The New Brutale 800 changes completely to remain loyal to itself, and to its ability to amaze and conquer new generations of enthusiasts. Style, engine, equipment and chassis are all called into question again with the aim of creating the best Brutale of all time.
Today, fifteen years after its first appearance, the New Brutale 800 is once again taking on the future. Fully redesigned and yet still tied to its origins, the New Brutale 800 is more effective on the road, delivers more efficient performances and it is naturally more beautiful. With a new take on its proportions, modelled on more sculpted shapes and focused on the front end, the New Brutale 800 enhances the reinterpretation of the main stylistic features, such as the elliptical shape of the headlamp, now a Full LED, and the three-pipe exhaust, with increased shape and capacity (+ 3 litres). At the heart of the new style, however, there is the futuristic frame of the saddle chassis in light alloy, which blends in with the trapezoidal tank (capacity 16.5 litres), integrated with the air box and providing greater definition and aggression. From an aesthetic point of view, the design of the New Brutale 800 reveals a constant search for symmetry, also in the colour, the creation of the footpeg mounts, the ducts and the front headlight supports. Some of the brand new features on the New Brutale 800 include its double saddle, concealed passenger handles, rear light and LED indicators. The instrument panel has also changed, with a new handlebar and the addition of the clutch pump and the related tank which raises the quality of the area, thanks also to the renewed digital instrument panel and electric switches.
  • OVERVIEW:
  • In-line 3-cylinder engine with counter-rotating crankshaft
  • MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) technology
  • 8-level traction control
  • Composite steel trellis and aluminium plate frame for high torsional rigidity
  • Single-sided swingarm with adjustable rear monoshock
  • Upside-down adjustable 43 mm front fork
  • Racing-type radial front calipers
  • AVAILABE IN COLOR:
BLACK MATT METALIC / MATT SILVER
PEARL ICE WHITE / MATT METALLIC GRAPHITE
RED / MATT SILVER
Engineering that enhances 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 base. 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 a 3-cylinder engine 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 top of the respective displacement categories (675 and 800), maximum elasticity, low fuel consumption and a torque curve spread evenly across the 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 mount 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 their respective pumps. Just as significant – and exclusive – is the counter-rotating crankshaft, a solution from 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 inertia during deceleration; this enhances handling, the excellence of which is already a built-in top-priority feature on every 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. The MVICS platform also features the Eldor EM2.0 engine control unit and a Mikuni Full Ride-By-Wire throttle body. Fully integrated control allows, via instrumentation and switchgears, 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 you’d expect, 8-level traction control (which can be disengaged) is also included: the relative algorithms have been tweaked perfectly to ensure 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 the 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 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, provide outstanding torsional rigidity, 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 single-sided swingarm. A compact wheelbase of just 1,380 mm, identical to that of the Brutale 800, strikes a perfect balance, ensuring 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 attention-grabbing Pirelli DIABLO Rosso II rear tyre with a width of 200 mm and a /50 aspect ratio. 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 provides 125 mm of travel; the Sachs rear shock gives the single-sided swingarm – also in aluminium alloy – 125 mm of travel. The 811 mm high seat has been redesigned to improve comfort and practicality and boasts a craftsman-like finish with stylishly stitched seams. Riders 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 calipers (Ø 32 mm); the rear unit, instead, has a Ø 220 mm steel disc and mounts a 2-piston caliper (Ø 34 mm).
In terms of handling, the New Brutale 800 has a new frame with a wheelbase that has been extended to 1400 mm (+20mm), and a trail that is now 103.5 (95mm in the previous version). The ALS steel tubing frame is incorporated with light aluminium alloy clamps in the rear area of the pivot of the single swingarm. The Marzocchi fork has 43 mm diameter upside aluminium forks with a travel of 125 mm: which is 1 mm more than the Sachs shock absorber, which is tethered to the single swingarm. The brake system is Brembo throughout, with a pair of 320 mm diameter front floating disks and brake callipers with four pistons, whilst at the rear a twin piston calliper acts on a 220 mm disk. The Bosch ABS 9 Plus completes the picture, guaranteeing safety and performance on any road surface. From a safety perspective, the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, fitted as original equipment for the first time ever on a standard production motorbike, are an additional asset.

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