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MV Agusta 800 S America


They say: exclusive.

MV Agusta is not content to be a bit in the motorcycle market. The past years have seen the manufacturer’s lineup expand three to 11 models, and 2014 see even more, with two new The Turismo Veloce sport-tourer is to be unveiled at the Milan Show week, while the Rivale the e for the English translation) supermoto debuted there in prototype in 2012 has now entered production.

colors include MV Agusta’s red/silver, matte metallic and metallic black, the latter a red-painted frame. Company Giovani Castiglioni commissioned a “urban commando” version for

According to new company president Castiglioni—named, like parent Cagiva, after his grandfather GIovani di VArese)—MV Agusta has production and market share in a when most of the motorcycle is down. In fact, MV has sold units than Aprilia making it the fourth-largest European behind BMW, Ducati, and KTM.

The Rivale was originally as an evolution of the F3 and Brutale 800, but RD that more drastic were required. With the longer-travel suspension and more seating position, the rider had to be farther forward to keep on the front end, necessitating a airbox. In fact, this is the MV with a static rearward bias.

Of course there’s all-new as well. And while there’s no the styling is derivative of the Ducati (it even has folding mirrors), every inch an MV. The biggest is at the front end: Rather the de rigueur supermoto/adventure bike the Rivale is equipped with a front fender which the pointy bikini fairing and

The F3’s signature triple remain, but the exhaust collector is new and behind a stainless steel pan. This—like the swingarm-mounted mud guard with its license bracket and turnsignals—looks a bit tacked on, but hide (and protect) the oil filter and cooler plumbing.

To the Rivale, MV invited the world’s press to the south of France. Our ride day was a wash, but it gave me a opportunity to test the bike in the With the MVICS (Motor Integrated Control System) set in mode, the traction control dials itself up to 8—the setting.

And while I never truly the TC working, I never felt the tire spinning, either. I did feel was the front Pirelli on the wet pavement under braking. the chassis has exceptional feedback. an important point, because the is equipped with every aid imaginable except anti-lock

Reportedly ABS will be available in the future.

Designed by Adrian the Rivale was voted “Most Motorcycle” when it debuted in form at the 2012 Milan The British designer formerly at Benelli, where he penned the Tornado Tre.

Designed by Adrian Morton, the was voted “Most Beautiful when it debuted in prototype at the 2012 Milan Show. The designer formerly worked at where he penned the exquisite Tre.

The MV folks re-booked our overnight, so we were able to the bike the following day on damp-but-drying Our 90-mile route took us into the Maritime Alps Nice, with turns from first-gear switchbacks to sweepers. And the Rivale reveled in it!

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