MV has once again underlined its ability to produce the most beautiful bikes in the world with this, the Superveloce 800.
Destined to become a milestone in the history of the company from Varese, Italy, this model celebrates the glorious sporting heritage of the brand with a modern twist, all from the pen of Adrian Morton.
The combination of elements from the past and cutting-edge technology is extreme, so much as to
revolutionize the very idea of retro-inspired bikes. Every detail brings to memory the 37 world titles won, while also representing a link to the present, all with an audacious yet futuristic approach.
The in-line, three-cylinder engine of the Superveloce 800 is low weight and compact, and has a counter-rotating crankshaft. The dual overhead camshaft manages 12 titanium intake and exhaust valves.
The bore and stroke (79x54.3 mm) allow 798 cc displacement, with power and torque values equal to those of the F3 800: 148 hp (108 kW) at 13,000 rpm and 88 Nm (8.97 kgm) at 10,600 rpm.
In the triple exit exhaust for track use configuration, with two exhaust pipes on the right and one on the left, the 800 Serie Oro reaches 153 hp at 13,250 rpm. The standard exhaust configuration has three exhaust pipes overlapping on the right side.
For use on the Superveloce 800, the engine has been completely remapped, enhancing the flexibility of output, and guaranteeing the usual responsiveness to the throttle without the extreme nature of a supersport model such as the F3 800.
The electronic set-up refreshes the already rich package offered with the F3 800: in addition to four engine settings, including one that is widely customisable. The Superveloce 800 standard and Serie Oro includes the MV EAS 2.1 electronic gearbox and traction control with eight different settings as well as deactivation option.
The technical basis for the Superveloce 800 and Superveloce 800 Serie Oro is the F3 800, of which the main dimensions are replicated. The side plates and central lattice are also the same as those on the F3, while the front and rear subframe are unique to this model.
The riding position has been slightly revised, making it more comfortable and less restrictive compared to the F3 800, which is designed primarily for track use. The rider and passenger seats on the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro are covered in Alcantara, for a further touch of class.
Another distinctive visual and functional element compared to the F3 800 are the wheel rims, which are inevitably spoked on the Superveloce 800, with a 5.5” rear channel and 3.5” front channel. In addition, the rear suspension features an optimized link, common to the F3 and designed to guarantee increased comfort when the wheel begins to move. The shock absorber is also different, specially selected for this model.
The kit provided to purchasers of the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro includes truly unique components. Starting with the open “three-exit” exhaust, to be combined with dedicated control unit, also included in the kit. Cruise control offers comfort for a more relaxed driving experience. The DID Gold chain, specialised bike cover and GPS sensor complete this kit. Special parts, available for both versions, include a locator and anti-theft system.