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MV AGUSTA Brutale 800 Dragster arrives in SA


THROTTLE wide open, engine at the rev limit and the rear wheel spinning relentlessly. The MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster is all this and much more.

MV Agusta continues to expand its motorcycle range, after introducing the Rivale 800, the emblem of motard-style sports appeal and ultra-dynamic road performance, the new Brutale 800 Dragster takes the very concept of motorcycling passion. No mere means of transport, a motorcycle is a symbol of freedom, of our need to get out there and explore and to savour kilometre after spine-tingling kilometre. Experiencing every single second of that freedom, the new Brutale 800 Dragster embodies and embraces the ambitions and dreams of every biker, making them nothing less than on-the-road reality.

Equipped with a powerful three-cylinder engine weighing in at just 52kg, it improves the new Brutale 800 Dragster’s output flexibility and better load distribution on the axles.

Focusing on fast-response, linear power output puts a mighty roar into this roadster. The 93kW power peak is reached at 11 600rpm, while the maximum torque of 81Nm comes at 8 600 rpm. Completing this highly sophisticated package is the removable six-speed gearbox, with ratios designed to ensure awesome acceleration and a sports-category top speed, should the bike be unleashed on the track.

The frame configuration, which has characterised the three-cylinder platform since its inception, features an ALS tubular steel load-bearing structure, supplemented by lightweight aluminum alloy plates. This combination forms part of that production flexibility concept which inspired the three-cylinder project and consequently allows the design of specially-developed frames for each model, without disrupting the underlying look or essence.

 A compact wheelbase of just 1 380mm (identical to that of the Brutale 800), strikes a perfect balance, ensuring both excellent handling and stability. The 95mm trail boosts the already outstanding front-end performance, making for enhanced ride ability and bike control.

The seat, with a height of 811mm, has been redesigned to improve comfort and function. It also boasts a craftsman-like finish with stylishly stitched seams. In addition, the rider can count on even more functional foot pegs and supports, and new heel guards which, just like the wheel rims, have been specially customized for the Dragster. Equipped with first class Brembo components, the braking system relies on a pair of 320mm floating front discs, equipped with four-piston calipers; the rear unit instead, has a 220mm steel disc and mounts a two-piston caliper.

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