MV Agusta’s taken the wraps off an updated Superveloce line, with updated electronics and engines for 2021, as well as visual tweaks. There’s also a new S variant of the bike.
The Superveloce series is basically a retro re-skin of MV Agusta’s F3 800; it uses the same liquid-cooled three-cylinder engine, and for 2021, that engine’s been updated to Euro5 emissions standard. It’s rated for 147 horsepower and 65 pound-feet of torque, so basically the same output as before. However, the new engine is more efficient, thanks to new fuel injectors, valves, valve guides and internal bushings. New ECU software helps out as well, and updated oil cooler. Finally, the three-muffler exhaust also sees updates.
MV Agusta also refined the motorcycle’s electronics, starting with MV Agusta’s latest quickshifter tech. There’s also a new six-axis IMU. This addition meant MV Agusta was able to tweak its traction control, launch control, cornering ABS and other electronic safety systems. There’s also a new 5.5-inch TFT screen.
Moving onto the chassis, MV Agusta tweaked the Superveloce’s suspension and added new frame plates, which should stiffen the chassis.
Along with the revisions to engine, electronics and chassis, MV Agusta also introduced the new S variant of the Superveloce. This version doubles down on the retro styling, with tubeless spoked wheels and brown leather seat (bell-bottom jeans not included).
Meanwhile, the standard models also get new paint options for 2021, showing that Bold New Graphics will never go out of style.
Sooooo, when will these bikes get to North America, and how much will they cost?
We don’t know. All the info we’ve seen so far comes from the Euro magazines, and even they are pretty scarce on details. MV Agusta hasn’t exactly been tearing up the US and Canadian market in recent years, but these bikes will probably eventually show up here, at a pretty penny.