It was only a couple days ago that we were talking about how limited edition models have been a cash-making boon for motorcycle manufacturers, and now today we see MV Agusta proving the point, releasing a Lewis Hamilton edition of the Brutale 800 RR.
The MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR LH44, as it is known, takes the venerable street bike, and gives it the styling touches designed by the Formula One champion. The look isn’t all that different from the Dragster 800 RR LH44 that debuted three years ago, and the F4 LH44 superbike that debuted late last year.
The design of course was created in collaboration with the Castiglioni Research Center (CRC), and only 144 examples will be made available around the world.
On the more technical side of things, the basic mechanics of the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR remain the same on the LH44 model, though special carbon fiber pieces have been used through Hamilton’s creation, along with the unique color scheme.
MV Agusta does say that the exhaust system has been given a ceramic coating, and that there are a number of billet aluminum pieces and accents on the bike, like the brake and clutch levers, clutch cover guard, and fluid reservoir caps.
While we doubt the design is everyone’s cup of tea (I think this is actually my favorite LH44 bike to-date), we doubt that MV Agusta will have a hard time selling the total production run – making a tidy sum in the process.
With this debut, we can likely expect similar LH44 limited edition bikes to permeate through MV Agusta’s lineup, namely the F3 and Turismo Veloce bikes.
We can also expect the rest of the three-cylinder lineup to evolve over the next few model years as well. Stay tuned.
Source: MV Agusta