First Look: 2021 MV Agusta SuperVeloce

Published: April 12, 2021

MV Agusta’s gorgeous retro-race-replica gets Euro5 overhaul, and a new ‘S’ version for 2021

MV Agusta Superveloce
MV Agusta Superveloce

We’re big fans of the MV Agusta Super Veloce. Taking the firm’s awesome F3 800 triple engine and running gear and putting it into a classic retro package is a genius move. The Super Veloce looks amazing and also offers a unique performance option – a torquey 147bhp motor in a sporty 173kg chassis.

MV Agusta Superveloce
MV Agusta Superveloce

For 2021 then, the firm hasn’t changed the basic recipe too much. The 798cc engine gets new valve guides and DLC-coated tappets, uprated big-end and main bearings, plus a new clutch basket and updated oil cooler, all aiming to cut friction and improve reliability. Revised exhaust headers and a new silencer design helps achieve Euro5 emissions compliance while keeping the power at the same 147bhp as before.

MV Agusta Superveloce S
MV Agusta Superveloce S

The steel trellis/cast alloy frame has revised swingarm plates for better chassis stiffness, and the electronics package is updated, with a new cornering ABS/Traction IMU unit, launch control, wheelie control and cruise control. The new rider aids package is accessed via new switchgear and a 5.5” colour TFT LCD dashboard display.

MV Agusta Superveloce S
MV Agusta Superveloce S

So – the Super Veloce looks to be better than ever, on paper. But the firm’s also unveiled a new ‘S’ variant of the classic racer. The Super Veloce 800 S features gorgeous gold spoked wheels and an Alcantara seat, and Agusta has also developed a race kit with a new Arrow race exhaust, remapped ECU and Alcantara pillion seat cover.

MV Agusta
MV Agusta Superveloce family

The Super Veloce ‘S’ is available in white/matt gold only, and the standard SV comes in Ago red/silver or yellow/graphite. The EU price for the base bike is from €20,700, the ‘S’ version starts at €23,600. More info on UK price and availability as we get it.


2021 MV Agusta Super Veloce

Engine: 12v inline-triple, DOHC, lc, 798cc

Bore x stroke: 79×54.3mm

Compression ratio: 13.3:1

Max power (claimed) 147bhp@13,000rpm

Max torque (claimed) 65ft lb@10,100rpm

Transmission: six speed, chain

Frame: steel trellis frame, alloy swingarm plates

Front suspension: Marzocchi 43mm USD forks, fully adjustable

Rear suspension: Sachs fully adjustable monoshock, single-sided swingarm

Brakes: dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs (front), 220mm single disc, dual-piston caliper (rear)

Wheels/tyres: cast or wire-spoked/Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II, 120/70 17 front, 180/55 17 rear

Rake/trail: na°/99mm

Wheelbase: 1,380mm

Dry weight: 173kg

Fuel capacity: 16.5 litres

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