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2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 First Look
MV Agusta has announced a new Brutale 800 for 2016, with redesigned styling and updates to the engine to meet Euro 4 emissions standards. Some of the aesthetic changes include a double seat with concealed passenger handles, LED headlight and indicators and a new digital gauge package.
The engine is slightly less powerful, down from 125 horsepower to 116, but torque is up slightly to 62 foot-pounds. The eight-level traction control system remains, but the electronics package no incorporates a quickshifter that functions on upshifts as well as downshifts. A new frame has a 20mm-longer wheelbase, and trail increases from 95mm to 103.5mm. For the first time in an OEM application, the Brutale 800 is equipped with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires.
Scroll through the gallery above for more images of the 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800; MV Agusta's press information follows:
THE NEW BRUTALE 800
AFTER 15 YEARS, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BRUTALE EVER IS HERE.
The New Brutale 800 changes completely to remain loyal to itself, and to its ability to amaze and conquer new generations of enthusiasts. Style, engine, equipment and chassis are all called into question again with the aim of creating the best Brutale of all time.
The legend of the Brutale began on 13 September, 2000 when the first Brutale 750 Gold Series was unveiled at Intermot, then held in Munich. Revolutionary and extreme, it proved to be the embodiment of its name: Brutale. This was the first thought to cross the minds of the trade press when faced with an image, performance levels and design that redefined the rules of motorcycling beauty with stylistic features such as the ingenious elliptical shaped headlamp or the "sliced pipe” silencers. Following the F4, another MV August was marking a new era in the evolution of motorbikes, as confirmed by the relentless roaring sales trend that, with more than 30,000 units, made it the best-selling model in the brand’s 70 year history. Developed based on the four-cylinder engine with radial valves, it was joined in 2012 by the momentous three cylinder model with counter-rotating crankshaft, boosting cubic capacity from 675 to 1078 cc, and power from 110 to 158 hp.
Today, fifteen years after its first appearance, the New Brutale 800 is once again taking on the future. Fully redesigned and yet still tied to its origins, the New Brutale 800 is more effective on the road, delivers more efficient performances and it is naturally more beautiful. With a new take on its proportions, modelled on more sculpted shapes and focused on the front end, the New Brutale 800 enhances the reinterpretation of the main stylistic features, such as the elliptical shape of the headlamp, now a Full LED, and the three-pipe exhaust, with increased shape and capacity (+ 3 litres). At the heart of the new style, however, there is the futuristic frame of the saddle chassis in light alloy, which blends in with the trapezoidal tank (capacity 16.5 litres), integrated with the air box and providing greater definition and aggression. From an aesthetic point of view, the design of the New Brutale 800 reveals a constant search for symmetry, also in the colour, the creation of the footpeg mounts, the ducts and the front headlight supports. Some of the brand new features on the New Brutale 800 include its double saddle, concealed passenger handles, rear light and LED indicators. The instrument panel has also changed, with a new handlebar and the addition of the clutch pump and the related tank which raises the quality of the area, thanks also to the renewed digital instrument panel and electric switches.
There have been changes in the engine too, with the latest development of the three cylinders with counter-rotating crankshaft, to meet Euro 4 emission standards, that is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 116 hp at 11,500 rpm. A record maximum torque, increased by 25% with 83 Nm at 7,600 rpm, with 90% of the value already available at 3,800 rpm. In addition to the counter-rotating crankshaft, another unique feature is the fact that the new Brutale 800 is the only one its category with electronic EAS 2.0 up&down gear shift. The slipper clutch is now hydraulically operated while the engine is managed by the MVICS system which includes integrated multi map Full Ride by Wire in the traction control with 8 settings.
In terms of handling, the New Brutale 800 has a new frame with a wheelbase that has been extended to 1400 mm (+20mm), and a trail that is now 103.5 (95mm in the previous version). The ALS steel tubing frame is incorporated with light aluminium alloy clamps in the rear area of the pivot of the single swingarm. The Marzocchi fork has 43 mm diameter upside aluminium forks with a travel of 125 mm: which is 1 mm more than the Sachs shock absorber, which is tethered to the single swingarm. The brake system is Brembo throughout, with a pair of 320 mm diameter front floating disks and brake callipers with four pistons, whilst at the rear a twin piston calliper acts on a 220 mm disk. The Bosch ABS 9 Plus completes the picture, guaranteeing safety and performance on any road surface. From a safety perspective, the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, fitted as original equipment for the first time ever on a standard production motorbike, are an additional asset.