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MV Agusta Dragster and Brutal arrive

MV Agusta Brutale Dragster
MV Agusta Brutale Dragster

Shortly after a new Australian distributor has been appointed, MV Agusta has introduced two new stunning models to the local market.

They are the Brutale 800 Dragster RR and the Stradale 800 which will be on show at the World Superbikes at Phillip Island this weekend. No prices have yet been released.

The new bikes are being imported by Urban Moto Imports which also distributes Royal Enfield, Erik Buell Racing (EBR), Benelli, Bimota, Confederate and Viper Motorcycles and has a dealer network across Australia and New Zealand. The MV Agusta dealers have not yet been released.

There is no word on when the other new MV Agusta models are arriving. They include the F4RC, Turismo Veloce 800 and Lusso.

MV Agusta F4 RR
MV Agusta F4 RR


It’s a formidable range of products and with a well-known elite motorcycle distributor, should make inroads into our market.

Urban Moto Imports boss Joe Elasmar says adding the elite Italian brand to its stable is “a big step forward” for his company.

“We have been in discussions with MV Agusta for sometime and have been genuinely amazed by their new outlook and goals for the future,” he says. “We feel their recent partnering with Mercedes AMG has added a new dimension to the company that builds ‘motorcycle art’ and looks set to bring further innovation and leading technology in their motorcycles.”

MV Agusta turns 70 this year and plans a host of events and new models to celebrate.

The first of these to arrive is the three-cylinder 104kW Brutale 800 Dragster RR.

MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR
MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR

It features lightweight anodized spoked wheels and comes in metallic carbon black and pearl red, or pearl red and pearl white.

The RR version is lighter for better power-to-weight ratios and come with an EAS 2.0 quickshifter and the new MVICS 2.0 system that optimises engine response at any rpm. The Brutale 800 RR also gets a more comfortable seat.

MV Agusta Stradale
MV Agusta Stradale

The MV Agusta Stradale 800 is based on the Rivale but is geared up for adventure touring with a bigger windshield, larger 16-litre fuel tank, panniers, and squared off exhaust tips.

It features a new ALS tubular steel frame, upside-down Marzocchi forks – adjustable in compression, rebound and spring pre-load – fully adjustable monoshock and 10mm lower seat.

The 798cc in-line three cylinder engine was detuned for this model with 86kW at 11,000rpm and 78.5Nm of torque at 9000rpm.

It also features Electronic MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with Ride By Wire accelerator to the Mikuni throttle bodies and four engine maps.

It has a Bosch 9 Plus ABS unit with Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation and an electronic quickshifter.

The Stradale 800 arrives in red/silver, pearl white/aviation grey, or bronze/pearl white.