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MV Agusta and Alpine create A110-inspired superbike

by Nik Berg
11 December 2020 2 min read
MV Agusta and Alpine create A110-inspired superbike

Italian motorcycle legend MV Agusta has announced a tie up with French sports car icon Alpine to create a limited edition of 110 Superveloce motorcycles.

In case you don’t know, France’s Alpine A110 is an all-aluminium, mid-engined, two-seater coupe powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor. Its styling harks back to the rally-winning A110 of the early 1970s but otherwise it’s a thoroughly modern machine. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission sends power to the rear wheels, and all-round double-wishbone suspension turns in agile handling alongside a supple ride. The A110 has been warmly received by critics and customers alike. But as we have asked before, if it’s so good why don’t more Brits buy one?

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Now back to the bike. The Superveloce Alpine packs MV Agusta’s 798cc triple, which turns out 149bhp at a peaky 13,000 rpm and is also styled to bring back memories of the ’70s when MV dominated the racing scene. However, those that opt for a ‘track-only’ performance pack can have 153bhp, thanks to an Arrow exhaust and remapped ECU. This also reduces the bike’s weight slightly, from 173kg (dry) to 165kg.

MV Agusta and Alpine create A110-inspired superbike

The rest of the Superveloce Alpine’s spec mirrors the standard Superveloce Ottocento, with Marzocchi forks, a Sachs rear shock, Brembo brakes, an up/down quick-shifter as standard, and a 5in TFT instrument display as well as cruise control, Bluetooth and GPS.

For the Alpine edition, the floating bodywork is in blue and white to match the French manufacturer’s colours. Raised A logos are affixed to the fairing and a black Alcantara seat with blue stitching fitted. The CNC-machined rims are in black. A final touch sees both French and Italian flags on either side of the front fender.

The Superveloce Alpine costs €36,300 (£33,271) but you’ll have to get your head down and hurry if you want one – only 110 are being built.

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