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New MV Agusta Brutale 800 RC

Varese, 6th November 2017 – The RC (Reparto Corse) project stems from the long-standing bond between MV Agusta and top-class racing. The extension of the range is a logical outcome of that bond as it allows motorcyclists to choose models that are, technically and stylistically, derived the MV Agusta bikes that compete in national and international races. However, these are not mere replicas. They are, rather, meticulously re-engineered bikes, designed to provide a perfect blend of dynamic performance, personalisation and style. It should come as no surprise, then, that the three-cylinder Brutale 800 RR joins the RC range as of model year 2018.

Heir to the four-cylinder Brutale that created the naked supersport segment by setting new performance and style standards, this bike has already garnered outstanding market feedback, paving the way for a successful future. Compact yet comfortable, essential yet bristling with unique details, light yet capable of breath-taking performance, the Brutale 800 RR offers the perfect platform for an RC model.

The original in-line three-cylinder engine has undergone further development since 2016, the goal being    to improve power delivery while remaining within Euro 4 noise and emissions limits. Sweeping changes – from the cylinder head to mechanical chain tensioner, from camshafts to valves – have further enhanced  the unique personality of the engine. A maximum power of 140 hp at 12,300 rpm and a maximum torque  of 87 Nm at 10,100 rpm place the Brutale 800 RC at the top of its category.

Both technology and style embrace the Reparto Corse ethos. The former is evident in the kit that will be supplied with every Brutale 800 RC manufactured at Schiranna in 2018. Only 350 bikes will be built, each with its own unique number on the carbon fibre cover that protects the compact digital instrument cluster. The end pipe and manifold, supplied by SC-Project and designed to enhance the power delivery of the three-cylinder engine, underline the hi-tech pedigree of the Brutale 800 RC while adding eye-catching  style: the titanium and carbon fibre end pipe body features an exhaust area protected by a perforated circular guard that also acts as a heat shield. The kit includes a engine ECU mapped for the SC-Project exhaust, boosting bike performance to an exceptional 150 hp at 12,800 rpm as well at dedicated traction control settings.

Styling is as per the entire RC range, inspired by the graphics and colours of the F4 which has been successful in the World Superbike Championship. Needless to say, the number 37 on the fairing pays homage to the racing history of MV Agusta and its 37 world championship titles. Technical sponsors’ logos are applied to various parts of the bike, featuring on the tank, side fairings, sub-fairing and front mudguard. Pirelli provides Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres as standard (120/70 ZR 17 and 200/50 ZR 17) while the Reparto Corse wording is also displayed on the forged, red-painted wheels, the same as those on the prestigious F4 RC. The front mudguard spoiler, the rear mudguard, the tank side panels and instrument cluster fairing are all made of carbon fibre. Exclusivity is also evident on the seat, with both the rider and passenger sections sporting dedicated RC graphics.

Standard equipment on the new MV Agusta Brutale 800 RC, of which a limited edition of just 350 will be built, includes the Reparto Corse kit. Contained in a beautifully crafted wooden case, it consists of the exhaust, engine ECU, Ergal clutch and brake levers, bike stand and a certificate of authenticity.

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