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Mofaz Motosikal and Chear Motor launched four new MV Agusta motorcycles at the Chear Motor showroom in Klang on January 16. The models launched were the sport-touring Stradale 800 and Turismo Veloce 800 and Veloce Lusso 800 adventure-touring bikes.

Also on display was the MV Agusta F4 RC race replica, produced in a limited run of 250 units worldwide. Out of the 250 units, two have made it to Malaysia, of which one unit is already spoken for.

While none of the models are new, per se, having been launched much earlier overseas, their official showing here in Malaysia is indicative of the commitment being shown by Mofaz and Chear in developing the motorcycle industry locally.

The Stradale 800 is naked sports-tourer with a three-cylinder 12-valve engine that puts out 115 hp and 78.5 Nm torque. Shown with an optional pair purpose-built pair of saddle-bags that incorporate rear lights, the Straddle 800 is designed for the rider who needs a bike capable of multiple roles within the riding week.

Also unveiled were two variants of the Turismo, the base Veloce 800 and the Veloce Lusso. Carrying a variant of MV Agusta’s 800 cc triple, the engine has been de-tuned slightly for duty in the Turismo Veloce, putting out 110 hp. Torque, however, has been increased to compensate, as befits an adventure tourer carrying heavy loads long distances, at 83 Nm.

Some additional goodies are installed on the Turismo Veloce Lusso 800, including a GPS system, semi-active suspension, heated grips and a centre stand. Both Turismo models are available with optional saddle bags.

Lastly, the limited production F4 RC, the latest iteration of Massimo Tamburini’s vision of the perfect motorcycle that began with the Ducati 916 over 20 years ago. This four-cylinder 900 cc race replica comes with a full suite of electronics and active suspension. It is supplied with a sports kit that allows the owner to convert the F4 RC between road and track duties.

On the road prices, with six months road tax, are – Stradale 800 at RM99,917, the Turismo Veloce 800 at RM111,129, and the Turismo Veloce Lusso 800 at RM121,146. Price for the F4 RC is on application. Stay tuned for an in-depth road test of the Turismo Veloce Lusso 800 by paultan.org.

GALLERY: MV Agusta Stradale 800
GALLERY: MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800
GALLERY: MV AGusta Turismo Veloce Lusso