2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster: FIRST LOOK

Cycle News Staff | January 31, 2014
2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster

MV Agusta unveiled its 2014 Brutale 800 Dragster today – the fifth motorcycle to use MV’s inline 798cc triple. This one, however, definitely looks different – naked and muscular – or as MV says, “The most extreme and essential Brutale ever.”

MV says the bike has the DNA of “dragsters… specifically built to release the explosive power in the few seconds that separate clutch release from the checkered flag.”

The Dragster gets MV’s top-level electronics and the Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control (MVICS) that uses three riding modes (Sport, Touring and Rain) and a map that can be customized by the user; there’s also eight levels of traction control and the bike also gets Bosch ABS as standard equipment. It also gets the anti-wheelie system that comes on the other models that use the 800 platform.

The Dragster’s powerplant sits in a steel trellis frame and gets a single-sided swingarm.

The new MV will feature a 43mm upside down Marzocchi fork and a Sachs rear shock and Brembo brakes on both ends.

The new Dragster is short with a wheelbase of 54.3 inches (the same as the standard Brutale) and it gets a nice fat Pirelli Diablo Rossi II rear tire.

The bike will come in two color combinations – white and matt metallic grey. It comes with a price tag of 13,490 Euros ($18,185).

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