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Take a Look at MV Agusta’s Dragster RR SCS America

There might be plenty of things to be concerned about when it comes to the economy, both worldwide and in the U.S., but one thing is relatively certain. Pricey, limited edition motorcycles, more often than not, sell very quickly.

MV Agusta has a new model limited to 300 units, and available only in its “most important market”, North America. This is the new Dragster RR SCS America.

Attempting to tug at the heartstrings of the red, white and blue faithful, we have the obvious paint scheme and even the price of $28,247. We are sure you have already noticed, but 247 is the number of years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Powered by the same impressive 798cc triple found in our recent test bike, the Brutale RR, this limited edition has a lot to offer besides its looks.

Here is the press release from MV Agusta followed by a video:

VARESE, Italy – MV Agusta is pleased to officially launch the new Dragster RR SCS America, the latest in an exclusive bloodline of “America” editions that pay tribute to the brand’s most important market – the land of the free, adventure, epic journeys and, naturally, racing.  

With more than 78 years of history, MV Agusta has long celebrated its racing roots by amassing 38 World titles, 270 Grand Prix titles and an astounding 3,028 podiums since 1945. While innovation and success on the racetrack have paved the way for the storied brand, it’s the exclusivity and craftmanship that bring this Motorcycle Art to life.


1973 saw the launch of the iconic 750S, which flaunted the colors of the American flag to highlight the importance this specific market. Many years later, in 2004, the “America” name became associated with another model, the Brutale 750. This motorcycle created the sports naked segment. 2012 saw another four-cylinder steal the scene: the Brutale 1090 RR America. This model was, the most powerful naked ever produced by MV Agusta up to that point.

Five years later, in 2017, a new platform was introduced which gave birth to the three-cylinder Brutale 800 RR America which stood out for its combination of design, performance, and engine technology. This model was followed, in 2018, by the Dragster 800 RR America, an exclusive limited edition model of only 200 units. 

Today, in 2023, MV Agusta celebrates its most important market with a new, exclusive 300-unit edition of the new Dragster RR SCS America. This uniquely numbered special edition model, available only in North America, is part of the strategic vision and emphasis of this market for the future of MV Agusta.

This new Special Edition stands out for its dedicated color scheme that, like its predecessors, recalls the colors of the US flag and is enhanced with a dedicated seat with hand-stitched “America Special Edition” wording.

The attention to detail can be seen in the aerodynamic carbon-fiber wheel cover, complete with dedicated color scheme, as well as on the fuel tank. The individual series number – from 001 to 300 – is laser-engraved on the top triple clamp.

The accompanying Special Parts Kit includes the transparent SCS clutch cover, dedicated motorcycle cover and a certificate of authenticity. Standing out among the special parts available as accessories is the Akrapovič titanium sports exhaust with dedicated ECU, which allows for an increase in maximum power to 148 hp at 12,800 rpm, further emphasizing the motorcycle’s aggressive character.

Based on the renowned Dragster RR SCS, this unique motorcycle combines exciting performance with premium technical components, including the SCS automatic clutch developed in collaboration with Rekluse. 

The Dragster America combines extreme attention to detail, with the technical base of a super sports bike. The compact and powerful in-line-three engine coupled with the afore mentioned SCS 3.0 clutch, which eliminates the need for the clutch lever, and the MotoGP-derived counter-rotating crankshaft and removable gearbox, are solutions that can only be found on MV Agusta models.

The electronic Ride By Wire twist grip includes counter rotation, which was only recently introduced to the range, and improves control and feeling mid-turn and makes for a more progressive cruise control deactivation. The advanced 6-axes inertial platform allows the rider to fully exploit the traction control, front-lift control and ABS with cornering function.

The 8-level adjustable steering damper adds to the dynamics and safety of the Dragster RR SCS America, even at high speeds. The braking system is designed to ensure extremely powerful and safe deceleration thanks to the dual 320 mm front brake discs with four-piston Brembo radial calipers. 

The 5.5” TFT display is very easy to read in all light conditions and benefits from updated software. The dashboard interfaces with the revolutionary MV Ride App offering a variety of customization and connectivity features. Lastly, the Mobisat anti-theft system with geolocation offers all Dragster RR SCS America owners piece of mind knowing that their Motorcycle Art will always be very well looked after.

The Dragster RR SCS America will be available exclusively at select MV Agusta dealerships across North America, starting from July 11 onwards.


  1. J Wilson says:

    JUST think of the money art directors and other movie crafts will save using this in TRANSFORMER or other Sci Fi movies without any mods at all: It’s already got the look! It won’t make sense anywhere else.

    Captain America, hey, your ride’s here.

  2. Mr.Mike says:

    Wonderful, desirable, and ridiculous. Its not for me but I am happy it exists.

  3. Grover says:

    I thought we were through with the saggy headlight thing?

  4. TP says:

    I love their stuff. I just wish there were more dealers.

    • Mick says:

      KTM bought a little over 25% of MV and is offering them access to their delivery and procurement resources. So it shouldn’t be long before these guys show up at KTM dealers who might welcome offerings like this to bring more people in the door.

  5. motorhead says:

    This machine has a long swing arm and no clutch. That is cool and easy for newbies. If I worked for Indian and was in charge of capturing the attention of new riders in high school, I would introduce just such a v-twin dragster bike with a long swing arm, no clutch, and lots of attitude. Keep it low-powered and under $6,000 and kids will gladly part with their paper-route, lawn-mowing, table-waiting wages to own one, and beat the snot out of it. Mothers will cry, but if the engine is small enough and the bike is low to ground, they might allow it. Look at it this way – there is no place for teenagers and pre-teens to ride and race like in my old days. But there is always a one-block drag race everywhere.

    • motorhead says:

      not cool to comment on your own posting, but take these cheap engines and make a cheap dragster for the youngun’s:

    • Dave says:

      I believe this bike does have a conventional clutch in addition to the Rekulse type clutch. It’s difficult to see but there appears to be a hydraulic reservoir on the left side of the handlebar visible in the rear quarter view of the bike. I think all the other photos obscure the lever with the hand guard.

      I also wonder if the swing arm is long or if the super truncated tail section is making it appear that way. The overall wheelbase looks short, typical of a sport bike. Maybe the name “Dragster” is a misnomer in this case.

      There are lots of cool small displacement bikes coming out. I may even “bike down” myself. I never ride over 80mph anymore.

      • Mick says:

        Rekluse clutches do not eliminate the clutch lever. RevLock clutches did, then they offered clutch lever function as an accessory, shortly after that it came as standard. I am not aware of a current auto clutch that eliminates the clutch lever.

        Some people are adding a left hand rear brake, which used to be a RevLock accessory. But they just think it’s a good idea and you can add that to any bike now with a double lever setup.

        My electric bike has a LHRB. If I ride it enough I start to think that I might want to equip one of my gas bikes with one for testing.

  6. Grover says:

    This is a great bike to brag about how much you paid for it at cocktail parties because 99% would not recognize an MV on the street if their life depended on it. They’ll think it’s a Honda that just rode by (if they even noticed) because it’s one of the few motorcycle companies they’re aware of.
    To get people’s attention at a cocktail party, tell them you paid 250k on a ride to see the Titanic in an experimental submersible.
    Now that’s something that will impress them. An MV? Not so much.

  7. Dave says:

    I’ve never really cared for MV Agusta’s styling, always thought it was overdone, superfluous. I like the rear wheel.

    • Steve says:

      I agree, their “styling” is ridiculous.

    • Mick says:

      I liked the bikes they made before the Brutale. That bike marked a sea change at MV when they went from understated to loud. That was 2001. They have been struggling ever since. Odd that they should make a really loud bike after getting a shot in the arm from KTM.

      Perhaps they lost the guy who penned their earlier bikes. Kind of like when Ducati went with Terblanch.

  8. motorhead says:

    The owner of this rare and gorgeous steed wants to be seen. What better way to be seen than by driving it through the crowded cities? Not a lot of envious admirers to stroke my ego when I’m riding alone across the western plains and over mountain passes. Just sayin’. Nice execution to appease the narcissistic biker.

    • Mick says:

      That’s hilarious. You can just see the meeting at Pierer Mobility.

      “Now that we have dirt bikes in every color of the rainbow. Let’s buy a chunk of MV and see if we can get urban narcissists to print us some money.”

      I suppose if it works they’ll dredge up some old brand like Brough Superior and really go to town.

      • Nick says:

        There is already a modern upmarket version of the Brough Superior made, I believe, in France for the Euro market. Not something I ever expect to see on the road here in the UK!

  9. Mick says:

    So many guys referred to the video that I actually watched it. What an absolute last way to sell me a motorcycle. Look! Here’s a bike for people who ride motorcycles into urban cesspools.

    Get back to me when they dream one up for people who avoid urban cesspools like the plague.

    • paquo says:

      that’s kind of messed up
      nice cities all over the world including the US

      • Mick says:

        I disagree. There is no such thing as a nice city IMO. I lived in Europe for five years. My wife thought it was necessary to go everywhere. The largest town that I have any stomach for in Europe is Ghent, Belgium. At 250k people, that’s a town by European standards. In America I generally draw the line at about half that many people.

        I’ve lived near Boston now for six or seven years and I am happy to report that, other than the airport, I haven’t had to go there at all. I almost had to go there to buy some foie gras but Canada bailed me out. Thanks Canada!

        That said, I love the fact that so many people find cities attractive. Until the pandemic messed thing up, cities used to do a good job of storing unnecessary unwanted population. Well, during the week anyway.

        Pro tip. If you want to go to Paris, or just about any other European city, go in August. Easily half of the population in Paris leaves in August. It’s the only time you can see Sacré Coeur from Parc de Saint-Cloud. There is too much smog the rest of the year.

        • Tom R says:

          Behold Mick, the renaissance man’s renaissance man.

          • TimC says:

            Basically if it says “Mick” I skip it unless something jumps out as interesting.

            A comment starting with “There is no such thing as a nice city IMO” is so stupid I didn’t even have to try.

            I lived in SF when it was still (mostly) very farging nice. I’d love it if I could go back but they messed it all up. Say la vee….

        • Harry says:

          Actually spent the whole month of November last year in Paris. Found a cheap airbnb in Vincennes (3rd floor walkup) close to both the metro and RER. Weather was ideal for walking and seeing all the sights. Temps in the upper 50s or low 60s during the day. I love the atmosphere, and especially the food in Paris. Not cheap, groceries are expensive. Had one meal that cost me over 100 euros, god was it good. It’s a relaxed environment and not crowded at all during November. Also very little rain.

          • Mick says:

            I lived in Paris for three years in the 16th, across the river from the Eifel Tower. I felt a wave of revulsion run down my back every time I walked out my door.

            I know that cities are obviously very popular. I just can’t stand them at all. The only thing that kept me sane(ish) was mountain biking in Parc de Saint-Cloud, or riding around Longchamp if it was too muddy. I had to ride through the Bois de Boulogne to get there. That is a weird place full of transvestite prostitutes. They can be humorous at times. But it’s a weird place.

            My wife lived there in the 90s before we met and she speaks French. She goes there every year to make Thanksgiving dinner for all her Paris friends. She likes the place.

            For me, my two favorite things to do in Paris is one never return and two leave.

            Before we were sent to Paris we lived in Breda, Netherlands. It was the home in International Red Hair Day until recently when it moved to Tilberg because it got so big.

            Breda was a much nicer place to live. They had huge parties all the time, stellar bicycle infrastructure and decent mountain biking. And most importantly, a population of about 125k. The town even has an observed trials club. How cool is that? The highway art at Breda is a giant fiberglass man reclining with a huge funnel in his mouth. The place has a sense of humor and is chock full of party animals.

            The coastal European weather is very nice. Never too hot, never too cold.

    • Harry says:

      Mick, you really dislike large metropolitan areas. I’m not as ambivalent as you. Don’t get me wrong, my preference is the countryside. I settled in a community outside of Boise, Idaho for 9 years until the culture and climate changed. Then I had to leave. One had the advantages of a rural life (that disappeared) and the close proximity and advantages that a big city provides. Paris is a great place to visit, IMHO, but yes I would not live there on a permanent basis. We are more alike than you may think, especially on the weight issue of bikes. Almost all of the current crop are way over weight. No bike should weigh over 400 pounds.

  10. Dave says:

    Although no pink is featured, certain stylistic cues like: purplish blue hue, mass centralization and curvaceous belly pan/CAT union …are reminiscent of a Britten V1000. (Would love to see Ducati or MV produce an modern-retro homage to that machine)

  11. Rich says:

    ‘247 is the number of years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence’. Yeah but if it ain’t got 247hp I’m not interested………yeehaw!

  12. One who knows says:

    Other than one shot of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin side (which is sport bike heaven) I don’t think there are any San Francisco scenes in that video, looks like it’s all in or around NYC.

  13. Tank says:

    That’s a lot of money for a lot of ugly.

  14. Grumpy Farmer says:

    I remember when MVs were beautiful. It doesn’t seem that long ago.

  15. Harry says:

    Am I naive or just uninformed? Why would an average person spend this much money and ride at legal speed limits through San Francisco? This is obviously intended for the very rich. I have been to this city many times, using Bart, the only way to travel considering the parking situation. The cable cars are unique, tiny, in comparison to modern transportation options but fun.

    • todd says:

      As a local, it’s much more fun to hoon a clapped DR650 around the city than this thing.

      • TimC says:

        I learned to ride commuting on a Ninja 250 from Ocean Beach to Levi’s Plaza. Very very effective way of getting around “The City” for sure!

  16. Nick says:

    I suppose it’s churlish to point out that there are other countries that have red, white and blue flags? Some of them have been around as organized entities for a lot longer too!

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