2013 MV Agusta Rivale 800 Breaks Cover

11/11/2012 @ 3:08 pm, by Jensen Beeler14 COMMENTS

MV Agusta continues to push out details and photos of its 2013 models ahead of next week’s EICMA show, giving us our first proper look of the 2013 MV Agusta Rivale 800. Sharing its 798cc three-cylinder motor with the MV Agusta Brutale 800, the MV Agusta Rivale 800 is the Varese brand’s take on the niche hypermotard market.

Giving us already a glimpse of the MV Agusta Rivale with the company’s concept sketch of the machine, it is clear from the finished product that MV Agusta has channeled a great deal of the Ducati Hypermotard in the Rivale, with the two bike’s sharing a very similar visage.

Based heavily on the chassis and motor of the Brutale 800, it doesn’t surprise us that the MV Agusta Rivale 800 tips the scales at 375 lbs and is making 123hp at the crank. Accounting for that extra 8 lbs of heft, the 2013 MV Agusta Rivale 800 comes with MV Agusta’s stout MVICS electronics package that features an eight-way adjustable traction control system, ride-by-wire, three engine maps, and a bevy of other systems.

A good-looking, though maybe derivative design, MV Agusta hopes the Rivale will compete well against Ducati’s yet-to-be-released water-cooled Hypermotard, which should also slot-in around the 800cc mark as well. Ducati will have to get aggressive with its pricing though, because the 2013 MV Agusta Rivale 800 is selling for €10,990, and is supposed to hit dealers in the second-half of 2013.

Source: CrazyMoto


  1. Rocket Punch says:

    Looks like they decided to upgrade the LCD gauge cluster display from F4’s 1st generation gameboy to something that does not look absolutely horrible……Good Job MV!

  2. Tom says:

    This entire lineup is gorgeous. I’m speechless.

  3. AGP says:

    Wow! Totally gorgeous!

  4. dc4go says:

    Rip off of the HYPERMOTARD..

  5. anti says:

    The front is a nix of Hypermotard and Nuda 900. Rear may have influence from Diavel.

  6. froryde says:

    How many Spy vs Spy headlights do we really need?!

    I have no problem with it being a Hyper rip-off, but at least make it pretty!

  7. arkangel says:

    It would help if they opened the exposure a bump .. see what we are looking at ..
    But … Yes – the lines are lovely and a triple seems the way to go !


  8. Cloud says:

    I wouldn’t say its a rip off from hypermotard if the MV’s head designers still Massimo Tamburini. Is he still works for MV?

  9. Vinod says:

    How do they design bikes like this? Straight lines, curves, triangles, all the shapes of the geometry. Great designing. I like the triple pipe silencer with the cap on the sides very much. Excellent design.

  10. anti says:

    Cloud, Pierre Terblanche designed the Hypermotard.

  11. Spektre76 says:

    Stunning…..this machine truly is ‘Motorcycle Art’. I really want one and I’m not just saying that.

  12. Anvil says:

    Adrian Morton, who worked under M.T. for.a time, is the lead designer at MV.

  13. sigsegv says:

    It is really a very nice machine, way much better than what I expected based on the official artwork.

    Now, the only thing they need to do is replace the dumb bar-end mirrors. I mean, if you want to borrow something from the Hypermotard, borrow the good not the bad :)

  14. Jackie says:

    It’s a little too anime for my tastes. Unless of course it DOES turn into a robot…and being Italian it can whip me up a mean espresso…then I’m all for it. Otherwise it’s just got too much nonsense going on with it design/style wise.

    And, as much as it saddens me to say, it seems like the motard thing is starting to vanish, with fewer (or no) versions being offered by those that put them on the road in the first place. Back to making our own I guess.

    Where’s my espresso?