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2015 MV Agusta Rivale 800
2015 MV Agusta Rivale 800



2015 MV Agusta Rivale 800 Review

2015 MV Agusta Rivale 800 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Rivale challenges preconceptions. Establishes new technical limits. Demolishes market segments by
defining a new paradigm. Breaking current standards, reaching further than those we are accustomed to, a new world is ready to be explored…

RIVALE 800 redefines the concept of two-wheel exclusivity, which is part of the design, enclosed in the technology that went into engine and electronics that, combined, make this motorcycle an emotionally rewarding experience.

The revolutionary in-line three-cylinder engine is the heart of this model, one that becomes the most versatile roadster, member of an ever wider MV AGUSTA range thanks to its ergonomics that have been specifically developed to ensure comfort and full control under every condition.

 

 


2015 MV Agusta Rivale 800 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The characteristics
In detail, the main features of MV Agusta Rivale 800 are:
• Engine in-line three-cylinder, 798 cc
• Bore 79.0 mm, stroke 54.3 mm
• Maximum power: 125 bhp (92 kW) at 12,000 rpm
• Rev limiter at 13,000 rpm
• Dry weight: 178 kg
• Power to weight ratio: 1.42 kg/hp
• Tires: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 120/70 – ZR 17 (front) and 180/55 – ZR 17 (rear)

 

 

2015 MV Agusta Rivale 800 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The engine
The in-line three-cylinder engine, designed and manufactured entirely by MV Agusta, is becoming an authentic classic due to its excellent performance and efficiency. Other three-cylinder engine solutions are currently being introduced on the market: none of them however can boast the extraordinary compactness that characterizes this engine and has been achieved by implementing technical solutions without compromise. The closed-deck engine block has been manufactured by chill-casting and has integral liners; the liquid cooling and lubrication circuits are integrated into the engine block casting in order to significantly reduce the overall engine size while at the same time offering a superior appearance and design, qualities found in every MV Agusta.

The technological excellence of this engine is recognizable by its weight (only 52 kg) and its counter-rotating crankshaft, a racing solution, widely used in MotoGP: introduced for the first time by MV Agusta on a production series model, reducing inertia when changing direction and enhancing handling. Double overhead camshaft valve train layout with four valves per cylinder; intake and exhaust have been designed specifically for Rivale on the basis of the model’s performance. The six-speed gearbox is extractable, another example of the engineering excellence of this model, and is fitted with an Electronically Assisted Shift (EAS) system, i.e. the electronic gearbox, providing quick gear shifts; the bike is equipped with a multi-disc wet clutch and an effortless clutch control .

Power and torque figures have been specifically defined to enhance Rivale’s dynamics, thus creating a motorbike that is a purely thrilling experience. The exceptional versatility of this in-line three cylinder engine – capable of producing 148 BHP on the supersports MV Agusta F3 800 – ensures consistent and exhilarating performance 125 BHP @ 12,000 rpm, a maximum torque of 84 Nm @ 8,600 rpm, Rivale ensures consistent performance at all revs, as well as a lightning response to the Full Ride By Wire throttle.

The electronics
The MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform was designed to become a landmark in the development of MV Agusta’s three-cylinder project. By means of consistent integrated management, all electronic control parameters of the motorbike can be managed and coordinated both effortlessly and efficiently, thus enhancing performance and optimizing thermodynamic efficiency under all conditions. The Full Ride By Wire throttle and the comprehensive control panel represent the interface between the rider and the MVICS platform, handlebar controls allow the rider to readily intervene on a wide range of customization and safety parameters.

Customization and safety are the operational objectives of the MVICS platform that allows the rider to choose from four engine maps: the first three are pre-defined performance levels: sports, normal road usage and wet or slippery road conditions; the fourth allows each parameter to be customized by the rider, ensuring perfect performance both for his preferences and the specific conditions. Many parameters such as: engine response, rev limiter, engine torque response, throttle and engine brake sensitivity can be customized via the MVICS platform, that also includes 8 levels of advanced traction control that have been carefully defined to ensure the best results in terms of delivering power to the road, even when road conditions are critical.

Dynamics
ALS tubing and aluminum alloy plates: this is the chosen solution for this frame, another fundamental characteristic of the three-cylinder project. In particular, the front section has been manufactured with steel tubes ensuring a sufficiently flexible design that has led to the production of Rivale’s dynamics. Aluminum alloy plates complete the frame’s rear structure that is subject to heavy torsional loads due to the long swingarm. The swingarm is one of the project’s strategic choices: it is very long if compared with the motorbike’s extremely compact wheelbase (only 1,410 mm) and provides the necessary traction and maximum yield under every condition. Specific characteristics of Rivale, have led to the development of an “ad hoc” chassis: rake has been increased by 0.5° compared with the F3 675 and 800 and by 0.5° compared with Brutale 675 and 800.

The increase in suspension travel is another key characteristic of this model: the inverted forks ensure 150 mm travel, thus allowing weight distribution to be redefined. In order to achieve greater dynamic performance, kinematics of the rear suspension has been adjusted so that the wheel now has 130 mm travel. The riding position leads to efficient dynamics without compromising comfort i.e. the handlebars are up close to the rider, an ideal configuration ensuring full control of the bike and transferring the load to the front, thus enhancing precision and cornering. The braking system consists of a set of twin 320mm Brembo floating discs with four 32mm piston calipers; on the rear the bike is equipped with a 220mm steel disc and a double 34mm piston caliper, all paired to the Bosch 9 Plus ABS System.

Rider interface
The new dashboard has been designed and produced for Rivale: it is entirely digital, and offers an ample reading surface, in which instant speed and rev indicators are located. The versatility of the instrument cluster allows the rider to choose the information to be displayed, however the engine response map and currently selected gear are always clearly visible as well as the traction control level and coolant temperature. Readability is ensured under every illumination condition thanks to the technology used for the display. Handlebar controls have been designed according to principles of rationality and ergonomics, every button and switch is easily reachable and the brake levers are well-shaped and their distance from the handlebar can be adjusted. Foot controls are made from aluminum alloys, are lightweight and robust, and have been designed specifically for Rivale. Footrests have been fitted with a rubber top to reduce vibrations while ensuring a good grip with motorcycle boots or casual footwear. The gearbox reverse lever is protected with an elegant aluminum shield.

Colors
The new Rivale 800 ABS is available in 3 color combinations:
• Metallic black
• Red/silver
• Matt metallic grey




 


 

2015 MV Agusta Rivale 800 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C”
Total displacement 675 cm3 (41.2 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 12.3:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 45.9 mm (3.1 in. x 1.8 in.)
Max. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 81 kW (110 hp) at 12500 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m. 65 Nm (6.63 kgm) at 12000 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil
radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System)
with three injectors Engine control unit
Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by
wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing
technology, control of detonation and misfire
Torque control with four maps, Traction
Control with eight levels of intervention
Electronic quick-shift MV EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift)
Clutch Wet, multi-disc with mechanical drive
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 19/36
Gear ratio
First gear: 13/37
Second gear: 16/34
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 19/30
Fifth gear: 21/30
Sixth gear: 22/29
Final drive ratio 16/43
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage 12 V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery 12 V – 8.6 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Wheelbase 1380 mm (54.33 in.)
Overall length 2085 mm (82.09 in.)
Overall width 725 mm (28.54 in.)
Saddle height 810 mm (31.89 in.)
Min. ground clearance 160 mm (6.30 in.)
Trail 95 mm (3.74 in.)
Dry weight 167 kg (368.2 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 16.6 l (4.39 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 225.0 km/h (139.8 mph)
FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy
FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN”
telescopic hydraulic fork
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)
REAR SUSPENSION
Type Progressive Sachs, single shock
absorber with spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 119 mm (4.68 in.)
BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.)
diameter, with steel braking disc and flange
Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons
Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear brake Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia.
Rear brake caliper Brembo with 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with RLM
(Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation
WHEELS
Front: Material/size Aluminium alloy 3.50 ” x 17 ”
Rear: Material/size Aluminium alloy 5.50 ” x 17 ”
TYRES
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)
FAIRING
Material Thermoplastic


 


 

2015 MV Agusta Rivale 800 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $17,995 CDN

Engine
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing System “D.O.H.C”
Total Displacement 798 cm3 (48.7 cu. in.)
Compression Ratio 13.3:1
Starting Electric
Bore X Stroke 79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.)
Max. Horse Power-R.P.M.
(at the Crankshaft) 125 HP at 12000 r.p.m.
Max. Torque-R.P.M. 84 Nm (8.6 kgm) at 8600 r.p.m.
Cooling System Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Engine Management System

Integrated ignition – injection system with three injectors Engine control unit Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing technology, control of detonation and misfire
Torque control with four maps, TractionControl with eight levels of intervention
Clutch Wet, multi-disc
Gear Box Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh, EAS (Electronic Assited Shift)
Primary Drive 19/36
Gear Ratio First gear: Speed* 13/37
Second gear: Speed* 16/34
Third gear: Speed* 18/32
Fourth gear: Speed* 19/30
Fifth gear: Speed* 21/30
Sixth gear: Speed* 22/29
Final Velocity Ratio 16/41

Electrical Equipment
Voltage 12V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery 12V – 8.6 AH
Dimension & Weight
Wheelbase 1410 mm (55.51 in.)
Overall Lenght 2070 mm (81.50 in.)
Overall Width 885 mm (34.84 in.)
Saddle Height 881 mm (34.69 in.)
Min. Ground Clearance 142 mm (5.59 in.)
Trail 104,5 mm (4.11 in.)
Dry Weight 178 kg (392.4 lbs.)
Fuel Tank Capacity 12,9 l (3.4 U.S. gal.)

Performance
Maximum Speed* 245.0 km/h (153.1mph)

Frame
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear Swing Arm Pivot Plates: Material Aluminium alloy

Front Suspension
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE – DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Rod Dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Travel On Leg Axis 150 mm (5.91 in.)

Rear Suspension
Type Sachs progressive, single shock absorber with rebound and compression (High speed/ Low speed) damping and spring preload adjustment
Single Sided Swing Arm: Material Aluminium alloy
Wheel Travel 130 mm (5.12 in.)

Brake
Front Brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc and flange
Front Brake Caliper Brembo Radial-type, with 4 pistons Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear Brake Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia.
Rear Brake Caliper Brembo with 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)

Rim
Front: Material / Size Aluminium alloy 3.50 ” x 17 “
Rear: Material / Size Aluminium alloy 5.50 ” x 17 “

Tires
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

Fairing
Material Thermoplastic


 

 


 

2015 MV Agusta Rivale 800 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 10,999 GBP

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C”
Total displacement 675 cm3 (41.2 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 12.3:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 45.9 mm (3.1 in. x 1.8 in.)
Max. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 81 kW (110 hp) at 12500 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m. 65 Nm (6.63 kgm) at 12000 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil
radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System)
with three injectors Engine control unit
Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by
wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing
technology, control of detonation and misfire
Torque control with four maps, Traction
Control with eight levels of intervention
Electronic quick-shift MV EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift)
Clutch Wet, multi-disc with mechanical drive
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 19/36
Gear ratio
First gear: 13/37
Second gear: 16/34
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 19/30
Fifth gear: 21/30
Sixth gear: 22/29
Final drive ratio 16/43
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage 12 V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery 12 V – 8.6 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Wheelbase 1380 mm (54.33 in.)
Overall length 2085 mm (82.09 in.)
Overall width 725 mm (28.54 in.)
Saddle height 810 mm (31.89 in.)
Min. ground clearance 160 mm (6.30 in.)
Trail 95 mm (3.74 in.)
Dry weight 167 kg (368.2 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 16.6 l (4.39 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 225.0 km/h (139.8 mph)
FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy
FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN”
telescopic hydraulic fork
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)
REAR SUSPENSION
Type Progressive Sachs, single shock
absorber with spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 119 mm (4.68 in.)
BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.)
diameter, with steel braking disc and flange
Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons
Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear brake Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia.
Rear brake caliper Brembo with 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with RLM
(Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation
WHEELS
Front: Material/size Aluminium alloy 3.50 ” x 17 ”
Rear: Material/size Aluminium alloy 5.50 ” x 17 ”
TYRES
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)
FAIRING
Material Thermoplastic

 

MV Agusta is committed to the constant improvement of our products. Therefore the information and technical characteristics of the vehicles are subject to change without notice.

* Top speed attained on closed course.
** Limited power versions available on demand.
Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.
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