MV Agusta really needed to upgrade their game in order to make a shift from their previous models and produce a motorcycle which is essentially a touring bike, but still feels like a real MV Agusta. The Tourismo Veloce, the model that was released following this shift in paradigm, was well worth the wait. Compared to other bikes its range, it feels compact, easy to maneuver and has plenty of room, all this without sacrificing the entire “sport bike” feel.
It is really odd to write a review about a touring bike made by MV Agusta. The producer has more Moto GP championships than any other in the market and have really dominated the race track between 1952 and 1974. Their touring bike handles great in the city and provides everything you need from your everyday motorcycle. If you do use all the power it provides you, you will be quickly reminded that it is a sport bike.
The engine on the Tourismo Veloce is a variation of the F3 motor, re-designed to favor torque over brute horse power. It comes with three preset settings from which you can easily choose: rain, touring and sport. The 110 hp at 62 lb-ft numbers may appear small, but remember that we are talking about a touring bike, and the power produced can still give you an adrenaline rush in the mid-range of the torque curve. All in all, the engine’s performance provides great handling both in urban environments and in more sporty conditions. With a top speed of 230 km/h, you can hardly call it slow.
All the lines on the bike look very much like the original F4, with a diamond headlight and matte finishes, mostly done with red and silver. Its look is clearly taken directly off the racing track and looks dynamic and active. To sum everything up, the new Tourismo Veloce exceeded the expectation set for a touring bike – and by a good amount. If you’re looking for a day-to-day urban bike with a little more power, give this one a try. You will surely love it!