With the few alterations at looks, the powerplant of the 2017 model boasts of major changes.
The officials of MV Agusta have reported that the company is going to launch their naked offering, MV Agusta Brutale 800, in India very soon. By ‘soon’ they meant somewhere between June and July. Since the 2017 model of the bike is all set to hit the markets, the company invited journalists to test ride the older one for a refreshed review for the enthusiasts.
The 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 is not all new to look at but it does flaunt that it has gone through a makeover. The most prominent difference has been brought to the headlamp unit which incorporates LED DRLs and the oval shaped unit is now quirkier. Other parts feel to be retained except for the tail section which appears to be stuck in mid air. Triple exhaust units are present on the current model but the 2017 Brutale consist of a larger one. The red frame and robust-looking body parts are still there on the bike.
A noticeable difference may be experienced in power and handling since the upcoming model sheds not less than 17 PS of power and gains 2 Nm of minimal torque. Resultantly, the 798cc triple cylinder engine now churns out 110 PS at 11,500 RPM and 83 Nm at 7,600 RPM. Also, the power-to-weight ratio might get a hit as the bike has been fed with more flesh and is now 8 kg heavier. Electronics on the 2017 Brutale is quite admiring as always with 8 level traction control, 3 levels of ABS and engine braking system. It can be ridden in four riding modes including Normal, Rain, Sport and Custom.
Although in MV Augusta Indian lineup the 2017 Brutale will the cheapest offering, comparing it to rivals such as Kawasaki Z900, Ducati Monster 821 and 2017 Triumph Street Triple, it demands too many bucks extra. It is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs. 15 lakhs.