New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

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MV Agusta have dropped the new Dragster 800 RC, announcing a number subtle tweaks to the engine for 2018.

Gearing has been improved throughout the engine to help reduce noise emissions across the board and also help to reduce wear to the 798cc inline triple.

Primary gearing has been reconfigured, along with the gearing of the oil and water pump. A harmonic damper helps make the ride smoother by reducing engine vibrations too. Improvements to the starter motor assembly, with the internal mechanics getting a refresh and the starter freewheel also getting reinforcement to help improve overall durability.


Fuelling has been bettered thanks to a new engine map that has been specifically developed for the updated RC. With other electronic developments coming from improvements to the 8-stage traction control system, and the quickshifter receiving an update to make gear changes smoother and more progressive.

As with the F3 range – that was also recently been updated – the RC will feature a completely new shifter with new gear dogs. It’ll also share engine covers with the F3, with MV claiming increased engine protection should there be an impact, while also helping to reduce noise too.

The RC acronym stands for Reparto Corse and means race department in the Italian firm’s native language. The denotation marks a stunning range of MV’s all bearing the number 37 – making a reference to the number of constructor’s world championships that the firm have claimed.

Other bike in MV Agusta’s range of RC models include the flagship F4 RC, F3 800RC and the now updated Dragster 800RC.

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James Archibald

By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer