MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR LH44 “Naked Perfection” by Lewis Hamilton
What makes the partnership between MV Agusta and Lewis Hamilton truly special? A shared faith in beauty and technology. On Formula One tracks or on the street, on four wheels or two, the world champion of motor racing’s highest single-seater class and the highest-tech motorcycle manufacturer with unique design, share the same values and ideas.
Following the success of the Dragster 800 RR LH44 and then the F4 LH44, MV Agusta and Lewis Hamilton have reunited to create a new model. Like its predecessors, it carries the British driver’s initials and bristles with dedicated technical and aesthetic features. Named the Brutale 800 RR LH44, it is a truly formidable 140 hp, and 172 kg sports naked with the lightest engine and the most advanced technology used today on production bikes, including the counter-rotating crankshaft and quick-shift system EAS 2.0. This new star in the MV Agusta line-up will go into production in June 2018 with only a limited number of 144 to be built.
As a starting point for the development of the Brutale 800 RR LH44, MV Agusta and Lewis Hamilton selected the three-cylinder naked flagship, the Brutale 800 RR. This brand new naked bike is the motorcycle of choice for those looking for superb ride dynamics and design; MV Agusta hallmarks.
Similar to how the two previous Lewis Hamilton models came to be, the Brutale 800 RR LH44 is the result of a creative process that relied on an unfiltered interaction between Lewis and MV Agusta Design Center (CRC). Lewis is not only known for his extraordinary race results but also renowned for his creativity, style and attention to detail. Joining together with CRC, which is better known as a design studio and technology factory that nurtures engineers’ and designers’ imagination, would only assure the unique partnership would breathe life to a special MV Agusta.
In this unique project, MV Agusta used new materials and components never been utilized on production naked bikes, such as an extensive use of specially designed carbon fibre components, unique colour scheme graphics and a truly exclusive ceramic-based coating that is resistant to ultra-high temperatures on the exhaust system. Also included are numerous components machined from light alloy billet. Eye-catching details up front include the brake and clutch levers and fluid reservoir caps. The tank cap, like the engine oil filler cap, has also been CNC machined. Added panache also comes from the CNC clutch cover guard as well as the alternator guard.
The inspiration for the colour scheme – a blend of black, red and white – was drawn from the iconic Lewis Hamilton style. The graphics emphasize the dynamic design and are finished off by the Lewis Hamilton logo and his race number, 44.
To complete the unique Brutale 800 RR LH44, each motorcycle is identified as belonging to the limited 144-bike edition by the progressive number on the instrument cluster fairing and will come with a certificate of authenticity.
The new Brutale 800 RR LH44 is now available to order and comes with a three-year warranty and two-year customer care program for MSRP $25,944 USD. To find out more please visit the MV Agusta website.