- MV Agusta will unveil new versions of the Brutale 800 and Dragster 800 at EICMA
- Will feature a reworked powerplant with more tractable low-end performance
- To feature a reworked styling and electronic aids
The Italian bikemaker, MV Agusta, is all set to unveil new models of its middle-weight nakeds, the Brutale 800 and Dragster 800, at the 2019 EICMA show next month. Both bikes will reportedly be updated in terms of styling, hardware and features.
As stated by MV Agusta’s head of R&D, Brian Gillen, in an interview, preferences of the riders have changed now with most of them seeking tractability along with performance in a motorcycle. This has transformed the way the bike maker tests its products and the areas it pays attention to. Taking this into consideration, expect the Brutale and Dragster to have a more linear power delivery as compared to the ballistic acceleration from the existing models. Needless to say, this mill will be compliant with the Euro 5 emission norms as well.
The top honcho also hinted at tweaked rider aids including revised traction control which will be less intrusive than the current models. This will be accompanied by a new instrument cluster, perhaps boasting of a different design and layout. Furthermore, on the design front, we might witness a restyled front section for the bikes which is affirmed to be ‘substantially improved.’
The MV Agusta Brutale 800 and Dragster are powered by the 798cc, inline triple-cylinder motor which produces 107bhp of power and 83Nm of torque. However, both bikes differ in terms of styling and components. While the Brutale was already on sale in India, the Dragster 800 RR has been launched recently with a price tag of Rs 18.73 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). We expect the updated models of the bikes to arrive in India soon after their international launch.