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MV Agusta Releases Video Featuring New Brutale 800 Ahead of EICMA Debut


One of the most stunning motorcycle designs ever created, the look of the MV Agusta Brutale never seems to grow old.  Nonetheless, an all-new Brutale 800 will debut next week in Milan at the EICMA show which MV Agusta describes as “a completely original project which aims, fifteen years after its first appearance, to create the ‘most beautiful Brutale ever’. A strategic model which accounts for over 25% of the company’s production output, the new Brutale 800 is more muscular and streamlined and, with new technologies and construction solutions, reinterprets the style which made it an icon of motorcycle design.”

Keep your eye on MD for full coverage of the new motorcycle models unveiled at EICMA beginning early next week. In the meantime, enjoy the following video:


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  1. Doug Miller says:

    What’s with the washed out red? Almost looks pink. Still…a quality machine.

  2. mickey says:

    Looks like a Gladius with funky pipes

    The F4 in red and silver. that’s how a MV Agusta should look.

  3. Norm G. says:

    and lets be honest, its not vastly different from the old Brutale 800. they mostly went “super-size” with the Goodyear Wingfoot.

  4. chasejj says:

    IMO. This bike is beautiful. The triple exhaust is a unique styling point. Always liked MV’s. So Italian. So cool.

  5. Provologna says:

    “…A strategic model which accounts for over 25% of the company’s production output…”

    What is “output,” like 500 bikes world-wide?

  6. chuck chrome says:

    Just making that converter or collector below the pipes flat black would do a lot to cleaning up the side view and take away some of the bulk.

  7. Mick says:

    That exhaust system is a little on the way overemphasized side.

  8. oldjohn1951 says:

    Hey MV Agusta……..Does everything you design and build have to look like it came from a video game? There was a time, not that long ago, when MV Agusta motorcycles just oozed sex, power and exclusivity at a hefty price, of course. These offerings look like something from an Atari game, only pricier and with little or no dealer support. Sorry, no sale…ciao!

    • Provologna says:

      Prime demographic: I’m thinkin’ Mark Zuckerberg buys this bike and puts it in a well-dusted well-internally-lit plexi glass display case in one of his several dozen living or family rooms, maybe?

      In other words, more money than taste, maybe?

    • Norm G. says:

      re: “Does everything you design and build have to look like it came from a video game?”

      John, this transition in leadership will go smoother if you just submit to the will of your new Robot Overlords.

    • Austin ZZR 1200 says:

      you forgot..’get off my lawn!’

    • samizdat says:

      Might need to re-new the bifocal prescription. This bike is pure, uncut, unadulterated sex. Buh bye!

  9. Jeremy in TX says:

    To me, what it really needs is a simple 3-into-1 exhaust. The bike just doesn’t elicit the same emotions from me that the original Brutal did years ago, and I think the big, bright honking muffler chamber and heat shield are really taking away from what would otherwise be a very svelte design. Even if they blacked out the muffler and heat shield, I think that would help.

    • Dave says:

      That’s probably a catalyst, not just a muffler. I think Triumph had better success hiding theirs. I really dig the tri-tip exhaust.

      • Jeremy in TX says:

        Possibly, though I suspect the catalyst is in the pipe before that chamber based on what little we can see here.

  10. Yoyodyne says:

    Subframe is very cool
    Front fender is over-styled and under-functional
    Heat shield on exhausts is tacky
    Cat is too visible

    Still beautiful, but a step backwards in several ways

  11. Ron H. says:

    What’s with the front fender? Does the back of it come down to protect the radiator? If not the radiator is pretty vulnerable.

  12. xLaYN says:

    Yes, yes and yes … burn all gear driven vfr800, yellow Yamis and ducatis 916… make the fire big as this bike…
    other bike factories… please take notice: that’s a promotional video, no perfume stuff, no tattoos I’m hipster stuff, no beards no nothing, just beautiful mechanical parts…
    the only thing missing is the screaming sound of the engine…

  13. chuck Chrome says:

    Overall I like it. Very smooth yet the triple exhaust pipe setup now looks clunky. Especially with the cat positioned right below it. Too much going on vertically when everything else is so pared down and clean. The heat shield reminds me of a piece of aluminum house siding. Still a beautiful machine and I like me some triple.

  14. Tyler says:

    I love the underseat pass-through, but then where does the battery go?

    • Norm G. says:

      pretty sure I’ve seen that seat section in industrial design before. it detaches from the main body of vacuum cleaner so you can do the stairs or take it outside to clean the floors of the car.

  15. todd says:

    One thing I can’t wait to grow old is the saggy headlight trend. Nothing looks better to me, and more aggressively simple than a round headlight. It would just finish off this bike and give it a more sophisticated look.

    • stinkywheels says:

      I’m with you, these droopy headlights were old from the start. I know my chances of buying one are slim to none due to lack of dealers. I’d like Roland Sands to do a R Nine run with this little hot rod.

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn’t. I personally love the one on the Monster – looks better than the old round one to me. The street triple needs its old bug eyes back. It definitely works with the lines on the Brutale, but I bet a fairly small round headlight would look pretty good here too. Maybe even better as you suggest.

  16. Kent says:

    I don’t know. The guys who can afford this are likely too advanced in their years to be able to be even slightly comfortable on this bike. A stunning design, a beautiful bike…but will it sell? And to whom? Anybody who is larger than Jarno Saarinen is going to be heading back home after 45 minutes on this machine.

    • todd says:

      It looks like it has the ergos of a Ducati Monster. And there’s plenty of young, affluent, startup techies who would buy this.

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      Don’t all motorcycles cost about this much now? If you can afford a Honda Fit, I imagine you can afford one of these.

      • TF says:

        The recurring “guys who can afford this” rant cracks me up. I was in a large MV dealer recently and could have bought any one of the half-dozen Brutale 800 models they had on the floor for under 15K, in some cases well under 15K. In contrast, this country is full of guys of all ages who have abused their HELOC to buy a 25K chrome covered bagger.

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