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MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro Is So Expensive and Rare It's Meant for Collectors

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Of all the bike makers out there, the Italians from MV Agusta like to brag the most. Ok, maybe not brag, but the brand does use some very flamboyant words to describe all of its products and the business as a whole. Just think about how the company paints the Superveloce: "inspired in its breathtaking looks by MV Agusta's glorious racing legacy […] it takes no prisoners when it comes to performance."
Too much, right? Maybe, maybe not. After all, this particular motorcycle family, born about four years ago to play the game in the retro-looking racer league, is derived from the mighty F3 and comes packing performance numbers high enough to shame the competition.

The current family of Superveloces comprises three models, namely the 800, S, and 98. A fourth, something called the 1000 Serie Oro, was just added to the range. But don't get your hopes up about getting your hands on one: it's a limited run reserved for collectors, with only what's left after they're satisfied to make it to the general public.

There is no particular reason for the existence of the Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro, in the sense that it didn't come about as a means to celebrate something. The thing was made solely to make MV Agusta more money as "an object that embodies the desires of every motorcyclist." And we don't mind that one bit.

The bike is at its core the same Superveloce we're used to, in the way that it uses a trellis frame comprising high-strength steel tubes, but also aluminum plates to hinge the aluminum alloy single-sided swingarm.

Inside the frame, the bike maker installed an engine that is larger than the ones that power all other models in the family. Instead of the 798cc we're used to, the Oro packs a 998cc one (hence the 1000 particle in its name). It, too, is a four-cylinder boasting radial titanium valves, forged titanium connecting rods, and DLC-coated cams. The engine uses an Electronically Assisted Shift Up & Down electronic gearbox to get things done.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro
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The engine redlines at 14,000 rpm, and generates the peak power, 208 hp (much higher than the 147 hp produced by the other Superveloces), at 13,000 rpm. Peak torque, 116.5 Nm, is reached at 11,000 rpm.

From a styling point the motorcycle was inspired by another Oro bike, the F4 750 Serie Oro. That's visible in the way the wheels of the 1000 are shaped, with their stylized star spokes, but also in the looks of the four-exit titanium exhaust system and its carbon fiber shield, a setup specialist Akrapovic made especially for this ride.

Carbon fiber was a central element of the project, and it was generously used elsewhere as well. Some 41 parts have been made using it, but we see the stuff most prominently in the dashboard support, chain guard, and full fairing.

The bike sets itself apart from the rest of the Agustas thanks to carefully crafted design elements. The most impressive ones are the aerodynamic wings installed on the fairing, a nod to the Grand Prix motorcycles made back in the 1970s.

The past is also referenced in the round headlight and in the leather belt that runs from one end of the fuel tank to the other. At the rear, the wheel hub us where the MV logo was placed, designed in such a way as to mirror the headlight.

The impressive stance of the two-wheeler would probably have been less so if a non-descript suspension system was used. Naturally, MV Agusta went for the best gear on the market, and chose Ohlins gear.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro
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The setup comprises upside-down forks with 120 mm of travel at the front, electronically adjustable for compression and rebound, and a mono-shock at the rear with the same amount of travel, and also electronically adjustable for preload, rebound, and compression.

Depending on the needs of the moment, the 1000 Serie Oro can be set to run in one of four riding modes, namely Rain, Sport, Race, and Custom, each of them offering mildly different settings for throttle sensitivity, engine braking and response, limiter, and electronic suspension.

Separately, traction control settings come with eight levels of intervention tailored for wet or slippery surfaces, road use, and track deployment.

MV Agusta is offering the bike in three color choices, namely Ago Silver, Pearl Shock Red, and Gold Ciclistica. The price for one of these babies is set at around $70,000, but even if you have that much cash to spare, don't get your hopes up.

The limited run of the bike comprises only 500 units, and the pre-order stage was reserved for brand collectors. There are only "a few” remaining units to be had, and they have all been dumped on the global market at once.

MV Agusta says that the "lucky buyers" will get in exchange for their small fortune not only the ride, but also a dedicated kit comprising, among other things, a certificate of authenticity, a dedicated motorcycle cover, and a passenger seat in leather and Alcantara.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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