MV Agustas’ Stradale 800 ‘is out of this world’
THE 2015 MV Agusta Stradale 800 is the touring version of the Rivale. If riding 10 hours a day on the Rivale sounds alright for you, then the added luggage system and the windscreen should definitely make you smile.
“The new Stradale 800 Tourer is really something out of this world, making it the classiest tourers in the world said the media at the Milan show where it was recently launched to the public and the media,” said Craig Langton, principal dealer at Cayenne Group.
“We will be launching this new model at R159 900 inclusive of all the added value offers, such as the three-year free service plan, 0% deposit, up to 72 months to pay, guaranteed trade-in facility, above book value, guaranteed buy back at 60% after three years and 24 hour road-side assist,” said Langton — all part of the Cayenne strategy of making motorcycles more affordable to all.
The 2015 Stradale offers 115 hp at 11 000 rpm and max torque is 78,5 Nm. The bike benefits from the electronically assisted shifting, the eight levels of traction control and four mappings for traction control.
As far as suspensions go, the 2015 MV Agusta Stradale 800 is equipped with the same array of Marzocchi forks and a Sachs rear damper, with unchanged travel figures. The ground clearance appears to have also been slightly reduced, and this makes the 870 mm tall seat a bit more accessible to riders with a shorter reach.
The frame is the traditional steel trellis tube, and stopping power comes from dual 320 mm front rotors and a single 220 mm one. ABS is supplied by Bosch, and is the same unit which equips the new 800 RR machines, the 9 Plus, with rear wheel lift-up mitigation.
The 2015 Stradale 800 is more like a Ducati Hyperstrada, touring gear added to the base version of a bike, and changing one or two digits in the price figure.
“Here is a class Italian machine with a touring package that stands way ahead of its competition for looks, style, performance and handling,” said Langton.
“We are already taking orders for these units …” —
Cayenne have started taking orders for the new MV Agusta Stradale 800.