Bookings for the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 have already commenced
MV Agusta first took the wraps off the new Brutale 800 at EICMA in 2015. Since then, it has taken Kinetic-owned MotoRoyale quite some time to get it to our shores. Well, now it is here and it is priced at Rs 15.59 lakh (ex-showroom). The motorcycle has been brought to India via the Semi-knocked down (SKD) route.
In terms of design, the Brutale 800 looks somewhat identical to its elder sibling, the Brutale 1090. This 2017 iteration features LED Daytime Running Lights and a floating tail section. Other mesmerising details include the well-sculpted tank, the three-tube exhaust, the single-sided swing arm and the exposed frame. The switchgear and the instrument cluster is all-new as well.
At the heart of the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 is a 798cc three-cylinder motor that is now Euro 4 compliant. With the help of a six-speed transmission all of 109bhp is sent to the rear wheel. Max torque rating stands at 83Nm. The bike makes use of adjustable 43mm upside down forks sourced from Marzocchi and Sachs monoshock setup at the back. Stopping power is provided with aid from two 300mm discs up front and a single 220mm one at the back. Needless to say, a motorcycle that packs so much punch demands a strong electronics package. The Brutale 800 gets 8-level traction control, 3-level ABS and engine braking control. It also comes with four riding modes – Normal, Rain, Sport and Custom.
Although on paper, the Brutale 800 competes against the Triumph Street Triple, the Kawasaki Z900 and the Ducati Monster 821, the MV Agusta is priced considerably higher owing to its elite status.
MV Agusta will also be opening new dealerships in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Surat this year, while the company is also looking at launching three more products in India in 2017.