MV Agusta continues to produce compelling special editions of its iconic Superveloce. The latest is the 2021 MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine. This motorcycle is a collaboration with Alpine of France—a renowned builder of race cars and sports cars. The Alpine A110 inspires the Superveloce Alpine, and that means there will be a run limited to 110 examples.“Many Alpine customers are also big MV Agusta fans, and vice-versa,” explains MV Agusta Motor CEO Timur Sardarov. “The Superveloce Alpine will ideally bring the two worlds together, with incredible synergies in terms of design, personality, and style. We look forward to this collaboration with one of the most admired brands in the history of motorsport, and are confident that this new, superb limited edition will be met with enthusiasm by bikers and motorsport fans around the world.”
MV Agusta’s Monica Design Studio is behind the 2021 MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine. Working with Alpine designers, the collaboration represents both brands, with Blue Alpine and Ago Silver livery. The seat is black Alcantara with blue stitching, while the fairing’s raised Alpine A110-inspired A logos.Carbon fiber abounds, accounting for the lower fairings, air duct covers, rear fender, front fender supports, chain guard. Look closely at the carbon fiber front fender supports, and you’ll see a subtle tribute to the French and Italian flags.There’s a brushed aluminum decal on the steering head with a number somewhere between 001 and 110, as this is a numbered special edition. A limited-edition certificate of origin is included.As a 2021 model that is Euro 5 compliant, we did notice a subtle change in the power production claims for the 798cc inline-3. According to MV Agusta, the torque peak remains the same at 65 ft-lbs, and arrives 500 rpm sooner. Maximum power has been reduced by a single horse, with the peak coming at an unchanged 13,000 rpm. In real-world riding, that’s likely a minor improvement.Trackday enthusiasts will be attracted to the 2021 MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine, as it includes a Racing Kit. The kit consists of an Arrow Racing 3 exhaust system with a special ECU, a pillion seat cover, a CNC fuel cap with a leather strap and Alpine logo, and a Superveloce Alpine cover for the motorcycle.“MV Agusta is a symbol of Italian craftsmanship and excellence that makes motorcycles like no other,” Managing Director of Alpine Patrick Marinoff noted. “Our two brands are driven by the same passion for creating beautifully engineered products and unique emotions for our customers. The Superveloce Alpine is a fine piece of design and technology that makes no compromise on performance and riding pleasure.”We don’t have a delivery date, but we do have the price in Italy for the 2021 MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine: €36,300.2021 MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine SpecsENGINE
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!