MV Agusta’s Superveloce 75 Anniversario, a limited-edition version of the Italian brand’s Superveloce retro sportsbike, sold out within hours of launching this week.
Just 75 examples of the Superveloce 75 Anniversario will be built, with each already pre-ordered with an expected pricetag of €25,000 ($A40,600).
For reference, the standard Superveloce 800, upon which the 75 Anniversario is based, is offered locally from $33,690 rideaway.
Distinguishing the limited-edition variant is a loud tricolour paint scheme, complemented by black and gold wire-spoked wheels and a red Alcantara seat.
Also featured is a bespoke Arrow exhaust system with a dedicated engine map, and exclusive niceties like a numbered aluminium plate, a leather belt detail and an accompanying 75 Anniversario bike cover.
Otherwise, the bike is largely unchanged from the regular MV Agusta Superveloce 800, drawing power from the same 798cc three-cylinder engine delivering 108kW (148hp) and 88Nm.
The bike is highly equipped from standard, with large Brembo brakes, fully adjustable Marzocchi forks and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tyres.
Tech comforts include a 5.0-inch TFT display, cruise control, Bluetooth, GPS, smartphone mirroring, rider modes and eight-level traction control.
With a dry weight of 173 kilograms, MV Agusta says the Superveloce 800 will hit a top speed of 240km/h.
MV Agusta offered its Superveloce 75 Anniversario on its newly developed website, which had a countdown until it opened its order books.
“To celebrate its legacy of leading-edge engineering and timeless elegance, MV Agusta is launching a very special version of its Superveloce 800, the 75th anniversary, 75-units limited edition. Online reservations for 75 hours only,” the website read.
The site was soon updated: “Superveloce 75 Anniversario is officially sold-out, only hours after its online launch, an unprecedented success for one of the most iconic MV Agusta bikes.”
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