2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli Review

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli

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2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli Review on Total Motorcycle:

NEW PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN PIRELLI AND MV AGUSTA: TO CELEBRATE IT, A LIMITED EDITION VERSION OF THE BRUTALE 800 RR WITH PIRELLI DESIGN

After decades of collaboration, the brand with the long “P” was selected by the company from Schiranna as sole tyre supplier and, to celebrate this agreement, a dedicated version of the Brutale 800 RR was designed in a limited production that can be enhanced with exclusive coloured tyres
The “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI” was created by MV Agusta along with Pirelli Design, the Bicocca laboratory specialised in conceiving design projects in collaboration with partners par excellence and it will be on display in the MV Agusta stand at EICMA Varese, 3rd November 2017 – Pirelli and MV Agusta are pleased to announce that they have reached a new partnership agreement based on which Pirelli has been officially selected as Sole Tyre Supplier for all the motorcycles manufactured by the company from Schiranna. This means that all the models currently in production, as well as those that MV Agusta will sell in the future, will mount Pirelli tyres as standard equipment.

A vocation for excellence, strong roots in Italy and a sport and industrial heritage: MV Agusta and Pirelli have many characteristics in common. This agreement seals and makes official what has been a profitable and reciprocal collaboration for decades between these two Italian giants, popular all over the world and bound by common core values such as design and the “Made in Italy” brand, combined with a spirit of sports and maximum innovation that is acknowledged by all gearheads.

The increasingly close collaboration between the two companies merits celebration. And so, a limited production edition of a highly successful model was born – the Brutale 800 RR – customised by the Castiglioni Research Centre in collaboration with Pirelli Design, the Bicocca laboratory specialised in conceiving design projects with partners par excellence.

The result of this synergy is the “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI”, as this version of the naked from Varese is called, with truly exclusive equipment and components, manufactured in very limited production run.

The technical base is made up of the Brutale 800 RR, the sport naked that sets the bar in the segment, thanks primarily to the performance of the compact, three-cylinder, in-line engine. The chassis architecture, built around the original, mixed-structure frame made up of a steel tube trellis and aluminium alloy lateral plates, is also essential to achieving the right riding feel and the dynamic exuberance that the Brutale 800 RR has provided since it was first launched.

The customisation of this model in a limited edition focused mainly on the components and colour schemes.

For example, the saddle was custom created for the Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI and it stands out with its stitching that is coloured to match each of the two available colour schemes. The headlight unit bracket is painted black, as is the rear subframe. The airbox output grilles are also painted and the wheel rims also boast new features: to reduce weight and increase handling, the engineers decided to mount components derived from the F4, which are characterised by their racing design, very essential and elegant. The rear rim also has a wider channel, now 6 inches, to hold the new tyre size which is specific for this version of the Brutale 800 RR.

Obviously, the tyres also play a role of primary importance. Compared to the standard model that comes standard with DIABLO™ ROSSO III tyres, the Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI mounts DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SP tyres in the 120/70 ZR17 front size and 200/55 ZR17 on the 6” rear rim made specifically for this model. A rather spectacular option that can be chosen when you order your Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI is the limited edition tyre with coloured walls.

The colour schemes conceived by specialists from the Castiglioni Research Centre and Pirelli Design are intended to enhance the lines of the Brutale 800 RR and to highlight the exclusive partnership with Pirelli. The first proposal has a matt black base with glossy red painted inserts. the Pirelli logo is also done in red on the sides of the fuel tank. The DIABLO™ logo also appears to identify the range of high performance Pirelli tyres and it is placed on the fuel tank near the cap and the tank guard itself. The second colour scheme is on a grey base with Blue inserts.

The (optional) coloured tyres will respectively have a red or blue band, depending on which colour version they are mounted on.

Pirelli has already collaborated with MV Agusta in the past on customising a Brutale 800, as in the case of the “Diablo Brutale”, but always as a single, non commercialised unit.

The “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI”, on the other hand, is the the first MV Agusta model customised by Pirelli that will go into production and be sold in a limited edition, thanks to a separate license agreement between Pirelli and MV Agusta.

The “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI” can be admired by all motorcycle enthusiasts at the EICMA show, scheduled from 9 through 12 November 2017 at Rho Fiera (Milan) in the MV Agusta exhibit area, Pavilion 22, Stand I48.

 

BRUTALE 800 RR

The revolutionary MV Agusta three-cylinder project has reached a new pinnacle of technical development and performance. It has done so with the Brutale 800 RR, completing the path taken by another Brutale, the 675, the first model in what would become a wide range of naked, super sport, touring and crossover bikes

The revolution, by MV Agusta, has a new name: Brutale 800 RR. Adrenaline and pure style. A sublime riding experience that has enchanted riders in search of that something more, beyond extreme acceleration. After conquering unanimous positive feedback and being voted the most beautiful bike of the year (www.infomotori.com) for EICMA 2016 (Milan, Rho Pero, 8 to 13 November) the most beautiful naked of all time returns to be the most powerful, and the most technological, whilst boasting the lowest emissions within it’s category. Thanks to the”RR” equipment, the quality of the Euro IV updates and implemented electronics the experience of the MV Agusta Brutale RR is even more intense, immediate, fluid and adrenaline inducing: 140 hp from launch, a full torque curve, complimented with the best suspension and control package. So, MV Agusta strengthens its technological leadership in the year Euro IV regulations are introduced, reinterpreting the same performance led strategy that make it an icon in motorcycling: the ‘bad’ Schiranna naked, benefits from a thrilling riding experience accompanied with an exceptional level of refinement: less vibration, noise reductions of 50% compared to the previous model, lower emissions, more power, and less demanding set-up. A dream constructed around acceleration and design.

 

 

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

BRUTALE 800 RR FEATURES

•ABS BOSCH 9 PLUS
•RLM (REAR WHEEL LIFT-UP MITIGATION)
•EAS 2.0

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

RR stands for maximum power: with 140 hp at 13,100 revs / min and a maximum torque of 86 Nm at 10,100 rpm / min generated by the presence of two injectors per cylinder. A package specifically developed to retain the riding dynamics and sheer exhilaration of the models prior to the introduction of the new restrictive emission regulations. The result is astonishing; a true technological leap with a refined engine cylinder head developed for noise suppression to the benefit of augmenting ‘permitted’ sound by MV: namely those generated by the combustion. With the introduction of new components such as a harmonic damper, a new mechanical cam-chain tensioner, new camshafts, new valve guides, all completely redesigned and utilizing new materials to minimize stresses and vibrations. Noise reduction also extends to the side covers of the engine, which also act as engine protectors. An entirely new countershaft, starter motor, and primary gear drive, are aimed at improving the reliability. The designs of the transmission gears are also redesigned to achieve better meshing and therefore smoother transitions.

 

DESIGN

The new Brutale RR 800 takes the model presented at EICMA last year to new extremes. The classic MV naked was reshaped and reinterpreted; new aero forms were introduced with respect for the classic style that defined the Brutale DNA typified by the unique front headlight profile and distinctive ‘organ pipe’ silencer which has increased both in profile and volume (+ 3 lt). Other distinctive elements of the new Brutale include the split seat, retractable passenger grab handles a graphic LED rear tail light and the compact LED indicators. The strongest feature is the futuristic signature light alloy structure of the subframe, which connects to the trapezoidal fuel tank (16.5 litres) creating a visually front biased volume that accentuates the aggressive character of this naked whilst retaining a uniquely balanced compact proportion. Introduced specifically for the RR version, are new forged wheels with a specific contrasting surface treatment.

 

ELECTRONICS

The upgrade of the New Brutale 800 RR is also electronic. The throttle unit has been updated, up & down EAS 2.0 Quick Shift is standard complimented by a hydraulic clutch with integrated slipper system. The engine management is entrusted to MVICS system and includes an updated Full Ride by Wire System incorporating multi-map with eight level adjustable traction control. Finally the new dashboard is now equipped with an OBD function (On Board Diagnostics).

 

BRAKES AND SUSPENSIONS

More power is managed by the introduction of a new steering damper, with eight levels of manual adjustment. The hydraulic Marzocchi upside down fork utilize lightweight gold anodized aluminum stanchions (comprising black forks and an external compression adjustment system, extension and spring preload) and an adjustable Sachs rear monoshock. The braking system is entirely Brembo with a pair of floating front discs 320 mm diameter and four-piston calipers, while the rear operates a twin piston caliper on a 220 mm diameter disc. To top it all, the Bosch ABS 9 Plus, ensures safety and performance on all road surfaces.

 

 

 

 

2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

BRUTALE 800 RR BASE

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)** 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 ride 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 Multi-disk wet clutch with hydraulic actuation

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 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 mm (4.07 in.)

Dry weight 175 kg (385,80 lbs.)

Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 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” aluminium telescopic hydraulic fork with DLC treatment, with 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 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

CONTENTS

Steering damper Manually adjustable with 8 settings

EMISSIONS

Environmental Standard Euro 4

 

 

 

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

BRUTALE 800 RR BASE

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)** 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 ride 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 Multi-disk wet clutch with hydraulic actuation

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 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 mm (4.07 in.)

Dry weight 175 kg (385,80 lbs.)

Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 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” aluminium telescopic hydraulic fork with DLC treatment, with 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 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

CONTENTS

Steering damper Manually adjustable with 8 settings

EMISSIONS

Environmental Standard Euro 4

 

 

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

BRUTALE 800 RR BASE

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)** 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 ride 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 Multi-disk wet clutch with hydraulic actuation

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 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 mm (4.07 in.)

Dry weight 175 kg (385,80 lbs.)

Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 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” aluminium telescopic hydraulic fork with DLC treatment, with 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 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

CONTENTS

Steering damper Manually adjustable with 8 settings

EMISSIONS

Environmental Standard Euro 4

 

 

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