It’s difficult to imagine, but the 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 is even more beautiful as well as more hi-tech.
Unveiled over night at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, it features quite a few styling updates, including a revised tail with LED taillights, sculpted fuel tank, new intake ducts, a striking see-through cavity under the seat, reshaped exhaust, improved instruments and a more aerodynamic headlight with an LED ring acting as a daytime running light.
The new engine is now Euro 4 compliant with a power output of 85kW (116hp) at 11,500rpm while the torque has risen by 25% and now offers 83Nm at 7600 rpm.
It features a counter-rotating crankshaft and is the only bike in its category with electronic assisted quick shifter up and down. The slipper clutch is now hydraulically operated while engine management is taken care of by the MVICS system which includes multi-map Full Ride by Wire with integrated traction control with eight settings.
Meanwhile, the 2016 Rivale has a larger fuel tank, its capacity having been increased from 12.9 to 16 litres.
Other MV Agusta models to feature in Milan include the Dragster RR LH44 inspired by F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, the F3 AMG “Solar Beam” concept, the F3 RC and F4 RC, and the bikes ridden by Jules Cluzel, Lorenzo Zanetti, Leon Camier and Massimo Roccoli, winner of the Italian SuperSport championship.
All the 2016 models will be available by December while first deliveries of the Brutale 800 will start in January 2016.