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2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC
2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC
2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC
2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC
2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC
2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC



2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC Review

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The ‘Reparto Corse’ family expands further with an adrenalin charged naked…

Built on the basis of Dragster RR, the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC is a new entry to the stunning RC range. A motorcycle intended for an audience who appreciate beauty combined with performance; for the true enthusiast who wants to taste the spirit of racing and the associated technology that forms an integral part of the sport.

Dragster 800 RC thrives on emotions. It’s inevitable with such a pedigree that a strip of asphalt transforms into a racetrack. The three-cylinder engine is a blend of compact dimensions, light weight and incredible class leading performance. With 140 hp at 13100 rpm / min it borders on hypersports territory. It snarls with an acute yet raw exhaust note through a beautiful three element silencer developed specifically to achieve record performance for the category. The engine as a result of an extremely rational design, weighs a mere 52 kg; it exploits a racing-derived counter rotating crankshaft to reduce inertia in corner entry, giving the RC Dragster unique driving dynamics far exceeding the expectations of a bike born to achieve straight line performance.

The digital instrumentation is the perfect interface between rider and bike: essential for legibility via a clear LCD panel and dashboard indicators. It also forms the point of interaction for the Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System. Based on the electronic control unit designed specifically and exclusively for MV Agusta, it allows to the rider to exploit the Dragster 800 RC with four riding configurations. One of which offers complete personalisation, parameter by parameter including motor response, rev limiter, engine torque management, throttle sensitivity and engine braking.

Indispensable for dragstrip performance is the Quickshifter EAS 2.0: permitting rapid gear changes both up and down the gearbox; without time to catch a breath… Traction control is offered on eight levels, or entirely disengaged; allowing you to choose between spinning the rear wheel out of corners or contrastingly with the tranquility of complete electronic intervention.

The pursuit for material lightness and sophistication is evident in the abundance of carbonfibre components, which distinguish the 800 RC Dragster. An example of craftsmanship transported to production in series. The front mudguard, radiator heat deflectors, and the compact front fairing combined with the magnificent RC forged wheels with a lightweight and unquestionably racing design, offer an unsurpassed vision of technical excellence and attention to detail. It is also reflected in the rich red anodized finish on the fully adjustable upside down fork stanchions. Complete adjustability is also available on the Sachs rear suspension mated to a singlesided
swing arm with a fulcrum point between aluminum alloy plates that are united to the tubular steel trellis frame. The braking system composed of 320 mm diameter front discs and Brembo four piston radial calipers are aligned to the tame the savage power.

Produced in just 350 units, the 800 RC Dragster releases its 140 hp through a spectacular 200 section rear tyre.






2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Built on the basis of Dragster RR, the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC is a new entry to the stunning RC range. A motorcycle intended for an audience who appreciate beauty combined with performance; for the true enthusiast who wants to taste the spirit of racing and the associated technology that forms an integral part of the sport. Dragster 800 RC thrives on emotions. It’s inevitable with such a pedigree that a strip of asphalt transforms into a racetrack. The three-cylinder engine is a blend of compact dimensions, light weight and incredible class leading performance. With 140 hp at 13100 rpm / min it borders on hypersports territory. It snarls with an acute yet raw exhaust note through a beautiful three element silencer developed specifically to achieve record performance for the category.

 

 

 

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE


The three-cylinder engine is a blend of compact dimensions, light weight and incredible class leading performance. With 140 hp at 13100 rpm / min it borders on hypersports territory. It snarls with an acute yet raw exhaust note through a beautiful three element silencer developed specifically to achieve record performance for the category. The engine as a result of an extremely rational design, weighs a mere 52 kg; it exploits a racing-derived counter rotating crankshaft to reduce inertia in corner entry, giving the RC Dragster unique driving dynamics far exceeding the expectations of a bike born to achieve straight line per-formance.

ELECTRONICS


The digital instrumentation is the perfect interface between rider and bike: essential for legibility via a clear LCD panel and dashboard indicators. It also forms the point of interaction for the Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System. Based on the electronic control unit designed specifically and exclusively for MV Agusta, it allows to the rider to exploit the Dragster 800 RC with four riding configurations. One of which offers complete personalisation, parameter by parameter including motor response, rev limiter, engine torque management, throttle sensitivity and engine braking. Indispensable for dragstrip performance is the Quickshifter EAS 2.0: permitting rapid gear changes both up and down the gearbox; without time to catch a breath… Traction control is offered on eight levels, or entirely disengaged; allowing you to choose between spinning the rear wheel out of corners or contrastingly with the tranquility of complete electronic intervention.

FRAME AND SUSPENSION


The pursuit for material lightness and sophistication is evident in the abundance of carbonfibre components, which distinguish the 800 RC Dragster. An example of craftsmanship transported to production in series. The front mudguard, radiator heat deflectors, and the compact front fairing combined with the magnificent RC forged wheels with a lightweight and unquestionably racing design, offer an unsurpassed vision of technical excellence and attention to detail. It is also reflected in the rich red anodized finish on the fully adjustable upside down fork stanchions. Complete adjustability is also available on the Sachs rear suspension mated to a singlesided swing arm with a fulcrum point between aluminum alloy plates that are united to the tubular steel trellis frame. The braking system composed of 320 mm diameter front discs and Brembo four piston radial calipers are aligned to the tame the savage power. Produced in just 350 units, the 800 RC Dragster releases its 140 hp through a spectacular 200 section rear tyre.



 



 

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC – www.Totalmotorcycle.com North American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $20398 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing CDN

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C”
Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 13.3:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.)
Max. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 103 kW (140 hp) at 13.100 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m. 86 Nm (8.77 kgm) at 10.100 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil
radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS 2.0
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System)
with six injectors. Engine control unit
Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by
wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing
technology, control of detonation and misfire
Torque control with four maps, Traction
Control with eight levels of intervention
Electronic quick-shift MV EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift
up & down)
Clutch Wet, multi plate with slipper clutch
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 19/36
Gear ratio
First gear: 13/37
Second gear: 16/34
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 19/30
Fifth gear: 21/30
Sixth gear: 22/29
Final drive ratio 16/41
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage 12 V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery 12 V – 8.6 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Wheelbase 1380 mm (54.30 in.)
Overall length 2060 mm (81.06 in.)
Overall width 825 mm (32.46 in.)
Saddle height 811 mm (31.91 in.)
Min. ground clearance 149 mm (5.86 in.)
Trail 95 mm (3.74 in.)
Dry weight 168 kg (370.4 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 16.6 l (4.39 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 245.0 km/h (153.1 mph)
FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy
FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic
hydraulic fork in DLC treated aluminium, with
red colour anodized fork legs and having
rebound-compression damping and spring
preload external and separate adjustment
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)
REAR SUSPENSION
Type Progressive Sachs, single shock
absorber with rebound and compression
damping and spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)
BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm
(Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking
disc and flange
Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons
Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear brake Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia.
Rear brake caliper Brembo with 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with RLM
(Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)
WHEELS
Front: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 3.50” x 17”
Rear: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 6.00” x 17”
TYRES
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 200/50 – ZR 17 M/C (75 W)
FAIRING
Material Thermoplastic – Carbon
CONTENTS
Steering damper Manually adjustable with 8 settings –
Certificate of origin – Limited Edition
EMISSIONS
Environmental Standard Euro 3

 




 

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £15730* GBP (On the road charges of £300 apply to the quoted prices) *Prices may vary from country to country due to local import duties and tax.

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C”
Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 13.3:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.)
Max. power – r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 103 kW (140 hp) at 13.100 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m. 86 Nm (8.77 kgm) at 10.100 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil
radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS 2.0
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System)
with six injectors. Engine control unit
Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by
wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing
technology, control of detonation and misfire
Torque control with four maps, Traction
Control with eight levels of intervention
Electronic quick-shift MV EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift
up & down)
Clutch Wet, multi plate with slipper clutch
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 19/36
Gear ratio
First gear: 13/37
Second gear: 16/34
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 19/30
Fifth gear: 21/30
Sixth gear: 22/29
Final drive ratio 16/41
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage 12 V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery 12 V – 8.6 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Wheelbase 1380 mm (54.30 in.)
Overall length 2060 mm (81.06 in.)
Overall width 825 mm (32.46 in.)
Saddle height 811 mm (31.91 in.)
Min. ground clearance 149 mm (5.86 in.)
Trail 95 mm (3.74 in.)
Dry weight 168 kg (370.4 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 16.6 l (4.39 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 245.0 km/h (153.1 mph)
FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy
FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic
hydraulic fork in DLC treated aluminium, with
red colour anodized fork legs and having
rebound-compression damping and spring
preload external and separate adjustment
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)
REAR SUSPENSION
Type Progressive Sachs, single shock
absorber with rebound and compression
damping and spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)
BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm
(Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking
disc and flange
Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons
Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear brake Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia.
Rear brake caliper Brembo with 2 pistons – Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with RLM
(Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)
WHEELS
Front: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 3.50” x 17”
Rear: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 6.00” x 17”
TYRES
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 200/50 – ZR 17 M/C (75 W)
FAIRING
Material Thermoplastic – Carbon
CONTENTS
Steering damper Manually adjustable with 8 settings –
Certificate of origin – Limited Edition
EMISSIONS
Environmental Standard Euro 3

 

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