MV Agusta’s Rosso range consists of the Brutale 800, the Turismo Veloce 800, and the Dragster 800. The Brutale 800 was among the first bikes that came out of the brand’s second renaissance after being out of production for about an entire decade. Originally designed by MV Agusta’s legendary designer Massimo Tamburini, it eventually evolved into the motorcycle that we were fortunate enough to get here in the Philippines. With that said let us share with you the 5 things that we really like about this motorcycle.
It’s a looker
MV Agusta motorcycles have been known to make their motorcycles more than just a means of mobility, they wanted to make sure that their machines were rolling pieces of art you’d never get tired of staring at, hence their design philosophy of ‘Motorcycle Art’. If you ride around the city on the saddle of Brutale 800, you’ll definitely get all the looks. It’s hard to get a bad angle of this middleweight naked. From its single-sided swingarm, its clean rear section, and it’s aggressive yet charming lines, you’ll have a hard time finding a reason not to like this bike’s design. Its looks are so on point that you wouldn’t even dare think about customizing it to try to make it look better. Because it already is such a beauty.
Its 798 cc triple engine has 110 hp and about 84 Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in about 3.8 seconds. In other words, it can quickly get you out of tight situations with the flick of a wrist. It’s loads of fun to ride with more than enough power on the open road, and yet, surprisingly, still nimble enough to squeeze through tight openings with city riding. It has a really aggressive throttle response which would take a little getting used to at first, but once you get the hang of taming its beast of an engine, it will give you smiles that would stretch from ear to ear.
Triple Cutaway Exhaust
For most motorcycles, the first thing its owner would want to change would be its exhaust system. They’d want to swap its burly stock can with something that gives a little more grunt with its exhaust note. However, just looking at the Brutale’s triple cutaway exhaust, changing it to anything less might just ruin the motorcycle’s look altogether. It is still ‘motorcycle art’ after all and even the way its exhaust system is sculpted contributes to its overall look, and it’s hard to change a look that already works oh so perfectly. Besides, once your RPM hits above the 8,000 range, its engine’s exhaust gives you a unique howl that’s reminiscent of the F1 machines of the early 2000s when Michael Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya battled furiously on the track.
MV Agusta prides itself on adapting technology derived from F1 and MotoGP on its motorcycles. The Brutale 800 treats the rider with a quickshifter that allows for clutchless shifting between gears giving you better acceleration times. Bring that together with its unique F1 exhaust howl, and you’ve got a recipe for pure fun.
The exclusivity of ownership
It goes without saying that the MV Agusta Brutale 800 is an uncommon sight on the road especially compared to its Japanese counterparts. However, this is where it gets its charm. The Brutale 800 lets you easily stand out in a sea of motorcycles without it directly screaming at you. While its price tag isn’t for everyone, it does come with the power and features that easily justifies its cost. With that said if you are in the market for a motorcycle that has a stunning design that some would consider ‘motorcycle art’ and with power on demand, then the MV Agusta Brutale 800 is for you. Not only is the bike easy to ride, it also comes with a design that you and passers-by will surely enjoy.