MV Agusta has launched its Brutale 800 naked motorcycle in India, priced at Rs. 15.59 lakh. The Brutale 800 will be brought into India via the semi knocked down unit (SKD) route and assembled in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, resulting in a lower price compared to its other models.
MV Agusta is well-known for producing gorgeous-looking motorcycles, which not only look good, but also perform well, as they also have significant racing pedigree. It has been more than 15 years since the first-gen Brutale was launched, and now, the new Brutale 800 sports a completely new design and is claimed to deliver more performance than ever before.
MV Agusta Brutale 800 Engine Specifications:
The MV Agusta Brutale 800 is powered by an inline three-cylinder engine featuring an unconventional counter-rotating crankshaft. The 798cc engine has a maximum power output of 109bhp @11,500rpm and maximum torque output of 83Nm @7,600rpm. The MV Agusta Brutale 800 is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in around 2.8 seconds, and will go on to touch a top speed of 237km/h.
The Brutale 800 features ride-by-wire, integrated with their MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with an injector for each cylinder to take care of their FI requirement. The system also features Torque Control with four maps, and Traction Control too, with 8-levels of intervention.
A slipper-clutch, and quick shifter makes riding the motorcycle fun, while the ABS with three-step intervention makes sure it remains fun.
MV Agusta Brutale 800 Design & Features:
Design language on the new Brutale 800 is similar to the previous-gen model but with a few significant changes. The naked sports bike is built on a new aluminium subframe, the rear foot-pegs have been repositioned, and it now sports an all-new headlamp unit and instrument cluster as well.
43mm upside-down (USD) forks from Marzocchi with rebound-compression damping and externally adjustable preload take care of suspension duties up front, and a Sachs adjustable mono shock absorber suspends the rear.
Braking duties are taken care of by twin 320mm double-floating discs with radially mounted 4-piston callipers up front and a single 220mm disc at the rear with 2-piston callipers, all from Brembo. The 17-inch alloy wheels on the MV Agusta Brutale 800 are shod with extremely sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres (120/70 - ZR 17 front and 180/55 - ZR 17 at the rear).
At the launch of the MV Augusta Brutale 800 in India, Ajinkya Firoda, Managing Director, Motoroyale - MV Agusta India said, "We have been receiving enquiries for the Brutale 800 ever since MV Agusta launched in India. Brutale 800 has undeniably been the most anticipated bike."
He went on to say, "With the all-new design, MV Agusta has created the best Brutale of all times. The Brutale 800 is a lot of fun to ride on roads as well as on the racetracks and at the same time stays true to its position of an Italian exotic. I envisage the Brutale 800 to be MV Agusta's highest selling model in India."
Raffaele Giusta, Sales and Marketing Director, MV Agusta Motor S.p.A - Italy added, "We wanted to condense 15 years of experience in a revolutionary motorcycle. We wanted to give its performance the technology it deserved. We wanted to create the most beautiful Brutale ever. We think we have succeeded."
The MV Agusta Brutale 800 will rival the likes of Triumph Street Triple and the Kawasaki Z900 in the Indian market. Though the Brutale 800 is less powerful and nearly Rs 7 lakh more expensive than its competitors, it just might be able to find itself a niche spot in the market, and to be honest, it is a niche exotic motorcycle.
The motorcycle will definitely have MV Agusta's racing pedigree engineered into it which, combined with the exotic design makes it more desirable than the competition. This already seems to be showing, as MV Agusta has already received 9 bookings for the Brutale 800. This bike might just become the best-selling MV Agusta motorcycle in India.