Cayenne mo­tor­cy­cle deal­ers throw down the gaunt­let

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

THE sales team at Kyalami do not just want to sell their MV Agusta Bru­tale 800 RR and Drag­ster 800 RR.

In­stead, they want to prove they are the best and have is­sued a chal­lenge to this ef­fect to re­tail­ers of all other bikes.

MV Au­gusta SA sales manager and co-owner of Cayenne World Craig Lang­ton said the sales team are all keen rid­ers, led by sales manager Clin­ton Seller, who is the cur­rent SA na­tional cham­pion. “They are all aware that the new three-cylin­der MVA 800 RRs will match and beat all the larger 1 000 cc four-cylin­der com­peti­tors.

“We will ac­cept any chal­lenge from our com­peti­tors, what the 800 RRs may, and I say may, lack in top-end they will make up in their light weight and han­dling,” said Lang­ton.

The best thing about the two RR mo­tor­cy­cles is the new MVICS 2.0 sys­tem, which op­ti­mises en­gine re­sponse at any rpm, ad­just­ing out­put and fur­ther im­prov­ing the al­ready im­pres­sive stride of the MV Agusta three cylin­der mod­els.

The EAS 2.0 quick­shifter is part of the stan­dard equip­ment that makes the RR units so ex­clu­sive: it pro­vides elec­tronic as­sis­tance not only in the gear se­lec­tion phase but also when down­shift­ing.

It works in the Sport and Cus­tom maps as long as the speed is above 30 km/h. It rev­o­lu­tionises one’s ap­proach to rid­ing. First and fore­most, it op­ti­mises shift­ing times when rid­ing sportily: at the same time it in­creases com­fort if you are us­ing the bike in the city or for tour­ing. Last but not least, the Bru­tale 800 RR is even more at­ten­tive to er­gonomics: the seat has been re­shaped to be more com­fort­able, func­tional and at­trac­tive.

There are six mod­els of the MV Agusta 800s, all on sale at Cayenne deal­ers.

MV Agusta 800 prices:

• Ri­vale 800 Sport R149 900

• Bru­tale 800 R149 900

• Stradale 800 (New) R169 900

• Bru­tale Drag­ster 800 R169 900

• Bru­tale 800 RR R189 900

• F3 800 FAS/ABS R179 900.

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Re­tail­ers of the MV Agusta Bru­tale 800 RR have laid down a chal­lenge to other sell­ers of what they deem lesser bikes.

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