The updated MV Agusta Turismo Veloce will be launched internationally in the next few months and could come to India next year.
Giovanni Castiglioni, MV Agusta boss, has confirmed that the company is working on a new and updated version of the Turismo Veloce, which is the company’s adventure motorcycle model. Now the boss has not revealed a whole lot of details, but has said that the bike will have a new and ‘innovative’ clutch system. Hmm! Right now, the Turismo Veloce gets a slipper clutch as standard. So, we could either look at MV Agusta to offer a slip-and-assist unit with a lighter clutch feel or an automatic clutch, made by a company called Rekluse.
This particular clutch can detect the change in the revs and work automatically, without the rider having to pull the clutch lever in. Of course, in certain cases, where the rider wants full control of the output, will still have the same on the bike. The advantage is that this will make the problem of stalling disappear altogether. MV Agusta might also bump up the power on the bike from current 110 bhp to 125 bhp.
Also, MV Agusta will update the electronics package on the bike as well. At present, the bike has Bosch’s 9+ ABS system with rear wheel lift protection. MV might add lean sensitive/cornering ABS to the new model. Other feature updates could include navigation and Bluetooth connectivity on the instrument console, like how BMW and KTM offer on their bikes.
MV Agusta will be launching the updated Turismo Veloce internationally in the next few months. Also, there is a slim chance that the bike might be launched in India sometime next year. The mid-size adventure bike segment in India is growing by the day, with the likes of Triumph Tiger 800, Ducati Multistrada 950, the BMW F 750 and the F 850 twins along with the Honda Africa Twin in the fray. MV Agusta could definitely look at expanding its product portfolio in India as well.