Tech Specs of the MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster

01/31/2014 @ 1:51 pm, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS


The 2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster finally broke cover today, if you haven’t already seen the bevy of photos we published earlier. We won’t belabor the fact that the Dragster borrows heavily from the established Brutale 800 platform, and differs primarily in aesthetic and purpose.

So down to brass tacks it is, the key technical specifications of the 2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster are the following:

  • In-line three-cylinder engine, 798 cc
  • Bore 79.0 mm, stroke 54.3 mm
  • Maximum power 125 HP-EC (92 kW) at 11,600 rpm
  • Maximum torque 81 Nm at 8,600 rpm
  • Limiter at 13,000 rpm
  • Dry weight 167 kg
  • Power-weight ratio 1.34 kg/HP
  • Tyres Pirelli DIABLO Rosso II 120/70 – ZR 17 front, 200/50 – ZR 17 rear

Unsurprisingly, the MVICS 2.0 electronics system comes standard on the Dragster, as well as the Bosch 9+ anti-locking brakes system, which is mated to Brembo calipers (radial mounts at the front).

MVICS 2.0 includes not only MV Agusta’s eight-level traction control system, but also the company’s newest electronically assisted shifting (EAS), which does quick-shift operations for both upshifts and downshifts. Ride-by-wire is also a standard element to the package.

The chassis is suspended by Marzocchi forks up front and a Sachs shock in the rear, and both units are fully adjustable, which is a welcomed sight for aggressive street riders.

The fuel tank is 4.39 gal, which should get riders some good range; and with a seat height of 31.91 inches (a fraction taller than the Brutale 800), the Dragster isn’t nearly as short as we thought, but it also isn’t a bike relegated to the tall man alone.

Priced at €13,490 (the same as the Rivale), the Dragster holds nearly a €2,500 euro premium over the EAS equipped Brutale 800, though that model is without the Bosch 9+ ABS brakes.

What that means for the machine when it comes to the United States remains to be seen, however it seems the Dragster is going to be one expensive bike, compared to its namesake.

Would you pay the extra cash to have this fetching motorcycle in your garage, as opposed to say an “ordinary” Brutale 800? That’s the real question here.


Source: MV Agusta

  • Chaz Michael Michaels

    “Hmm,” lead designer at Ducati to new project manager, “son have you been moonlighting at MV Agusta? Ya know that might be a conflict of interest.”

  • Halfie30

    This bike actually did have my attention. However, to answer the question, the price just killed it for me…

  • Since the first time I saw the 1098 I haven’t seem another bike that makes me want to have it now but the price makes me reconsider

  • Superlight

    This is perhaps the most confusing of all the new MV models off the triple platform. It’s a Brutale with a modified rear for a lot more money. What are they thinking?

  • eg

    i would ride this any day over the convention brutale. Only trouble is, this or the rivale? hmmm maybe both

  • ADG

    Still too much crap on this bike…all the plastic and shrouds look like hell. And get rid of the head light, it looks like a saggy tit.

  • Will it be considered ironic for the Dragster to be outclassed by less expensive machinery when actual straight line performance numbers are released? – Methinks so

  • Ken C.

    Seeing as they’re pricing the Dragster in the same ballpark as the Rivale, and the Rivale is priced in the US between $15k – $17k depending on specs and local market, I have a feeling that they’re going to sell tens of… tens of them.

    I get that MV Agusta is a “premium” brand, and they don’t care about growing. However, if they’re going to stay alive, they’ll eventually need to appeal to a broader, more economically-minded, market.

  • Pricing for the Rivale has not been announced for the US market. I’d expect it to be in the $13,000 to $14,000 range though.