MV Agusta leads the way in the fast-paced development of bike control systems thanks to a strategic decision to create an electronics platform specifically for the three-cylinder range. On the Stradale 800, the MVICS (Motor&Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform, already used on other bikes in the range, has been given a control logic and hardware upgrade (Eldor NEMO EM2.0) that maximises system performance: it manages the Ride By Wire throttle, the 47 mm Mikuni throttle bodies, ignition control, engine maps, traction control and the EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift) system.
Four engine maps (Sport, Normal, Rain and Custom) allow riders to adjust a host of parameters, with personalisation possibilities reaching their peak in Custom mode: engine torque curve in line with power output (two levels), rev limiter cut-in point (Hard or Soft), throttle sensitivity (three levels), engine braking (two levels), engine response (two levels) and, naturally, traction control (eight levels, disengageable). The excellent EAS 2.0 quickshifter introduces another significant development as it is also present for the first time with clutchless down-shifting. This lets the rider up- and down-shift without having to use the clutch, providing considerable benefits in terms of comfort and sports performance while further highlighting the decidedly dual vocation of this MV Agusta.
The Stradale 800 also has a highly original dashboard design: offering a complete array of information, it features eye-catching screen graphics and refined ice-white backlighting. These enhanced graphics also make info easier to read and give the bike added panache. The lighting makes the panel easy to read during the day, even in direct sunlight. After-dark info reading is equally easy on the eyes thanks to first-rate panel illumination. Now riders are also provided with precise fuel level information, provided by a special proportional sensor located inside the tank. As usual, all bike control parameters can be accessed via the handlebar controls and checked at a glance: parameter adjustment is fast and user-friendly.