The 2018 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR will be 50% quieter and 48% cleaner thanks to an engine that is now compliant with Euro4 pollution requirements.
All 2018 MV Agusta triples will get the new 798cc engine tweaks which include new ECU algorithms and a smoother ride-by-wire throttle.
The first to get the quieter engine is the Dragster 800 RR which was unveiled at the EIMCA motorcycle show in Milan.
While power is unchanged in the Dragster 800 (104kW) and 2018 F3 675 (95kW), it will be down 3% to 107kW in the F3 800. The Italian manufacturer had already made the Brutale 800 Euro 4 compliant in 2016.
Dragster 800 RR
Apart from engine tweaks, the Dragster 800 RR also gets a slight styling makeover, a new gearbox with slicker gear changes and the engine has new anchor points to increase torsional rigidity.
The cosmetic changes include new colours and graphics, plus plenty of aluminium bits and pieces on the instrument cover, mufflers, front mudguard and tank pad with a laser engraved MV Agusta logo.
Dragster 800 RR also comes with LED indicators, the seat and number plate holder have been redesigned, the pillion pegs now tuck out of sight when folded and the tail is colour-matched to the bodywork.
MV Agusta says the eight-stage traction control has been updated with a refined operation, but there are no more details.
While the 2018 triples will be quieter, it has been an abnormally quiet 2017 for new models from the Varese factory thanks to liquidity problems.
Instead, MV Agusta has produced several limited-edition versions of existing models. (See the articles below for more details.)
Russian investors have now rescued the company and we can expect some new models next year.
Perhaps an adventure bike, retro or a scrambler to hitch a ride on the current trends.