Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS expand Milan Police motorcycle unit
Is this the coolest police motorcycle yet? MV Agusta has revealed four new Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS motorcycles in official Italian State Police livery to join the Nibbio Motorcycle Unit that runs out of Milan’s Police HQ, doubling the number of MV Agustas in the fleet.
The Nibbio Motorcycle Unit is designed to allow the police to swiftly react to issues in the Milan area thanks to the flexibility of two-wheeled transport.
Milan’s Police Commissioner Giuseppe Petronzi was joined by MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov and Simone Corsi at the official donation ceremony at the Milan Police HQ.
Timur Sardarov – MV Agusta CEO
“To see our bikes used by the State Police to protect and assist the citizens of Milan fills us with pride. At MV Agusta we like to say we manufacture the most beautiful and technologically advanced bikes in the world, but today we are even happier to announce that our technology is being used to provide security to our communities. The women and the men of the Nibbio Unit are exceptional riders, and our bikes could not be in safer hands. I wish to thank Quaestor Petronzi for his trust and for giving us the opportunity to support the extraordinary work of the Italian Police.”
The Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS is a seriously trick sports tourer at heart, built around the MV Agusta in-line three-cylinder 798 cc engine, producing 110 hp and 80 Nm of torque, backed by the MVICS 2.0 system for an extensive electronics loadout. That’s not astounding specs on paper, but if you’ve ridden an MV 800 triple you’ll know there’s plenty of go there.
Running a Mikuni ride-by-wire with Eldor ECU, the Turismo Veloce Lusso has three injectors and offers four torque control maps, eight level traction control and has lean angle sensitive functionality.
SCS stands for the Smart Clutch System, which offers essentially an automatic clutch with hydraulic actuation, while the bike also runs the MV EAS 2.1 electronically assisted shift system in both directions, which allows clutchless shifting with auto blipping on the downshifts. Even without the SCS clutch the quickshifter makes using the clutch for anything but starts and stops largely unnecessary.
Suspension is semi-active Sachs 43 mm forks and monoshock, run via the MVCSC, or MV Agusta Chassis Stability Control system, with 160 mm front and 165 mm rear travel.
While the bike itself only weighs 199 kg, it is also loaded up with an extensive load out of police gear much of which is stored in the 60 litres of pannier storage. That includes an emergency kit, service machine gun, police comms, lights and much more.
Brakes are Brembo four-piston radial calipers on 320 mm rotors on the front, with a dual-piston rear on 220 mm rotor, backed by a Bosch 9+ ABS unit which also offers rear lift mitigation. A parking brake is also integrated into the rear brake.
Standard fitment on these models is a heap of quality of life features, like heated grips, cruise control, a GPS sensor, centre stand, adjustable windshield as well as an immobilizer and Bluetooth, although chances of anyone trying to nick one of these bikes seems low.
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS Polizia Edition – Specifications
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