This is a comprehensive reference document for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, an adventure sport touring motorcycle based on the middleweight triple engine that powers a number of MV Agusta bikes.
It’s also known sometimes as the “Turismo Veloce 800”, but according to MV Agusta it’s just the “Turismo Veloce”.
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce is an all-day touring-capable sportbike that’s based on the same fundamental engine that powers other 800-class sportbikes in the MV Agusta range, like the MV Agusta Superveloce 800.
It’s a 798cc three-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder and dual overhead cams. It’s tuned much more mildly, and makes peak power of 110 hp (81 kW) at 10150 rpm — a sweet spot for a “middleweight” bike. Peak torque of 80 Nm (59 ft-lb) comes on at a much more middleweight-biased 7100 rpm.
The Turismo Veloce sacrifices a little classic “MV Agusta” style for comfort, but it still looks great with its triple exhaust, exposed trellis frame, and the single-sided swingarm.
While the Turismo Veloce has had some minor updates over the years, the fundamental engine and maintenance schedule have stayed the same.
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Controls of the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
Aside from the regular motorcycle controls, there are a few specific ones worth examining on the Turismo Veloce.
- On the left, there’s the Set/Mode/OK button. This is the set of buttons used to navigate through the dashboard functions.
- On the right, there’s the Cruise control button (if fitted): This is to set cruise speed. Note you can only set cruise when the motorcycle is going higher than 30 mph / 50 km/h.
- On the right, there’s also the ABS button on some year models. You can use this to deactivate ABS. (Not in all markets/ all year models.)
|To navigate between menu items|
– Heated grips (where fitted
– Suspension settings (where active suspension fitted)
– Trip mode
– Engine map selector
– Speed limiter (to set a maximum speed)
– Cruise control
– Data logger (where fitted)
|Use the Set and Mode buttons|
|To select an item to modify||Press OK (center)|
|To save a setting||Press OK or don’t do anything (just wait)|
There are many layers of settings — it’s worth just going for a bit of exploration.
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Service Intervals
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 has 9000 mile / 15000 km or annual service intervals.
At every service, change the oil and filter, and look in the maintenance schedule for other items to check, adjust, clean, or lubricate.
The major valve service interval is every 18000 miles / 30000 km.
Make sure to also regularly change the coolant and brake fluid, as well as to service the chain.
MV Agusta goes as far as to say that you should replace the timing components of the motorcycle’s camshaft and valve system every 63000 miles / 105000 km, which is quite unusual for an official maintenance schedule.
What you need to service the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
If you want to do a basic service on your MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, you’ll need the following items. MG Agusta recommends Motul lubricants (since the partnership agreement in 2016).
|Part||MV Agusta Turismo Veloce parts|
|Engine oil||Use Motul 7100 5W40 synthetic oil, or another 5W40 API SN / SM or JASO MA2 oil.|
|Oil filter||Use either a standard MV Agusta oil filter, or a HifloFiltro HF569|
|Spark plugs||NGK CR9EKB, with an 0.7mm (+/- 0.8mm) gap.|
|Coolant||Motul Motocool Factory Line — based on monoethylene glycol|
|Brake fluid||Use Motul DOT 3 & 4 brake fluid, or another high-spec synthetic like Castrol DOT 4.|
|Chain maintenance||Use Motul chain paste.|
|Grease||Use lithium soap-based grease for external greasing|
See below for a reference screenshot.
Maintenance Schedule for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
Below is the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce maintenance schedule.
MV Agusta puts a lot of detail into their maintenance schedules. They have lots of things other manufacturers don’t mention, like replacing the timing chain and tensioner, replacing the clutch spring drive, and performing regular compression tests (along with valve service, while you have the tank off anyway). All this means that your required service by a dealer is likely to be more expensive.
MV Agusta lumps it all together into one huge table. But since this is confusing, we’ve broken it apart into separate sections:
- Chain / Brake maintenance
- Daily / regular maintenance
- Scheduled maintenance
Regular Drivetrain (Chain / Brakes) maintenance
To maintain the chain, at a minimum, check / adjust / lubricate the chain at the following intervals.
|Chain — Clean and Lubricate||1000 km (600 mi) and after riding in the rain|
|Chain and sprockets — Check condition, adjust slack, replace as necessary|
* Slack pins
* Damaged rollers
* Dry, rusty, bent, or seized links
* Damaged O-rings
|1000 km (600 mi) and at every service|
|Brake pads — Check / replace||1000 km (600 mi)|
To check the drivetrain, you should check the lubrication condition. Clean and lubricate the chain with a high-quality lubricant, like Motul chain lubricant.
MV Agusta suggests replacing the chain and sprockets every 15000 km / 9000 miles, but that’s a bit overkill. Still, it could be as short as that.
To check the chain tension, put the motorcycle on its side stand, in neutral, on a level surface, with no gear in the bags. Measure the the distance between the centre of the chain and the lower chain guard.
Target chain slack for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce (Distance between chain pin and chain guard): 108 mm / 4 1/4 inches
To adjust the chain slack, do the following:
- Loosen the rear wheel hub screws.
- Use an eccentric hub wrench to move the eccentric adjuster backwards or forwards.
- Tighten the rear wheel hub screws to 28-32 Nm (21-24 lb-ft), greasing only the first threads.
Do the following maintenance daily (or regularly). It’s mostly checks. Also do these items as part of your scheduled maintenance.
Aside from checking fluid levels and tires, many of these checks are things you’d observe as you gently ride away (e.g. do the brakes work as you hold it steady before riding away? Does the throttle work?)
|MV Agusta Turismo Veloce — Regular checks|
|Check engine oil level, top up as necessary (Motul 7100 5W40)|
|Check coolant level, top up as necessary (Motocool Factory Line)|
|Check brake clutch/fluid level (Castrol DOT 4)|
|Check brake / clutch operation|
|Check throttle operation|
|Check tire pressure — at least every 10 days|
|Check tire wear — at least every 500 km (300 mi)|
|Check kickstand operation|
|Check kickstand switch|
|Check instrument panel operation|
|Check lights / signals / headlight|
|Check ignition switch|
Annual service checklist
Below is the annual service checklist for the Turismo Veloce.
Perform the items in this list according to the service schedule below.
Items marked [D] need dealer-specific tools
|Annual Service Checklist for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce|
|[D] Check ECU mapping|
|[D] Throttle: Check operation (with TEXA diagnostic software)|
|Check cooling system for leakage|
|Check electric fan operation|
|Brake pads: Check / replace as needed|
|Brake / clutch: Check operation and lines|
|Brake / clutch: Clean lever/master cylinder piston contact area|
|Fuel lines: Check for defects/ leakage|
|Front sprocket / tab washer: Replace|
|Rear sprocket spring drive: Replace|
|Rear sprocket: Check. Replace as needed|
|Wheel rims: Inspect visually. Also check when tires are replaced|
|Front wheel bearings: Check|
|Rear wheel hub: Check / Lubricate needle bearing|
|Steering bearings: Check / Adjust|
|Front forks: Check / Adjust|
|Rear shock: Check / Adjust|
|Adjust headlight (if geometry is changed)|
|Battery connections: Check and clean|
|Electrical equipment: Check operation|
|Screws, nuts, and hose clamps: Check / Tighten|
|Perform general lubrication|
Below is the bulk of the maintenance schedule.
Your MV Agusta bike comes with a warranty booklet that comes with recommended “service coupons”, starting with A for the break-in service, and going up through the alphabet. The dealer fills in the service coupons and the customer keeps them.
- The break-in maintenance is not included. It’s the same list of items as the annual service (an oil change, tightening up of things that might have come loose, and checking for leaks). A dealer normally does this during the warranty period.
- Remember to regularly service your chain and include the daily maintenance checks in this list.
- Follow the earlier of time-based or distance-based service intervals. For example, change the oil and filter every 9000 miles / 15000 km or every year, whichever comes earlier.
|km x 1000||15||30||45||60||75||90||105|
|mi x 1000||9||18||27||36||45||54||63||Every|
|Change engine oil|
(Motul 7100 5W40)
|Change oil filter|
(Motocool Factory Line)
|Valves — Check / adjust||✓||✓||✓|
|Replace valve timing parts:|
* Fixed shoe
* Movable shoe
* Chain tensioner
|Spark plugs — Replace||✓||✓||✓|
|Fuel filter — Replace||✓||✓||✓|
|Throttle intake ducts — Check / clean||✓||✓||✓|
|Intake pressure sensor — Check / clean||✓||✓||✓|
|Air filter – Check||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Air filter – Replace||✓||✓||✓||More often when riding in dusty or polluted areas|
|Brake / clutch fluid: Renew (Castrol DOT 4)||2 years|
|Clutch spring drive: Check / Replace||✓|
|Fuel lines: Replace||3 years|
|Drive chain: Inspect, Replace as needed||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Lubricate steering bearings||✓||✓||✓|
|Front wheel bearings: Replace||✓|
|Rear wheel hub: Replace||✓||✓|
|Swingarm bearings: Check / Lubricate||✓|
|Drive chain pads on swingarm and frame plate: Check / Replace||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Front forks: Renew fork oil||✓||✓||✓|
|Check / replace hoses, connections and canister, and clean hot air inlet on canister||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Tires and tire pressures for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
Standard tires on the Turismo Veloce are Pirelli Scorpion Trails, a tire that lays pretension to the Turismo Veloce being a multi-purpose machine (it’s mostly a road-bike).
These are the recommended tire sizes and pressures.
|Wheel||Tyre (Tire) size||Tyre (Tire) pressure (cold)|
|Front||120/70 ZR 17 M/C 58W||38 psi / 2.6|
|Rear||190/55 ZR 17 M/C 75W||38-42 psi / 2.6-2.9 bar|
(depending on luggage/passenger)
About the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
The Turismo Veloce is not the kind of bike one used to associate with MV Agusta, a brand which is all about “motorcycle art”.
But even the iconic Italian brand couldn’t resist the temptation to grab a slice of the middleweight sport adventure tourer market that has seen so many entrants in the 2010s. The Turismo Veloce could be best likened to the Yamaha Tracer 9 — with the heart of a much sportier bike, but in a chassis that goes the distance.
MV Agusta showed the bike first at the EICMA exhibition, where it gained second place for the “Most Beautiful Bike” popular vote organised by Motociclismo.
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce’s engine is based on the same fundamental block (i.e. pistons of the same bore and stroke) as is found in much higher power sports bikes in the Italian brand’s lineup. It’s a 798cc liquid-cooled triple with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder.
But in the Turismo Veloce it’s tuned for mid-range torque rather than top-end power.
Here’s how the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce’s specs stack up against the same generation’s MV Agusta F3 800:
|Bike||Turismo Veloce||F3 800|
|Peak power @ RPM (bhp / kW)||108 bhp / 80.8 kW @ 10150 rpm||146 bhp / 108.8 kW @ 13000 rpm|
|Peak torque @ rpm (ft-lb / Nm)||59 lb-ft / 80 Nm @ 7100 rpm||65 Nm / 88 Nm @ 10600 rpm|
|Rear wheel Torque at 4000 rpm|
(per various dyno runs)
|~50 ft-lb (68 Nm)||~40 ft-lb (54 Nm).|
|Dry weight||421 lb / 191 kg||381 lb / 110173 kg|
So, on paper, the Turismo Veloce makes significantly less power, but it’s due to the way the torque curve is oriented towards the bottom end. Like the Brutale 800, torque comes on way lower — at the cost of a lower redline.
Coupled with the different gearing, and the TV is obviously designed to be much better at low speeds and everyday riding.
Also, just because it’s the comfortable bike, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce isn’t short on ride tech.
Front braking is via huge 320mm double floating discs, with Brembo radial 4-piston calipers gripping them — this is standard fare on sportbikes (though not on superbikes).
The base model comes with a fully adjustable Marzocchi fork and Sachs rear shock.
And on the Lusso and RC versions, you get semi-active Sachs suspension which adapts for cruising comfort or high performance at speed. It’s the same “Skyhook” variety you may have heard of in some other brands’ adventure tourers.
So what makes the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce unique among the middleweight adventure sport crowd? The engine and the style! Yes, Yamaha has the triple; but only MV Agusta has that gorgeous rear wheel and the exposed trellis frame. The trick transparent clutch cover is just a bonus.
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce is so good at what it does that the Italian police even commissioned a few as their official units.
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Core Specs
Below are the core specs of the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce.
|Engine type||Three cylinder, DOHC with chain-driven cams, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||79 mm x 54.3 mm|
|Peak power||81 kW / 110 hp @ 10150 rpm|
|Peak torque||80 Nm / 59 lb-ft @ 7100 rpm|
|Frame type||Steel tubular trellis|
|Front suspension||Sachs, inverted, 43mm|
Suspension spec varies by model
|Rear suspension||Sachs, single shock absorber|
Suspension spec varies by model
|Front brake||2 x 320mm floating discs, Brembo radial 4-32 calipers|
|Weight (Dry)||199 kg (439 lb)|
Variants of the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
While the core specs remain relatively constant, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce range varies in spec in the suspension, clutch, and standard accessories.
|Part||Rosso (base model)||Lusso||Lusso SCS||RC SCS|
|Front suspension||Standard||Semi active||Semi active||Semi active|
|Rear suspension||Standard||Semi active||Semi active||Semi active|
|Clutch||Standard + Quick Shifter||Standard + Quick Shifter||SCS 2.0, Radius CD automatic||SCS 2.0, Radius CD automatic|
|Cruise control, Bags||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
References — Manual screenshots for the Turismo Veloce
The above maintenance schedule comes from the owner’s manual for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, also consulting other MV Agusta manuals for triple cylinder motors. You can see some screenshots below.
You can get more information from your local MV Agusta service centre.