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Gone Riding: MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS

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Out riding bikes, because that’s what we do, for this edition of “Gone Riding” it is the last three letters of the name “MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso 800 SCS” that you want to pay most attention to.

Those three letters stand for “smart clutch system” and they represent the new semi-auto clutch technology that MV Agusta has developed with Rekluse for its street-going motorcycles, and it is the main reason that we are in Varese today, riding the Italian brand’s up-spec sport-tourer.

The Lusso line of the Turismo Veloce 800 features integrated panniers and semi-active suspension over the base model, and of course the SCS in the name adds the new clutch design, with its attractive clear clutch cover. The special clutch also adds €700 to the price tag, over the regular Lusso.







We have already had some seat time on the base model, a few years ago, and found the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 to be a capable and fun sport bike that was comfortable for longer trips, though we would have liked a few more ponies coming out of the three-cylinder engine.

Getting to see this motorcycle again, our focus today will be on the changes that have been made with the new clutch and the move to Euro4 emission standards, as well as the more premium elements that come with the Lusso name.

Per our new review format, I will be giving you a live assessment of the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 SCS right here in this article (down in the comments section), and there he will try to answer any questions you might have.







So, here is your chance to learn what it’s like to ride the Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS, before even my own proper review is posted. As always, if I don’t know an answer, I will try to get a response from the MV Agusta personnel on-hand. So, pepper away.

You can follow our thoughts on the bike live via FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and you can see what our colleagues are posting on social media by looking for the hashtags #TurismoVeloceSCS

Spec-Sheet Comparison of Relevant Models to the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS:

  MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS Triumph Tiger 800 Ducati Multistrada 950
Horsepower 108 hp 94 hp 111 hp
Torque 59 lbs•ft 58 lbs•ft 71 lbs•ft
Weight 423 lbs (dry) 458 lbs (dry) 453 lbs (dry)
Engine 798cc Three-Cylinder 800cc Three-Cylinder 937cc V-Twin
Price €21,390 €15,050 €13,990 

Photo: MV Agusta













Jensen Beeler

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