MV Agusta is set to introduce its middle-weight offering, the Brutale 800 in India on 19th July 2017. Expected to be priced at Rs 15.59 lakh, ex-showroom will arrive in the country through the SKD (Semi-Knocked Down) route and will be assembled at the Kinetic plant in Maharashtra. Powering the MV Agusta Brutale 800 is a 796 cc in-line 12-valve three-cylinder motor with a counter-rotating shaft that generates 109 hp of power and 83 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission which is also offered with EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift) 2.0 for clutchless gear shifts and a hydraulic slipper clutch. Ride-by-wire throttle and different riding modes will also be offered on the Brutale 800. The naked motorcycle now gets full LED headlamps with Daytime Running Lamps, LED indicators and a redesigned tail lamp cluster compared to its earlier iteration sold in the country. In addition to the new lighting system, the Brutale 800 also gets a new instrument cluster, handlbar and switchgear. In terms of safety, the naked motorcycle is offered with 320 mm disc brakes up front as well as a 220 mm unit at the rear with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and 8-level traction control as a standard fitment. Standard issues tyres on the Brutale 800 are Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3.
Over the earlier iteration, the new MV Agusta Brutale 800 also gets some other considerable changes. The new offering now has a new Aluminium subframe, repositioned rear foot pegs and the fuel tank has now been scuplted to offer a more aggressive character to the motorcycle. MV Agusta had announced the launch of the new Brutale 800 in 2017 at the offical introduction of its more powerful model, the Brutale 1090 a little over a year ago. Bookings of the motorcycle have already begun an potential customers can get one for a token amount of Rs 3 lakh.
Once launched, the MV Agusta Brutale 800 will compete with the likes of the Kawasaki Z900 and Triumph Street Triple S. However, considering the power figures, the Z900 as well as a the Street Triple S are considerably more powerful at 123 hp and 111 hp. It will be a tough competition considering that both the motorcycles competing with the MV Agusta Brutale 800 are expected to be cheaper by around Rs 5 lakh, ex-showroom.