Mofaz Motosikal Sdn Bhd (MOMOS) along with the official sole distributor for MV Agusta motorcycles Chear Motor (HQ) Sdn Bhd has introduced a quartet of new bikes; the Stradale 800 sport tourer, Turismo Veloce 800, Turismo Veloce Lusso 800 adventure tourer as well as the limited-edition F4 RC.
According to Dato’ Nik Izani Nik Ibrahim, all the new models (except the F4 RC) would be assembled in the country at the newly expanded assembling plant located in Bandar Puncak Alam, Shah Alam.
Like the Ducati Hypermotard and Hyperstrada, the Stradale 800 is essentially the tourer version of the Rivale. The bike gains a specifically developed chassis with the wheelbase extended by 30 mm, a lower seat height, a bigger fuel tank and windscreen as well as two side panniers with built-in indicators.
In terms of power, the Stradale 800 has 115 hp at 11,000 rpm and 78.5 Nm at 9,000 rpm from the same 798 cc triple-cylinder engine found in the bike it’s based on. Electronic MVICS, which includes ride-by-wire throttle system and four engine mappings. The bike is equipped with a Marzocchi front suspension and Sachs rear suspension, with 150 mm of travel for both.
The new Stradale 800 is offered at RM99,917 (OTR with insurance and GST).
Turismo Veloce 800 & Turismo Veloce Lusso 800
First announced at the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show, the Turismo Veloce is MV Agusta’s answer to the likes of the BMW GS models and Ducati Multistrada. The adventure touring bike will be offered in two flavours: the Turismo Veloce (silver) and the up-spec Turismo Veloce ‘Lusso’ (red/silver), which is Italian for ‘luxury’.
Both bikes are powered by a 798 cc triple in-line engine found in the Rivale and Brutale. The unit churns out 110 hp and 80 Nm of torque, which is channeled to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission with multi-disc hydraulic clutch. Braking power comes dual 320 mm front discs and a 220 mm single disc at the rear, both with Brembo calipers.
Standard equipment includes MVICS 2.0, MVCSC (MV Agusta Chassis Stability Control), ABS, full LED headlight, and a 5.0-inch TFT screen with Bluetooth, 12V power socket and USB. The Lusso, on the other hand, adds a built-in GPS sensor, a centre stand, and heated hand grips. The version also boasts electronically controlled semi-active suspension as standard. Side panniers are optional on both bikes.
As for prices, the base Turismo Veloce 800 is offered at RM111,129 while the Lusso edition is priced at RM121,146, both OTR prices with insurance and GST.
The crown of the jewel, the F4 RC (Reparto Corse) superbike is limited to just 250 units around the world thanks to FIM homologation requirement and two of them (bike number 14 and 68) are here.
On the technical front, the F4 RC features a 998 cc four-cylinder engine encased within a tubular stellis frame. The unit packs a a maximum output of 212 hp at 13,600 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 9,300 rpm, which can be controlled via the MVICS 2.0 control system. With a dry weight of just 175 kg, the F4 RC is capable of hitting a top speed of 302 km/h.
The bike is also said to be an exact version of the WSBK machine raced by Leon Camier, wearing a carbon fibre fairing weighing less than 2 kg. Not only that, the F4 RC will also come with a complete racing kit comprising a titanium Termignoni exhaust system, carbon fibre heat guard, dedicated control unit, carbon fibre rear seat cowl, quick-release tank cap, as well as red anodized plugs for the removal of the rear view mirrors. Each bike comes with an official certification.
No official prices were given but it’s been said the price for the F4 RC could be well over the RM200,000 mark.