BRUTALE 800 RR READY TO L ET RIP
While some of MV Agusta’s claims about their new Brutale 800 RR don’t all ring true (it’s not the most powerful naked production bike for instance, nor the most technologically advanced), the new bike is a huge leap forward. The biggest advances have been with the engine and many of them have been an effort to reduce both noise and vibrations.
From the top: the cylinder head has been developed to suppress combustion noise and the new camshafts, valve guides, cam-chain tensioner and harmonic damper have all been designed to minimise stresses and vibrations. The ride-by wire throttle has received an update and features eight-level traction control. Topping it off is a Bosch ABS 9 Plus unit.
MV have said they’ve improved the gearbox too, with the whole transmission receiving an overhaul for better gear meshing and therefore better gear shifts. The new EAS 2.0 Quickshifter should help even more, as should the hydraulic slipper clutch. Alongside the performance upgrades there’s even a new countershaft and starter motor, both said to improve reliability.
The Brutale has also been reshaped considerably and even the signature triple organ pipe silencer has received an update. At the back of the bike there’s a new split seat, a retractable passenger grab handle, a graphic LED rear light and more compact indicators. All in, it’s not the fastest or most technologically advanced bike in the world, but it is the most beautiful – not our words, theirs again obviously.
Exotic and exclusive, it’s MV’S majorly revised 800 RR
MV have reworked the engine, electronics and bodywork on the Brutale 800 RR
Stylish dash and steering damper
Most distinctive pipes in biking