Official Sketch of the MV Agusta Rivale

10/31/2012 @ 2:01 pm, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

Ahead of its debut in a couple week at the EICMA show in Milan, the MV Agusta Rivale has broken some of its cover, with the Italian “motorcycle art” manufacturer releasing an official sketch of the upcoming hypermotard-styled motorcycle. Obviously looking to drum-up some buzz about MV Agusta’s third addition to the company’s three-cylinder range, we think the sketch will have the desired effect.

Showing us only the rear three-quarter view of the Rivale, it s clear that MV Agusta has carried over the three-pipe exhaust system that has become an iconic part of the MV Agusta F3, which is an element that is beginning to define the company’s three-cylinder motorcycles. Speaking of iconic motorcycles, in the rear indicators of the MV Agusta Rivale, we can see some inspiration from the Ducati Diavel, which may turn-off some fans.

However, the overall package looks quite good so far, and if the Varese brand ends up delivering a motorcycle close to what is represented here, it should have another winner on its hands. Dependent on the success of its three-cylinder motorcycles, MV Agusta needs not only a favorable launch in Milan, but also strong sales afterwards.

While the launch seems to be on the right track, MV Agusta has been slow to overhaul its ailing dealer network, which really should be mission one for the brand, as it has never suffered from “product” or “marketing” issues, having a history of creating some of the most lust-worthy motorcycles in modern time.

Expect the MV Agusta Rivale to feature a stroked-out 800cc three-cylinder motor (same as the expected-at-Milan MV Agusta Brutale 800), and to be available in September 2013. No word on price yet.

Source: MCN

  • Giova

    They also got inspiration on the tag holder near the rear wheel from the diavel. It looks like the B3 with more rounded curves. I’ve to wait for the finish project to really see if I like it or not.

  • Meh, that tag holder design has been around in Europe for quite some time. It’s not unique to Ducati.

  • David Freire

    I like it, love the the single sided swingarm. I hope some of the Japanese OEM take notice and follow suit.

  • MikeD

    Meh, i will wait until EICMA for the real item to show up, THEN i’ll be able to skin it for what it truly is or pretends to be.


    Copy and Pasted from Kevin Ash own site:

    “It’s likely an 800cc Brutale will make an appearance next year too.

    MV is also looking at a rival to Ducati’s Diavel, which insiders suggest will come with a 1200cc, three-cylinder engine and be called the Gran Turismo. This is slated for 2014, and the same engine is likely to appear in a Triumph Tiger/R1200GS rival called the Elefant.”

    F3 800 “eventually” down the line ? But THE 1200cc Gorila Triple is what i want to hear about (giggling like a horny College Girl)…On a Brutale/F3 1200 and The Elefante, of course…(oh im so fooked for being a power glutton, im going str8 to Motorcyclist Hell after this one, make no mistake, lol).

    C’mon Yamaha, slap the Tenere engine on the “many moon’s ago rumored TRX1200” already !!!

  • Looks awesome, but I don’t think I’ll be getting one…

  • Oh, it’s just dreamy! C’mon …what a step down for the MV Agusta art makers! From the illustration a very feminine design. Stepping out of the box? Of course, we should expect nothing else.

  • Silas

    It’s a Diaveltard! Looks great, I’m just missing the supermoto styled front mudguard.

  • Damo

    Looks great, but I put down too many miles to ever grab an MV. I have actually never seen an MV with more that 13,000 miles on the clock.

    Seriously though EICMA can’t come soon enough.

    Jensen, you folks going to be in Italy for the show again this year?

  • Rob04

    Looks amazing ! And where does MV get these radical engine idea’s, first a 675cc triple , now a stroked 800cc triple. lol