The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce was unveiled at last year's EICMA and was supposed to be the first bike released to get the company's MVICS 2.0 electronic package (the one used on the new Dragtster). Here we are a year later, and we are just getting word it's finally set for release.
I don't know about you, but there's something that seems a little sketchy to me about a touring bike that is released a year late by a brand that's known for... having quirky reliability. Better late than never, I suppose, especially with other rumors circulating that Mercedes Benz may be about to become a shareholder in the company.
The Turismo Veloce uses the same engine as the Brutale, which makes 125 horsepower and 62 foot-pounds of torque, and will be paired with the MVICS 2.0 electronics package alongside the Brutale RR and Dragster RR.
While part of me will always love this brand and lust for their products, I have to admit they're starting to re-use a few too many of the same tricks with the design of these bikes and are having diminishing returns. However, I'm a firm believer the world needs more sub-1000 cc upright sport tourers, and I hope this Turismo Veloce doesn't disappoint.
Internet rumors also claim MV Agusta have another bike set to release at EICMA next week which would be a sort of a hybrid between the Tursimo Veloce and Brutale, aimed directly at the Hyperstrada.