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Are You Called the MV Agusta Turismo Leggero?

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Yesterday we speculated that MV Agusta’s new teaser photo could be a more off-road offering of the company’s still unreleased Turismo Veloce multi-tourer. A quick dive through the European trademark filings seems to confirm that notion, as MV Agusta registered the name “Turismo Leggero” just two months ago.

Literally meaning “light touring” in Italian, the name isn’t terribly helpful by itself, though its analogous structure to the Turismo Veloce models does give us some sort of framework. How the new model will be “lighter” in the two-wheeled context remains to be seen, though as many have noted, the bike’s Kineo wheels are certainly a good start.

We have a month to go before the MV Agusta Turismo Leggero will officially break cover at EICMA, which leaves us plenty of time to speculate. The machine’s decisively on-road tire choice is throwing us for a loop, especially if the Turismo Leggero uses MV Agusta’s now ubiquitous 800cc three-cylinder engine.

A new model, or a variation of the one we’ve already seen? Leave your best guesses in the comments section.

Source: OHIM

Jensen Beeler

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