MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR
After conquering unanimous positive feedback and being voted the most beautiful bike of the year for EICMA 2016, the beautiful MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR returns to be the most powerful, and the most technological naked, whilst boasting the lowest emissions within its category. Thanks to the “RR” equipment, the quality of the Euro IV updates and implemented electronics, the experience of the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is even more intense, immediate, fluid and adrenaline inducing – 140hp from launch, a full torque curve, complemented with the best suspension and control package.
RR stands for maximum power – with 140hp at 13,100 rpm and a maximum torque of 86Nm at 10,100 rpm generated by the presence of two injectors per cylinder. A package specifically developed to retain the riding dynamics and sheer exhilaration of the models prior to the introduction of the new restrictive emission regulations. The result is astonishing; a true technological leap with a refined engine cylinder head developed for noise suppression to the benefit of augmenting ‘permitted’ sound by MV: namely those generated by combustion. With the introduction of new components such as a harmonic damper, a new mechanical cam-chain tensioner, new camshafts, new valve guides, all completely redesigned and utilizing new materials to minimize stresses and vibrations. Noise reduction also extends to the side covers of the engine, which also act as engine protectors. An entirely new countershaft, starter motor, and primary gear drive, are aimed at improving the reliability. The designs of the transmission gears are also redesigned to achieve better meshing and therefore smoother transitions.
The new Brutale 800 RR take the model presented at EICMA last year to new extremes. The classic MV naked was reshaped and reinterpreted; new aero forms were introduced with respect for the classic style that defined the Brutale DNA typified by the unique front headlight profile and distinctive ‘organ pipe’ silencer which has increased both in profile and volume. Other distinctive elements of the new Brutale include the split seat, retractable passenger grab handles a graphic LED rear tail light and the compact LED indicators. The strongest feature is the futuristic signature light alloy structure of the subframe, which connects to the trapezoidal fuel tank, creating a visually front biased volume that accentuates the aggressive character of this naked whilst retaining a uniquely balanced compact proportion. Introduced specifically for the RR version are new forged wheels with a specific contrasting surface treatment.
The upgrade of the New Brutale 800 RR is also electronic. The throttle unit has been updated, up & down EAS 2.0 Quick Shift is standard complimented by a hydraulic clutch with integrated slipper system. The engine management is entrusted to MVICS system and includes an updated Full Ride by Wire System incorporating multi-map with eight level adjustable traction control. Finally the new dashboard is now equipped with an On Board Diagnostics.
More power is managed by the introduction of a new steering damper, with eight levels of manual adjustment. The hydraulic Marzocchi upside down fork utilize lightweight gold anodized aluminum stanchions (comprising an external compression adjustment system, extension and spring preload) and an adjustable Sachs rear monoshock. The braking system is entirely Brembo with a pair of floating front discs 320mm diameter and fourpiston calipers, while the rear operates a twin piston caliper on a 220mm diameter disc. To top it all, the Bosch ABS 9 Plus, ensures safety and performance on all road surfaces.
The new Brutale RR 800 is available in two colors – Ice / Carbon Black Metallic and Red Shock Pearl / Carbon Black Metallic.