When the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce was first released, it created more than a stir from MV aficionados. The name MV Agusta, to this day, conjures up imagery of swept, elegant designs with a distinct nod to the Varese-based company’s racing heritage. So when touring motorcycles began rolling out of the factory, it wasn’t something that was taken lightly by the moto community at large.
[Read 2017 Motorcycle Previews]MV Agusta now has announced that its touring model, the Turismo Veloce, will be receiving MV Agusta’s coveted Reparto Corse treatment (RC). The limited edition MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC sports aesthetics inspired by Leon Camier’s World Superbike F4 machine, with a heavy nod to MVA’s Italian heritage as well.The fairings in which that beautiful scheme lays upon, are light-weight, carbon-fiber fairing. That look, uncharacteristically of most baggage found on motorcycles, extends all the way through the luggage, which was designed to match with the rest of the machine in perfect harmony.At its heart is the three-cylinder 798cc powerplant that MV Agusta uses across its F3 series. This engine is caged within the decidedly Italian steel-trellis frame. According to literature on the Turismo Veloce RC, we can expect 110 horsepower at 10,150 rpm, and 60 ft/lbs. of torque at 7,100 rpm.While performance numbers do tend to wet the pallet of any motorcycle enthusiast, most interesting in this update is the mechanical changes that have been made. MV Agusta has updated the counter-rotating crank in order to reduce vibration and noise, which should equate to a much smoother ride. Aiding in the comfort department is a revised set of valve guides, harmonic damper, and chain tensioner; all a concerted effort to reduce noise and vibration.The recent RC models have also seem some critical updates in terms of electronics. The Turismo Veloce certainly won’t be hung out to dry in that regard, and the same electronic package available on the F4 RC will be available here. That includes the MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System), which allows for total control of the engines systems. The new Turismo Veloce RC will arrive with EAS 2.0; MV Agusta’s proprietary quickshift system that allows up and down quickshifting.The 2017 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC arrives with semi-active Sachs suspension, sall of which, aside from the rear preload, can be adjusted from the pilot’s seat. In terms of braking, the motorcycle is equipped with 320mm floating rotors clamped down upon by Brembo calipers, with a 220mm rotor in the rear, and of course, fully adjustable ABS controls to match.Kept to a 250 limit, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC is the latest “top-shelf” addition to its lineup. And while pricing regarding this particular machine hasn’t been made available, expect to pay no less than a premium.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.