The MV Agusta Superveloce Serie Oro is a £61k Stunner

The Superveloce Serie Oro is the latest in a long line of stunning special editions from the Schiranna factory, with over 200bhp

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro
MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro

The Schirannese brand may now be majority-owned by the Austrian Pierer Mobility Group, but the new MV Agusta Superveloce Serie Oro is proof that the Italian legend has lost none of its aesthetic excellence.

MV’s history is littered with beautiful bikes, from its Grand Prix heroes to the original post-war 98, to the contemporary range of exclusive, luxury bikes such as the F3 supersports bike and the Superveloce cafe racer. Now, the Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro adds to that range, bringing retro-ish styling to modern technology and specification. 

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro
MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro

At the heart of that specification is the 998cc inline-four-cylinder engine which is the same unit found in the bigger-bore variants of the Brutale naked, and the hyper-exclusive Rush. In the newest Serie Oro, the motor produces a maximum power output of 208bhp and 86lb ft, which is at least enough to imply that the wings mounted to the front of the bike might actually have a function beyond looking quite nice (which in itself is a feat, as any MotoGP fan will tell you).

The wings, MV says, are based on those used by the GP team in 1972, and that “extensive tests have shown that at high speeds, the bike offers absolute directional precision and stability, without sacrificing manoeuvrability and agility in different riding conditions.”

As well as old Grand Prix bikes, the Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro also has references to the MV F4, including the quad-exit tailpipe, “tuned to give the bike an iconic and distinctive sound,” MV says, and complete with its own carbon heat shield.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro - rear
MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro - rear

The heat shield is one of 41 components on the bike that are made from carbon fibre, with others including the dashboard support, chain guard, and fairing.

Beneath all the carbon and wrapped around that 998cc engine is a steel trellis frame which integrates aluminium plates to hinge the single-sided swingarm of the same material. Completing the chassis setup is a set of Ohlins electronic suspension. A 43mm USD front fork offers 120mm of travel, as well as electronic compression and rebound adjustment, and manual adjustment of the preload. At the back, the monoshock gives the same 120mm wheel travel, as well as electronic adjustability in rebound, compression, and preload. Rounding out the Ohlins components is an electronic steering damper, “capable of automatic intervention or manual setup to allow the rider to decide the best setup for their needs,” according to MV.

 

Braking is, perhaps unsurprisingly, done by Brembo, whose four-piston Stylema callipers work on 320mm front brake discs, and the Italian company also provides the calliper for the 220mm rear disc. Operation is ABS-assisted, with two different modes — Sport and Race — available. The former is indicated by an “S” on the dashboard, and acts on both wheels, with a cornering function, and with what MV calls “Rear Lift Mitigation” or “RLM” (anti-stoppie, basically) active. The latter, on the other hand, is indicated by an “R” on the dashboard, and is characterised by less intrusion both on the front wheel and of the RLM, and deactivation of both the rear wheel ABS and the cornering function.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro - exhaust detail
MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro - exhaust detail

The technical specification is completed by Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V4 tyres, which feature a red stripe on the sidewalls, matching fairly nicely with the red and silver paint job.

MV describes the bike as “both a dream and a work of art,” and therefore it’s only available in 500 units. So, you should be pretty quick in digging down the back of the sofa for the spare £61,400 you’ve been saving for ‘a rainy day which coincides with the launch of the new MV Agusta Serie Oro’.

For your £61k, you get the bike (which is a relief), as well as a number of exclusive accessories, including a leather and Alcantara passenger seat, passenger footpegs and supports, carbon passenger heel guards, CNC-machined brake and clutch levers, and height adjustment plates for the swingarm pin. As you might expect for a special edition, there’s also a certificate of authenticity and origin of the motorcycle, featuring the same numbering as the bike itself, and a dedicated cover for the bike. 
 

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