MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR revealed

First on Visordown: Official specs and pictures of surprise sibling to Dragster RR

MV AGUSTA has just unveiled a new 2015 Butale 800 RR model, a surprise sibling to the 800 Dragster RR we told you about earlier today. 

The Brutale RR is a higher-spec version of the base model Brutale 800 - just as the Dragster RR is a higher-spec Dragster 800. 

All four machines use the same 798cc triple engine but in the RRs it's been tuned for 15hp and 3.7lbft more.

Like the Brutale 800, the Brutale RR has upside-down Marzocchi forks with rebound-compression damping and spring preload adjustment, but on the RR they're in anodised gold colour. 

It's also been given a steering damper with eight settings.

It's gained the second generation of MV's electronics package, which the firm calls its 'Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System'. It's got traction control with eight settings - like the Brutale 800 - but with a new quick-shifter enabling up-shifts and down-shifts. 

Otherwise the specs appear similar to the Brutale 800's, with a steel trellis frame, adjustable Sachs shock, single-sided swing-arm and Bosch ABS-equipped Brembo brakes.

Dry weight is up 1kg to 168kg and claimed top speed is unchanged at 153.1mph.

The price is €13,980 (£11,028), compared to the base model's £8,999.

The Brutale RR comes in two new colour schemes, red and white or red and black.

Both the new RRs had been due to debut at the Eicma Milan motorcycle show next month until pictures and specs of the Dragster were leaked online yesterday.

MV responded today by publishing brochures for both models on its website and then issuing press releases with full details.

The brochure for the Brutale RR says: 

'Perfection lies in the details. Such as in the digital instrument panel, which features a complete and intuitive layout offering comprehensive at-a-glance info. Engine mappings, selected gear, total/trip mileage, lap times (for track days): up-to-the-second control of the many key riding parameters. The orange illumination guarantees good legibility both during the day and after sunset. And it gives the bike a racing feel that is MV Agusta through and through.

The technical features put this bike right on the cutting edge of naked sports development: the 43 mm Marzocchi forks are now 1 kg lighter, enhancing both performance and handling. There's also plenty of scope for optimising: both the damping (compression and rebound) and sprung (pre-load) elements. The adjustable steering damper enhances the standard set-up and contributes to outstanding front end control. The result? Supersport performance and off-the-scale riding exhilaration!

Sports performance or comfort? Thanks also to the new seat design, the Brutale 800 RR provides the best of both worlds: Pure elegance thanks to the exposed stitching and as comfortable as can be for the passenger. Visibility means prevention: that's why the Brutale 800 RR combines a comprehensive safety package (e.g. ABS as standard) with a new, lighter and more compact LED tail light that nevertheless boosts passive safety.


ENGINE Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve - Timing system“ D.O.H.C” - Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 cu. in.) - Compression ratio 13.3:1 - Starting Electric Bore x stroke 79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.) - Max. power - r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 103 kW (140 hp) at 13.100 r.p.m. Max. torque - r.p.m. 86 Nm (8.77 kgm) at 10.100 r.p.m. - Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil radiators - Engine management system Integrated ignition - injection system MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with six injectors. Engine control unit Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing technology, control of detonation and misfire Torque control with four maps, Traction Control with eight levels of intervention - Electronic quick-shift MV EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift up & down) - Clutch Wet, multi plate with slipper clutch - Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh - Primary drive 19/36 - Gear ratio - First gear: 13/37 - Second gear: 16/34 - Third gear: 18/32 - Fourth gear: 19/30 - Fifth gear: 21/30 - Sixth gear: 22/29 - Final drive ratio 16/41

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Voltage 12 V - Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m. Battery 12 V - 8.6 Ah

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT Wheelbase 1380 mm (54.33 in.) - Overall length 2085 mm (82.09 in.) - Overall width 725 mm (28.54 in.) - Saddle height 810 mm (31.89 in.) - Min. ground clearance 160 mm (6.30 in.) - Trail 95 mm (3.74 in.) - Dry weight 168 kg (370.4 lbs.) - Fuel tank capacity 16.6 l (4.39 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE Maximum speed* 245.0 km/h (153.1 mph)

FRAME Type ALS Steel tubular trellis - Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork in DLC treated aluminium, with gold colour anodized fork legs and having rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment - Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.) - Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)

REAR SUSPENSION Type Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustment Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy - Wheel travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)

BRAKES Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc and flange - Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.) - Rear brake Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia. - Rear brake caliper Brembo with 2 pistons - Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.) - ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)

WHEELS Front: Material/size Aluminium alloy 3.50” x 17” - Rear: Material/size Aluminium alloy 5.50 ” x 17 ”

TYRES Front 120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W) - Rear 180/55 - ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

FAIRING Material Thermoplastic

CONTENTS Steering damper Manually adjustable with 8 settings'