Italian two-wheeler maker MV Agusta, in collaboration with India partner Kinetic Group, on Wednesday launched the 2017 edition of its Brutale 800 naked streetfighter in the Indian two-wheeler market at a price tag of Rs. 15.59 lakh, (ex-showroom, Pan-India). MV Agusta had first showcased their middleweight Brutale 800 bike at the EICMA show 2016 in November. However, Motoroyale (Kinetic innovative centre) has already started taking bookings for the MV Agusta Brutale 800 bike against a down-payment of Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. MV Agusta has also promised that deliveries of the Brutale 800 to its owners will commence from August 17, 2017.
The company currently three exclusive dealerships in Pune, Bengaluru and Ahmadabad, while new dealerships will be open soon Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Surat, Chandigarh and other cities. The Italian bike maker has brought its new-gen Brutale 800 to the Indian market in the form of Semi Knocked Down (SKD) version, then it is being assembled at the Kinetic’s Ahmednagar facility, near Pune, Maharashtra. The new MV Agusta Brutale 800 will be available in three body colour combination options — Black Matt Metalic with Matt Silver, Pearl Ice White with Matt Metallic Graphite and Red with Matt Silver.
In terms of design, the new MV Brutale 800 borrows its styling and some features from its younger sibling, the Brutale 1090. The elegant and muscular MV Agusta Brutale 800 is based on a traditional Tubular Steel Trellis frame with cast aluminium single-sided swingarm. The new Brutale 800 sports a revamped beefy fuel tank and three-tube exhaust system. Besides this, the motorcycle also gets the Iconic oval-shaped full LED headlamps with DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps), LED turn indicators, a wide handlebar, re-positioned rear foot-pegs, redesigned LED tail lamp as well as passenger seat with concealed grab rails. Apart from this, the bike also gets a new digital instrument panel and electric switches. Talking about its dimension, the new Brutale 800 measures at 2045 x 875 x 830 mm (Length X Width X Seat Height) and weighs about 175 kgs. The bike offers a ground clearance of 135 mm and has a 1,440mm wheelbase.
Talking about its mechanical department, the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 is powered by a Euro 4 compliant, 798 cc, in-line three-cylinder, four-stroke, 12-valve, DOHC engine that generates 109 bhp of peak power at 11,500 rpm and 83 Nm of peak torque at 7,600 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission which sends power to the rear wheel and the bike has a top speed of 237km per hour. Suspension duties are handled by an adjustable 43mm Marzocchi USD telescopic hydraulic fork at the front with 125mm travel and a multi-step adjustable Sachs monoshock setup with 124mm travel at the rear. The MV Agusta Brutale 800 also comes equipped with three-level ABS as standard and sits on Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres.
Safety features on the bike include 2 x 320 mm round-type front rotors with radially mounted 4-piston Brembo-powered callipers and ABS as standard equipment for ensuring maximum safety. Further, its rear brake comes with a 220mm round-type rotor with 2-piston calliper and ABS as standard equipment. The electronic package on the MV Agusta Brutale 800 includes 3-level ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), 8-level traction control system, EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift) 2.0 for clutch less gear shifts and a hydraulic slipper clutch along with integrated multi-map Ride-by-wire system and four riding modes – Rain, Normal, Sport and Custom.
In the Indian two-wheeler market, the 2017 edition of the MV Agusta Brutale 800 bike will compete against the likes of Kawasaki Z900, Yamaha MT-09, Ducati Monster 821 and even the recently launched Triumph Street Triple S.