News 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR | First Look

2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR | First Look

2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR Preview

The 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR was unveiled Tuesday alongside the all-new Brutale 800 RR.

The Varese-based manufacturer launched Dragster in late 2013 – the fifth motorcycle built on its 800 platform. The Dragster RR – unveiled ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan – features the refinement that came to the Brutale 800 RR, including the more powerful 798cc triple that produces 15 extra horsepower for 140 at 13,100 rpm, and 63.4 ft/lbs of torque at 10,100 rpm. MV Agusta says the rev limited kicks in at 13,200 rpm.

What sets the Dragster apart from the new Brutale 800 RR is more aggressive styling, spoked wheels, and the larger 200mm rear tire over the Brutale 800 RR’s 180mm tire. Though the Dragster shares the short 54.3-inch wheelbase of its Brutale 800 RR brother, overall it is shorter and wider.

All else is similar to the Brutale 800 RR, including the triple that arrives with 15 extra horsepower.

MV Agusta says the increased horsepower was partially achieved by a new air box, which was enhanced to house the bank of “high” injectors and 50mm throttle bodies. Other improvements include the Eldor EM2.0 engine ECU and the Mikuni Full Ride-By-Wire throttle body; there are now two injectors per cylinder, as opposed to the single one on the other Brutale models (with the exception of the Brutale 800 RR), the engine having a total of six injectors.

MV Agusta also added some styling to the engine, painting the cylinder head red to pair with the red anodized Marzocchi fork.

The 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dravster RR arrives with MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform, which debuted on the Turismo Veloce 800 and features three maps (Sport, Normal, Rain).

The RR also arrives with Quickshifter EAS 2.0 technology – alongside the Brutale 800 RR, this is the first model in the segment to feature the electronically assisted downshifter combined with its Slipper Clutch. Other tasteful electronics include an eight-level traction control, which can be disengaged.

The 370.4-lbs (dry) Dragster RR R features a steel trellis frame, and a single-sided swing arm. Suspension duties are handled by a 43mm adjustable Marzocchi upside down fork with aluminum stanchions and DLC coating. Out back is a Progressive Sachs single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping, and spring-preload adjustment.

The Dragster RR will be available in two colors – Pearl Shock Red/Pearl Ice White and Pearl Shock Red/Carbon Metallic Black.

The 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR is priced in Europe at € 16,290 — € 2,800 over the base model. Stateside pricing has not yet been released.

2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR Specs:


  • Type: Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve “D.O.H.C”
  • Displacement: 798 cc (48.68 cu. in.)
  • Compression Ratio: 13.3:1
  • Bore x Stroke: 79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.)
  • Horsepower: 103 kW (140 hp) at 13100 r.p.m.
  • Torque: 86 Nm (8.77 kgm) at 10100 r.p.m.
  • Cooling: Cooling with separeted liquid and oil radiators
  • Engine Management: 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 Quickshift: MV EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift up & down)
  • Clutch: Wet, multi plate with slipper clutch
  • Transmission: Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh 19/36


  • Wheelbase: 1380 mm (54.30 in.)
  • Overall Length: 2060 mm (81.06 in.)
  • Overall Width: 825 mm (32.46 in.)
  • Seat Height: 811 mm (31.91 in.)
  • Min. Ground Clearance: 149 mm (5.86 in.)
  • Trail: 95 mm (3.74 in.)
  • Dry Weight: 168 kg (370.4 lbs.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 16.6 l (4.39 U.S. gal.)


  • Type: ALS Steel tubular trellis
  • Rear Swingarm: Aluminum alloy

Front Suspension

  • Type: Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork in DLC treated aluminum, with gold colour anodized fork legs and having rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
  • Fork Diameter: 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 Aluminum alloy
  • Wheel travel: 25 mm (4.92 in.)


  • Front: 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.) diameter
  • Rear Brake Caliper: Brembo with 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
  • ABS: Bosch 9 Plus with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)


  • Wheels: Aluminum alloy spokes 3.50 ” x 17” front; Aluminum alloy 7 ” x 17” rear
  • Tires: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W) front; 200/50 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W) rear

Max Speed:

  • 153.1 mph

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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