The Turismo Veloce gets the same 798cc motor that powers the mental Brutale 800 and the exhilarating F3 800. But this unit produces a bit more power at 110bhp. The torque, however, has gone down. Crank up the motor and you are welcomed with an addictive sound that comes out of those neatly designed pipes.
From the moment you twist that throttle to the moment you pin down those brakes, your heartbeats are bound to reach a level it never has because the Turismo Veloce is a tourer on steroids. The acceleration, the pull from the motor and that sharp throttle response amps up the rider’s emotions. Post 7000rpm, the bike becomes ferocious and there are chances of the front wheel praying to God. In the lower revs, the Turismo Veloce turns into a different machine. The bike is forgiving and predictable. Plus, thanks to the tall and wide handlebar along with an upright ergos, the motorcycle feels easy to live with. The pegs though, do give out a sporty feel.
In the twisties, this MV feels at home. Even with an upright sitting position, the bike feels happy to be leaned over. In fact, thanks to its large cornering clearance, there’s always room for more leaning. This obviously is possible due to the grippy Bridgestone tyres.
The most surprising aspect of this motorcycle was its ride quality. Our previous instances with the other MVs have been backbreaking but with this one, it was enjoyable and likeable. The Marzocchi upside down forks does the duty at the front and there is a Sachs monoshock at the rear. The setup comes equipped with preload, rebound and compression adjustment and that's such a nice thing to have. Now coming to the brakes – the system works flawlessly. The power and the bite from the levers is such an awesome experience.