PH2: MV Agusta Brutale 800


Despite the 675 triple Brutale only just landing in the UK, MV Agusta has announced a brand new 800cc version of its naked bike.

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Weighing just 167kg the Brutale 800 uses a longer stroked version of the counter-rotating triple engine from the F3. The 54.3mm stroke (up from 49.5mm) gives the 800 a claimed 125hp and 60lb ft of torque. As with the supersport bike the 800 comes with a comprehensive electronics package that includes eight-level traction control and four fuel modes.

The steel tubular/aluminium alloy frame is the same style as the 675 Brutale and the 800 also has a single-sided swingarm, four-piston radial Brembo brakes and fully adjustable suspension.

Prices are expect to be around the £10,000 mark with the colour choices red/silver, white/red, grey/white and blue/white.

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  • RedTrident 06 Nov 2012

    Did they ever sort out the fuelling on the f3?

    This does look stunning though.

  • pennswoodsed 06 Nov 2012

    cvega said:
    boner.
    Took me 3 tries to log in to quote that !

    1 of each or 1 either color , I'll take it with me !

    Dayum !,Ed

  • PaulFr 06 Nov 2012

    Nice, everyday use and a fun road bike ... but I am somewhat biased!

    A blast (literally!) on track with the stock kit being good enough for decent handling (with a 16st rider!) .. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-nKzD4COjc). This is probably on a par with my 990R performance given its lower weight but not ready to change mine yet.

  • Silver993tt 06 Nov 2012

    Krikkit said:
    What an excellent looking thing, I've always liked naked street bikes.

    Does anyone have any technical info about how the counter-rotating crankshaft works? Sounds interesting.
    it runs in the opposite direction that the wheels spin, so looking at the bike from the right hand side the crank spins anti-clockwise.

  • Monnington 05 Nov 2012

    Krikkit said:
    What an excellent looking thing, I've always liked naked street bikes.

    Does anyone have any technical info about how the counter-rotating crankshaft works? Sounds interesting.
    Marketing bo**ox to make it sound clever.

    The crankshaft turns backwards that's all, supposed to counteract the gyroscopic effect of the wheels. MV's have always done it, Yamaha R1's do it (I'm assuming the big banger still does) I believe the M1 Moto GP bike does it too, although not 100% on that!

    Had a 750F4 some time back, always steered quite nicely so maybe it works, certainly can't do any harm..

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