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MV Agusta Turismo Veloce (2015+) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce red rhs front 3-4

This is the maintenance schedule for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, an adventure sport touring motorcycle based on the middleweight triple engine that powers a number of MV Agusta bikes. It’s also known sometimes as the “Turismo Veloce 800”, but according to MV Agusta it’s just the “Turismo Veloce”.

The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce is an all-day touring-capable sportbike that’s based on the same fundamental engine that powers other 800-class sportbikes in the MV Agusta range, like the MV Agusta Superveloce 800. It’s a 798cc three-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder and dual overhead cams. It’s tuned much more mildly, and makes peak power of 110 hp (81 kW) at 10150 rpm — a sweet spot for a middleweight bike. Peak torque of 80 Nm (59 ft-lb) comes on at a much more middleweight-biased 7100 rpm.

The Turismo Veloce sacrifices a little style for the comfort, but it still looks great with its triple exhaust, exposed trellis frame, and the single-sided swingarm.

While the Turismo Veloce has had some minor updates over the years, the fundamental engine and maintenance schedule have stayed the same.

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What you need to service the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

If you want to do a basic service on your MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, you’ll need the following items. MG Avusta recommends Motul lubricants (since the partnership agreement in 2016)

PartMV Agusta Turismo Veloce parts
Engine oilUse Motul 7100 5W40 synthetic oil, or another 5W40 API SN / SM or JASO MA2 oil.
Oil filterUse either a standard MV Agusta oil filter, or a HifloFiltro HF569
Spark plugsNGK CR9EKB, with an 0.7mm (+/- 0.8mm) gap.
CoolantMotul Motocool Factory Line — based on monoethylene glycol
Brake fluidUse Motul DOT 3 & 4 brake fluid, or another high-spec synthetic like Castrol DOT 4.
Chain maintenanceUse Motul chain paste.
GreaseUse lithium soap-based grease for external greasing
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce maintenance parts

See below for a reference screenshot.

MV Agusta motul lubricants
MV Agusta motul lubricants (800 motor)

Older versions of the manual (prior to the Motul partnership) recommend ENI fluids of the same spec.

Maintenance Schedule for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

Below is the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce’s maintenance schedule.

Service intervals for the MV Agusta liquid cooled triples is quite wide:

  • Oil changes every 15000 km (9000 miles)
  • Valve service every 30000 km (18000 miles)

But MV Agusta puts a lot more detail into their maintenance schedules. They have lots of things other manufacturers don’t mention, like replacing the timing chain and tensioner, replacing the clutch spring drive, and performing regular compression tests (along with valve service, while you have the tank off anyway). All this means that your required service by a dealer is likely to be more expensive.

MV Agusta lumps it all together into one huge table. But since this is confusing, we’ve broken it apart into separate sections:

  1. Chain maintenance
  2. Daily / regular maintenance
  3. Scheduled maintenance

Drivetrain maintenance

To maintain the chain, at a minimum, check / adjust / lubricate the chain at the following intervals.

ItemCheck every…
Check adjust drivetrain1000 km (600 mi) and at every service
Lubricate chain1000 km (600 mi) and after riding in the rain
Brake pads1000 km (600 mi)
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce — Chain Maintenance

Daily/regular maintenance

Do the following maintenance daily (or regularly). It’s mostly checks. Also do these items as part of your scheduled maintenance.

Aside from checking fluid levels and tires, many of these checks are things you’d observe as you gently ride away (e.g. do the brakes work as you hold it steady before riding away? Does the throttle work?)

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce — Regular checks
Check engine oil level, top up as necessary (Motul 7100 5W40)
Check coolant level, top up as necessary (Motocool Factory Line)
Check brake clutch/fluid level (Castrol DOT 4)
Check brake / clutch operation
Check throttle operation
Check tire pressure — at least every 10 days
Check tire wear — at least every 500 km (300 mi)
Check kickstand operation
Check kickstand switch
Check instrument panel operat
Check lights / signals / headlight
Check horn
Check headlight
Check ignition switch
Check locks
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce — Regular checks

Scheduled maintenance

Below is the bulk of the maintenance schedule.

Remember to regularly service your chain and include the daily maintenance checks in this list.

Your MV Agusta bike comes with a warranty booklet that comes with recommended “service coupons”, starting with A for the break-in service, and going up through the alphabet. The dealer fills in the service coupons and the customer keeps them.

Notes:

  • The break-in maintenance is not included. It’s the same list of items as the annual service (an oil change, tightening up of things that might have come loose, and checking for leaks). A dealer normally does this during the warranty period.
  • Items marked [D] need dealer-specific tools
km x 1000153045607590105
mi x 10009182736455463Every
[D] Check ECU mappingYear
Change engine oil
(Motul 7100 5W40)
Year
Change oil filter
(HF569)
Year
Change coolant
(Motocool Factory Line)
2 years
Check cooling system for leakageYear
Check electric fan operationYear
Valves — Check / adjust
Replace timing parts:
* Chain
* Fixed shoe
* Movable shoe
* Chain tensioner
Spark plugs — Replace
Fuel filter — Replace
Throttle intake ducts — Check / clean
Intake pressure sensor — Check / clean
[D] Throttle: Check operation (with TEXA diagnostic software)Year
Air filter – Check
Air filter – ReplaceMore often when riding in dusty or polluted areas
Check compression
Brake / clutch fluid: Renew (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Brake pads: Check / replace as needed
Brake / clutch: Check operation and linesYear
Brake clutch: Clean lever/master cyl. piston contact areaYear
Clutch spring drive: Check / Replace
Fuel lines: Check for defects/ leakageYear
Fuel lines: Replace3 years
Drive chain: Inspect, Replace as needed
Front sprocket / tab washer: ReplaceYear
Rear sprocket spring drive: ReplaceYear
Rear sprocket: Check / replace as neededYear
Steering bearings: Check / Adjust
Lubricate steering bearings
Wheel rims: Inspect visuallyYear, Or when tyre is replaced
Front wheel bearings: CheckOr when tyre is replaced
Front wheel bearings: Replace
Rear wheel hub: Check / Lubricate needle bearing
Rear wheel hub: Replace
Swingarm bearings: Check / Lubricate
Drive chain pads on swingarm and frame plate: Check / Replace
Rear shock: Check / AdjustYear
Front forks: Check / AdjustYear
Front forks: Renew fork oil
Check / replace hoses, connections and canister, and clean hot air inlet on canister
Battery connections: Check and clean
Electrical equipment: Check operationYear
Adjust headlightEvery time geometry is changed
Screws, nuts, and hose clamps: Check / TightenYear
Perform general lubricationYear
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce maintenance schedule

Tires and tire pressures for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

Standard tires on the Turismo Veloce are Pirelli Scorpion Trails, a tire that lays pretension to the Turismo Veloce being a multi-purpose machine (it’s mostly a road-bike).

These are the recommended tire sizes and pressures.

WheelTyre (Tire) sizeTyre (Tire) pressure (cold)
Front120/70-1738 psi / 2.6
Rear180/55-1738-42 psi / 2.6-2.9 bar
(depending on luggage/passenger)
Tyre sizes and pressures for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

About the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce on road bridge

The Turismo Veloce is not the kind of bike one used to associate with MV Agusta, a brand which is all about “motorcycle art”.

But even the iconic Italian brand couldn’t resist the temptation to grab a slice of the middleweight sport adventure tourer market that has seen so many entrants in the 2010s. The Turismo Veloce could be best likened to the Yamaha Tracer 9 — with the heart of a much sportier bike, but in a chassis that goes the distance

The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce is based on the same fundamental block (i.e. pistons of the same bore and stroke) as is found in much higher power sports bikes in the Italian brand’s lineup. It’s a 798cc liquid-cooled triple with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder.

But in the Turismo Veloce it’s tuned for midrange torque rather than top-end power.

Here’s how the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce’s specs stack up against the same generation’s MV Agusta F3 800:

BikeTurismo VeloceF3 800
Peak power @ RPM (bhp / kW)108 bhp / 80.8 kW @ 10150 rpm146 bhp / 108.8 kW @ 13000 rpm
Peak torque @ rpm (ft-lb / Nm(59 lb-ft / 80 Nm @ 7100 rpm65 Nm / 88 Nm @ 10600 rpm
Rear wheel Torque at 4000 rpm
(per various dyno runs)
~50 ft-lb (68 Nm)~40 ft-lb (54 Nm).
Dry weight421 lb / 191 kg381 lb / 110173 kg
Core specs of Turismo Veloce vs F3 800

So, on paper, the Turismo Veloce makes significantly less power, but it’s due to the way the torque curve is oriented towards the bottom end. Like the Brutale 800, torque comes on way lower — at the cost of a lower redline.

Coupled with the different gearing, and the TV is obviously designed to be much better at low speeds and everyday riding.

Also, just because it’s the comfortable bike, the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce isn’t short on ride tech.

Front braking is via huge 320mm double floating discs, with Brembo radial 4-piston calipers gripping them — this is standard fare on sportbikes (though not on superbikes).

The base model comes with a fully adjustable Marzocchi fork and Sachs rear shock.

And on the Lusso and RC versions, you get semi-active Sachs suspension which adapts for cruising comfort or high performance at speed. It’s the same “Skyhook” variety you may have heard of in some other brands’ adventure tourers.

So what makes the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce unique among the middleweight adventure sport crowd? The engine and the style! Yes, Yamaha has the triple; but only MV Agusta has that gorgeous rear wheel and the exposed trellis frame. The trick transparent clutch cover is just a bonus.

The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce is so good at what it does that the Italian police even commissioned a few as their official units.

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS police bike
Coolest police bike in the world?

References — Manual screenshots for the Turismo Veloce

The above maintenance schedule comes from the owner’s manual for the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, also consulting other MV Agusta manuals for triple cylinder motors. You can see some screenshots below.

You can get more information from your local MV Agusta service centre.

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