After teasing us for the past two years, MV Agusta has now resumed production of the much anticipated Superveloce 800 Serie Oro. The new motorcycle first appeared in November 2018 in EICMA where it was first unveiled to the public as a new concept from MV Agusta. The following year, the Superveloce was also displayed at the prestigious vintage car show Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at the shores of Lake Como in Italy.
After production delays mainly caused by manufacturing halts caused by the global pandemic, MV Agusta finally announced that its operations last May 4, putting them back on track with the production of the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro. In a post on their official Facebook page, MV Agusta stated, “We can't describe the emotions we feel when we see the first units start to take shape. It's a unique mix between feelings and technical knowledge in crafting the most beautiful bikes in the world.”
The Superveloce 800 Sere Oro is an exquisite looking machine that combines cues from the 70s Grand Prix designs with its dustbin fairings, a round headlamp with a low windscreen, and its short tail section’s circular tail lamp amplifying the bodywork’s retro look. Underneath the classic looking fairings is a very modern machine, and MV Agusta featured the Superveloce is probably one of the most controversial ads that could involve a motorcycle of recent date.
The same 798 cc three-cylinder engine seen in the F3 800 series powers the Superveloce. It is capable of churning out 148 hp and 88 Nm of torque at 10,600 RPM mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine also features a counter-rotating crankshaft to reduce friction on the engine’s cylinder wall. The bike’s use of carbon and composite materials has managed to keep it’s weight down to only 173 kg making it a more nimble machine.
Its suspension system uses 43 mm upside-down fork and a Sachs mono-shock at the rear. Stopping duties are provided by 320mm disc brakes upfront and 220 mm discs at the rear with standard ABS. Other tech features are derived from the Brutale 1000 Gold Series which includes a 5-inch TFT display with smartphone connectivity capable of mirroring navigation functions via the MV Ride app, ride-by-wire throttle, and a whole lot more.
With MV Agusta’s new leadership under its CEO Timur Sardarov, he expressed his desire to rebuild the company’s dealer network which was claimed to be one of the company’s weaknesses at the moment. With the help of a new investment stream coming from their Chinese partner, Loncin, they now have bold plans of developing newer engines and expanding their lineup range to include adventure motorcycles and smaller displacement models more appropriate for other markets somewhere down the road. For now, the resumption of the Superveloce 800 Sere Oro production is the boost that the company needs to get the world even more excited about MV Agusta. We look forward to seeing this exquisite motorcycle in the metal.