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For the 2016 model year, the MV Agusta Brutale 800 gets an obvious makeover, with changes coming to the tail section, fuel tank, exhaust, taillight, and LED headlight.

What is less obvious though, are the effects of having to be Euro4 emissions compliant, which drop the Brutale 800’s peak power from 125hp to 116hp, though there is an increase in peak torque, from 59 lbs•ft to 61 lbs•ft.

Compression has also been dropped, from 13.3:1 to 12.3:1, while the 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 gains some weight as well, with a 17 lbs increase coming to the machine, for a dry weight 385.8 lbs.

Suspension is still provided by Marzocchi forks and a Sachs rear shock, which is surprising considering that Marzocchi is winding down its business.

It’s unfortunate to see the 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 losing a step for next year, but we do think the cosmetic changes enhance the bike.

With MV Agusta finally seeming to get a handle on its MVICS electronics package, the Italian company seems set to further grow. We’re just not sure how the Brutale 800 will stack up against the competition now.

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  • A work of art. Hang it on the wall!

  • Superlight

    Well, they could have followed Ducati’s lead and increased engine displacement to recover lost power.

  • Bruce Steever

    “Italian engineering.”

  • PierreLaPierre

    Yep agree with all here…memo to Triumph…please learn some of these exquisite styling cues and put them into the next Speed Triple….memo to MV…please increase capacity to 1050 and lets have it pushing at least 140hp and 85ft lbs….

  • Reid

    The downgrade in performance makes the Street Triple R that much more enticing.

  • Csorin

    Love the circular ring headlamps MV and Husky are using. This bike in red looks incredible. It would have to be amazing to make me sell my 08 Street Triple.

  • Gazmv

    What a retrograde step by MV. I’m keeping my 2015 800 for a few years now!
    Increase weight by 17 lb. Decrease power by 9 BHP!! That’s going backwards for MV.
    The Speed Triple now gets many upgrades and T/C. Better looks and the grunt from a
    Power hike to the 1050 motor.
    That’s the way to upgrade a triple cylinder roadster?

  • paulus

    if the torque is higher… it should actually be a better riding machine.

  • It’s modestly higher. I don’t think this is the end of the world, but it is a disappointment…especially since it’s the big new model release for 2016.