MV Agusta revives the “America” badge with a special edition of one of its most beloved modern machines, the Brutale 800 RR
1975 may seem like ages ago, but MV Agusta is ready to prove that time is only relative, by reviving the “America” badge introduced more than four decades ago with the 750 S model. Enter the 2018 Brutale 800 RR America, a resplendent special edition bike that’s an instant collectible.
When it came to choosing which model should proudly wear the stars and stripes livery, House Varese decided in favor of one of the most iconic naked Italian bikes, the Brutale 800 RR, and we’re ever so glad they did.
The Brutale 800 RR America arrives some six years after the initial model rolled out, and it retains all the might that made so many riders fall in love with it at first sight. The triple-port exhaust is the indicator of the three-cylinder 798cc, 4 stroke, 12-valve powerplant that now can produce a no-nonsense 140 hp @ 12,300 rpm and 87 Nm at 10,100 rpm.
The 2018 model year boasts a smoother feel thanks to the upgraded gearbox with more precise meshing, a new balance shaft and redesigned primary transmission. Cue new valves, revised intake and exhaust cams, updated mappings, and an engine that’s now bolted to the frame for more rigidity and precise handling.
Marzocchi supplies the 43 mm upside down telescopic aluminium fork with anodized legs and sporting rebound-compression damping and spring preload with external, separate adjustment options. The rear monoshock is a progressive Sachs unit and has rebound and compression damping, and spring preload adjustments.
Stopping power comes from dual 320 mm front rotors squeezed by 4-piston radial Brembo calipers and a 220 mm 2-pot caliper from the same manufacturer. Also on the brakes side, the Brutale 800 RR America comes standard with Bosch 9 Plus ABS with RLM (Real wheel Lift-up Mitigation).
The red trellis tubular steel frame is complemented by matching rim stripes, tank accents and the red seat with luxurious golden stitching. White blends with the blue accents on the sides of the tank and tail, creating a visually striking all-American vibe. And the “America Special Edition” lettering on the radiator side panels speaks for itself, too.
Fancy getting a 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR America? Better have some 18,190 Euro, plus 90 Euro for the crate. And DO hurry up, as they’re numbered and won’t last long!
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