It’s got the looks. It’s got the power. The new MV Agusta Brutale 800 comes with a fine new touch on the well known Varese design lines and more midrange torque.
The new Brutale 800 doesn’t look entirely different compared to the previous models. It’s got about the same iconic headlight shape and that beautiful three-pipes exhaust which already became a trademark. All the design details that defined the Brutale range over the past years are still there, but now they were reshaped for a sharper look.
The headlight has a LED now, the three-pipes exhaust is larger (volume increased with 3 liters) and the mix between the frame, the seat and the tank is more aggressive than before.
The inline three cylinder engine with counter-rotating crankshaft develops 116 hp @ 11,500 rpm and meets Euro 4 emission standards. Moreover, the torque has increased with 25% and has a better spread: 90% is available at 3,800 rpm.
The new Brutale 800 also has a quick shifter – EAS 2.0 – which enables you to shift the gears faster both up and down. More than that, it has a hydraulically operated slipper clutch for softer shifting. So it should be a thrilling pleasure to accelerate on fast lines above the rpm’s redline.
As for the Electronics, we have the same MVICS system which we can also find on other MV Agusta motorcycles.
The traction control has 8 different settings and the Bosch ABS 9.0 Plus is tuned with an anti-stoppie feature.
New frame, longer wheelbase
That aggressive-shaped tubular frame is new and gives the bike a longer wheelbase – 1,400 mm (20 mm more). The red frame incorporates aluminum alloy claps on the rear side.
The suspension system is formed by a fully-adjustable Marzocchi fork with a 125 mm travel and a Sachs rear shock absorber. The Brembo calipers have four pistons on front, where we can also find two 320 mm floating discs.
Other facts: 175 kg dry weight, 16.5 liter fuel tank, 237 km/h top speed. Price: 13,498 USD