MV Agusta has taken the wraps off the “Superveloce 800” concept bike, which previews a road-going model that is scheduled to enter production in the second half of 2019.
Revealed this week at the EICMA show in Milan, the Italian manufacturer says the new motorbike will go on to “become one of the most eclectic and original models in the company’s history”, while MV’s R&D boss, Brian Gillen, has described the bike’s aesthetic as “neo-retro”.
As such, the lines of the Superveloce 800 design study are a mix of vintage and contemporary. Key styling details include a carbon-fibre fairing whose upper half is inspired by 1970s bike design, highlighted by the yellow colour of the plexiglass windscreen and the round LED headlight unit.
There’s also a prominent, circular-shaped LED light at the rear, while the tail fairing rests on a new sub-frame allowing the user to transform the bike from a single seat to a dual seat version.
The chassis architecture, engine and braking system, meanwhile, are all derived straight from the MV Agusta F3 800, albeit with modifications that are claimed to enhance the performance on the new Superveloce 800.
For example, the engine has been completely remapped and the entire exhaust system has been redesigned based on the classic 3-in-1-in-3 layout, complete with asymmetrically positioned silencers: Two on the right side and one on the left, which is reminiscent of MV’s racing bikes from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The riding position has also been adapted directly from the F3 800 supersport bike, including the seat height, handlebars and adjustable footpegs.
However, there’s an all-new TFT instrument panel as well as a fuel cap featuring a leather strap that secures the F3-derived tank to the frame at the front and back.