The wait is over, and now we see what has been cooking in Varese, as MV Agusta has partnered with French automotive brand Alpine to create another Italian beauty.
The second automotive collaboration done by the Italian motorcycle brand, this one sees the MV Agusta Superveloce 800 getting the Alpine treatment, with the company’s traditional blue and white livery.
As one would expect, the partnership is mostly a design exercise, with only 110 machines being made in this limited edition run (a nod to the Alpine A110 sports car), though it is worth looking more than skin deep to see the changes this bike heralds for the 2021 model year.
Of course, there is no shortage of carbon fiber on the MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine, with the composite being used on the chain guard, air duct covers, the front and rear mudguards, and on the lower fairing.
Other details include an Alcantara seat with blue stitching, as well as black rims that have been CNC-machined to expose the raw aluminum.
It almost goes without saying that the Superveloce Alpine comes with a box full of “racing” goodies, including the asymmetrical exhaust pipe that helps set apart the Superveloce lineup.
There is also a separate ECU mapping for the exhaust, a rear seat cover, a CNC-machined fuel cap with leather strap, a customized bike cover, and a letter of authenticity.
Of note, the MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine is the first of three-cylinder motorcycles from Varese to get Euro5 homologation, which comes with several updates to the platform, including a DLC coating on the cam followers.
Power remains at 145hp (108 kW) even in the new Euro5 homologation trim, but we see a new application of Continental’s IMU package, which powers the cornering ABS feature, and another IMU designed in partnership with EShock for the lean-sensitive traction control.
The Superveloce Alpine is also the first MV Agusta three-cylinder model to get the new wheelie and launch control functions to the MVICS suite of electronics (denoted by the MVICS 2.1 designation).
Lastly on the chassis side, the aluminum mounting plates that hold the steel trellis frame have been modified for better rigidity.
If you like what you see, you will have to fetch your wallet for it. Pricing in Europe is set at €36,300 (VAT included).
There is no word on US pricing just yet, but we would expect something close to the price tag of the Superveloce Serie Oro.
Source: MV Agusta