MV Agusta @ EICMA 2016: New Brutale 800 RR debuts

MV Agusta @ EICMA 2016: New Brutale 800 RR naked added into2017 line up alongside other updated models.

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For the Varese-based artisans that are MV Agusta, this year’s EICMA is perhaps a tad bit special. Having started the year with financial speed bumps, having its ledgers back in the green just before the show deserves some applause. With that, here’s a the sights from MV Agusta @ EICMA 2016.

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Brutale 800 RR
New for 2017 is the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR. This is essentially an up-specced version of the new and current generation Brutale 800 that entered the market earlier this year.

MV Agusta have blessed this new RR version with a little more power at 140hp that’s matched up with 85.4Nm of torque from its Euro 4-compliant 798cc triple-cylinder heart. Much of the tweaks were aimed at meeting new noise and emissions regulation, explaining the large new exhaust chamber.

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With the added power, MV Agusta also opted to match it with enhanced controllability through upgraded electronics. The ride-by-wire throttle in the Brutale 800 RR is now enhanced and a newly added EAS 2.0 quick-shifter now promises seamless shifts in both directions.

There’s also an eight-level traction control suite and dual-channel ABS to boot. Brembo supplies the front 320mm discs and radial calipers whilst Marzocchi primes it with fully adjustable forks and is paired with an adjustable Sachs rear shock unit, not forgetting a new steering damper capping things off.

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With the base bike hailed by many as one of the brand’s most refined bike yet, the new Brutale 800 RR takes things up a little more in this department. We reckon this should make it quite the winner amongst fans worldwide.

Brutale Dragster RC and Turismo Veloce RC specials
Also added into the 2017 line up are two more additions to the brand’s RC (Reparto Corse or Racing Department) range. They are the Brutale Dragster 800 RC streetfighter and the Turismo Veloce RC sport touring.