2024 MV Agusta Superveloce 98 Edizione Limitata Unveiled

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff

Limitata, indeed

In the early 1940s, Italy faced numerous challenges due to the ongoing war, affecting the daily lives of its citizens. Public transportation was scarce and costly. Domenico Agusta, who had taken over the family business in 1927, saw an opportunity in motorcycles to address these mobility issues and secure a future for his employees at the Officine Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta.

The first MV Agusta engine was developed in 1943, a 98cc single-cylinder with a lubricated two-speed gearbox. Production began, but the factory was soon occupied in September 1943, suspending all activities. After the war, production of the complete motorcycle resumed. The MV 98 was introduced in a distinctive burgundy color, adding a touch of elegance to the era's devastated streets.

Eighty years later, the "98" label reappears on the MV Agusta Superveloce 98 Edizione Limitata, limited to 300 numbered units. The motorcycle features a "Rosso Verghera" color scheme, paying homage to the original color palette. This color, developed exclusively for MV Agusta, is applied by hand, combining a matte base with a polished layer to enhance the metal flake.

The "98 Edizione Limitata" label is displayed on the motorcycle's tail section and top triple, emphasizing the limited-edition status. The racing heritage of the Superveloce is highlighted through a dedicated kit, including a tail cover, motorcycle cover, race ECU, and an Arrow triple-exit exhaust for track use.

The motorcycle is powered by a 798 cc Triple delivering 147 hp. Technical features like the counter-rotating crankshaft, DLC-coated cams, titanium valves, and various enhancements optimize efficiency and performance.

The Superveloce 98 Edizione Limitata includes spoked wheels with a gold finish, an upgraded braking system with Brembo components, Continental MK100 ABS, Ride-by-Wire technology, a customizable 5.5-inch color TFT instrument panel, high-performance Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa tires, and a Mobisat anti-theft satellite positioning system.

Only 300 units of the Superveloce 98 Edizione Limitata will be produced, with the majority, MV says, already reserved by the brand's dedicated collectors.

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  • Mogman Mogman on Oct 21, 2023


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  • John Haslam John Haslam on Mar 26, 2024

    Comparing a Gixxer to an MV Augusta is like comparing a Toyota Celica to a Lamborghini. Will a tuned version of the Celica keep up with the Lambo...maybe. It will cost a lot less and have less problems too. But one is a Celica and the other is a Lambo. It's the rarity of it that makes it special. If you want to call that smoke and mirrors marketing go ahead. And if that's your opinion then they aren't making them for you. They are making them for people who want something rare and unusual on two wheels. They make them for the enthusiast. They are not making them for someone who wants the most cost-effective motorcycle they can find. If you want to move your butt get a Gixxer, if you want to move your soul get an MV Augusta