THE MOST EXTREME AND ESSENTIAL BRUTALE EVER
Throttle wide open. Engine at the rev limit. The rear wheel spinning relentlessly trying to gain traction, surrounded by a cloud of white smoke, defining tyre squeal, raw power, biting into the tarmac and devouring it metre after metre. The MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster is all this and much, much more. It is motorcycling reduced to the essence of pure riding pleasure. Emotional, freedom.
MV Agusta continues to expand its motorcycle range: after introducing the
Rivale 800, the emblem of motard-style sports appeal and ultra-dynamic
road performance, the new Brutale 800 Dragster takes the very concept
of ‘motorcycling passion’ and makes it breathtakingly tangible. No mere
means of transport, a motorcycle is a symbol of freedom, of our need
to get out there and explore and to savour mile after spine-tingling mile.
Experiencing every single second of that freedom. The new Brutale 800
Dragster embodies and embraces the ambitions and dreams of every biker,
making them nothing less than on-the-road reality. Thrills. Unforgettable
The 3-cylinder Brutale 675 and 800 have introduced countless riders to
that awesome buzz that goes with riding a high-performance naked bike.
Outstanding ridability, power under constant control, lightness, great design,
and exceptional value for money. This unmatched combination has made
the 3-cylinder Brutale a huge success. Now, the Brutale 800 Dragster
takes a big step forward into the future, yet does so with an attentive
eye to the past. The most extreme Brutale ever is no fan of compromise:
irreverent and brash, it is essential, brusque, outspoken and irascible.
Packing a powerful punch, the Brutale 800 Dragster takes exhilaration to
a whole new level. At the same time it draws on the ideas that shaped
the first 4-cylinder Brutale bikes, the very essence of the naked concept
and monuments to incomparable styling. Linking yesterday and tomorrow,
the Brutale 800 Dragster embodies both experience and intuition,
symbolising motorcycling past, present and forever. Pure essence. Pure
thrills. 100% Brutale.
With consummate Italian craftsmanship, the Brutale 800 Dragster re-evokes
the epic DNA of the “dragster” race bikes, specifically built to release their
explosive power in the few seconds that separate clutch release from the
chequered flag. Seconds as scorching hot as the rubber left smoking on
the tarmac. Seconds that speed by in the blink of a tachometer. In pursuit
of unforgettable sensations.
The Brutale 800 Dragster flings open the doors to the idea that freedom
is attainable. On two wheels. Or even on just one.
In detail, the main features of MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster:
• In-line three-cylinder engine, 798 cc
• Bore 79.0 mm, stroke 54.3 mm
• Maximum power 125 HP-EC (92 kW) at 11,600 rpm
• Maximum torque 81 Nm at 8,600 rpm
• Limiter at 13,000 rpm
• Dry weight 167 kg
• Power-weight ratio 1.34 kg/HP
• Tyres Pirelli DIABLO Rosso II 120/70 – ZR 17 front, 200/50 – ZR 17 rear
Engineering at the service of manufacturing efficiency: the 3-cylinder
MV Agusta platform demonstrates how conscientiousness at the concept
and design stages can result in the development of completely original
models from the same, shared technological basis. The new Brutale 800
Dragster is no exception to that rule, once again highlighting the versatility
of the cutting-edge MV Agusta platform centred on the 3-cylinder engine
– the power unit that has made the greatest developmental progress in its
market segment. The goals laid out in the project brief were highly ambitious:
performance at the peak of their respective displacement categories (675
and 800), maximum elasticity, low fuel consumption and a torque curve
spread evenly across the entire power range. And unprecedented compactness:
the three-cylinder MV Agusta engine, built to achieve all these
goals, weighs just 52 kg, giving improved output flexibility and better load
distribution on the axles, on both the new Brutale 800 Dragster and the
other models that already possess this feisty in-line 3-cylinder Italian engine.
Key technical features include the shell-cast “closed-deck” crankcase with integral bore liners; the need for compactness has also imposed full
integration of the water and oil circuits and the respective service pumps.
Just as significant – and exclusive – is the choice of counter-rotating
crankshaft, a solution with origins in the racing world where ride responsiveness
has absolute priority, and the only judge of performance is the stopwatch.
The counter-rotating crankshaft reduces inertia during changes
of direction because it lowers that same inertia during deceleration; this
enhances handling, the excellence of which is already a built-in top-priority
feature of the MV Agusta chassis set-up. Compared to previous 3-cylinder
configurations, the one specially developed for the Brutale 800 Dragster
focuses on fast-response, linear power output, putting a mighty roar into
this roadster. The 125 HP power peak is reached at 11,600 rpm, while
the maximum torque of 81 Nm comes at 8,600 rpm. Completing this
highly sophisticated package is the removable 6-speed gearbox, with ratios
designed to ensure awesome acceleration and a sports-category top
speed should the bike be unleashed on the track.
The new MVICS (Motor&Vehicle Integrated Control) injection-ignition
system features the very latest software and an engine control strategy first
implemented, with great success, on the Rivale 800 and now extended
to the entire 3-cylinder MY2014 range. MVICS also features the Eldor
EM2.0 engine control unit and a Mikuni Full Ride-By-Wire throttle body.
The fully integrated management allows, via the instruments and the
handlebar switches, easy adjustment of numerous user-settable parameters.
More specifically, the system lets the rider configure the torque setting with
4 different mappings. Three of these are set directly by the manufacturer
and named according to the relative riding conditions (Sport, Normal
and Rain) while the fourth leaves the rider free to define, within established
limits, all the individual parameters: engine response, rev limiter, engine
torque response, throttle sensitivity, engine braking. As one would expect,
8-level traction control (which can be disengaged) is also included: the
relative algorithms have been tweaked to perfection for maximum precision,
a must on a bike such as the new Brutale 800 Dragster as one of its
defining characteristics is astounding acceleration.
The frame configuration, which has characterised the 3-cylinder platform
since its inception, features an ALS tubular steel load-bearing structure,
supplemented by lightweight aluminium alloy plates. This combination forms
part of that production flexibility concept which inspired the 3-cylinder project
and consequently allows the design of specially-developed frames for each
model without disrupting the underlying look or essence. Note that this
same set-up has characterised MV Agusta models since the launch of the
astonishing F4: today’s 3-cylinder Italian-built MV Agusta bikes offer up an
even more highly evolved version of the concept. The front, tubular section
employs a steel alloy with exceptional metallurgical qualities that, while
extremely lightweight, provides outstanding torsional stiffness, especially in
those areas most subject to stress, such as the steering head. The aluminium
alloy plates close off the structure at the rear and act as the fulcrum for the
A compact wheelbase of just 1,380 mm, identical to that of the Brutale 800,
strikes a perfect balance, ensuring both excellent handling and stability; the
95 mm trail boosts the already outstanding front end performance, making for enhanced ridability and bike control. Another eye-catching feature perfectly
in keeping with the Brutale 800 Dragster design ethos is the attentiongrabbing
Pirelli DIABLO Rosso II rear tyre, having a width of 200 and a
shoulder of 50.
The suspension system features fully adjustable units, allowing personalisation
of compression and rebound settings, as well as providing a selection of
spring pre-load options. The Ø 43 mm upside-down Marzocchi fork offers
125 mm of travel; the Sachs rear shock gives the single-sided swingarm –
also in aluminium alloy – 125 mm of travel. The seat, with a height of 811 mm,
has been redesigned to improve comfort and function: it also boasts a
craftsman-like finish with stylishly stitched seams. The rider can also count
on even more functional foot pegs and supports, and new heel guards
which, just like the wheel rims, have been specially customised for the Dragster.
Equipped with first class Brembo components, the braking system relies on
a pair of Ø 320 mm floating front discs, equipped with 4-piston callipers
(Ø 32 mm); the rear unit, instead, has a Ø 220 mm steel disc and mounts a
2-piston calliper (Ø 34 mm).
COLORS AND PRICES
The new Brutale 800 Dragster is available in two different colours:
• Matt Metallic Grey
AVAILABLE ONLY WITH ABS BRAK ES AT €13,490
Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.