Earlier today, we showed you the first photo of the MV Agusta Stradale 800. Essentially an MV Agusta Rivale with touring bags and a windscreen, the technical specifications of the MV Agusta Stradale tell a slightly different story though.
The biggest different between the Rivale and the Stradale comes from the 798cc three-cylinder engine, which is down 10hp, and thus makes 115hp at 11,000 rpm. The power disadvantage seems to come from a lower rev limit — a simple but effective way to differentiate the Stradale from the Rivale to consumers.
Helping aid its touring focus, MV Agusta has given the Stradale 800 a larger fuel tank than the Rivale 800 — 4.23 gallons, up from 3.4 gallons. The Stradale also sits lower to the ground as well, giving up .7″ in minimum ground clearance, for a total of 4.92″ min. 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.
For all the changes, the MV Agusta Stradale gains 7 lbs in dry weight, which can easily be attributed to the saddle bags and windscreen that have been added. No word on pricing yet, though we would expect that the Stradale will carry a MSRP increase over the base Rivale — just as the Ducati Hyperstrada does with the Hypermotard.
Source: Bothan Spies