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2020

ISSUE ONE

Always pushing to the limit and in search of the ideal line, you’ve got 205 HP beneath you. Unbridled power pushes your RR to the max - with a maximum torque of 83 lb-ft at 11,000 rpm and a torque curve of at least 74 lb-ft over a range of 5,500 to 14,500 rpm. Ten years after the first generation of the RR first mesmerized the world of motorcycles, BMW is now pushing into the next level of performance. Almost every component of the RR has been updated - from the front to the rear. The result: less weight and noticeably higher performance. It’s being billed by the manufacturer as the Superbike of superlatives and it’s easy to see with one quick glance that the BMW S 1000RR is pushing the boundaries of Supersport performance. 

Anyone who looks at it immediately understands that this is a high performance motorcycle. Every part of the RR has been designed to get the most out of it. Take, for instance, the frame layout with its new suspension technology that makes the RR lighter and more precise. In addition, there is the ergonomically focused seating position, which is unrivaled thanks to the modified frame and fairing design. The standard LED headlights give the bike a dynamic and aggressive look. The front indicators have moved from the fairing to the rearview mirrors, which not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but it also provides improved visibility. Seen from the rear, the RR dominates in terms of design and functionality: “All-in-one” is the motto here. In addition to license plate lighting, the license plate bracket now also includes LED turn signals, tail lights and brake lights.


When it comes to top performance, the RR is your perfect partner. And not just on the road, but also on the track. In a few simple steps, you can dismantle both the rearview mirror and the license plate bracket and you’ve got a racing bike. The optionally available M Package turns your RR into the ultimate racing machine. Here the weight is once more reduced by around 7.7 lbs down to a mere 427 lbs. In addition to the Motorsport finish, the M carbon wheels, the M battery, the M seat with M passenger seat cover and the M swing arm pivot you also get Ride Modes Pro with the configurable Ride Modes Race Pro 1-3 and electronic assistance systems, such as DTC +/- Shift, ABS Settings, engine mappings, wheelie control and slide control and a whole lot more.

The newly designed, four-cylinder engine is the new RR power train. Not only was the peak output increased to 205 HP at 13,000 rpm, but the torque curve was also optimized.

 

Thanks to the new BMW ShiftCam technology, which selects the valve opening time and the valve lift by means of the camshaft, significantly more torque and power are applied even in low and medium engine speed ranges. In addition, numerous other components were adapted to further optimize weight, space and design. These include a new timing concept, hollow-drilled titanium intake valves and an improved and self-reinforcing multi-disc, anti-hopping wet clutch (-20N). The engine is now narrower and about 9 lbs lighter, which improves both the handling and the ergonomics which is immediately noticeable on your first ride.

The four standard riding modes RAIN, ROAD, DYNAMIC and RACE already cover numerous riding styles in a variety of conditions. Optional Ride Modes Pro mode lays the racing world at your feet with the three additional modes RACE Pro 1, RACE Pro 2 and RACE Pro 3, with Launch Control, Pitlane Limiter, HSC Pro (Hill Start Control Pro) and DBC (Dynamic Brake Control). With the multi-controller you can configure the following settings via the full-color 6.5” TFT display: the throttle response includes engine characteristics, the engine braking torque, the traction control (DTC) includes wheelie control, ABS and DDC (Dynamic Damping Control). And with the push of a button you can adjust the settings while riding via DTC +/- Shift. Thanks to the latest 6-axis sensor technology and torque pre control, DTC support is particularly smooth and powerful, and performs no matter the gear, speed and inclination.

2020 BMW
S 1000RR

2020 BMW S 1000RR

The new RR has, as the only street-legal standard superbike, an aluminum undercarriage, which had previously only been used on the racing scene. The 0.66 lb lighter weight significantly reduces the unsprung mass and results in significantly less reaction from the chassis when accelerating. In addition, the shock absorber, which can be adjusted in terms of tension and rebound as well as the suspension, is installed farther away from the engine and is thus less exposed to heat. This has significant advantages for the shock absorber. By changing the strut ratio from 1.9:1 to 1.65:1 and having a larger damper piston, a smaller spring rate was able to be selected. This friction minimization increases comfort and performance since the power build-up in the strut occurs quickly and accurately. The entire system is thus much gentler on the tires.

The BMW S 1000RR is available at a base price of $16,999 MSRP in the US with the race package costing an extra $1,600.
 

 

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2020 YAMAHA

YZ-F R1

Featuring next‑generation R‑Series styling, sophisticated electronic control, enhanced braking and suspension performance, and a refined crossplane engine -- the 2020 Yamaha YZ-F R1 is redefining the limitations of the modern-day Superbike. Drawing from more than twenty years of racing experience at the pinnacle of the sport in MotoGP, World Superbike, MotoAmerica, and Endurance Racing, Yamaha unveiled the 2020 model at the midseason stop of the WSBK championship at Laguna Seca earlier this year. For 2020, Yamaha engineers combined feedback from tracks around the world to set the bar even higher. New electronic systems boost rider confidence and control, while the revised engine, updated suspension and brakes, and improved aerodynamics complete the package.
 

The 2020 YZF-R1 features updated bodywork to create an even more aerodynamic profile, with stylish lines that give a more sleek and integrated design. LED headlights are both lightweight and compact, allowing for a more streamlined design of the front cowling with excellent visibility. For 2020, the lights are more compact and deliver a broader spread of illumination, too. LED front turn signals are integrated into the mirrors for improved aerodynamics, while the LED tail light is stylish and highly visible. The R1 features a brilliant full-color, thin-film transistor (TFT) meter, with front brake pressure and fore/aft G-force readouts, giving the rider even more feedback from the machine. It features both street mode and a track mode that focuses on performance information, such as YRC settings (including EBM and BC systems), a zoomed-in view of the tachometer in the upper rpm range, a lap timer, gear position indicator and speed. The aluminum alloy fuel tank weighs in at a full 3.5 pounds less than a comparable steel tank, further reducing overall weight, and is sculpted to give the rider a natural lower body connection to the machine.

2020 YAMAHA YZ-F R1

The R1’s 998cc inline-four-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s exclusive crossplane crankshaft technology derived from the YZR-M1 MotoGP machine. By equalizing inertial forces at the crankshaft, the CP4 motor delivers a direct feeling of linear torque, giving the rider the ultimate connection between throttle grip and the rear wheel. For 2020, a new cylinder head, intake system, fuel injectors and airbox work together to enhance part-throttle performance. And by creating a smaller and shorter intake tract, new Bosch injectors are able to spray fuel directly against the intake valves, for improved fuel atomization. Titanium connecting rods use Yamaha’s precision fracture-split method to ensure reliability with minimal weight. Combined with titanium intake valves and forged pistons, these lightweight parts help achieve the CP4’s high redline and over-rev capability. The cylinder block is also offset from the crankshaft, reducing friction loads on the pistons and bores. A 6-speed transmission features close-ratio gearing to best match the high-revving engine. The transmission also “stacks” the input/output shafts to centralize mass and to keep the overall engine size shorter front-to-back, which optimizes engine placement in the frame for outstanding weight balance.

Developed on racetracks around the world, Yamaha’s new Brake Control system works with an Antilock Braking System (ABS) to minimize brake slip under aggressive braking, or on less than ideal surfaces. The adjustable BC system uses the IMU to provide progressive brake force intervention as lean angle increases, to boost rider confidence when braking mid-corner. The YZF-R1 features 4-piston radial-mounted front calipers riding on big 320mm rotors for excellent stopping power, with a new high-friction pad compound for 2020, all supported by a 220mm rear disc and compact floating caliper. A new Bosch ABS hydraulic unit is lighter and more compact, with high-quality braided stainless steel front lines to provide firm, responsive control feel. The R1 features an inverted KYB front fork with 43mm inner tubes and a 4.7-inch stroke with full adjustability, for incredible front-end feel on the track. For 2020, new shim-stack damping pistons improve road feel under aggressive conditions. All adjustments are also made on the top of the fork legs, for simplified tuning. For 2020, the R1 mounts the latest Bridgestone RS11 tires. Featuring a new tread pattern and updated multi-compound carcass, the RS11 is designed to offer true racetrack-ready traction with balanced road feel and handling.
 

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For 2020, the R1 features a ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®) system built around the new Accelerator Position Sensor with Grip (APSG), which eliminates the throttle cables. As before, YCC-T precisely senses throttle input by the rider and actuates the throttle valves to actively control intake volume, allowing for cutting-edge computerized engine management—now in a lighter package. Yamaha’s Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) combines a gyro sensor and G-sensor accelerometer that measures all six axes of movement in 3-D space at a rate of 125 calculations per second. This information is fed into the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to create a detailed picture of the motorcycle’s position, which then powers the R1’s rider-assisting technology package, Yamaha Ride Control (YRC).

The 2020 Yamaha YZ-F R1 will be available starting at $17,399 MSRP and offers both Team Yamaha Blue and Raven color schemes.
 

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2020 YAMAHA VMAX

The VMAX is one of the most iconic stylings out of Yamaha’s stable over the years and it’s back in full-force for 2020 as a part of their Sport Heritage lineup. It’s been over a decade since the V Max underwent any serious alterations when the displacement was upgraded from 1,198cc to 1,679cc, the chassis was completely redesigned to complement the new power production, and it underwent a design overhaul as well. In 2020, it hasn’t seen any significant improvements other than a completely blacked out color scheme which Yamaha dubs Raven Black. The good news is that pricing hasn’t changed from the previously instated $17,999 MSRP, meaning that it’s still a decent buy if you’re unsure about making the jump. 

In terms of aesthetics and instrumentation, the 2020 Yamaha VMAX is decked out to the max. The instrument panel includes an analog, step-motor driven tachometer, and digital speedometer with LED indicator lights while a prominent LED shift timing indicator adds to the performance character of the VMAX. Organic electroluminescence multifunction display provides a more precise display vs. LCD and includes clock, fuel meter, trip meter with fuel reserve trip meter, transmission gear position, coolant temperature, stopwatch, and more. The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) uses three microprocessors to control fuel injection, ignition, YCC-T, YCC-I, meters and other electrical components. Additionally, a H4 60/55W headlight provides excellent visibility and distinctive style, while the trick-looking LED taillight is light, bright and highly efficient.

The thunderous 1679cc, 65-degree, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four valves-per-cylinder, DOHC engine pumps out astonishing power to reinvent the VMAX legend which can’t be replicated by any other motorcycle. A superbike-proven Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) switches nearly instantaneously between 150mm and 54mm height intake funnels as needed for a broad powerband that delivers optimum performance at any rpm. The engine combines four-valve technology with a high 11.3:1 compression ratio, forged aluminum pistons and NGK® Iridium spark plugs with R1-type direct ignition coils to extract maximum horsepower from the fuel charge. The iconic VMAX aluminum intake covers are hand buffed by craftsmen for superb quality and individuality and the four-into-one-into-two-into-four exhaust system with EXUP® delivers a broad, seamless powerband with the right VMAX look and an absolutely astonishing sound. Delivering this power cruiser’s muscle to the street means a beefy shaft drive which calls for a special shaft design that includes two cross joints to accommodate the fat 200/50R18 rear tire. Five-speed transmission has superbly spaced gear ratios to take full advantage of the engine’s awesome power in straight-line acceleration or through the canyons while a hydraulically activated clutch includes a racetrack-proven ramp-type slipper clutch system that makes braking from speed while downshifting smoother.

The high-tech chassis is light and compact with a cast aluminum main frame, controlled-fill die-cast and extruded aluminum rear frame and cast aluminum swingarm. For mass centralization that contributes to the bike’s lean looks, the 4-gallon fuel tank is mounted under the seat, with the filler under the rider’s backrest.

The cartridge-damper-type front forks have substantial 52mm inner tubes with oxidized titanium coating and have both compression and rebound damping adjustability plus spring preload. There’s a fully adjustable shock on the rear in the form of a link-type Monocross® that has a remote reservoir and features compression and rebound clickers plus remote preload adjustment. The VMAX uses Brembo® master cylinders, sporting a radial pump master cylinder up front. Large 320mm wave-style dual front discs are matched to radial-mount monoblock 6-piston calipers.

2020 YAMAHA VMAX

On the rear wheel, there’s a 298mm wave design disc and single-piston caliper and there’s advanced ABS both front and rear. Connecting the bike to the pavement are a pair of 18-inch radial tires, 120/70R18 front and 200/50R18 rear, which are mounted on cast aluminum five-spoke wheels.

The bike was released in October and is available in local dealerships for a total MSRP of $17,999 in the newly released Matte Raven Black.
 

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2020 YAMAHA MT-03

The plethora of choices in the small-displacement motorcycle category continues to expand with the reintroduction of the Yamaha MT-03 to the naked-bike market in the United States. There’s absolutely no mistaking that the new MT-03 is a member of Yamaha’s legendary Hyper Naked family -- with its aggressive front light assembly as well as bold air scoops and a sculpted fuel tank, the MT-03 gives you the chance to become a true master of torque and experience the most dynamic ride in the class. It has been available in European, Australian, and several Asian markets as of late but Yamaha only had the YZF-R3 in the United States. As the 2020 MT-03 underwent some aesthetic alterations, the Japanese manufacturer decided it was time to bring the “dark side of Japan” back to North America. 

Yamaha’s Hyper Naked bikes are instantly recognizable thanks to their aggressive and powerful design. A sculpted fuel tank cover is designed to fit snugly with the rider, while the lightweight air scoops enhance the look and feel of the mass-forward body design and highlight the dynamic MT family look. It’s compact body and low 30.7” seat height make the MT-03 a joy to ride whether you’re escaping traffic or having a blast out on the open road. Behind the aggressive bodywork, a specially sculpted knee area and fuel tank cover work with the high-mounted handlebars to provide an agile and ergonomic riding position. LED elements are used for both the front and rear turn signal which offer long life with minimal power draw and provide brilliant illumination, for confidence and visibility day or night. The MT-03’s dynamic new appearance is reinforced by the new LED signals that perfectly complement the bike’s aggressive looks and the stylish LCD meter that provides easy-to-absorb information that fits into the same uniform aesthetic.

Yamaha’s 321cc liquid-cooled, inline 2-cylinder engine delivers excellent power and performance throughout the rpm range with a 180-degree crank design and integrated counterbalancer -- the layout minimizes vibrations for a smooth, refined engine character. Double overhead cams (DOHC) and four-valve cylinder heads, provide easy to manage power at low rpm with strong high rpm power, ultimately delivering an exciting ride with a broad spread of throttle response, collaborating well with the smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox. Yamaha’s unique DiASil—a high-silicon aluminum alloy—is used in the cylinders to ensure excellent heat dissipation. An innovative offset cylinder design helps reduce friction and provides better efficiency, quicker response and great overall engine performance. Forged aluminum pistons—the same technology used in the MT-10—contributes to reduced power loss and lower vibration levels, resulting in minimized vibrations and smooth running, even at high rpm. Additionally, the short muffler design features modern styling and helps to centralize mass, improving agility for ultra-responsive handling.

The MT-03 is equipped with a 22.6” long asymmetrical swingarm that provides a planted ride during braking, cornering and acceleration. The compact diamond-type tubular frame combines low weight with immense strength to give you neutral handling and easy maneuverability in traffic. The MT-03 features an inverted KYB fork with optimized spring and damping settings, delivering more solid handling when closely compared to motorcycles using conventional front forks. On the rear, the 7-step preload-adjustable single-shock design is tuned to strike a balance between ride comfort and sporty performance for capability across a wide range of uses, from urban commuting to extended rides into the twisty canyons. Additionally, the 298mm floating-mount front disc brake ensures excellent stopping power, supported by a 220mm rear disc. The MT-03 ABS model also features an antilock braking system to boost rider confidence and prevent wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions.

The 2020 Yamaha MT-03 is available at an MSRP of $4,599 and comes standard in both Ice Fluo and Matte Raven Black color schemes.
 

2020 YAMAHA MT-03

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2020 HUSQVARNA EE 5

Husqvarna Motorcycles are the latest manufacturer to take part in the electric craze that has taken over the industry in the last few years, launching the all-new EE 5 -- an electric engine Minicycle that delivers a complete and fully adaptable, five-kilowatt competition machine. Set to rival any 50cc fuel-powered motorcycle, the quick-charging EE 5 combines the latest high-quality componentry with bodywork specifically designed to give young riders an ergonomically effortless, all-electric riding experience. The bike is designed to offer kids an environmentally friendly way to learn, compete, and have fun. 

 

The electric motor fitted to the EE 5 produces a peak power output of 5 kW - much the same as its 2-stroke counterpart. The permanent magnet, air-cooled motor features an extremely compact and slim design, which is well suited to the smaller chassis. The motor is also air-cooled, water and dust-proof, making it largely maintenance-free. Lastly, an integrated control unit (ECU) guarantees a direct, but very controllable and unintimidating power delivery in all conditions. Additionally, low noise and zero carbon emissions make the EE 5 more accessible to younger riders and more accepted in areas where noise emissions are restricted.
 

Featuring the latest suspension technology, the EE 5 is fitted with 35 mm WP XACT forks that offer 205 mm of travel and combined with a fully-adjustable WP rear shock ensure exceptional damping characteristics. A high-strength chromoly frame, hydraulically operated brakes, lightweight wheels, tapered NEKEN handlebars and striking graphics complete Husqvarna Motorcycles pioneering, all-new EE 5 machine. Mirroring the full-size motocross range, the EE 5 uses lightweight, black anodized aluminum rims, MAXXIS tires and hydraulically operated brake calipers and waved front and rear brake discs. This combination of wheels, tires and brakes provide progressive grip and advanced braking feel in all conditions. It also features an easily adaptable ride height that can be adjusted to keep up with an improving or growing rider. 
 

Powering the electric motor in the EE 5 are eighty-four modern lithium-ion cells, mounted in a robust die-cast aluminum casing. This accounts for 907 Wh of stored energy, giving the EE 5 up to two hours of general riding, or twenty-five minutes of fast-paced full-power racing. The integrated battery management system (BMS) further ensures the safety and longevity of the battery pack. The external worldwide charger supplying up to 900 W can be connected to any 110 or 230 Volt sockets, plugging directly into the battery pack for easy charging. Quick charging times of forty-five minutes (80%) or seventy minutes (100%) mean more time in the saddle, and less time in the pits.

Ensuring users have all relevant information at a glance, a multi-functional instrument and display is located between the steering head and seat. The user can select six different ride modes with different power characteristics suited from beginners, up to experienced racers. In addition, the remaining battery charge is also displayed. In the event of a fall or tip over, the EE 5 is fitted with a roll-over sensor which cuts power. A wrist lanyard key also acts as a safety net in the event of an uncontrollable riding scenario. Further, all ride modes can be saved or ‘locked’ with the use of a dongle located below the seat. This prevents younger riders from inadvertently activating more powerful ride modes.

Husqvarna’s very first electric motorcycle is set to hit the North American market in the Fall of 2019 and although the price isn’t confirmed, based on European figures it will sit somewhere around $5,750. 
 

2020 HUSQVARNA EE 5

2020 PANIGALE V4
25° ANNIVERSARY 916

2019 marks a quarter of a century since the Ducati 916 - designed by Massimo Tamburini - arrived on the global stage and instantly became an icon of modern motorbike racing. The Ducati 916 wasn’t just a great bike, it also won World Superbike championships: the 916 SBK was a force to be reckoned with even as it made its debut and the following years saw it win 120 races, 8 constructors’ titles and 6 riders’ titles, four of them with Englishman ‘King’ Carl Fogarty. Even now, the English racer and the 916 remain the most successful ‘couple’ in Ducati SBK history. To celebrate the anniversary of the legendary 916, the Bologna-based manufacturer has created the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 in order to honor and commemorate the historical success and continued progression of the machine, making only 500 models available to the public. 

 

A collector’s bike dedicated to all Ducatistas who can relive the spirit of the legendary 916 while riding this version. In order to satisfy even the most demanding collectors, the bike comes with an authenticity certificate, which displays the bike, frame and engine numbers.

The 25° Anniversario 916 is built on the mechanics of the Panigale V4 S. This has been upgraded with racing content from the Panigale V4 R such as the Front Frame, designed to Ducati Corse specifications, the dry clutch and even more track-specific electronics, such as Ducati Quick Shift EVO 2, optimised for aggressive gear shifts, and ‘predictive’ Ducati Traction Control EVO 2. 

The look of the bike combines a color scheme that takes its cue from the Ducati 996 SBK (winner of the 1999 World Superbike Championship) with forged magnesium Marchesini Racing wheels, a titanium type-approved Akrapovič exhaust and a long list of carbon fiber and billet aluminum components. The lower part of the tank is crossed by a black stripe that extends to the frame and to the side extractors; it accentuates the side view’s dynamism and evokes the side panels of the 996 SBK’s carbon air-box side body panels. Stickers that reproduce the “Shell” and “Foggy” logos are available to apply on the side fairings and at the base of the Plexiglas respectively; these two details were designed to further strengthen the visual connection with Carl Fogarty’s 996 SBK. This version’s racing look is completed by the magnesium-forged Marchesini Racing wheels, the Akrapovič titanium silencer and the several carbon and billet aluminum components.

The Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 is powered by the 1,103 cm³ Desmosedici Stradale engine. A 90° V4 engine with Desmodromic timing system derived from the MotoGP is the only one of its kind in terms of its counter-rotating crankshaft and the “Twin Pulse” firing sequence. The engine can deliver a power of 214 hp at 13,000 rpm, and a torque of 91.5 lb-ft at 10,000 rpm, which makes it absolutely enjoyable, even on the road. The exhaust sound of the Desmosedici Stradale engine is reinforced by the approved Akrapovič titanium silencers, 1.1 lbs lighter compared to that of the Panigale V4 S, which add a racing touch to the bike’s look thanks to the carbon fiber endcaps and the honeycomb grilles on the exhaust outlets, which recall the MotoGP world.
 

The “Front Frame”, which uses the Desmosedici Stradale engine as a load-bearing element, is the same as the one used on the Panigale V4 R but differs because of the lightweight side panels. Compared to the Monocoque, the “Front Frame” makes it possible to decouple the torsional and lateral stiffness so as to achieve the proper amount of pliability with respect to the stresses on the frame, better absorbing uneven road conditions in the curves and ensuring the necessary stability. All this translates into a superior agility and precision that provides the rider of the Panigale V4 with easier control. The main difference in the layout compared to traditional solutions is the use of the engine as a structural element for the entire frame. The “Front Frame” features a compact frontal structure weighing only 8.8 lbs, secured directly to the upper semi-casing of the front bank and to the cylinder head of the V4’s rear bank, the engine block also serving as a connection point for the rear suspension and pivot point for the single swinging arm. 
 

The frame is combined with the Öhlins NIX-30 fork, the Öhlins TTX36 rear shock absorber and the Öhlins steering damper, controlled by the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0. control system. For the rider, this means having access to a higher level of control over the bike’s dynamics for the benefit of road safety and for lap times on the track. The first-class braking system consists of two Brembo discs, with a diameter of 330 mm, at the front coupled with Brembo Stylema® monoblock calipers. The rear system is composed of a single 245 mm disc with a 2-piston caliper.

The Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 will arrive in dealerships starting from October 2019 at a price of $42,500. 
 

2020 PANIGALE V4 25° ANNIVERSARY 916

2020 MV AGUSTA
SUPERVELOCE 800

 

MV Agusta has formed its roots during legendary racing battles dating back to the mid-twentieth century, accumulating thirty-seven world titles, countless epic victories, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on two wheels -- contributing to the creation of the legend of “Meccanica Verghera”. Enter the MV Agusta Superveloce 800 which made its debut in the form of a concept at EICMA as a precursor to the model that will be produced in the latter half of 2019. Due to the incredibly unique technical and aesthetic characteristics of the motorcycle, the Superveloce 800 is destined to become one of the most eclectic and original models in the history of the company. 

The MV Agusta Superveloce 800 is a modern interpretation of the iconic lines formed by the classic heritage of the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, fusing vintage and contemporary to create something new. The carbon fiber fairing envelopes the sleek and functional forms of the engine and frame. The upper fairing, with its classic cut lines, makes a tribute to design ethos of the nineteen-seventies, highlighted by the yellow color the plexiglass windscreen and the headlight unit below. The headlight is a technologically advanced twin-function LED poly-ellipsoidal. The daylight running light, also LED, is built into the cover of the new instrument cluster. The elusive, lightweight and minimalistic tail fairing rests on a new sub-frame allowing the user to transform the bike from a single seat to a dual seat version with ease. Undoubtedly, one of the defining details is the new circular LED tail light unit which is both elegant and distinctive. Additionally, the user-friendly handlebar and foot controls perfectly complement the clarity of the new TFT dashboard with dedicated graphics and a host of new features. In terms of electronic assists, the MV Agusta Superveloce 800 also features Bosch 9 Plus ABS, including Race Mode and Rear Wheel Lift-up Mitigation. 

The chassis architecture, engine, and braking system are directly derived from the speedy MV Agusta F3 800 with some slight changes which enhance the performance and driving experience of the new Superveloce 800. The engine has been entirely remapped to enhance power characteristics, and the whole exhaust system has been redesigned based on the classic 3-in-1-in-3 layout. The pipes are placed asymmetrically with two on the right and one on the left, features that recall the technical and aesthetic solutions traditionally adopted by MV Agusta throughout the years. The MV Agusta Superveloce 800 drivetrain is a three-cylinder 798cc capacity that pumps out 148hp, topping out at just under one hundred and fifty miles per hour. It features a dry weight of 381lbs. 

 

It sports a steel tubular trellis frame which works in part with Marzocchi “upside-down” telescopic 43mm hydraulic forks with 125mm of travel up front and a Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber in the rear allowing the wheel to travel 123mm, both with rebound-compression damping and an available spring preload adjustment. Both tires are Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II’s with 120/70 on the front and 180/55 on the back. The front brake is a Brembo 320mm double floating disc that is 12.6 inches in diameter and the back is a single steel Brembo disc with 220mm of diameter. 

The MV Agusta Superveloce 800 is supposedly starting production in the second half of this year and will be available in Europe at a starting price of 27,990€. 
 

2020 MV AGUSTA SUPERVELOCE 800

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