MV Agusta has launched the 2017 Brutale 800 in India at Rs 15.59 lakh, ex-showroom and is sold as a SKD (Semi-Knocked Down) unit which will be assembled at the Kinetic plant in Maharashtra. The new 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 has received cosmetic as well as mechanical upgrades. The motorcycle is powered by a 796cc inline, three-cylinder engine with a counter-rotating shaft. This unit delivers 109 hp of maximum power at 11,500 rpm and 83 Nm of peak torque at 7,600 rpm and is paired to a 6-speed transmission. The new Brutale 800 also gets EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift) 2.0 for clutchless gear shifts and a hydraulic slipper clutch along with integrated multi-map Ride-by-wire system and different riding modes.
The two-wheeler manufacturer has also tweaked the chassis of the Brutale 800 which now has a longer wheelbase over the previous model. Some of the prominent new features include a new aluminium subframe, repositioned rear foot pegs and sculpted fuel tank. The motorcycle also gets full LED headlamps with DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps), LED indicators, a revised tail lamp cluster as well as passenger seat with concealed grab rails.
The two-wheeler manufacturer has also equipped the Brutale 800 with a new instrument cluster, handlebar and switchgear. The naked motorcycle is available with a 320 mm disc brakes at the front and a 220 mm unit at the rear, switchable ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), 8-level traction control system and Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 tyres as standard features. The new 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 competes with the likes of the Kawasaki Z900, Yamaha MT-09 and the Triumph Street Triple S in the segment.