2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Preview

Ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, MV Agusta has unveiled a the Brutale 800 RR, the “RR” version garnering more performance over last year’s standard Brutale 800.

Besides the upgraded Brutale 800 RR, MV Agusta is also offering a Brutale 800 Dragster RR, which arrives with further styling upgrades.

The new Brutale 800 RR receives a host of upgrades over last year’s model, including an extra 15 horsepower from its 798cc triple. This new engine, which features a counter-rotating crankshaft and removable six-speed transmission for tuning gears to a circuit, produces 140 horsepower at 13,100 rpm, and 63.4 ft/lbs of torque at 10,100 rpm.

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 Dragster 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 “aged gold” color on the Marzocchi fork.

The 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 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 Dragster 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) Brutale 800 RR 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.

Stopping the Brutale 800 RR are dual 320mm front discs squeezed buy four-piston Brembo calipers, and a single 220mm rear disc squeezed by a two-piston caliper. The bike arrives standard with Bosch 9 Plus ABS with RLM (Rear-wheel Lift-up mitigation).

The MV Agusta Brutale 800 rolls on five-spoke aluminum wheels shod in 120/70 (front) and 180/55 (rear) Pirelli Diablo Rosso II rubber.

MV Agusta has changed the looks, also, from the restyled 4.3-gallon gas tank to incorporate the new air box, to the LED tail light. The Varese-based manufacture also says comfort is improved due to a restyled seat.

The 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 will be available in two colors – Pearl Shock Red/Pearl Ice White, and Metallic Aviation Grey/Metallic Carbon Black.

The American MSRP has not been released, but in Europe the new Brutale 800 RR goes for € 13,980 – € 2,300 more than the base Brutale 800 with EAS and ABS.

2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Specs:

Engine

  • 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

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 1380 mm (54.33 in.)
  • Overall Length: 2085 mm (82.09 in.)
  • Overall Width: 725 mm (28.54 in.)
  • Seat 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 Capacity: 16.6 l (4.39 U.S. gal.)

Frame

  • 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.)

Brakes

  • 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/Tires:

  • Wheels: Aluminum alloy 3.50 ” x 17” front; Aluminum alloy 5.50 ” x 17” rear
  • Tires: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W) front; 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W) rear

Max Speed:

  • 153.1 mph