48 Hi-Res Photos of the MV Agusta Rivale 800

10/30/2013 @ 6:58 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

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The only way to describe the machines that come out of Varese, Italy is to call them rolling pieces of art, as the name MV Agusta has become synonymous with iconic motorcycle design. The latest from the Italian marque may cause some controversy in that regard though, as you either love or hate the lines of the 2014 MV Agusta Rivale 800.

For us, there are many aspects of the machine that we find exquisite, though if we had to draw one criticism, it would be the triangular headlight shape. Still, looking at the lines that comprise the three-piped exhaust, the shape of the “stinger” tail, and the proportions of this maxi-motard, we find great comfort in the Rivale’s aesthetics.

Our friend Iwan van der Valk from Testmotor.nl recently tested the MV Agusta Rivale 800, and called it “an exclusive product which will never sell in great numbers…which will probably suit the Tifosi of this brand perfectly fine.”

We are inclined to agree. Whereas the F3 was built with mass-consumption in mind, the Rivale is aimed at the already small hypermotard market. A bike for  discerning few, we have 48 high-resolution photos of the 2014 MV Agusta Rivale 800 after the jump.

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Photos: MV Agusta

Comment:

  1. Miles Prower says:

    Reminds me of ’80s-era anime — like Macross.

  2. sideswipeasaurus says:

    Interesting looking. Cool. Different. Italian. I’m sure it’s exactly what those that would buy it would want. Only curiosity I have is with the tail.
    What are the pod like side panels under the seat that have the Rivale 800cc lettering? Do they open for storage? Do they cover something? I wonder why they bulge out like that.
    The other thing are the opening just behind those pod like panels. What are they? Stylized pillion grab handles?

  3. Flight23 says:

    UGLY bike

  4. dc says:

    Why do they make these bikes for two people?
    I would hate to be on the back.
    It is a solo ride like most of the Italian rides.
    Remember the F1 Italian manufacturers?

  5. Anvil says:

    A lovely silhouette spoiled by too many bulges, creases and holes.

    I agree with sideswipeasaurus. I could forgive the side pods under the seat if they actually had some storage behind them. Unfortunately, I expect they’re just a stylized reference to a number plate.

    I also assume the hole in the tail are integrated grab rails. Anyone know for sure?

  6. Gary says:

    Sooner or later they had to make an ugly bike. Now that this is out of their system….on to the next great design!

  7. Ape Factory says:

    I like.