4. MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

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MV Agusta teased us with the Turismo Veloce in 2013, and maybe it’s the extended wait that makes us especially anxious as we head into 2015. Basically a more touring-oriented version of the Rivale, the TV has everything we love in a sport-touring rig: a sweet (798cc Triple) engine, decent wind protection, (optional) luggage capacity, and the ability to take a passenger in relative comfort. And if it handles anything like the Rivale, then it will surely be a special sport-tourer.

Semi-active suspension on the Lusso version should be an especially nice touring feature, while MV Agusta’s MVICS electronics suite, which includes a quickshifter, traction control, wheelie control, and different ride modes, should up the enjoyment factor as well. U.S. pricing has yet to be revealed.

  • ducatirdr

    Scrambler… Scrambler… ???

    • TroySiahaan

      We didn’t include 2015 models we’ve already ridden, the Scrambler being one of them. Says so right there in the second paragraph.

    • Kyle Smith

      Bare in mind the KTM SX350 puts out more power, they’d have to tune a few more ponies out of this engine to make it worthwhile considering the weight of it.

  • Kosta Chachanidze

    not that it was anmounced but still, not at all anticipating hondas “new africa twin?”

    • denchung

      That will assuredly be a 2016 model, not a 2015.

  • fastfreddie

    What about catering to us extremely rich busdrivers?Hello?!Where is hondas rcv213v in this list.All I see is rather plain motorcycles here…

  • panthalassa

    rideadvice says $15,998 for the base turismo veloce.
    good lookin’ bike, but it better really handle well, ’cause $5000+ sure will buy a lot of tires for the fj-09.

    • gg

      I just found this article, but to compare a Yamaha to a MV Agusta is like comparing a Ford to a Ferrari.

  • johnny mars

    These hyper bikes leave me cold and cranky from their painful riding positions and extreme pricing. Just gimme a comfortable, versatile, and economical sporty ride like the FJ-09, V-Strom 650, Tiger 800 X, or Kawasaki Versys 650 – 90% of the fun for half the cost. I’ll see you in Pantagonia.

  • Steve

    The Vulcan S – Something new? Seriously? This has been done countless times.

    • Zandit75

      With a parallel twin?

  • Amir

    Very exciting category, evolving rapidly with many new models. Would be interesting to compare the “first class” bikes of the category, s1000xr / Multistrada / Ktm1190, with the more “value for money” bikes Versys / Fj-09 / Vstrom / Caponord. For one I’d love to know can a 160 hp really be put to use on a tour/adventure chassis ?!?