While Malaysians have somewhat turbulent memories of Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta, including the infamous sale of the firm for 1 euro and the recent closure of a new Malaysian distributor after barely a year in operation, it cannot be denied the Varese, Italy company makes some very beautiful motorcycles.

During the recent EICMA show in Milan, Italy, MV Agusta displayed some of their 2019 model range – the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro among them – ranging from super bikes to race oriented track weapons to sports nakeds. With the company claiming a fresh injection of funds and resolution of its financial troubles over the past two years, MV Agusta looks to be re-entering the market on a strong foot.

Making its debut at EICMA as a concept bike but scheduled for production in the second half of 2019 is the 2019 MV Agusta Super Veloce Ottocento, or Superveloce 800 for those of us who do not speak Romance languages. Derived from the F3 800 sports bike, the Superveloce 800 harks back to the racing machines of the seventies, yellow-tinted windscreen and headlight, mimicking the endurance racers of that era.

The headlight itself is a circular twin-element LED unit accompanied by a yellow LED DRL located just inside the fairing at the base of the windshield. A new sub-frame design allows for the rider to transform the Superveloce 800 between single and pillion riding duties and the adjustable footpegs allow the rider to tailor the bike to fit.

Targetted at the American market with its red, white and blue paintwork is the Dragster 800RR America. Launched last year, the Dragster America is updated for the upcoming riding season with new LED tail lights and DRL.

An integrated steering damper is built into the the upper triple clamp and up-and-down quickshifting is standard. Of note are the passenger footpegs which fold away into the tail piece, giving the Dragster 800RR America a sleek, clean profile.

Another variant of MV Agusta’s Brutale is the Brutale 800 RC, decked in carbon-fibre components including the front fender, inner rear fender, side panels and instrument cluster cover. Forged wheels finished in red along with RC style paintwork complete the look look of the Brutale 800 RC.

In the middleweight sports bike stakes are the F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC – ‘RC’ standing for Reparto Corse or Racing Department – equipped with MV Agusta’s inline three-cylinder. As a limited edition motorcycle, both the 675 RC and 800 RC come with a dedicated race kit that includes a titanium SC Project full-system exhaust along with carbon-fibre and aluminium components.

On the touring side of things is the Turismo Veloce RC, which MV Agusta says moves away from a segment “characterised by increasingly heavy and bulky bikes.” The 2019 Turismo Veloce RC comes with what MV Agusta calls the “Smart Clutch System”, or SCS, which allows for either manual or automatic clutch operation.

GALLERY: 2019 MV Agusta Superveloce 800


GALLERY: 2019 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RC
GALLERY: 2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America
GALLERY: 2019 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce RC