If you’re a State Police motorcycle officer working in Milan, Italy, you could be riding in style. The State Police in Milan has taken delivery of four new MV Augusta Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS motorcycles. Better still for the State Police is the fact that MV Agusta is donating the bikes to the city.
The new bikes join the two existing Turismo Veloce and two Rivale motorcycles that are already in service with the “Nibbio” (meaning kite) Motorcycle Unit. The four new bikes have essentially doubled the city’s police motorcycle fleet.
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS police bikes
The new machines feature the official Italian State Police blue livery with red, green, and white accents, of course. The bikes are also clad with clear clutch covers so offenders can see the bike’s engine in action or just admire the red anodized pressure plate when it is stopped.
When your department is riding such stylish and donated machines, you just “have to” hold an event to announce the slick-looking bikes. So Milan’s Police Commissioner, “Quaestor” Giuseppe Petronzi, and MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov attended a ceremony to hand over the new machines. Also in attendance was Simone Corsi, who rode an MV Agusta F2 in the Moto2 class at the Misano circuit last September.
In handing over the keys to the new bikes, MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov said:
“To see our bikes used by the State Police to protect and assist the citizens of Milan fills us with pride. At MV Agusta we like to say we manufacture the most beautiful and technologically advanced bikes in the world, but today we are even happier to announce that our technology is being used to provide security to our communities.”
“The women and the men of the Nibbio Unit are exceptional riders, and our bikes could not be in safer hands. I wish to thank Quaestor Petronzi for his trust and for giving us the opportunity to support the extraordinary work of the Italian Police.”
According to MV Agusta, their collaboration with the State Police aims to support and reinforce the Nibbio Motorcycle Unit. With the new MV Agusta bikes, the police say that the level of safety and security across the Milan area is much better. This is because of the Turmiso Veloce Lusso SCS’s capability for swift intervention.
Milan Police Commissioner
Quaestor Giuseppe Petronzi was equally happy to accept the bikes into the State Police Department’s service:
“Today we are consolidating an established collaboration between the State Police and MV Agusta, who is generously increasing our motorcycle fleet. The Nibbio Unit can now count on 4 new bikes for a better, more capillary patrolling of our streets. The Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS is particularly suited for Police work in serving our citizens. Improving our monitoring capability through an ever more capillary control over a broad territory is one of our primary objectives. I therefore thank MV Agusta for their generous attention towards the Police Force.“
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS features
As for the bikes themselves, the Turismo Veloce features MV Agusta’s inline 798 cc 3-cylinder engine with a counter-rotating crankshaft. It provides approximately 110HP at 10,150 RPM. The bike’s 60-liter panniers provide ample storage for the requirements of police service. The size and shape of the panniers provide enough room to hold a well-equipped emergency kit. They are also roomy enough to hold the police officer’s service machine-gun.
The Turismo Veloce boasts the largest fuel tank in its category. It holds 22 liters of fuel which should be good for approximately 185 miles. The extra fuel gives police enough to patrol a complete shift without having to stop to refuel.
With a claimed dry weight of 192 kg, the Turismo Veloce SCS is a light and agile bike. MV Agusta says that it the lightest in its category. The Nibbio squad members say that the SCS’s “Smart Clutch System” provides quick, automatic clutch action that is easy to use and totally intuitive.
As you would expect, the bikes also feature a full complement of law enforcement accessories. Emergency flashing lights and a complete radio and communications suite will help officers move through the city swiftly.