MV Agusta has released full specifications and pricing for the MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR. The bike was first teased a few weeks ago just ahead of the Intermot bike show and full details weren’t expected until the EICMA show in Milan in a fortnight. But images leaked yesterday seem to have forced MV Agusta’s hand and they’ve now announced both the full specifications and even European pricing for the MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR.
Previously, the RR tag was reserved for MV Agusta’s top of the line 4 cylinder bikes, so the Brutale 800 Dragster RR is the first 3-cylinder bike the brand has applied it to. And thankfully the RR means that this isn’t purely a cosmetic enhancement – there’s some serious performance enhancements here.
But let’s look at the cosmetics first. As far as aesthetics go, it’s certainly a busy looking machine and it’s not as elegant as most MV Agusta’s are. Not that the original Brutale Dragster was sedate looking by any means, it’s just that the 800 RR Dragster turns the volume up to 12 with some wild color combinations. The carbon metallic black looks especially fetching but I’d hate so see the cost to repair a scratch on it. Alloy wheels are replaced with spoked ones, with the rims available in black or white. The front forks are painted a metallic red as is the rear axle. The only real change to the bodywork is the fuel tank which was modified slightly to accommodate changes to the airbox.
The inline triple maintains a 798cc capacity, but both horsepower and torque are up – 140hp @ 13,100 rpm and 63ft-lb @ 10,100 rpm. That compares to 126hp @ 11,600 rpm and 60lb-ft @ 8,600 rpm for the standard Dragster. That 11% increase in horsepower is achieved in part because of the fully redesigned airbox and an optimized, more efficient exhaust system. Changes have also been made to the electronic injection, which has an advanced six injector system (two per cylinder, instead of the single injector used on other
Brutale models). Top speed is estimated at 153 mph (245 kph).
Fueling and throttle response, a problem on previous MV Agusta’s has received much needed attention. Like MV Agusta’s other 3-cylinder models, the 800 Dragster RR has four engine modes (sport, normal and rain), plus a custom mode which allows you to adjust engine response, rev limiter, engine torque response, throttle sensitivity and engine braking. Eight levels of traction control are also selectable (and can be turned off if desired). ABS is standard and the Brutale 800 Dragster RR also comes with anti-stoppie measures.
Pricing so far is only for Europe where the MV Agusta 800 Dragster RR will retail for €16,290 – an increase of €2,800 over the standard Dragster – or around a 21% price hike. The Dragster currently sells for $14,798 in the USA and pricing and a release date for the United States will be available shortly.
|Engine||3 Cylinder, 4 Stroke, 12 Valve|
|Power||140 hp (103 kw)|
|Torque||63 ft lb (86 nm)|
|Front Brakes||Dual Ø 320mm Rotors, Dual 4 Spot Brembo|
|Rear Brakes||Single Ø 220mm Rotor, Single Brembo 2 Spot Opposed|
|Front Suspension||Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic
hydraulic fork in DLC treated aluminium
|Rear Suspension||Progressive Sachs, single shock
absorber with rebound and compression
damping and spring preload adjustment
|Wheels||FRONT: 3.5 X 17” REAR: 6.0 X 17”|
|Dry Weight||370 lb (168 kg)|
|Tank Capacity||4.39 gallons (16.6 l)|