2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR First Ride Review

The MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR is a bit of a ball cruncher. It’s hard, fast and a bit unforgiving.

The less than ideal test route provided a challenging ride with what looked like earthquake riddled tarmac. The lightweight Dragster RR swapped between shaking my arms and threatening my family jewels.

In other words, the Dragster with its 798cc triple that produces a 140 horsepower is a thrilling ride, and it’s a good thing the RR version includes a steering damper as standard equipment.

The most impressive version of MV Agusta’s triple yet jubilantly provides more torque throughout the range, albeit stopping at the same maximum figure as before. This makes for a much more “comfortable” behavior around town and while using the lower rev range than before.

It also makes the RbW obey the wheelie hand a lot more sensibly and with greater control. The paradox being called the Dragster is hence better at something to do with comfort while still being hardcore like a racebike in the chassis.

Look at the Dragster RR for shorter adrenaline filled rides but ignore for longer commutes. It’s worth premium dollar because of its extensive electronics package and an all new downshift quickshifter.

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2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR Rivals: Ducati Monster 821, Yamaha FZ-09, 2015 Triumph Street Triple RX, MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

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