MV AGUSTA presents the new 2020 model range

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Varese, 2nd November 2019 – Quality, technology, performance. But also quick delivery of spare parts and professional service. There’s more: expansion and improvement of the dealers network to offer clients timely, impeccable assistance. These are the short-term guidelines for MV Agusta, which has just set off on a growth path clearly envisioned by its CEO, Timur Sardarov.

To mark the company’s determination in pursuing the 2020 objectives, production of the Brutale 1000 RR, the four-cylinder naked Superbike replica, has started in Schiranna. 208 hp maximum power, advanced chassis and suspension as well as leading-edge aerodynamic solutions all make the four-cylinder Brutale a defining example of MV Agusta’s excellence in motorcycle manufacturing. As core priorities of the brand,  these values are reinforced today by the attention and the investments in Research and Development.

From the production line to dealers showrooms: Superveloce 800 Serie Oro and Superveloce 800 bring MV Agusta’s timeless fascination to the roads, with their intoxicating curves, classic and contemporary at the same time. The engine and the chassis are the pinnacle of engineering that position the Superveloce 800 among the most fascinating and dynamic sports bikes on the scene.

Beauty and functionality, exciting and confidence-inspiring riding:  Dragster 800 RR SCS and Brutale 800 RR SCS both feature the revolutionary SCS 2.0 (Smart Clutch System) for clutch-free starts and stopping. A technical innovation that allows to stop and restart without touching the clutch lever, making the most out of the in-line three-cylinder engine mated to a counter-rotating crankshaft. All of this with only 36g weight increase compared to a traditional clutch.

The magic and technology of MV Agusta, at a competitive price. Thanks to the rationalisation of the production process and to efficiencies gained in the engineering phase, MV Agusta proudly presents its new Rosso Range, made up of Brutale 800, Dragster 800 and Turismo Veloce 800. The Rosso Range models stand out for their bright red livery and their comprehensive outfitting, despite a price tag that is lower than that of the models they derive from.

SUPERVELOCE 800 & SUPERVELOCE 800 SERIE ORO

After outstanding success at EICMA 2018, the MV Agusta Superveloce 800 and Superveloce 800 Serie Oro have gone into standard production. Destined to become a milestone in the history of the company from Varese, Italy, this model celebrates the glorious sporting heritage of the brand with a modern twist. The combination of elements from the past and cutting-edge technology is extreme, so much as to revolutionize the very idea of ​​retro-inspired bikes. Every detail brings to memory the 37 world titles won, whilst also representing a link to the present, all with an audacious yet futuristic approach. 

Design and details

The CRC designers, led by Adrian Morton, have once again drawn exclusive lines, innovating in the retro motorcycle segment that has seen the same styles returning for a long time now. The shapes of the fairing are very streamlined, fulfilling their purpose of protecting the rider, without indulging in aesthetic form for its own sake. The design is so precise that it completely hides all screws and fixing points to the frame, without altering the harmony of the surfaces. The appeal of the elongated top fairing, the long and almost hidden tail fairing, and of the large side panels in the characteristic metallic silver (only on Superveloce 800 Serie Oro version) is clear from any angle, creating a three-dimensional, sculptural quality, reminiscent of past models. 

The Superveloce 800 Serie Oro uses superstructures primarily created in carbon fibre and thermoplastic. Specifically, the side sections of the top fairing, the front and rear mudguard, the right and left belly pan, the under-seat shield, the cover of the intake ducts, the top fairing support, the windshield support, the upper and lower chain guards, the sides of the tail fairing, and the inner attachment of the fairing, are all in carbon fibre. Meanwhile, the standard version has fairings in thermoplastic material. 

The front light cluster is composed of an elegant poly-ellipsoidal, full LED twin-function element. The LED day running light is effectively inserted into the instrumentation support. The rear circular light cluster also uses LEDs, and this too has been specially designed for the Superveloce 800.

Stand-out features of the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro include the components created by CNC processing, such as the original and specially produced fuel cap with leather strap, and the aluminium ring around the front and rear headlights.

Brutale 800 RR SCS & DRAGSTER 800 RR SCS

The 2020 versions of the Brutale 800 RR and Dragster 800 RR will feature the revolutionary Smart Clutch System already equipping the Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS and Turismo Veloce 800 RC SCS models. Developed for the global market by MV Agusta, this exclusive feature improves the dynamics, ease of use and acceleration of the Brutale 800 RR and Dragster 800 RR models. Each of these now accelerates even harder than before, as well as being more responsive and enjoyable to ride in traffic. 

Riders can enjoy the benefits of the latest-generation electronically assisted gearshift while relishing in the sheer, unadulterated adrenaline rush of riding with the EAS 2.1 assisted gear change powershifter system. The SCS 2.0 Smart Clutch System, offered exclusively by MV Agusta, promises all this and more, revolutionizing the very idea of motorcycle clutch control. 

With the SCS 2.0 system the transmission, gear lever and clutch lever all remain in their normal position, enabling the rider to interact with the motorcycle as usual. Indeed, shifting gear is quite normal, carried out using the standard foot lever assisted by the two-way EAS 2.1 quick-shift system. The SCS 2.0 Smart Clutch System, developed by MV Agusta in collaboration with Rekluse, disengages the clutch automatically when the motorcycle is stopped, and completely removes the need to engage the clutch lever when coming to a stop or pulling away from rest. In the meantime, it is possible to manage all low-speed maneuvers associated with riding in traffic, such as turning at low speeds, without ever having to use the clutch lever. Thanks to this system, riding becomes infinitely more fluid and intuitive. 

The system has been developed and refined to fully optimize the combination of the clutch engagement together with the ECU torque control algorithms, and power of the MV Agusta three-cylinder engine. MV’s engineers have identified the perfect engagement point, enabling the rider to pull away with a smoothness that would be difficult to replicate with a manual clutch or any other assisted clutch system.  Furthermore, the SCS 2.0 system offers another key advantage: it doesn’t involve any significant weight penalty, given that the weight difference compared to a traditional clutch is a mere 36 grams, in line with MV Agusta’s core principles of light weight and nimble handling.

The Brutale 800 RR SCS and Dragster 800 RR SCS both feature the highly advanced technical specifications of the standard versions. The 798 cc three-cylinder engine with counter-rotating crankshaft has a maximum power of 140 hp (103 kW) and maximum torque of 87 Nm (8.87 kg-m). The electronic engine management system with MVICS 2.0 and Eldor engine control unit is particularly precise and effective, offering riders a selection of four riding modes – three pre-set and one Custom.

The ALS steel-tube trellis frame with cast aluminium side plates is complemented by the stylish single-sided rear swingarm, which on the Dragster holds the 200/50-17 tyre mounted on a spoked wheel with a 6.0 in rim (180/55-17 on the Brutale, with a 5.50 in spoked rim). 

The SCS 2.0 Smart Clutch System, with the Radius CX automatic clutch engagement system, and billet CNC-machined clutch hub and basket utilizing advanced low friction DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated drive pins and controlled by advanced ECU torque control strategies, is leading edge technology that’s exclusive to MV Agusta.

MV AGUSTA ROSSO RANGE

MV Agusta’s characteristic, technology, quality and appeal at a competitive price. Dedicated to the many MV Agusta fans, the Red Range, composed of three models (Dragster 800, Brutale 800 and Turismo Veloce 800), is the perfect entry point to the world of Italian three-cylinder bikes. Get onto an MV, without sacrificing any of the technical and stylistic elements that have made “Meccanica Verghera” brand motorcycles so famous. 

The first key feature of the Rosso Range is, as its name suggests, the colour. The red base underneath the superstructures enhances the design, alternated with an elegant black finish. This combination, reserved for the three models of this range, is the only option available. 

The reduced final price is possible thanks to the efficient implementation of the industrialisation of manufacturing processes, while maintaining our high product quality levels. The differences compared to the standard set-up are minimal. The most obvious detail on the Brutale and Dragster are the wheels design, which are the same as the standard models but with without the surface milling on the spoke profiles. Instrumentation and controls are identical to the standard versions, as are the advanced electronics, including immobilizer.

The entire Red Range comes with an in-line three-cylinder 798 cc engine with maximum power of 110 bhp (81 kW) at 11500 rpm and maximum torque of 83 Nm (8.5 kgm) at 7600 rpm. In addition to an extraordinarily compact design and low weight, they feature a MotoGP-inspired counter-rotating crankshaft and extractable gearbox. 

Engine management controlled by the MVICS (Motor&Vehicle Integrated Control System), that controls three fuel injectors and offers three pre-set engine settings (Sport, Race, Rain) as well as the Custom setting. The MV EAS 2.1 electronic gearbox represents the most recent version of the Up&Down assistance system. The Turismo Veloce also features an IMU inertial platform. 

The chassis boasts the recognisable steel-tube lattice frame with aluminium side plates, single-sided swing arm and adjustable suspension. A high-quality Brembo and Nissin brake system is also fitted, equipped with Bosch 9 Plus ABS with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-Up Mitigation). The factory tyres of the Dragster are sized 120/70 and 200/55, with 3.50” and 6.00” channel, respectively. The same measurements are seen on the wheels of the Turismo Veloce, with 120/70 and 190/55 tyres. The Brutale is equipped with wheels with a 3.50” front and 5.50” rear channel, and 120/70 front and 180/55 rear tyres. 

The models in this range are the Brutale 800, Dragster 800 and Turismo Veloce 800, the latter recognisable by its special graphics. The Rosso Range offers the thrilling performance of Dragster, Brutale and Turismo Veloce, at a price that makes them accessible to an even wider consumer target. 

Other Models

Brutale 1000 Serie Oro

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