MV Agusta has just launched the new Brutale 800 in India at Rs 15.59 lakh ex-showroom pan-India. The motorcycle is brought in through the SKD route and is marketed here through MotoRoyale showrooms. Deliveries start next month and the 800cc motorcycle will take on the Kawasaki Z900 and the Triumph Street Triple 765 S.
Changes to the Brutale 800 over the older motorcycle include a revised chassis that adds a bit more of trail and longer wheelbase too. Fully adjustable upside-down 43mm Marzocchi shocks handle the suspension duties in the front while the rear gets Sachs fully adjustable units. Two 300mm discs in the front and a 220mm single disc at the rear help shed speed. ABS is standard too. Other suite of electronics include MVICS which add engine brake control, 8-level traction, 3-level ABS and more. The motorcycle sits on Pirelli Diablo Rosso IIIs.
In terms of looks, there is that attractive-looking headlamp with a DRL running beneath it. The dash too is all-digital and gets updated graphics. And thankfully, MV has evolved both the screen and the switchgear and solved one of the issues we had with the older Brutale.
The engine of the MV Agusta Brutale 800 has been updated for the model year. It offers 110PS at 11,500rpm along with 'record' maximum torque as MV calls it - 83Nm at just 7,600rpm. MV Agusta underlines that this is a 25 per cent rise over the older model, and that over the torque is over 75Nm from 3,800rpm onwards. As usual, the engine has a counter-rotating crankshaft which reduces the inertia a rider has to overcome when making direction changes.
We rode the MV Agusta Brutale 800 earlier this year at Varese and found it to be a promising motorcycle to ride.
Check our image gallery of the new MV Agusta Brutale 800 here