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MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America, An Homage to the Past

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While the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro is grabbing all the headlines, the Italian brand has released another Brutale model for our two-wheeled consumption, this one another special edition machine: the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR America.

The concept should be pretty simple to understand. Like the Brutale 800 America that debuted last year, MV Agusta has again brought out the red, white, and blue livery – this time applying it to the Dragster 800 RR motorcycle.

Taking its name from the 1973 MV Agusta S America 750, this new motorcycle thus blends a bit of history with its modern electronics, components, and styling. As such, the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR America makes a fetching homage by the Varesini brand, 45 years after the original debuted.

Only 200 units of the 2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America will be made. Each bike will come with a certificate of authenticity, and have a numbered plate installed near the instrument cluster.

The exercise is a visual one, which means the mechanics of the motorcycle remain identical to the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR, which debuted this time last year. This means a 138hp (103 kW) three-cylinder engine, which tips the scales at 370 lbs (168kg) dry.

The bike comes with a robust electronics package, which includes an eight-level traction control system and perhaps the best up/down quickshifter available on the market.



There is no word on pricing yet, but we would expect the America edition to command a €1,500 premium over the current Dragster 800 RR model.

Source: MV Agusta

Jensen Beeler

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