THE FACTS O 108.6bhp O 192kg (dry) Seat height 850mm

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Fo­cused around MV’S com­pact 800cc triple, this is the firm’s idea of what a fast tourer should be – and noth­ing says fast like a race replica paintjob and a num­ber slapped on the side.

Adding it­self to an al­ready four-bike line-up of RC edi­tions for 2017, the new TV also gets a car­bon fi­bre front mud­guard, a new damped sprocket to im­prove trans­mis­sion smooth­ness and the pil­lion seat has been re­designed. Euro4 tweaks have re­sulted in a more re­fined and qui­eter en­gine. There’s also a new six-speed gear­box, with im­proved shift­ing speed and pre­ci­sion, and the starter mo­tor has been re­vised.

The MVICS 2.0 (Mo­tor & Ve­hi­cle In­te­grated Con­trol Sys­tem) elec­trick­ery has also been up­dated, as has the ride-by-wire hard­ware. The bike still offers the EAS 2.0 (bidi­rec­tional Elec­tronic As­sisted Shift) plus eight-level trac­tion con­trol.

MVICS also drives the semi-ac­tive sus­pen­sion, us­ing the firm’s ‘Sky­hook’ al­go­rithm; re­vised and tuned for bet­ter re­fine­ment. Stan­dard equip­ment also in­cludes a Garmin nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem, ded­i­cated twin 30-litre pan­niers, cen­tre­stand, ad­justable wind­shield, heated grips and cruise con­trol.

Tour­ing’s never looked so hard­core

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