Last week, MV Agusta released the first official pics of the 2015 Brutale 800 RR, which is powered by MV’s 798cc inline three-cylinder engine that produces 140bhp and 86Nm of torque. The new Brutale also gets an adjustable 8-level traction control system, which is part of the bike’s MVICS 2.0 (Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System) setup. The tubular steel trellis / aluminium plate chassis and single-sided swingarm are carried over from the earlier Brutale. The suspension is comprised of an adjustable 43mm Marzocchi USD fork and adjustable Sachs monoshock, while the brakes are Brembo units, with radial-mount calipers for the twin 320mm discs at front. ABS is standard.
Other new bits on the 2015 Brutale 800 RR include red-painted cylinder heads, gold-anodized fork, reshaped seat for improved rider and passenger comfort, LED taillight with a new diffusion system (for improved visibility), EAS 2.0 quickshifter for the 6-speed gearbox, and restyled 5-spoke aluminium alloy wheels (shod with 120/70-ZR17 and 180/55-ZR17 Pirelli Diably Rosso II tyres). There’s also a new hydraulic chain tensioner, which, according to MV, reduces noise and enhances engine reliability. New colour combos for the bike include Rosso Shock Perlato / Bianco Ice Perlato, and Grigio Avio Metallizzato / Nero Carbonio Metallizzato. Claimed top speed is 245kph.
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