At the 73rd EICMA event, MV Agusta launched a restyled logo and two new mean machines. The new logo bears the tagline Passion. Precisely Crafted, emphasising the brand’s identity, pride and craftsmanship. The two mean machines from the company are the Brutale 800 and the Dragster RR LH44.
The Brutale 800 is now more muscular, streamlined and tech loaded The Full LED headlight accentuates the elliptical shape of the light and of the stunning three-pipe exhaust that is bigger and more efficient.
Many components are made from light alloy such as the headlight support and the saddle frame, enhancing the overall design of the Brutale 800.
The engine is also new. It is Euro 4 compliant with a power output of 116 hp at 11,500 rpm while the torque has risen by 25% and now offers 8.46 Kgm at 7,600 rpm.
One of its unique features is a counter-rotating crankshaft and the new Brutale 800 is the only bike in its category with electronic EAS 2.0 up&down gear shift.
The slipper clutch is now hydraulically operated while engine management is taken care of by the MVICS system which includes multi-map Full Ride by Wire with integrated traction control with 8 settings.
The Dragster RR LH44 is the second new model for 2016 from Schiranna. A machine inspired by F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton’s passion for MV Agusta. The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver collaborated with the MV Agusta designers contributing to the definition of over fifty design details to make the LH44 stand out from the standard Dragster RR.
Most of these changes are manufactured in Ergal and carbon fibre with a 3K opaque finish. In terms of graphics, the LH44 was inspired by the graphics on the three-time world champion’s helmet and features a white colour scheme and the panther logo, which is also sewn into the quilt-finish Alcantara saddle.
Needless to say, Lewis’s number 44 features on the exhaust manifolds and autographed screen. Production will be limited to 244 bikes.
All the 2016 models will be available by December while first deliveries of the Brutale 800 will start in January 2016.
Posted by: Chanchal M. Dhavan