Soon after the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 last month, India will get another new MV Agusta model. A new report says that Kinetic Motoroyale will be launching the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR in the country this month.
The MV Agusta Dragster range had been unveiled as a more aggressive version of the Brutale range at EICMA 2013. However, due to the strong reception the Dragster model received, MV Agusta decided to create it as a new model range. The muscular, mean-looking street naked motorcycle utilises the same powerplant as the F3 800 and Brutale 800.
At the heart of the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR is a 798 cc triple-cylinder, 12-valve, DOHC engine. Coupled to a cassette type 6-speed gearbox, the engine produces 140 PS of power and 87 Nm of torque. The gearbox is supplemented with a bi-directional quick-shifter. The MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR has a claimed top speed of 244 km/h.
The MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR is suspended over 43 mm Marzocchi upside-down forks up front with adjustable preload, rebound, compression and damping. Rear setup includes a Sachs monoshock with similar levels of adjustability. Braking duties include twin 320 mm discs with radially-mounted 4-piston Brembo callipers in the front and a 220 mm single disc with twin-piston Brembo calliper. Adding to these is a dual-channel ABS with rear lift-off mitigation system.
Key features include a slipper clutch, ride-by-wire, 8-level traction control, single-sided swingarm and an immobiliser. Colour options include Ice Pearl White with Dark Matte Grey and Nardo Grey with Dark Met Grey. The Dragster 800 RR is also offered in a Pirelli edition as well.
With the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is priced at INR 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR to easily cost more than INR 20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Kinetic Motoroyale will also be opening a dealership in New Delhi. At present, the company's touchpoints are located in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi and Bangalore.