No One Seemed to Notice that the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR Is New for the 2018 Model Year

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We had to search high and low for information about the 2018 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR – it doesn’t help that MV Agusta’s press site is offline right now – but it seems just about every news publication missed the fact that this attractive roadster got some serious changes for the 2018 model year.

These unnoticed changes certainly are partially due to the fact that MV Agusta went without a press introduction at this year’s EICMA show, but it is also due to the company’s never-ending line of “bold new graphics” changes, one-off customs, and special livery designs, which only muddy the waters for when actual changes occur.

As such the motorcycling media, ourselves included, were caught off-guard by the fact that the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR is a new machine for the 2018 model year.

If you look closely at the new Dragster 800 RR, you will see that it gets the same styling cues as the new Brutale 800, which is easy to spot with the different fairing shapes, new headlight, and revised tail section, which has a gap under the seat.

Less easy to spot is the new Euro4 compliant three-cylinder motor, which we presume is the same power plant that is found in the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR, which makes 140hp.

We can only guess as to the other technical specs for the new Dragster 800 RR, since MV Agusta’s public site also doesn’t list the new model yet, but we assume that the at-the-curb mass has risen – such was the case when the Brutale 800 got its Euro4 updates.

Still, we imagine that the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR remains peppy and fun bike to ride.

As you can see from the photos below, it has only gotten better looking with age – a tribute to the work being done at the Castiglioni Research Center.

Source: MV Agusta (Facebook)

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