MV Agusta was hoping to be able to keep their new Dragster 800 RR as a naughty little secret for a little longer, but the entire press pack of images have now leaked out, revealing one of the most striking bikes ever to emerge from the factory.
Whether it’s to your taste or not, is another matter altogether – but you can’t deny its bold impact. Beyond the gin-palace paintjob of the white version (the black and red version is a far more subdued, and palatable), the laced wire wheels appear to be by Kineo, while the fork is a candy red anodized Marzocchi. Beyond the engine being painted black, and a few other cosmetic tweaks, there are no further obvious performance modifications. Whether there’s been any mechanical or electronic tuning of the motor is impossible to tell from the images, but the Dragster is no slouch as it is.
One day after the Dragster images leaked all over the world, MV released full details and images of the two new RRs.
Brutale 800 RR highlights
• In-line three cylinder engine with counter rotating crankshaft and removable 6-speed gearbox
• Maximum power of 140 HP at 13,100 rpm
• Maximum torque of 86 Nm (8.77kgm) at 10,100 rpm
• MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform and EAS 2.0 technology
• Adjustable 8-level traction control
• Mixed-structure frame: tubular steel trellis and high torsional rigidity aluminium plate
• Single-sided swingarm with adjustable shock absorber
• 43 mm adjustable upside-down fork with aluminium stanchions and DLC coating
• Racing brakes with front radial calipers and ABS as standard
Dragster 800 RR highlights
• In-line three-cylinder engine, 798 cc
• Bore 79.0 mm, stroke 54.3 mm
• Maximum power 140 HP-EC (103 kW) at 13,100 rpm
• Maximum torque 86 Nm at 10,100 rpm
• Rev limiter at 13,200 rpm
• Dry weight 168 kg
• Power-to-weight ratio 1.19 kg/HP
• Tyres Pirelli DIABLO Rosso II 120/70 - ZR 17 (front) and 200/50 – ZR 17 (rear)
The bikes are due to be unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, on November 3, but MCN will be riding the new Dragster 800 RR, and its sister Brutale 800 RR, later this week.