First Photo of MV Agusta Dragster 800

01/15/2014 @ 11:10 pm, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS

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When the brand from Varese debuted the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 at last year’s EICMA show, the folks at MV Agusta told us to expect two more machines in early 2014. One of those machines we have known about for sometime, the MV Agusta Dragster 800.

Taking a cue from the Ducati Diavel, the Dragster is supposed to be a more laid back version of the Brutale; however the only thing we have known for sure is the machine’s name, which showed up in trademark and patent filings. Today however we get our first glimpse at the new MV Agusta Dragster 800, though not too much is given away by the photo.

With production paint and graphics though, we can see that the MV Agusta Dragster 800 is near production-ready, and could break cover very shortly. As the name implies, an 800cc three-cylinder engine is at the Dragster’s corse, which should be good for 125+ horsepower.

We can also expect the Dragster 800 to have MV Agusta’s MVICS electronics package, complete with traction control. What will be interesting to see though is if MV Agusta equips the Dragster with the connectivity package seen on the Turismo Veloce, but our intuition says yes.

As for the other model to come from MV Agusta, no clues have been uncovered yet. Though if we consider the fact that MV Agusta’s strategy to bring out more models hinges drastically on building upon what it already has, an adventure model that shares the Turisimo’s platform seems like a good place to start the speculation.

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Source: MVAgusta.net & Moto.it