MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC is a special-edition "Fast Tourer" with a limited run of just 250 units.
Italian exotic bike maker MV Agusta has unveiled a new limited-edition motorcycle, called the Turismo Veloce RC. For the uninitiated, the new motorcycle is a sport-tourer and comes with a number of improvements over the standard model.
The Turismo Veloce RC comes finished in a racing livery and its production is limited to just 250 units. Like the standard model, the limited-edition is also propelled by a 798cc, three-cylinder engine developing around 110bhp and 80Nm of peak-torque. However, as per the firm, the engine has been tweaked to further reduce the vibrations and noise. Other than that, the valve guides have been redesigned to improve reliability while a harmonic damper and chain tensioner reduce the mechanical noise. The six-speed gearbox is also new with revised gear-ratios.
As per the company, the Turismo Veloce RC gets functional as well cosmetic upgrades. The latter includes a blacked-out engine, LED lighting, a graphic DRL and the stunning MV racing livery. Additionally, the motorcycle also gets forged wheels and a carbon fiber front fender. As for the functional updates, the engine mounts have increased longitudinal chassis stiffness while the passenger seat has been redesigned for improved ergonomics. There’s also a new sprocket for smooth riding.
The electronic suite on the motorcycle includes a refined 8-level traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, and a quick-shifter. Three selectable engine maps are available – Tourism, Sport and Rain (limits the power to 80bhp). The motorcycle comes equipped with electronically controlled suspension featuring Sachs rear shock absorber.
Racing pedigree aside, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC is essentially a sport-tourer. And so, it comes with a Garmin navigation system, twin 30-litre capacity side panniers, center stand, adjustable windshield, heated grips and cruise control as standard.
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC is priced at $23,300 (approximately Rs 15.56 lakh) for the US market.