When you are an Italian motorcycle manufacturer, making gorgeous two-wheeled specimens are a given. We are talking of MV Agusta and the motorcycles in reference are the likes of the F3s and Brutales. If these motorcycles are not exclusive enough for you, there is MV Agusta's RVS or Reparto Veicoli Speciali division that is Italian for special vehicle operations. They have unveiled their very first offering, the RVS #1.
While MV Agusta hasn't put out much info on the workings of RVS. We believe it will churn out unique offerings with aesthetic and performance improvisation of regular production models. The 2017 MV Agusta RVS #1 is based on the Dragster 800 streetfighter motorcycle. The RVS #1 also comes equipped with the 800cc 3-cylinder motor. However, the peak power rating has been increased to 150PS from 140PS that too at 12,800rpm compared to 13,100rpm of the regular model. This makes the RVS #1 the most powerful 800cc motorcycle from MV Agusta. Additionally, the RVS #1 is lighter than the Dragster 800 by 8kg at 160kg.
This has been achieved by using reworked starter motor, camshafts, chain tensioner and valve guides. Also, it uses titanium plates to connect the fuel tank to the seat unit with new lateral frame plates from aviation-grade aluminium. It also gets an updated titanium exhaust designed by SC project. The RVS #1 runs on the same spoked Kineo wheels that do duty in the Dragster series, paired with Braking's Sunstar Batfly's brake discs.
When you look at the MV Agusta RVS #1, the big round all-LED headlight is the first that you will observe in terms of design. These are adaptive lights in which the different elements switches on and off depending on the speed and tilt of the bike. It also features LED lamps on the right. All of which contribute to the right amount of illumination for safer riding.
The 2017 MV Agusta RVS #1 will be a limited-production motorcycle - 95 hand-built units, to be precise. Since it comes from MV Agusta's bespoke division, it can be further customised to suit individual tastes. The pricing too is said be much more premium than the Dragster 800 series. MV Agusta has still not announced any launch date for the RVS #1.