The MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform is a milestone in the development of the MV Agusta 3-cylinder project.
Its integrated control logic ensures the system synchronizes all the electronic control parameters of the motorcycle simply yet effectively, enhancing performance and optimizing thermodynamic efficiency under all riding conditions.
The Full Ride By Wire throttle and comprehensive control panel constitute the rider-MVICS interface, while handlebar controls let the rider set numerous customization and safety parameters at the flick of a switch. Customization and safety, in fact, are what the MVICS platform is all about. With this innovative system riders can choose from four different engine maps: the first three (sports, normal road usage, wet road conditions) are factory-set, while the fourth lets riders customise individual settings and so attain performance that matches personal preferences and riding conditions to perfection.
The far-reaching MVICS customisation capabilities cover engine response, rev limiter, engine torque response, throttle and engine brake sensitivity, not to mention the 8 levels of traction control, devised to make sure the power is put down on the asphalt perfectly, even where road conditions are critical.
The all-new dashboard has been specially designed for the Rivale: entirely digital, its large easy-to-read display indicates, first and foremost, current speed and rpm. While this highly versatile instrument panel lets riders choose which info they want on display, the selected engine map and currently engaged gear are always clearly visible, as is the traction control setting and coolant temperature.
Cutting-edge display technology ensures all the info remains perfectly readable under all lighting conditions. Handlebar controls have been designed to maximise rationality and ergonomics: every single button and switch is comfortably within reach and the meticulously shaped brake/clutch levers allow for adjustment of the handlebar gap.
Lightweight and robust, the foot controls are made of aluminium alloy and have been designed specifically for the Rivale. Foot pegs feature a rubber lining to reduce vibration yet still ensure a sure grip with motorcycle boots or even casual footwear. The gear shift lever is protected by an elegant aluminium shield.