Kinetic-owned Motoroyale had launched the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

Kinetic-owned Motoroyale had launched the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR at Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), a premium of Rs 3.4 lakh over the standard model.

The ‘RR’ badge here stands for more horsepower -- that’s to say around 30PS more than the standard model. Other than the power and price bump, the 800 RR is identical to the standard variant. On the styling front, the standard Brutale 800 gets a sleek headlamp with LED DRLs and a larger, more legible instrument console. Its 16.5-litre fuel tank is sharper and gets deeper knee recesses that should make it more comfortable for taller riders.

The tail section is new and sits on a completely new swingarm. The first thing that will grab your attention when you view it from the side is the gaping hole between the seat and the frame - a design concept until now seen only on concept bikes. The tailpiece and number plate holder are now incorporated into the tyre hugger for a cleaner rear section. 

The Brutale 800 RR gets a 796cc inline three-cylinder motor which makes 140PS (up by 30PS from the Std model) at 11,500rpm. Torque has also been improved and now stands at 87Nm, which is now made at 10,100rpm instead of 83 Nm at 7600 rpm on its standard Brutale. Power output on the standard Brutale 800 is measured at 110PS at 11,500rpm. Both the bikes come mated to a 6-speed transmission assisted by a slipper clutch for clutchless up and downshifts. Weight is up due to a larger exhaust for Euro 4 compliance and now stands at 175kg (dry). MV Agusta claims a top speed of 237 kph for the Brutale 800 and 244kmph for the 800 RR.

Its 10-spoke alloy wheels are shod with 120/70 x R17 and 180/55 x R17 Pirelli twin compound Diablo Rosso II tubeless tyres. Suspension duties are handled by fully adjustable 43mm upside-down Marzocchi forks up front and semi-adjustable Sachs monoshock at the rear with rebound and compression damping as well as spring preload adjustment. Braking duties are handled by twin 320mm discs with Brembo 4-piston radial calipers at the front and a 220mm disc brake clamped with a two-piston Brembo caliper at the rear. The bike gets dual-channel ABS with rear lift mitigation. Electronics include an 8-stage traction control and four riding modes.

 The Brutale 800 RR will compete with the Kawasaki Z900, Yamaha MT-09, Ducati Monster 1200 and Triumph Street Triple 765. While the standard Brutale 800 goes up against the Yamaha MT-09, Ducati Monster 821 and the upcoming KTM 790 Duke.

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