MV Agusta Rivale leaked

By Kevin Ash - 30/10/2012

MV Agusta has let slip an image of its new Rivale, due to be unveiled at the Milan Show in mid-November.

MV boss Giovanni Castiglioni described the bike earlier this year as a halfway between a supermoto and what he called an 'enduro', probably meaning an adventure-style bike, setting it somewhere between the Triumph Tiger 800 and Ducati's 848 Streetfighter.

The bike, which will be called the Rivale, will use an 800cc version of the 675cc three-cylinder engine currently powering the F3 and Brutale 675. It's likely an 800cc Brutale will make an appearance next year too.

MV is also looking at a rival to Ducati's Diavel, which insiders suggest will come with a 1200cc, three-cylinder engine and be called the Gran Turismo. This is slated for 2014, and the same engine is likely to appear in a Triumph Tiger/R1200GS rival called the Elefant, the name used by sibling brand Cagiva for its big capacity, Ducati-powered adventure bike in the 1980s and 1990s.

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