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MV Agusta Stradale 800 — A Rivale with Bags

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We sort of spoiled the fun with the MV Agusta Stradale 800, thanks to our Bothan spies. Nevertheless, here is a comprehensive gallery of the latest “new model” from Varese. Essentially a detuned MV Agusta Rivale 800 with touring bags and a windscreen, the Italian company says we can expect to actually see this model available in a timely fashion.

Making 115hp (down 10hp from the Rivale) and adding 7lbs in bulk, the Stradale shares a new larger fuel tank with its Rivale sibling. The Stradale also sits lower to the ground, giving up .7? in minimum ground clearance, for a total of 4.92? in ground clearance.

Interestingly enough, the Stradale has the same front suspension travel as the Rivale, and gains .8? in rear suspension travel over the Rivale, to 5.91? of rear suspension travel. Suspension is done by Marzocchi up front, and Sachs in back, same as on the Rivale.

Would you pick the MV Agusta Stradale over the MV Agusta Rivale? How about over the Ducati Hyperstrada? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: MV Agusta

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