A new report from Bikewale says that the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 will be launched in India by the end of this month. According to this report, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 will retail at INR 20.18 lakh (ex-showroom India). The middleweight tourer was spied in India in February this year.
Internationally, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce is sold in four options – Standard, Lusso, Lusso SCS and RC SCS. The SCS stands for Smart Clutch System, a proprietary technology by MV Agusta that enables the electronic management of the clutch. The details about the availability of the SCS equipped variants in the Indian market are still unknown.
Mechanical specifications of the upcoming motorcycle will include a 798 cc, three-cylinder engine that churns out a maximum power of 110 hp at 10,150 rpm and peak torque of 80 Nm at 7,100 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox and features a quickshifter as standard. It has a counter-rotating crankshaft as well.
Shock absorption tasks are performed by Marzocchi upside-down forks at the front and a Sachs monoshock at the back. The Lusso variant comes with cruise control, luggage panniers and Sachs upside-down forks. Stopping power comes from 320 mm dual floating discs at the front and a 220 mm single disc at the rear.
The Turismo Veloce 800 has a semi-fairing along with a tall windscreen to offer solace against windblasts on highways. The front of the tourer is quite similar to the F3 supersport from the Italian brand. Other styling features include knuckle guards, integrated front blinkers, triple exhaust outlets and single-sided swingarm.
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce will compete against the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 950 and the Triumph Tiger 800 range, in terms of displacement. However, the price tag mentioned above puts it in a very premium category. For reference, prices for the Triumph Tiger 800 range start from INR 11.99 lakh*. The entry-level Triumph Tiger 1200 can be purchased for INR 17 lakh*. The Ducati Multistrada 1260 and 1260S retail at INR 15.99 lakh* and 18.06 lakh* respectively.
*ex-showroom pan India prices