The 2021 MV Agusta Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take On Each Model
Luxury Italian manufacturerMV Agusta has no shortage of exciting models coming out in 2021. The Varese-based brand has been working hard over the last few years, delivering attention-grabbing concepts and turning them into full-blow production models or limited-edition specials.
Mid-2020 saw the release of the eye-wateringly expensive limited-edition Rush 1000, and with 2021 marking the brand’s 75th anniversary, MV Agusta hasn’t missed an opportunity to unleash another limited-edition on to the world in its honor.
Naturally, mainstays such as the Brutale, Dragster, and F3 are still on the menu, along with the newer Turismo Veloce and Superveloce models too. Here’s what MV Agusta has on offer for 2021.
2021 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR
MV Agusta’s flagship street motorcycle is the luxurious Brutale 800 RR. It’s a motorcycle that balances performance with practicality, wrapped in a premium package. If you like your motorcycles exclusive, exotic, and expensive, then the Brutale 800 RR is the perfect entry-level motorcycle in that sub-genre.
The heart of the Brutale 800 RR is a potent 798cc triple-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 140 horsepower and 64.1 lb-ft of torque. The Brutale’s performance is complemented with four riding modes, 8-level adjustable traction control, a hydraulic slipper clutch and EAS 2.0 electronic gearbox, and a muscular chassis that can’t help but turn heads.
The muscular, hypernaked Brutale 800 Rosso is back for 2021. In short, it’s a Brutale 800 with an exclusive red color scheme and a muted power output. However, there are plenty of minor details that set it apart from the standard Brutale. You just need to be an MV Agusta aficionado to notice them. The surface milling on the profile of the wheel spokes is a prime example of an easily overlooked detail.
Even without the minor details and exclusive Rosso coloring, the Brutale 800 is an intimidating motorcycle. Powered by a 798cc triple-cylinder engine that produces 110 horsepower and 60.5 lb-ft of peak torque, the Brutale 800 Rosso is a more affordable option for those wanting to buy into the Brutale dream.
The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR SCS is a great choice for more discerning Brutale fans. It’s an evolution of the standard 800 RR, featuring the same performance specs and exclusive details, but with one major difference: the addition of MV Agusta’s advanced Smart Clutch System 2.0. This system allows for easy up and down quick-shifting without requiring the use of a clutch lever.
Like the standard Brutale 800 RR, the 800 RR SCS uses a 798cc triple-cylinder engine with an output of 140 horsepower and 64.1 lb-ft of torque. With the SCS system now complementing the Brutale’s already exceptional performance, you’d think that the Brutale 800 RR SCS would be the top dog in the range. But guess again.
Next, we have the big Brutale. Unlike the others, the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR features a four-cylinder engine and a larger 998cc displacement. The result is an eye-watering 208 horsepower and 85.9 lb-ft of peak torque—enough to catapult riders to speeds of over 186 mph.
To achieve this kind of performance, the engineers at MV Agusta spared no expense when selecting materials. For example, the engine features titanium con rods, low-friction Asso piston rings, and other advanced features inspired by Formula 1 and MotoGP engineering. MV Agusta boasts that the Brutale 1000 RR’s engine is one of the most advanced inline-four-cylinder engines ever made, and they’ve given the Brutale 1000 RR a price tag that reflects that claim. Understandably.
The MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR shares 99% of the same DNA as the brand’s Brutale line, but there are some noticeable differences. For starters, the Brutale is more of a naked bike, while the Dragster is decidedly more street fighter. Both are exceptional motorcycles, but the Dragster carries more attitude. It’s a sharp, responsive, and powerful motorcycle designed for precision hooning.
The Dragster draws power from MV Agusta’s standard 798cc triple-cylinder engine, producing 140 horsepower and 64.2 lb-ft of peak torque. It’s a powerful and sophisticated streetfighter that comes equipped with full Ride-by-Wire tech, 8 adjustable levels of traction control, and advanced Bosch ABS. And the price isn’t as unreasonable as you’d think.
If you’re looking for an entry-level Dragster, then the MV Agusta Dragster 800 Rosso is a perfect choice. Like other Rosso branded MV Agusta motorcycles, the Dragster 800 Rosso features exclusive styling and subtle aesthetic changes, along with restricted performance and a reduced price tag. The reduction in performance isn’t drastic, and it helps to keep MV Agusta motorcycles accessible at the same time. A win-win for all.
The 2021 MV Agusta Dragster 800 Rosso comes equipped with the same 798cc triple-cylinder engine found on the Brutale 800 and other Dragster 800 models, but with a revised tune for a different power spread. The peak power is now capped at 110 horsepower, with peak torque tuned down to 61.2 lb-ft. A perfect entry-level exotic.
The Dragster range also gets access to MV Agusta’s innovative Smart Clutch System 2.0 with the Dragster 800 RR SCS model. The SCS system provides easy up and down quick-shifting without the use of the clutch lever. The result is effortless control and faster acceleration. It’s the ideal addition to an already impressive motorcycle, specifically aimed at riders who value performance over everything else.
The rest of the Dragster 800 RR SCS remains the same as the standard Dragster. The engine is the same 798cc inline three-cylinder engine that produces a potent 140 horsepower and 64.2 lb-ft of peak torque, wrapped in a technologically advanced and supremely beautiful, muscular chassis.
The last model in the Dragster line is the range-topping Dragster 800 RC SCS. As you can guess from the name, it features MV Agusta’s exclusive Smart Clutch System 2.0 (SCS) technology, but there’s more to it than a fancy quick-shifter. The other important letters in the name stand for Reparto Corse—MV Agusta’s racing department.
Aside from the impressive 798cc 140 horsepower triple-cylinder engine, special Reparto Corse extras include a specially developed SC-Project exhaust, ECU control unit, beautiful forged aluminum wheels, and an all-new livery. If you’re looking for a street fighter with real racing DNA, this is the bike for you.
“Turismo Veloce” is Italian for fast touring, and that’s exactly what the 2021 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso promises and delivers. Now, don’t let the shape of this motorcycle fool you—it may look like it’s ready for uncompromising adventure but it’s very much designed for road touring. It’s a sports tourer with a heavy emphasis on the sports part. Which is no bad thing.
This performance-focused sports tourer uses MV Agusta’s 798cc three-cylinder, 4-stroke, 12 valve engine that produces 110 horsepower and 59 lb-ft of torque. Though it’s a touring bike, it features some unique features more commonly found on racing machines, such as a counter-rotating crankshaft, and other top features like a slipper clutch, and an advanced electronics package. It’s a fast and aggressive sports tourer that’s ideal for commuting sprints or mile-munching marathons.
The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Rosso is the last of the Rosso-branded models in the 2021 MV Agusta line-up. Like the other models mentioned above, the Turismo Veloce 800 Rosso has been designed as an entry-level version of the regular Veloce. The only real differences include the signature Rosso paintwork and minor aesthetic details. And unlike the other Rosso models, this one doesn’t have a reduced power output.
Like the rest of the range, the Turismo Veloce 800 Rosso also draws power from MV Agusta’s 798cc three-cylinder, 4-stroke, 12 valve engine. Despite being the entry-level Rosso model, the power figures remain the same, with an output of 110 horsepower and 59 lb-ft of torque. For those looking for a diet Turismo Veloce 800 but with all of the calories, this is worthy of your attention.
Next up, we have the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS. As you can probably guess by the “SCS” designation, this model is the same as the standard Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso, but with the addition of Smart Clutch System 2.0 technology. Fun fact: to easily spot the difference between an SCS-equipped MV Agusta and a regular mode, just check for the transparent clutch cover on the side.
Aside from the powerful 798cc three-cylinder engine that produces 110 horsepower and 59 lb-ft of torque, the Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS also features advanced Ride-by-Wire, four engine maps, 8-levels of traction control, and more. Dubbed “the smart tourer” by MV Agusta, it’s a great choice for those looking for touring practicalities but with high-performance riding aids.
The last model in the Turismo Veloce line-up is the 2021 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 RC SCS. What elevates this above the other models is the fact that it has been given the all-important Reparto Corse racing treatment. It also features MV Agusta’s proprietary Smart Clutch System 2.0 technology too.
Reparto Corse additions include carbon fiber parts, F4-derived forged aluminum racing wheels, and a unique Reparto Corse graphics scheme. The engine remains unfettered and remains the same 110 horsepower and 59 lb-ft 798cc triple-cylinder unit.
The MV Agusta F3 675 remains a popular member of the MV Agusta line-up—an ideal choice for supersport enthusiasts or for riders who don’t feel the need for the larger displacement F3. Designed for unparalleled sports performance, the MV Agusta F3 675 boasts features more commonly found on professional racing bikes, such as a counter-rotating crankshaft.
The engine is a 675cc triple-cylinder unit that produces an impressive 120 horsepower and 59 lb-ft of peak torque that’s capable of propelling the 675 to speeds in excess of 155 mph. Other high-tech equipment includes MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System), full Ride-by-Wire control, 8-levels of traction control, and a hydraulic slipper clutch, to name but a few features.
The 2020 was the last year model year for the F3 675 and and has been replaced by the F3 800.
For most sport riders, the 2021 MV Agusta F3 800 will be a more attractive option. It has all of the qualities of the 675, such as sharp handling, innovative features, and a sleek and stylish look, but it also has more power. Of course, size isn’t everything, but on North American roads, more power is always welcome.
The fundamental differences between the F3 675 and F3 800 engine are the 800’s longer stroke, larger displacement, and larger power output. The 798cc triple-cylinder engine produces an impressive 148 horsepower and 64.9 lb-ft of torque. The power is up, but the top speed is lower than you’d find on the 675. For those who value power over top speed, the F3 800 is the logical choice.
Described by MV Agusta as the “ultimate track-day weapon,” the top-flight F3 800 RC certainly is impressive. While there’s not much to speak of in terms of upgrades, the F3 800 RC features a Reparto Corse graphics package and color scheme that authentically replicates the MV Agusta racing livery seen in professional competitions.
Internally, the F3 800 RC is the same as it was when it was upgraded in 2019. These improvements included a redesigned balance shaft, primary gear, clutch basket, cam drive, camshafts, valve springs, and valve guides. The 798cc triple-cylinder engine now produces 153 horsepower at the crank and 64.9 lb-ft of peak torque.
MV Agusta’s Superveloce 800 is a real head-turner. It’s a neo-retro superbike that fuses MV Agusta’s cutting edge technology with the brand’s historic racing heritage. Ever since it was first debuted in Milan, the model has been a success – so much that MV Agusta decided to treat the Superveloce 800 with two new color schemes for 2021.
The first is a classic Ago Red with Ago Silver, an homage to MV Agusta’s golden age of racing with Giacomo Agostini at the helm. The second is a Metallic Carbon Black and Dark Metallic Matt Grey scheme with gold details, reminiscent of the Formula 1 racing colors of the 70s.
Under the proverbial hood, the MV Agusta Superveloce 800 features a 798cc triple-cylinder engine, 148 horsepower, 64.9 lb-ft of torque, and plenty of race-inspired technology to keep your wheels turning.
In celebration of MV Agusta’s 75th anniversary, the brand decided to launch a special limited-edition version of the Superveloce 800. Limited to just 75 units the Superveloce 75 Anniversary Edition was only on sale for a limited time period of just 75 hours. Naturally, they sold out fast. They’re all gone.
Don’t worry though, the only features that elevated it above the standard model included the unique Italian flag color scheme, black and gold Inmotion spoke rims, an Alcantara seat, a painted tail cover, a track-only exhaust system and ECU, the usual numbered plate and certificate of authenticity. The specs are the same as the regular MV Agusta Superveloce 800.
The 75th anniversary edition is no longer on MV Agusta’s website.
The range-topping Superveloce model is the 2021 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oro. This is a continuation of the special edition model that inspired the Superveloce production line.
The main differences between the Serie Oro and standard Superveloce include the Serie Oro’s star-spoke wheels, red trellis frame section, Arrow dual-end exhaust, and Alcantara leather seat. It’s also worth noting that the Serie Oro uses thermoplastic and carbon fiber fairings, while the base-model Superveloce only uses thermoplastic.
In terms of performance, there are no major differences between the two models. They both use the 798cc triple-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower, 64.9 lb-ft of torque. In short: the only significant difference is the price tag.
The Superveloce 800 Serie Oro is no longer on MV Agusta’s website.
The 2021 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Alpine is a celebration of the Alpine name returning to motorsport competition. MV Agusta went through the same type of star-studded return to racing in 1999.
The Superveloce 800 Alpine is limited to only 110 units, all of which have been pre-sold. The 110 units is a celebration of the A110, Alpine’s first car for sale to the public in nearly 30 years. The motorcycle also gets special paint, directly provided by Alpine, in the two tone Alpine Blue and Racing Silver that the French manufacturer is famous for. As well, this is the only other Superveloce apart from the 75 Anniversario to get the ultra-lightweight version of the Arrow triple exit exhaust. Multiple fairings, covers, and other parts are either made from carbon-fiber, titanium, or lightweight aluminum alloy. In all, this bike comes in a full 20 lbs lighter than the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro.
In terms of performance, it continues along the same track as the Superveloce 800 75 Anniversario. It uses the same 798cc triple-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower, 64.9 lb-ft of torque, however it has a special engine control module developed in cooperation with one of Alpine’s racing partners, Continental, giving it a full “Alpine-spec” race mode.