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MV Agusta roll out smart clutch system

Two years ago MV Agusta made sport touring more practical in their stylish Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS with a Smart Clutch System or semi-automatic transmission.

The system was developed with America’s Rekluse and allows the rider to use a conventional clutch to change gears or ride in semi-automatic mode.

Now MV is adding their SCS 2.0 version to the Dragster 800 RR, Dragster 800 RC and Brutale 800 RR (pictured above) for clutch-free starts and stopping.

Smart Clutch System

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso practical
MV tech Lorenzo explains the SCS system to MBW

Several other motorcycle companies including Honda are moving toward semi-automatic transmission systems.

I tried the SCS technical innovation in the Turismo Lusso while in Italy in 2018 and found it did not take away from the excitement of riding and selecting gears.

It just added to the convenience, especially around town as it allows you to stop and restart without touching the clutch lever.

Great for lane filtering or crawling in heavy traffic as the “standard” models have a moderately heavy clutch which can become tiring.

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso practical
No need for a clutch takeoff

In auto mode, it also makes the most out of the in-line three-cylinder engine mated to a counter-rotating crankshaft.

It’s your choice. You can ride it like a twist-and-go scooter, changing gears without the clutch, or shift cogs as normal, using the clutch.

The SCS operates in parallel so there is no need for the ride to hit any switches to go from manual to automatic operation.

All of this with only 36g weight increase compared to a traditional clutch.

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR smart clutch
Dragster 800 RR SCS

There is no word yet on when they will arrive in Australia or how much the SCS will add to the prices of the bikes.

However, it won’t be cheap as the Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS costs an extra $4200 to the price at $31,790 ride away, while the Turismo Veloce Lusso RC SCS is $35,880.

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MV Agusta launches 5-day flash sale

Desperate times require desperate measures and MV Agusta Australia has just launched a “5-Day Flash Sale” with discounts up to $5000.

We don’t know how sales have been going for the brand as they no longer belong to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries which collates sales figures.

However, this move seems to indicate sales have been slow.

While sales slumped in April after the coronavirus lockdown began, they picked up in May and hit record highs in June.

However, dealers are now reporting a very slow July.

Flash sale

MV Agusta importers Urban Moto Imports has now launched a 5-Day Flash Sale starting at noon today (28 July 2020).

That means dealers must be opening on Sunday morning until noon!

They are offering a discount of up to $5000 across the Brutale range and up to $4000 across selected Dragster (MY18-19) models.

The offer includes limited-edition models such as the Brutale 800 Pirelli (pictured above), Brutale 800 America and Brutale 800 RR LH44 ($2000 off). Click here for all offers.

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MV Agusta boss fronts fans

In an unprecedented move, MV Agusta’s new boss Timur Sardarov has taken to Facebook to answer questions from fans of the Italian marque.

We recently interviewed Timur and found the Russian to be very forthcoming and forthright on a number of issues. Click here for his comments on a 950cc triple and adventure bike and check out his warning to dealers.

He continues with his two-part Facebook videos, telling fans and customers they are also planning a hi-tech scrambler model and a cruiser, following the successful path Ducati has taken in recent years.

There are few details and no timeline, but it is interesting he would confirm these long-held rumours.

He also confirms that they are still planning to return the Cagiva brand to the family, but as electric commuter bikes.

While we have heard all of this before, he adds that they are also looking at turbo technology.

Here are the two videos.

Questions from fans

We suspect that this new social media engagement and openness about MV’s future will continue.

Fans could conceivably ask questions on Facebook and they will be answered.

It’s a fresh change to the way MV Agusta has gone about its business in recent years.

If all Timur’s promises come true, MV Agusta will become a much broader brand than it is now.

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR modelMV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR

Meanwhile, MV Agusta will host a virtual Zoom press launch of its Brutale 1000 RR next Tuesday.

We have been invited to join in, so stay tuned for details.

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MV Agusta unveils blue & white Brutale!

MV Agusta has used their official Facebook page to unveil their latest limited-edition motorcycle, the Brutale 1000 RR Blue & White M.L.

The bike is based on the 208hp Brutale 1000 RR.

There is no word on pricing or availability but it appears to be an ultra-limited-edition of one only so it should be quite expensive!

As a gauge, the Brutale 1000 RR costs $A52,190 and the limited-edition Brutale 1000 RR Serie Oro is $A68,880.

They also have the limited-edition Rush 1000 based on the Brutale 1000 RR.

MV Agusta Rush 1000Rush 1000

There is also no word on pricing or availability of the Rush 1000.

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Blue & White M.L.

Blue & White

The Facebook post shows the very first of this limited run, but they don’t say how many they will produce.

This is what they had to say on their page:

Our Senior Designer drew inspiration from various models built in the past using the blue and white colour scheme such as the Brutale 910R Italia which was a commemorative model produced to celebrate the Italian National Football Team winning the 2006 World Cup, additionally also from the Brutale 800 Italia of 2013 and the various versions of the Brutale America. The frame and swingarm plates came in a matte gold finishing as well as the forged aluminum rims with black inserts. This bike is truly the definition of a masterpiece. More stunning photos of this bike are yet to come!

At least the Blue & White M.L. is not as gaudy as the Brutale America!

MV Agusta Superveloce 800, Dragster 800 RR America and Brutale 1000 Serie OroMV Agusta Brutale America

We d like the Serie Oro, though, and this video of it in action is simply awe-inspiring!


Limited editions

We’ve lost count of the number of “limited-edition models” they have released in recent years as the company has struggled under financial constraints.

It sort of makes a mockery of the term “limited edition” when they produce so many.

Top of the range of limited-edition models was the $A125,012 Claudio F4 which pays homage to former company president Claudio Castiglioni.

MV Agusta Claudio F4Claudio F4

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MV Agusta confirms Rush 1000 production

MV Agusta has confirmed they will start producing the limited-edition Rush 1000 from next month.

The bike was unveiled in November just days after the company revealed their 2020 range led by the sexy new Superveloce 800 which has just started production in two colour options.

Rush 1000

The Rush 1000 is basically a limited-edition version of the $52,190 Brutale 1000 RR, so expect it to cost an arm and a leg.

There is no word on pricing and arrival in Australia yet.

To us, the Rush 1000 is simply a rush of adrenalin by an over-zealous designer.MV Agusta Rush 1000

It’s an exercise in over-styling. Too much is simply too much.

What is with the strange looking tail pod?MV Agusta Rush 1000

And that sphincter-like rear light!MV Agusta Rush 1000

And the closed-in carbon rear wheel?MV Agusta Rush 1000

MV has simply thrown every bit of carbon, titanium and CNC machining at it that they have in their arsenal.

At its core, the Rush 1000 is a Brutal RR which has 208hp output from the four-cylinder engine.

MV Agusta Rush 1000 MV Agusta Rush 1000

We can’t afford a Rush 1000 and we don’t even want one, but it’s interesting to look at and would definitely be fun to throw a leg over.MV Agusta Rush 1000

MV Agusta Rush 1000 tech specs

Engine 16-valve 998cc 4-cylinder
Bore x stroke 79 x 50.9mm
Compression 13.4:1
Power 153kW (208hp) @ 13,000rpm
Torque 116.5Nm @ 11,000rpm
Transmission 6-speed, cassette style
Wheelbase 1415mm
Length 2080mm
Width 805mm
Seat 845mm
Clearance 141mm
Fuel 16.1L tank
Suspension (front) electronic adjustable USD Öhlins Nix EC
Suspension (rear) Öhlins EC TTX shock
Brakes (front) 320mm discs, Brembo radial calliper
Brakes (rear) 260mm disc, Brembo radial calliper
Wheels 3.50” x 17”; 6” x 17.6” alloys
Tyres 120/70 – ZR17; 200/55 – ZR17
Economy 6.7L/100km
Emissions 153g/km

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Video shows brutal Brutale beauty

MV Agusta has released the first of a series very beautiful scenic videos shot in northern Italy and featuring the equally beautiful, limited-edition 208hp Brutale 1000 RR Serie Oro.

Warning: You cannot watch this video without wanting to book a flight to Italy now and hire a bike to do the same roads!

Our Beautiful Land

The series of MV Agusta videos is called “Il Nostro Bel Paese” (Our Beautiful Land).

First up is “Motosinfonia d’Autunno” (Autumn Motor Symphony) which was shot in Trentino and features CIV Supersport champion Davide Stirpe.

It’s all in slow motion and there is no exhaust note to relish, only Pucini’s most famous aria, Turandot.

Call us plebs, but we would have preferred to hear the Brutale’s beautiful but brutal cry!Beautiful MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Serie ORO

After all, not many of us will ever get to see one in the flesh — or carbon, titaniam and CNC machined bits — as they cost $71,990 ride away.

The “Il Nostro Bel Paese” video will be followed by“Motosinfonia d’Inverno” (winter), “Motosinfonia di Primavera” (spring), and “Motosinfonia d’Estate” (summer).

We can expect other models to be highlighted in the videos, including the Rush 1000 which was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last week.

MV Agusta Rush 1000 beautiful
MV Agusta Rush 1000

We reckon it’s an exercise in over-styling, but we still are interested in seeing it among the beautiful Italian landscape.

Rush 1000 is another limited-edition model, based on the Brutale 1000 RR.

The bike didn’t rate with Italian visitors to the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan who voted the Ducati Streetfighter V4 most beautiful bike with 36.7% of the votes.

It was followed by Aprilia RS 660 on 14.9%, MV Agusta Superveloce 800 (11.23%), Honda CBR1000RR-R SP (9.43%) and Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel (4.76%).

No mention of the Rush 1000 which only rated 4% of the votes in our poll of the most beautiful bikes of the show.

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MV Agusta rush out Rush 1000

The MV Agusta Rush 1000 has been unveiled just days after the company revealed their 2020 range led by the sexy new Superveloce 800 and the return of the Brutale 1000RR.

But don’t get too excited. The Rush 1000 is basically a limited-edition version of the Brutale 1000 RR, so expect it to cost an arm and a leg.

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR model
MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR

To us, it’s an exercise in over-styling. Too much is simply too much.

MV has simply thrown every bit of carbon, titanium and CNC machining at it that they have in their arsenal.

At its core, the Rush 1000 is a Brutal RR which has 208hp output from the four-cylinder engine.

MV Agusta Rush 1000
MV Agusta Rush 1000

We can’t afford a Rush 1000 and we don’t even want one, but it’s interesting to look at.

MV Agusta Rush 1000 tech specs

Engine 16-valve 998cc 4-cylinder
Bore x stroke 79 x 50.9mm
Compression 13.4:1
Power 153kW (208hp) @ 13,000rpm
Torque 116.5Nm @ 11,000rpm
Transmission 6-speed, cassette style
Wheelbase 1415mm
Length 2080mm
Width 805mm
Seat 845mm
Clearance 141mm
Fuel 16.1L tank
Suspension (front) electronic adjustable USD Öhlins Nix EC
Suspension (rear) Öhlins EC TTX shock
Brakes (front) 320mm discs, Brembo radial calliper
Brakes (rear) 260mm disc, Brembo radial calliper
Wheels 3.50” x 17”; 6” x 17.6” alloys
Tyres 120/70 – ZR17; 200/55 – ZR17
Economy 6.7L/100km
Emissions 153g/km

When the Italian company unveiled its 2020 model range over the weekend, they also promised to improve their sadly lacking delivery of spare parts.

Here is the rest of the 2020 MV fleet.

Superveloce 800

MV Agusta Superveloce model
Superveloce 800 in red

Their solo-seat Superveloce is not a new platform, but based on the F3.

It will come in two models: the Superveloce 800 in red or white and a limited-edition Serie Oro (gold series) with delivery of the first 300 units expected in March 2020.

MV Agusta Superveloce
Superveloce 800 in white

The 798cc triple in both delivers 108kW of power and 88Nm of torque and they have the same Marzocchi forks, Sachs rear shock and Brembo brakes.

However, the Oro has different paint, serial numbers and lots of carbon fibre and CNC parts.

MV Agusta Superveloce Serie Oro model
Superveloce Serie Oro

It’s been years since the Italian company has released an all-new model while it has struggled with financial difficulties.  Earlier this month, new Russian boss Timur Sardarov promised new “premium and medium-capacity” bikes under a new five-year plan.

Superveloce 800 Serie Oro will be available in Australia for $49,990 ride away and $54,990 in New Zealand. There is no word yet on the Superveloce 800 price.

Overnight, the company released a short press release, tech specs and a lot of very attractive model photos.

There was no mention of the long-term deal signed in July 2019 with Chinese industrial giant Loncin Motor to build a four-model “all-new family of MV Agusta products in the 350-500cc displacement”.

Unedited official 2020 model press release:

Quality, technology, performance. But also quick delivery of spare parts and professional service. There’s more: expansion and improvement of the dealers network to offer clients timely, impeccable assistance. These are the short-term guidelines for MV Agusta, which has just set off on a growth path clearly envisioned by its CEO, Timur Sardarov.

Brutale 1000RR

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
Brutale 1000 RR

To mark the company’s determination in pursuing the 2020 objectives, production of the Brutale 1000 RR, the four-cylinder naked Superbike replica, has started in Schiranna. 208hp maximum power, advanced chassis and suspension as well as leading-edge aerodynamic solutions all make the four-cylinder Brutale a defining example of MV Agusta’s excellence in motorcycle manufacturing. As core priorities of the brand,  these values are reinforced today by the attention and the investments in Research and Development.

Superveloce 800

MV Agusta Superveloce
Superveloce

From the production line to dealers showrooms: Superveloce 800 Serie Oro and Superveloce 800 bring MV Agusta’s timeless fascination to the roads, with their intoxicating curves, classic and contemporary at the same time. The engine and the chassis are the pinnacle of engineering that position the Superveloce 800 among the most fascinating and dynamic sports bikes on the scene.

Brutale and Dragster

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR model
Dragster 800 RR SCS

Beauty and functionality, exciting and confidence-inspiring riding:  Dragster 800 RR SCS and Brutale 800 RR SCS both feature the revolutionary SCS 2.0 (Smart Clutch System) for clutch-free starts and stopping. A technical innovation that allows to stop and restart without touching the clutch lever, making the most out of the in-line three-cylinder engine mated to a counter-rotating crankshaft. All of this with only 36g weight increase compared to a traditional clutch.

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR
Dragster 800 RR SCS

The magic and technology of MV Agusta, at a competitive price. Thanks to the rationalisation of the production process and to efficiencies gained in the engineering phase, MV Agusta proudly presents its new Rosso Range, made up of Brutale 800, Dragster 800 and Turismo Veloce 800. The Rosso Range models stand out for their bright red livery and their comprehensive outfitting, despite a price tag that is lower than that of the models they derive from.

Vision, futuristic technology, and the pursuit of a dream: these are the values behind the creation of a new Concept Bike that will be revealed at EICMA as world premiere and which production is due to start in the coming months. The irreverent spirit of American drag races was the inspiration for a project that elevates the performance of the bike it derives from in the most daring of interpretations.

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MV Agusta unveil 2020 model range

MV Agusta has unveiled its 2020 model range, led by the sexy new Superveloce 800 (Serie Oro pictured above) and the return of the mighty Brutale 1000RR.

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR model
Brutale 1000 RR

The Italian company has also promised they will improve their sadly lacking delivery of spare parts.

Superveloce 800

MV Agusta Superveloce model
Superveloce 800 in red

Their solo-seat Superveloce is not a new platform, but based on the F3.

It will come in two models: the Superveloce 800 in red or white and a limited-edition Serie Oro (gold series) with delivery of the first 300 units expected in March 2020.

MV Agusta Superveloce
Superveloce 800 in white

The 798cc triple in both delivers 108kW of power and 88Nm of torque and they have the same Marzocchi forks, Sachs rear shock and Brembo brakes.

However, the Oro has different paint, serial numbers and lots of carbon fibre and CNC parts.

MV Agusta Superveloce Serie Oro model
Superveloce Serie Oro

It’s been years since the Italian company has released an all-new model while it has struggled with financial difficulties.  Earlier this month, new Russian boss Timur Sardarov promised new “premium and medium-capacity” bikes under a new five-year plan.

Superveloce 800 Serie Oro will be available in Australia for $49,990 ride away and $54,990 in New Zealand. There is no word yet on the Superveloce 800 price.

Overnight, the company released a short press release, tech specs and a lot of very attractive model photos.

There was no mention of the long-term deal signed in July 2019 with Chinese industrial giant Loncin Motor to build a four-model “all-new family of MV Agusta products in the 350-500cc displacement”.

Unedited official 2020 model press release:

Quality, technology, performance. But also quick delivery of spare parts and professional service. There’s more: expansion and improvement of the dealers network to offer clients timely, impeccable assistance. These are the short-term guidelines for MV Agusta, which has just set off on a growth path clearly envisioned by its CEO, Timur Sardarov.

Brutale 1000RR

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
Brutale 1000 RR

To mark the company’s determination in pursuing the 2020 objectives, production of the Brutale 1000 RR, the four-cylinder naked Superbike replica, has started in Schiranna. 208hp maximum power, advanced chassis and suspension as well as leading-edge aerodynamic solutions all make the four-cylinder Brutale a defining example of MV Agusta’s excellence in motorcycle manufacturing. As core priorities of the brand,  these values are reinforced today by the attention and the investments in Research and Development.

Superveloce 800

MV Agusta Superveloce
Superveloce

From the production line to dealers showrooms: Superveloce 800 Serie Oro and Superveloce 800 bring MV Agusta’s timeless fascination to the roads, with their intoxicating curves, classic and contemporary at the same time. The engine and the chassis are the pinnacle of engineering that position the Superveloce 800 among the most fascinating and dynamic sports bikes on the scene.

Brutale and Dragster

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR model
Dragster 800 RR SCS

Beauty and functionality, exciting and confidence-inspiring riding:  Dragster 800 RR SCS and Brutale 800 RR SCS both feature the revolutionary SCS 2.0 (Smart Clutch System) for clutch-free starts and stopping. A technical innovation that allows to stop and restart without touching the clutch lever, making the most out of the in-line three-cylinder engine mated to a counter-rotating crankshaft. All of this with only 36g weight increase compared to a traditional clutch.

MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR
Dragster 800 RR SCS

The magic and technology of MV Agusta, at a competitive price. Thanks to the rationalisation of the production process and to efficiencies gained in the engineering phase, MV Agusta proudly presents its new Rosso Range, made up of Brutale 800, Dragster 800 and Turismo Veloce 800. The Rosso Range models stand out for their bright red livery and their comprehensive outfitting, despite a price tag that is lower than that of the models they derive from.

Vision, futuristic technology, and the pursuit of a dream: these are the values behind the creation of a new Concept Bike that will be revealed at EICMA as world premiere and which production is due to start in the coming months. The irreverent spirit of American drag races was the inspiration for a project that elevates the performance of the bike it derives from in the most daring of interpretations.

Superveloce 800 tech specs

Engine 798cc DOHC triple
Compression 13.3:1
Bore/stroke 79/54.3mm
Power 108kW @ 13,000rpm
Torque 88Nm @ 10,600rpm
Transmission 6-speed, quick shift
Forks 43mm USD Marzocchi
Shock Sachs
Wheelbase 1380mm
Length 2030mm
Width 730mm
Seat 830mm
Clearance 120mm
Dry weight 173kg
Fuel 16.5L
Brakes (front) 320mm discs, Brembo 4-piston callipers
Brakes (rear) 22mm Brembo 2-piston callipers
Wheels 3.5×17; 5.5×17
Tyres 120/70ZR17; 180/55ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II
Economy 6.4L/100km
Emissions 157g/km

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MV Agusta launches fourth Lewis Hamilton model

MV Agusta has launched its fourth limited-edition model, the Brutale 800 RR LH44, in collaboration with five-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton.

Only 144 bikes will be made, each with Hamilton’s race number “44”.

They will cost $A38,880 ride away, which is about $14,00 more than the RR version and $10,000 more than the RR America.Brutale 800 RR LH44 fourth Lewis Hamilton model

Lewis Hamilton collaboration

The Brutale 800 RR LH44 is distinguished by a blacked-out ceramic exhaust, LH44 rim design, pearl shock red lever sets, and carbonfibre highlighted side covers, fuel tank trim, front and rear fenders and dashboard cover.

It also has a compact and lightweight two-channel ABS 9 Plus that features Rear Wheel Lift-up Mitigation to control the pressure on the front brake and avoid rear wheel lift-up.

MV Agusta says the Euro 4 inline-three cylinder engine has “undergone extensive technical updating”.

However, they don’t say what that is, but horsepower remains at 140hp with a top speed of 244km/h.Brutale 800 RR LH44 fourth Lewis Hamilton model

Limited editions

MV Agusta has launched a host of limited edition models in the past few years as they have struggled under financial constraints to produce new models.

While we’ve lost count of the number of “limited-edition models” they have released in recent years, we do know this is the fourth in collaboration with Lewis Hamilton.

It sort of makes a mockery of the term “limited edition” when they produce so many.

Top of the range of limited-edition models was last year’s $A125,012 Claudio F4 which pays homage to former company president Claudio Castiglioni.

MV Agusta Claudio F4
Claudio F4

Meanwhile, MV Agusta have produced only a couple of new models since 2013 and suffered from a frustratingly slow supply chain. We know of one rider who waited six months for a sump plug!

Instead of fixing supply, updating their bikes or launching new models, MV continued to churn out limited-edition models with a lick of paint, some extra farkle and a hefty price tag.

Last year, the Italian company promised to fix those problems.

Since then they launched the “all-new” 2019 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro.

2019 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro
2019 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro

The hyper-naked has a record top speed of 312km/h with 158kW (212hp) of power (probably with an optional track ECU kit).

There is no word on when it will arrive in Australia, or pricing.

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