VARESE, Italy – MV Agusta has given the Brutale 800 a style upgrade, introducing the Brutale 800 Dragster model for 2014. The bike will retail in the United States for $14,798.
The same three-cylinder 798cc motor that powers the Brutale 800 is inside the Dragster, and it is equipped with an updated version of MV Agusta’s MVICS (Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control). The MVICS first debuted on the Rivale 800, and is now on every 2014 three-cylinder model. On the Dragster, the system includes an Eldor EM2.0 engine control unit and Mikuni full ride-by-wire throttle body. The MVICS also lets a rider choose from three pre-set maps (sport, normal and rain) or dictate their own.
The Dragster has 43mm inverted Marzocchi forks up front and a Sachs rear shock. The wheels are a different design than the base model Brutale 800, and a redesigned rear fender mounts to the swingarm for a much cleaner look.
A redesigned seat, upgraded foot pegs and new heel guards are other differences the Dragster boasts. Brembo brakes and Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires top off the list, and the Dragster comes standard with ABS. Color choices are white or matte metallic gray.
Media image courtesy of MV Agusta.