2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Review

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800

 

 

THE BEST BRUTALE OF ALL TIME.

 

The New 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 changes completely to remain loyal to itself, and to its ability to amaze and conquer new generations of enthusiasts. Style, engine, equipment and chassis are all called into question again with the aim of creating the best Brutale of all time.

Today, fifteen years after its first appearance, the New Brutale 800 is once again taking on the future. Fully redesigned and yet still tied to its origins, the New Brutale 800 is more effective on the road, delivers more efficient performances and it is naturally more beautiful.

With a new take on its proportions, modelled on more sculpted shapes and focused on the front end, the New Brutale 800 enhances the reinterpretation of the main stylistic features, such as the elliptical shape of the headlamp, now a Full LED, and the three-pipe exhaust, with increased shape and capacity (+ 3 litres). At the heart of the new style, however, there is the futuristic frame of the saddle chassis in light alloy, which blends in with the trapezoidal tank (capacity 16.5 litres), integrated with the air box and providing greater definition and aggression.

From an aesthetic point of view, the design of the New 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 reveals a constant search for symmetry, also in the colour, the creation of the footpeg mounts, the ducts and the front headlight supports. Some of the brand new features on the New 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 include its double saddle, concealed passenger handles, rear light and LED indicators. The instrument panel has also changed, with a new handlebar and the addition of the clutch pump and the related tank which raises the quality of the area, thanks also to the renewed digital instrument panel and electric switches.

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The main characteristics of the 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 are:

In-line 3-cylinder engine with counter-rotating crankshaft
MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) technology
8-level traction control
Composite steel trellis and aluminium plate frame for high torsional rigidity
Single-sided swingarm with adjustable rear monoshock
Upside-down adjustable 43 mm front fork
Racing-type radial front calipers

 

EURO 4 HOMOLOGATION

MV Agusta is continuing development of its models by introducing Euro 4 certification across the entire 3 cylinder range. The necessary move from Euro 3 to Euro 4 certification offered an opportunity to carry out some development and technical improvements to make riding the super-sporty MV Agusta even more fun and exciting.

The designers and engineers focused on two objectives: compliance with certification parameters defined by the standard and, in keeping with MV Agusta traditions, maintenance of the exceptional engineering and dynamics its motorcycles are renowned for. Excellent results were obtained despite the very significant reductions in exhaust gas and noise emissions required by the Euro 4 standard. These are reduced by 50% and 48% respectively compared to Euro 3.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

There have been changes in the engine too, with the latest development of the three cylinders with counter-rotating crankshaft, to meet Euro 4 emission standards, that is capable of delivering a maximum power output of (81 kw) 110 hp at 11,500 rpm. A record maximum torque, increased by 25% with 83 Nm at 7,600 rpm, with 90% of the value already available at 3,800 rpm.

In addition to the counter-rotating crankshaft, another unique feature is the fact that the new Brutale 800 is the only one its category with electronic EAS 2.0 up&down gear shift. The slipper clutch is now hydraulically operated while the engine is managed by the MVICS system which includes integrated multi map Full Ride by Wire in the traction control with 8 settings.

 

FRAME AND SUSPENSION

In terms of handling, the New Brutale 800 has a new frame with a wheelbase that has been extended to 1400 mm (+20mm), and a trail that is now 103.5 (95mm in the previous version). The ALS steel tubing frame is incorporated with light aluminium alloy clamps in the rear area of the pivot of the single swingarm.

The Marzocchi fork has 43 mm diameter upside aluminium forks with a travel of 125 mm: which is 1 mm more than the Sachs shock absorber, which is tethered to the single swingarm. The brake system is Brembo throughout, with a pair of 320 mm diameter front floating disks and brake callipers with four pistons, whilst at the rear a twin piston calliper acts on a 220 mm disk.
The Bosch ABS 9 Plus completes the picture, guaranteeing safety and performance on any road surface. From a safety perspective, the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, fitted as original equipment for the first time ever on a standard production motorbike, are an additional asset.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13498 USD

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner
Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 12.3:1
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)** 81 kW (109 hp) at 11.500 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m. 83 Nm (8.46 kgm) at 7.600 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with three injectors. Engine control unit Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by
wire Mikuni, pencil-coil. 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 Hydraulically actuated Wet-clutch, multi-disc with back torque limiting device
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 19/36
Gear ratio
First gear: 13/37
Second gear: 16/35
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 20/30
Fifth gear: 22/29
Sixth gear: 21/25
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 1400 mm (55,12 in.)
Overall length 2045 mm (80.51 in.)
Overall width 875 mm (34.45 in.)
Saddle height 830 mm (32.68 in.)
Min. ground clearance 135 mm (5.31 in.)
Trail 103,5 mm (4.07 in.)
Dry weight 175 kg (385,8 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 237.0 km/h (147.2 mph)

FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with 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 124 mm (4.88 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 Aluminium alloy 3.50 ” x 17 ”
Rear: Material/size Aluminium alloy 5.50 ” x 17 ”

TYRES
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

FAIRING
Material Thermoplastic

EMISSIONS
Environmental Standard Euro 4
Combined fuel consumption 5,6 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 128 g/km

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner
Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 12.3:1
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)** 81 kW (109 hp) at 11.500 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m. 83 Nm (8.46 kgm) at 7.600 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with three injectors. Engine control unit Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by
wire Mikuni, pencil-coil. 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 Hydraulically actuated Wet-clutch, multi-disc with back torque limiting device
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 19/36
Gear ratio
First gear: 13/37
Second gear: 16/35
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 20/30
Fifth gear: 22/29
Sixth gear: 21/25
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 1400 mm (55,12 in.)
Overall length 2045 mm (80.51 in.)
Overall width 875 mm (34.45 in.)
Saddle height 830 mm (32.68 in.)
Min. ground clearance 135 mm (5.31 in.)
Trail 103,5 mm (4.07 in.)
Dry weight 175 kg (385,8 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 237.0 km/h (147.2 mph)

FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with 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 124 mm (4.88 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 Aluminium alloy 3.50 ” x 17 ”
Rear: Material/size Aluminium alloy 5.50 ” x 17 ”

TYRES
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

FAIRING
Material Thermoplastic

EMISSIONS
Environmental Standard Euro 4
Combined fuel consumption 5,6 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 128 g/km

 

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner
Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 12.3:1
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)** 81 kW (109 hp) at 11.500 r.p.m.
Max. torque – r.p.m. 83 Nm (8.46 kgm) at 7.600 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with three injectors. Engine control unit Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by
wire Mikuni, pencil-coil. 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 Hydraulically actuated Wet-clutch, multi-disc with back torque limiting device
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 19/36
Gear ratio
First gear: 13/37
Second gear: 16/35
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 20/30
Fifth gear: 22/29
Sixth gear: 21/25
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 1400 mm (55,12 in.)
Overall length 2045 mm (80.51 in.)
Overall width 875 mm (34.45 in.)
Saddle height 830 mm (32.68 in.)
Min. ground clearance 135 mm (5.31 in.)
Trail 103,5 mm (4.07 in.)
Dry weight 175 kg (385,8 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 U.S. gal.)

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 237.0 km/h (147.2 mph)

FRAME
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with 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 124 mm (4.88 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 Aluminium alloy 3.50 ” x 17 ”
Rear: Material/size Aluminium alloy 5.50 ” x 17 ”

TYRES
Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 180/55 – ZR 17 M/C (73 W)

FAIRING
Material Thermoplastic

EMISSIONS
Environmental Standard Euro 4
Combined fuel consumption 5,6 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 128 g/km

 

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