.89 inches)
||2125 mm (83.66 inches)
||910 mm (35.83 inches)
||850 mm (33.46 inches)
|Min. ground clearance
||140 mm (5.51 inches)
||108 mm (4.25 inches)
||192 kg (423.2 lbs.)
|Fuel tank capacity
||21.5 liters (5.68 U.S. gal.)
||230 km/h (143 mph)
||ALS Steel tubular trellis (MAG welded)
|Rear swing arm pivot plates material
||All-new Sachs “UPSIDE DOWN” semi-active telescopic hydraulic fork MVCSC (MV Agusta Chassis Stability Control)
||43 mm (1.69 inches)
||160 mm (6.30 inches)
||Progressive Sachs, the semi-active single shock absorber with hydraulic spring preload adjustment MVCSC (MV Agusta Chassis Stability Control) Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
||165 mm (6.50 inches)
||Double floating disc having Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 inches) diameter, with new steel braking disc and flange
|Front brake caliper
||Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 inches)
||Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 inches) diameter
|Rear brake caliper
||Brembo with 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 inches)
||Bosch 9 Plus having RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)
||Aluminium alloy 3.50″ x 17″
||Aluminium alloy 6.00″ x 17″
||120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
||190/55 – ZR 17 M/C (75 W)
||Immobilizer, Heated Grips, Bluetooth Cruise control, Integrated GPS sensor Central stand, Adjustable windshield. Bags (30 l – 7.92 U.S. gal. each)
|Combined fuel consumption
||5.8 l/100 km
The new 2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso Touring Bike looks quite promising, with its impressive and well-balanced looks one should definitely give this bike a shot when the opportunity arrives. What do you think let us know in the comments below! Want me to review a specific bike? Let me know in the comment section!