Specifications of MV Augusta Rivale 800

Engine and Transmission

Engine Type 12v, inline-triple
Total Displacement 798 cm3 (48.7 cu. in.)
Max power 92 kW (125 hp) at 12.000 r.p.m
Max Torque 84 Nm (8.6 kgm) at 8.600 r.p.m.
No of cylinders 4
Cooling System Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Compression Ratio 13:3:1
Clutch Wet, multi-disc
Starting Electric
Ignition Electric
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Number of gears 6
Bore 79 mm
Stroke 54.3 mm

Chassis and Suspension

Front Suspension Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
Rear Suspension Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustment

Dimensions and Capacity

Length 2070 mm
Width 885 mm
Height 881 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity 16 ltrs
Saddle height 881 mm
Ground clearance 142 mm
Wheelbase 1410 mm
Kerb weight 195 kg

 Battery and Electricals

Head light LED
Tail light LED
Turn Signal Lamp LED
Battery 12 V 8.6 Ah

 Tyres and brakes

Front Tyre 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)


Rear Tyre 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)
Wheels Type Alloys
Front brake Double floating disc with 320 mm (12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc and flange
Rear Brake Single steel disc with 220 mm diameter

 Performance and mileage

Mileage 20 kmpl


Top speed 140 mph
Tank Range 90 miles
About MV Augusta Rivale 800

Mv Augusta Rivale 800 is a hybrid between a motard and a naked sport bike, and more extreme in many ways than its engine donor the Brutale 800. Let’s get into the detailing of this bike. Redefining the concept of two-wheel exclusivity, MV Augusta Rivale has come in the market which is part of the design, enclosed in the technology that went into engine and electronics that, combined, making this motorcycle an emotionally rewarding experience.

The heart of this model is the revolutionary in-line three-cylinder engine is one that becomes the most versatile roadster.

Review of MV Augusta Rivale 800

The in-line three-cylinder engine, designed and manufactured by MV Agusta, is becoming an 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 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  that is 125 BHP @ 12,000 rpm, a  torque that is maximum of 84 Nm @ 8,600 rpm.

The closed-deck engine block has been manufactured by chill-casting and has integral liners; the liquid cooling and lubrification circuits are integrated and their pumps have been integrated with the engine in order to significantly reduce size while guaranteeing a superior style, an indispensable quality 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.

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.


The MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform was designed to become a landmark in the development of MV Agusta’s three-cylinder project. 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.

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.

There are different kinds of parameters which are: 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.


There is the chosen solution for this frame, another fundamental characteristic of the three-cylinder: ALS tubing and aluminium alloy plates.
The front of the section has been manufactured with steel tubes ensuring a sufficiently flexible design that has led to the production of Rivale’s dynamics. Aluminium alloy plates complete the frame’s rear structure that is subject to heavy torsional loads due to the long swingarm.

One of the project’s strategic choices is swingarm: 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 have been adjusted so that the wheel now has 130 mm travel.

Position of the riding 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 callipers; on the rear the bike is equipped with a 220mm steel disc and a double 34mm piston calliper.


Rider Interface

The dashboard for it 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.

From aluminium alloys, foot-controls are made which 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. With the use of elegant aluminium shield, the gearbox reverse lever has been made.


The MV Agusta Rivale 800 provides the mileage of approx. 20 kmpl.

Positives of MV Augusta Rivale 800
  • Mean styling that also benefits its visibility in traffic.
  • Vicious (in a good way) brakes that are usable due to the correct amount of weight.
  • At high rpm, but still has drive at the midrange
Negatives of MV Augusta Rivale 800
  • Tiny Fuel Tank
  • Too hardcore for inexperienced riders.
Price of MV Augusta Rivale 800

The starting price of MV Augusta Rivale 800  in Nepal is NRs. 25,00,000 .

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