Mv Agusta RivaleUp above is the new MV Agusta Brutale 800. It is, as you can plainly see, beautiful, and it will be powered by a 798cc three-cylinder engine offering up 125 horsepower and 60 pound-feet of torque. With a claimed weight of 368 pounds, this stunner will boast an impressive power-to-weight ratio. Price ought to come in around $10,000 when it comes Stateside.

To the right is the first sketch of the MV Augusta Rivale, called by company CEO Giovanni Castiglione "a new concept" in motorcycles. Tucked in the trellis frame is the same 798cc triple used in the streetfighter-styled Brutale 800, which is a bored-out version of MV Augusta's 675cc engine.

Function is said to be a combination of supermoto and enduro, while styling is a combination of MV Augusta's can't-miss cues like the triple exhaust and detailing from bikes of fellow Italian motorcycle maker Ducati – such as the rear end features reminiscent of the Diavel. The Rivale being revealed at the EICMA show in Milan, alongside the production Brutale 800, will be a concept. The production version of the bike is not scheduled to go on sale until September of next year.

Check out an official press release announcing the new Brutale 800 below.
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BRUTALE 800

The new 800 engine offers increased power, torque and riding dynamics for the naked MV Agusta. The new adjustable suspension and the new advanced electronics package makes the Brutale 800 leader in its segment. Graphics and special colours accentuate the unmistakably lines of MV Agusta.

Brutale three-cylinder means handling, extreme agility, and absolute ease of use. Now with the new engine power and torque comparable to a 1.000cc, and with a weight of only 167 kg, the 800 Brutale offers an unique power to weight ratio. Aside from the new engine, the Brutale 800 offers a new adjustable suspension allowing the riders complete personalisation.

A dependable advanced electronics package unique within this category: MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System), the integrated management system of the vehicle, includes the first Full Ride by Wire with multi-map and integrated traction control. Offering optimised delivery at all engine speeds, maximum engine efficiency in terms of fuel consumption, and of course the opportunity to select different engine characteristics, choosing from the four available maps: three pre-sets, one personalised. Traction control also ensures safety and performance on any road or track surface, allowing the driver to concentrate entirely on riding. The three-cylinder engine, which debuted on the supersport F3 675, forms the basis for the technological progress in its class, thanks to exclusive technical solutions such as the counter-rotating crankshaft, used in MotoGP, but never before seen on a production bike. The frame performance is guaranteed, thanks to MV Agusta' s unique mixed structure: the front section of steel tube trellis combined with two light aluminium alloy plates, and a sculpted single-arm rear suspension.

Brutale 800 joins Brutale 675 with its increased performance, dynamics and untouchable MV Agusta style. A motorcycle capable of satisfying the most demanding of motorcycle enthusiasts.

The characteristics
In detail, the main features of MV Agusta Brutale 800 are:
• three-cylinder in-line engine with counter-rotating crankshaft
• Technology MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System)
• Traction control adjustable on 8 levels
• Frame structure mixed steel trellis and aluminium plates for high torsional rigidity
• Single-sided swingarm with adjustable rear shock absorber
• Upside down adjustable 43mm front fork
• Racing radial front callipers

The design
MV Agusta Brutale 800 is distinctive at first glance. A perfect combination of aesthetics, functionality, design and ergonomics. Form and substance. Unique in its kind, this three-cylinder is aligned with the standards of excellence of the Brutale 675, yet remains distinctive with new graphics and further detail enhancements. The overall compactness is visually impressive, with the mechanical components dominating; the three-cylinder engine is almost completely exposed to view, embraced by the distinctive frame and compact exhaust system. The silencer is modelled in such a way as to ensure maximum capacity and efficiency while remaining perfectly integrated. The tailpiece is essential yet elegant. Even the headlight characterises the design, by combining the original elements and stylistic features of the Brutale range. The distinctive three element exhaust pipe remains another key visual component of MV Agusta Brutale.

The engine
The new three-cylinder engine 800 has a stroke of 54.3 mm and delivers power and torque of 125 hp at 11,600 revs / min limiter at 13,000 rpm. The maximum torque is also significant touching 81 NM at 8600 rpm., The power and torque curves are strengthened and increased ensuring prompt throttle response and a generous delivery across the entire rev range. This level of performance, associated with a dry weight of 167 kg, put the Brutale 800 at the top of the category "naked" setting the new benchmark.
With F3 675 and Brutale 675 the new Brutale 800 shares most of the components. and fundamental technical choices: first, the counter-rotating crankshaft, previously used only in MotoGP is able to offer the best balance while driving, reducing inertia when changing direction and thus increasing the manoeuvrability of the vehicle.
The shell moulded crankcase employs a "closed deck" with integrated bores and features integrated circuits for both oil and water, with internal pump unit location. This reduces component numbers and offers visual cleanliness to the engine exterior. The final transmission ratio is increased, by virtue of superior performance and through the mounting of a sprocket with two teeth less.

The electronics
Brutale 675 boasts the most advanced electronic management within its category. In its succession the Brutale 800 also excels by applying advanced race technology to mass production. The system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) ensures the integrated control of the vehicle and the engine: This allows combining management of the three cylinders with the traction control, to achieve high performance with safety. Technological innovation is epitomised by the use of Full Ride By Wire. The electronic control of the throttle body, which together with the mapping for injection, and ignition optimises the air-fuel mixture at all engine speeds of delivery, maximising available power and torque as a function on request from the rider. Compared to the traditional mechanical throttle, the Full Ride By Wire allows you to untie completely the rotation of the accelerator and throttle openings, leaving the task to electronics to achieve the optimum solution offering improved efficiency and a response exceeding the expectations of the rider. Brutale 800 system uses a multimap, with three preset modes and one fully customisable so you can choose the most appropriate delivery to meet specific conditions. The integration of MVICS includes traction control on eight levels, adjustable in seconds and visible on the digital dashboard intervening throttle, ignition advance and injection.

The frame
Handling, traction, ease of use and performance: The objectives of the project were achieved by focusing on the chassis with a mixed structure. An unmistakable trademark of MV Agusta, consisting of the front section steel tube trellis and two aluminium alloy plates, fulcrum point for the long singlesided swingarm, designed to ensure the most efficient transmission of power to the asphalt.

The suspensions
Improved performance through increased levels of control and variability: The MV Agusta Brutale 800 is fitted with an upside down fork and shock absorber with hydraulic response customisable. The upside down fork 43 mm in diameter, characterised by the excellent fluidity, with an excursion of 125 mm and is adjustable in compression, rebound and spring preload. The rear shock absorber provides 119 mm stroke, adjustable in compression, rebound and spring preload. Brutale 800, therefore, adds to the versatility of the Brutale 675 with increased suspension regulation that further enhance riding dynamics.

The brakes
Brutale 800 offers a braking system of the highest quality utilising a pair of front 320 mm diameter discs, with Brembo four-piston (32 mm diameter) radial callipers and also at the rear a high performance twin-piston (34 mm diameter) Brembo calliper, matched to a 220 mm disc.

Colours and Prices
The new Brutale 800 is available in 4 colour combinations:
• Ruby Metallic Red/Silver
• White/Mamba Red
• Matt metallic Grey/Pearl White
• White/Blue Pearl "ITALIA"

From 9.990€*, also available in EAS version 10.390€*.
Brutale 800 "ITALIA" is available only in EAS version 10.990€*.

*Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.


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  • 12 Comments
      waetherman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awful. I don't know which is uglier, that or the Daivel. Is there really that much of a market for these bikes that MV Augusta needs to get in to this segment?
        kcroc10077
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waetherman
        Horses for courses. Please don't tell me you consider a Harley to be good looking.
        IOMTT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waetherman
        Yes, Ducati is selling Monsters and Streetfighters at a good clip.
        tump
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waetherman
        The Diavel is best seen from the seat. It's on my very short list for 2013.
      Dangeruss
      • 2 Years Ago
      9900 Euro, so closer to $13K stateside.
        Brex
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dangeruss
        European products often don't come over here retailing at the straight exchange rate.
      Sabrin Islam
      • 2 Years Ago
      at an angle it looks absolutely fantastic, but the rear looks too tronish(not really my cup of tea but who gives a damn?)
      icon149
      • 2 Years Ago
      have always like the Brutale and i love the triple engine... been riding 3 cylinder triumphs for a while now, it's good to see the engine style gaining traction. They are the perfect blend between torque twins and high revving 4 cylinders.
      IOMTT
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks great, but as I age, reality takes over when I sit on these types of bikes and feel the pain in my joints. I have owned and built a couple of street fighter type bikes and I loved them. Maybe I need to take some yoga or something.
        kcroc10077
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IOMTT
        Factory street fighters usually have a more upright riding position. Go to your local Ducati dealer and check out the Monster. Much more comfortable than a Paginale , S1000RR or and other supersport replica.
        IOMTT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IOMTT
        Unfortunately I have checked out the Monster, StreetFighter etc and found them still very painful. The problem is not my upper body, but my beat up knees and hip joints. Just sitting on them is painful, I need more legroom. I used to have a Monster and Triumph Speed Four, but since then it has been vintage machinery and SuperMoto machines. Much better legroom!
      drbyers
      • 2 Years Ago
      me likey...