MV Agusta and Alpine come together for a very special Superveloce
MV Agusta has an early Christmas present for enthusiasts, in the form of the Superveloce 800 Alpine. MV Agusta is no stranger to brand collaborations, having previously created limited-run specials with AMG (for the F3 800RC), and even Lewis Hamilton (for the F4 1000 LH44). This time around, the limited-edition offering comes in the form of the Superveloce 800 sporting the Blue Alpine and Ago Silver livery, representing both the brands, with the colours contrasting against the CNC-machined black rims. Further, since the Alpine A110 inspires the Superveloce 800 Alpine, the production run will be limited to 110 examples, as displayed on a brushed aluminum decal on the steering head (with a number somewhere between 001 and 110), and a limited-edition certificate of origin.
From the front, the Superveloce 800 Alpine is splattered with bespoke parts, with carbonfibre used everywhere from the fairings to the air duct covers, rear fender, front fender supports, and even the chain guard. Look closely at the fender supports, and you will see the French and Italian flags, marking the collaboration between two nation’s brands, reinforced by the ‘A’ emblem on the fairings.
Next, in keeping with the Superveloce’s retro-modern motif, the fuel tank features a features a machined filler cap and is ‘held in place’ with a leather strap that has ‘Alpine’ is embossed upon it. Moving on to seat, it is made of Alcantara – mimicking the seats from the Alpine A110 – and gets contrasting blue stitching.
Mechanically, the Superveloce 800 Alpine remains unchanged. However, being that it now satisfies the Euro 5 emissions standards, the 798cc in-line-three makes 145bhp albeit at an identical 13,000rpm. Meanwhile, peak torque stays the same at 88Nm, coming in 500 revs earlier at 10,100rpm. The top whack, too, is unchanged, at 240kmph.
That said, the Superveloce 800 Alpine does get a liberal helping of go-faster parts, including a remapped ECU and custom Arrow Racing 3 full exhaust system with stacked end cans. This, combined with the pillion seat cover – all available with the bike in kit form – will make for an ideal track day tool.
Sadly, the scanty productions run and exorbitant price tag (close to Rs 32.4 lakh, excluding taxes) means the Superveloce 800 Alpine will not be making it to our shores. However, if you have some deep-pocketed relatives in Europe, we’d be more than obliging to take you up on the offer!