2018 MV Agusta RVS#1 Review

2018 MV Agusta RVS#1

2018 MV Agusta RVS#1 2018 MV Agusta RVS#1 2018 MV Agusta RVS#1 2018 MV Agusta RVS#1

 

 

REPARTO VEICOLI SPECIALI.

REPARTO SPECIALE, MV AGUSTA TO THE CORE.

An idea spawned from the close bond between MV Agusta and CRC (Centro Ricerche Castiglioni). RVS stands for Reparto Veicoli Speciali: short for design and engineering at the very highest level. Not just quality, but perfection. Not just research, but vision. Not just performance, but emotions.

MV Agusta presents RVS#1, the very first project created by the Reparto Veicoli Speciali. A debut that is all about uncompromising, extreme content. Designers in the Reparto Veicoli Speciali took an already iconic, personalitypacked model as their starting point and then set about imagining and building a truly unique bike that stands out for its set-up, component quality, overall styling, performance and exclusivity. It will be assembled on the new ‘special vehicles’ production line at the Schiranna factory.

A limited, hand-built edition, a motorcycle that reflects the “one man, one bike” philosophy. Every single RVS machine has a numbered, lightweight titanium badge applied to the splendid steering head, itself a masterpiece of CNC machining.

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta RVS#1 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

• The frame side plate is the result of refined machine tooling and sports the number that identifies it as the first model created by the Reparto Veicoli Speciali.

• The exceptional front light cluster stands out not just in terms of its styling and careful construction; LED segments are activated according to the dynamic parameters defined by the inertial
platform, ensuring perfect just where it’s needed.

• Titanium is just one of the top-drawer materials selected for this truly special bike.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta RVS#1 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

The heart of the RVS#1 is MV Agusta’s powerful, in-line three-cylinder 800 cc engine: 150 hp at 12,800 rpm and unbeatable in terms of its compactness and power-to-weight ratio. A technological icon that combines outstanding thermodynamic efficiency with supersport performance.

Carefully selected components that combine lightness and practicality have drastically reduced bike weight to just 160 kg – eight less than the standard Dragster 800 RR (weight-power 0.93 kg per hp in the kit configuration). Numbers like these speak for themselves. As does the powerful three-cylinder engine, with its eye-watering acceleration (0-100 kph in 3.72 sec.). Featuring two injectors per cylinder and the renowned counterrotating crankshaft configuration (that reduces inertia when changing direction), the engine is now further refined thanks to upgraded components such as the chain tensioner, starter motor, camshafts and valve guides; combustion chamber flows have also been optimised. The outcome is a more efficient, quieter Euro 4 engine that boasts unparalleled power and finesse, as seen, for example, in the removable gearbox. With redesigned gears, the latter increases the available shift time by 47%, ensuring smoother, more precise shifting. What’s more, the RVS#1 incorporates specially developed engine strategies for an even more exciting, exclusive riding experience.

• An exclusive kit supplied to RVS#1 customers includes the SC-Project silencer.

 

FRAME AND CHASSIS SET-UP

The RVS#1 frame is essential in that it is lightweight and exceptional in that it is designed with dynamic performance in mind. The main tubular steel trellis frame features the traditional aeronautical-grade aluminium alloy side plates, the model name elegantly engraved on the right-hand side. Details highlight the quest for excellence: the instrument panel is mounted on a metal support, designed and built directly by CRC, the Research Center in San Marino. Brake and clutch lines are model-specific, as are the stunningly styled Braking Sunstar Batfly front discs. The brake and clutch fluid reservoir plugs are made of billet aluminium. Rigorously wire-spoked, the Kineo wheels have a striking machined profile. They also stand out on account of the one red-coloured nipple – a real touch of flair. That same hint of colour, evocative of the racing world, is seen at the edge of the side stand. Because nothing on the MV Agusta RVS#1 has been left to chance.
Grips, for example, are now ‘grippier’ thanks to special relief moulding and are decorated with another flash of red in the form of a diagonal stripe.

Up front, the adaptive headlight is a masterpiece of style and performance. A carefully crafted outer ring reproduces a part of the MV Agusta logo. The inner area is simply astounding: LED segments, in fact, are switched on according to the dynamic parameters defined by the inertial platform incorporated in the headlight. That means the LEDs come on/go out depending on the speed and tilt of the bike, their powerful beams lighting up the appropriate section of road. Just one example of how cutting-edge technology and attention to detail come together perfectly on the new MV Agusta RVS#1.

The rear LED light cluster ensures optimal vehicle visibility and features a new ‘smoked’ cover.

Tank and seat provide further evidence of craftsmanship: the former has been machined so that titanium strips can be set in it, making an already original design inimitable. Redesigned to enhance ergonomics and comfort, the seat has an exclusive eye-catching honeycomb pattern.

The right-hand side of the bike features a powerful pair of LED spotlights, exclusive to the RVS#1. Mounted on a light carbon fibre support, the two LED lights are controlled by a dedicated handlebar switch and are connected to a pair of on-off status indicators. Machined-from-solid rear view mirrors are perfectly consistent with the RVS#1 project, as the evocative red-eyed skull graphic clearly indicates.

The titanium exhaust included in the kit was designed and built by SCProject together with MV Agusta: this racing-derived model significantly improves performance while providing a clear weight saving. It gives the rear of the RVS#1 rugged personality, bringing out the bike’s refined yet muscled design. Designed for use on race tracks or areas not open to public traffic, this exhaust is not road-legal. The rider footpegs – anodized and then CNC machine-finished – take their cue from the MV Agusta cogwheel logo.

That characterisation extends to the Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres, which bring out the full aesthetic and practical potential of the RVS#1, extending its scope beyond the traditional horizons of road bikes.

• Bike design is made even more unique by this pair of LED lights mounted on a carbon fibre support.

• Each RSV#1 bike has a titanium plate certifying the serial number.

• The striking spoked wheels are made even more unique with a specially machined profile. The red nipple can’t fail to catch the eye.

• The red-eyed skull adds a touch of personality to the seat.

 

RSV #1 RACING PARTS KIT:
• MOTORCYCLE COVER
• WELCOME KIT WITH CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
• “QUICK RELEASE” FUEL TANK CAP
• ENGINE OIL CAP BLACK ERGAL
• RACING EXHAUST SILENCER with MOUNTING KIT
• ECU WITH RACING MAP
• RH TITANIUM FOOTREST PROTECTION
• RH AIR SCOOP WITH LAMPS AND DEDICATED FIXING KIT
• ERGAL CLUTCH COVER PROTECTION
• COMPLETE SUPPORT FOR ERGAL FRAME PROTECTION (RH/LH SIDE)
• ENGINE PICK-UP PROTECTION
• ERGAL REARVIEW MIRROR
• ERGAL REARVIEW MIRROR CONNECTION BUSHING
• TITANIUM AND ERGAL FRONT BRAKE LEVER PROTECTION
• TITANIUM AND ERGAL CLUTCH LEVER PROTECTION

 

CONTENTS
Steering damper Manually adjustable with 8 settings
Headlight Adaptive full LED

TITANIUM COMPONENTS
Upper triple clamp plate – Footrest support
protection – Front brake and clutch levers
protections – Inserts for fuel tank – SC Project exhaust silencer

CARBON FIBER COMPONENTS
Rear swingarm protection cover – Painted
rear mudguard – Airbox side fairings – RH/LH
radiator air scoops and RH air scoop with lamps – Upper and lower chain guards
Fuel tank protection cover – Complete front mudguard

SPECIAL COMPONENTS
– Adaptive full LED headlight
– Headlight support
– Dashboard support
– Braking front and rear brake disk
– Special handgrips
– CNC rearview mirrors (by CRC) – RH/LH lever protections
– CNC rear license plate holder arm CNC license plate light
– CNC rear swingarm protection
– CNC clutch lever
– CNC front brake lever
– LED turn indicators
– Seat personalized with hexagonal graphic stitching
– Frame side plates and tail piece with surface aluminum machining
– CNC adjustable footrest supports CNC special footrests
– Special semi-handlebars
– Special upper triple clamp
– Clutch crankcase protection cover
– CNC wheel nut and crown wheel nut
– Generator crankcase protection cover, clutch protection cover RH/LH engine side protections obtained by CNC
– Front and rear wheels with milling on channel
– Rear lights with smoke-grey colour lens
– Special painting

EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS
– SC Project exhaust silencer
– Power unit for SC exhaust silencer (with special mapping)
– Motorcycle cover
– Welcome kit with RVS certificate of origin
– Carbon fiber RH radiator air scoop LED side lamps
– RH footrest support protection
– Racing fuel tank cap
– Wooden container case

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta RVS#1 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner
Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 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. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 103 kW (140 hp) at 12.500 r.p.m. 110 kW (150 hp) at 12.800 r.p.m.***
Max. torque – r.p.m. 87 Nm (8.87 kgm) at 10.100 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with six 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 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift up & down)
Clutch Multi-disk wet clutch with hydraulic actuation
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 16/41

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 (54.30 in.)
Overall length 2060 mm (81.06 in.)
Overall width 815 mm (32.09 in.)
Saddle height 820 mm (32.28 in.)
Min. ground clearance 149 mm (5.86 in.)
Trail 95 mm (3.74 in.)
Dry weight 168 kg (370.4 lbs.) – 160 kg (352.7 lbs.)***
Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed*

FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork in DLC treated aluminium, with anodized fork legs and having rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)

REAR SUSPENSION
Type Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)

BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel Braking Bat Fly disks
Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear brake Single Wave steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.)
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 With aluminium alloy spokes 3.50” x 17”
Rear: Material/size With aluminium alloy spokes 6.00” x 17”

TYRES
Front Pirelli MT 60 RS WF 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear Pirelli MT 60 RS WR 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

FAIRING
Material Carbon fiber and thermoplastic

EMISSIONS
Environmental Standard Euro 4
Combined fuel consumption 6,8 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 163 g/km

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta RVS#1 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner
Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 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. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 103 kW (140 hp) at 12.500 r.p.m. 110 kW (150 hp) at 12.800 r.p.m.***
Max. torque – r.p.m. 87 Nm (8.87 kgm) at 10.100 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with six 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 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift up & down)
Clutch Multi-disk wet clutch with hydraulic actuation
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 16/41

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 (54.30 in.)
Overall length 2060 mm (81.06 in.)
Overall width 815 mm (32.09 in.)
Saddle height 820 mm (32.28 in.)
Min. ground clearance 149 mm (5.86 in.)
Trail 95 mm (3.74 in.)
Dry weight 168 kg (370.4 lbs.) – 160 kg (352.7 lbs.)***
Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed*

FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork in DLC treated aluminium, with anodized fork legs and having rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)

REAR SUSPENSION
Type Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)

BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel Braking Bat Fly disks
Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear brake Single Wave steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.)
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 With aluminium alloy spokes 3.50” x 17”
Rear: Material/size With aluminium alloy spokes 6.00” x 17”

TYRES
Front Pirelli MT 60 RS WF 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear Pirelli MT 60 RS WR 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

FAIRING
Material Carbon fiber and thermoplastic

EMISSIONS
Environmental Standard Euro 4
Combined fuel consumption 6,8 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 163 g/km

 

2018 MV Agusta RVS#1 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner
Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 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. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 103 kW (140 hp) at 12.500 r.p.m. 110 kW (150 hp) at 12.800 r.p.m.***
Max. torque – r.p.m. 87 Nm (8.87 kgm) at 10.100 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with six 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 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift up & down)
Clutch Multi-disk wet clutch with hydraulic actuation
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 16/41

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 (54.30 in.)
Overall length 2060 mm (81.06 in.)
Overall width 815 mm (32.09 in.)
Saddle height 820 mm (32.28 in.)
Min. ground clearance 149 mm (5.86 in.)
Trail 95 mm (3.74 in.)
Dry weight 168 kg (370.4 lbs.) – 160 kg (352.7 lbs.)***
Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed*

FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork in DLC treated aluminium, with anodized fork legs and having rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)

REAR SUSPENSION
Type Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)

BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel Braking Bat Fly disks
Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear brake Single Wave steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.)
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 With aluminium alloy spokes 3.50” x 17”
Rear: Material/size With aluminium alloy spokes 6.00” x 17”

TYRES
Front Pirelli MT 60 RS WF 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear Pirelli MT 60 RS WR 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

FAIRING
Material Carbon fiber and thermoplastic

EMISSIONS
Environmental Standard Euro 4
Combined fuel consumption 6,8 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 163 g/km

 

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