MV Agusta is all set to amp up its game in India.
The Italian superbike maker MV Agusta doesn’t have much presence in India for the time being. The company entered a collaboration with Kinetic Group’s Motoroyale, and officially entered in India in 2016.
The company is now looking forward to expand its operations in India. Very recently, MV Agusta launched the Brutale 800 - a three-cylinder street fighter capable of developing 109bhp from its 798cc powertrain. During the Brutale’s launch, the Indian subsidiary of the Italian firm also confirmed that three new motorcycles from the company’s international fleet are India bound in 2017.
With Brutale 800 already hitting the showrooms, it is very likely that the next motorcycle to touch the Indian soil will be the Turismo Veloce. Turismo Veloce is an 800cc adventure tourer - which features a characteristic tall design, and a front fairing heavily inspired by MV Agusta’s F3 and F4 supersport series.
The powertrain of the adventure tourer is shared with the aforementioned Brutale 800, however, it is equipped with different riding modes - Rain, Touring, and Sport. As expected, the different modes alter the engine’s grunt accordingly, with the entire 109 horses accessible only in the Sport mode.
The Turismo Veloce, on paper, looks like a perfect competitor to the Triumph Tiger 800 and the Ducati Multistrada 950. However, going by the Brutale 800’s premium positioning, don’t expect the Turismo Veloce to strike the value for money chord.
The other two motorcycles expected to join the bandwagon will be the Brutale 800RR, and the BS-IV complaint version of the F3 800. Not just new models, the company is also expanding its dealerships in India. Four new MV Agusta dealerships - one each in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Surat, will be operational by the end of 2017.
Presently, MV Agusta retails a total of seven motorcycles in India - Brutale 800, Brutale 1090, F4, F4 RR, F4 RC, F3 800 and F3 800 RC. all these belong to either supersport or street fighter category. The Turismo Veloce will mark the company’s entry into the adventure tourer segment in India.