MV Agusta Teases New Machine: ADV Bike or Cafe Racer?

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MV Agusta has a new model it is ready to debut, as the company has begun its marketing hype ahead of next week’s INTERMOT show. A simple email to the press, with a single photo, is the only clue we have of what’s to come, outside of the visual or course, and that the file name of the photo is “worth_waiting.jpg”.

That’s not much to work on, but the photo does give us some clues: a wire-laced rim, s tubeless wheel, s Pirelli Diablo Rosso tire, a single-sided swingarm, and the first tip of what looks like MV Agusta’s three-pipe exhaust (a brighter Photoshopped image is after the jump).

In our minds, this narrows things down to just two possibilities: a completely new café racer styled machine, or a more off-road version of the company’s still unreleased Turismo Veloce ADV-tourer.


With the file name, our guess is that MV Agusta is now ready to “release” the motorcycle it “debuted” last year, as was the same pattern the company followed with the MV Agusta F3 and MV Agusta Rivale. If that’s the case, the MV Agusta has made some updates to the design, namely with the wired wheels, which is an interesting choice.

The three-tipped exhaust suggests an 675cc / 800cc machine, which fits that theory too, but we can’t escape the obviously road-biased tires chosen — adding wire wheels but failing to spoon a set of more dual-purpose tires (Pirelli Scorpions perhaps?) seems counter-productive to the idea, unless the choice was purely aesthetic.

That leaves us with the other possibility, which is that this is an entirely new model that we haven’t seen before. Since you would be hard-pressed to see wired wheels on anything but an ADV bike or café racer, that makes our guessing a little easier.

A classic café bike might not be the worst idea for MV Agusta, as the company could capitalize on the resurgence of Ducati Sport Classic with collectors, and the overall café culture / builder renaissance. Whether or not such a machine would be late to the party is a matter of debate.

With MV Agusta expected to announce at INTERMOT that Mercedes-AMG has acquired a minority share in the company, a new model could be expected then. However, we would believe an EICMA debut of this machine in November. More as we get it.

Source: MV Agusta