Positioned as a premium offering in the naked superbike segment, the MV Agusta Brutale 800 is now on sale at company showrooms across India. The new Brutale 800 adds to MV Agusta India‘s current line-up which includes Brutale 1090 and Brutale 1090 RR.
MV Agusta Brutale 800 will be imported into India via the semi knocked down unit (SKD) route – assembly line is in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. Priced at INR 15.59 lakh, ex-showroom, it comes with A restyled fuel tank, new exhaust, redesigned full LED headlamps and tail lamp and repositioned foot pegs and air intakes add to its premium appeal.
Besides these features, the Brutale 800 gets a digital instrument cluster, ride by wire system and slipper clutch along with Electronically Assisted Shift. Safety features include 8 level traction control system, three levels of ABS and adjustable riding modes.
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Engine specifications on the newly launched Brutale 800 include a Euro IV compliant 798cc engine. This engine is capable of 110 PS peak power at 11,500 rpm and 83 Nm peak torque at 7,600 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission sending power to its rear wheel. It gets ALS steel tubular trellis frame, rear swingarm pivot plates while suspension duties are carried out through 43mm Marzocchi USD telescopic hydraulic forks. The Brutale 800 sits on Pirelli Diablo Rosso 120/70 R17 tyre at the front and Pirelli Diablo Rosso 180/55 R17 tyre at the rear. It gets a 16.5 liter fuel tank and weighs a total of 175 kgs.
Speaking about their future plans for India, MV Agusta said that they are working towards increasing their reach in the country. As of now, they only have three dealerships in India, which they plan to increase to 8 by the end of this year. Their immediate aim is to launch CKD operations and about 5-6 new motorcycles. This will help them achieve annual sales of about 500-600 motorcycles.