A look at MV Agusta's two new touring bikes.
The Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta unveiled four bikes at EICMA this year. Two of those included the 2015 Turismo Veloce 800 and the Lusso version of the same model, which are great touring bikes for any motorcycle enthusiast looking for something a bit classy.
Both bikes have a new ‘Chassis Stability Control’ feature that helps maintain balance on rough roads. It uses a semi-active suppression system and Sachs shock absorbers to keep the ride at a smooth level the entire time.
The Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS) has been upgraded to version 2.0 with this release. This manages the engine with power modes and precisely measures injection timing and the quantity of fuel continuously at any given time. A GPS navigator has been integrated with a 5” color TFT display, and it comes with a dedicated data management app.
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There are four driving modes are available (Touring, Rain, Sport and Custom) with several parameters included such as torque curves and power. The engine brake or the sensitivity of the accelerator is also configurable.
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The motorcycles weigh about 207 kg (456 lbs) each and can hold 20 liters (5.3 US gal) of fuel. They have new pistons in them that increase the compression ratio which optimizes fuel economy and performance.
The headlights have bright LEDs embedded in them for a long lasting effect. A cast aluminum frame supports the rider’s seat and holds everything together. Surface paint for the Veloce 800 comes in a variety of colors including red with silver accents in addition to a silver with gray aviation edition. The luxury version also has a red with white pearl coating as well.
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