Comfort on the commute or the tour—MV Agusta style. With four models under the Turismo Veloce 800, MV Agusta piques the interest of many a rider. Looking for a bare-bones tourer? Try the 800 Rosso. Interested in more cargo space and added sporty flare? The Lusso 800, Lusso 800 SCS, and 800 RC SCS come with panniers and increasingly more eye-catching styling. On top of sporty paint schemes, the Lusso integrates a Skyhook algorithm for its semi-active suspension, and the SCS models utilize an automatic clutch. All are powered by the 798cc inline-three engine with an array of electronics to make any techy tourer happy.
When we rode the Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS in 2018, our test rider praised its auto-clutch system stating it delivers: “all the power requested but with great smoothness and without the use of the clutch lever. The system is so fast, yet so smooth, that the 440-pound Turismo Veloce accelerates from 0 to 90 mph in just over three seconds, while remaining perfectly controllable.” Combined with high-speed capability and comfortable ergonomics, the result was an impressive riding experience overall.
Wanderlusting sport-touring models are seen from many other OEMs around the world including the Yamaha Super Ténéré, Kawasaki Versys 650, Ducati Multistrada 950/S, and KTM 1290 Super Duke GT.
No significant updates were made this year. The Rosso starts the MSRP at 13,990 euros (est. $17,000) with the RC SCS bookending the lineup’s pricing at 22,990 euros (est. $27,900).