MV Agusta Dragster RR Teased in Video

10/06/2014 @ 10:15 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

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Two weeks ago we showed you the photo that MV Agusta was using to tease its latest model to debut at EICMA. The photo featured Kineo-spoked wheels, and the company’s three-piped exhaust can. This of course left us to speculate that the expensive tubeless wheelset would be attached to either a proper ADV bike from MV Agusta, or some sort of café racer.

A few days later, we found the trademark filings for a “Turismo Leggero” motorcycle, whose name similarity to the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, made us think our first instincts about that teaser photo were right: this new model was some sort of adventure-touring machine. Well…add another theory to the mix.

Showing us that same wheel again in a video, MV Agusta has a teaser video out of what surely must be the Dragster RR. Showing scenes at a dragstrip, with panning cuts to the motorcycle, we can see an “ter RR” revealed. Putting two-and-two together…

Will this RR version of the already released MV Agusta Dragster be the Italian company’s big reveal at EICMA, or will we see the Turismo Leggero as well? We will know more in a months’ time.

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Source: MV Agusta

  • Hateraide

    Why would a drag bike need spoked wheels?

  • MeatyBeard

    So this bike(ANOTHER Brutale 800 essentially), only for America?

  • MrDefo

    Notwithstanding all of the lowered, highly tuned cars in the shots too. Seems like a given that it’s a dragster. Kind of disappointed.

  • roscoe p. coltrane

    i always thought the ponderous handling and over compensating engines of American muscle/drag cars where the ANTITHESIS of what motorcycling should be.

    never something to be emulated.

  • MikeD

    I find the name Dragster slapped on a 800cc I-3 powered motorcycle very CYNICAL and INSULTING to all a Dragster stands for . . . at least on the U.S.A.

    MV, you should get in touch with Yamaha and ask them about the V-MAX . . . maybe they can give you a few pointers and headers on how to build a motorcycle that invokes such an name in your head without having to read it plastered on the motorcycle.

    @Roscoe:

    Indeed, nobody likes a sloppy handling motorcycle or so I want to believe.

    BUT . . . Everything has a place, a time and a proper use ( have you seen any Top Fuel running a Honda lawnmower engine supercharged by Toro leaf blowers and taking curves like an Ariel Atom ? ) . . . yeah, exactly. (^_^ )

  • smiler

    Dodgy marketing thread aside, bestia would be a better name, I like where MV is going. Back in racing, using triples, interessting ideas, great detailing. Just hope they do not get Germaned.

  • AHA

    Lots of teasers, not so many actual launches of, y’know, genuinely new bikes. Appreciate MV do not have the cash (or customer base) to properly expand their product range so instead they are busy bringing out ‘old wine in new bottles’.
    Is this just an accessory-driven ‘revise’ of the 800 platform aimed at stealing a few Diavel sales? I hope not but I fear it may be.
    All of this ‘activity’ could be mere window dressing purely to attract a corporate suitor. For instance, if Daimler Benz are looking to make AMG a credible, stand-alone sports brand, maybe buying them an Italian bike brand could help?