The mournful expressions on the Buell workers’ faces in this photo say more than words can. So long old friend. Harley-Davidson announced yesterday that the final bike built by Buell, a Lightning XB12Scg, rolled off the production line on October 30. This marked the 136,923th motorcycle built by Buell in its 26 years of operation. […]
MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster Official Specs – Video
The wait is over: MV Agusta has finally released official specs for the much-rumored and hyped Brutale 800 Dragster. For starters, the name is in fact Brutale 800 Dragster (previous mentions have omitted “Brutale”), as the bike serves as an extension of the Brutale line, of which it shares many of its components. Also, any and all rumors about superchargers or turbos can be squashed right now as well — the Brutale 800 Dragster shares the same naturally-aspirated 798cc Triple as the standard Brutale 800.
The Dragster’s electronics suite is also similar to the rest of the Triple line, with an Eldor ECU the centerpiece for the MVICS ride-by-wire fuel injection system. This means the Brutale 800 Dragster also features four ride modes (Sport, Normal, Rain, and Custom), and eight-level traction control (nine including off).
On the chassis side, the Dragster shares the same 54.3-inch wheelbase as the standard Brutale 800. The major difference between the two being the huge 200/50-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso rear tire on the Dragster. A 43mm Marzocchi fork sits up front, with a Sachs shock in the back, both adjustable for rebound, compression, and preload. Brembo provides the stopping power with 320mm front discs clamped with four-pot calipers and programmable ABS.
Other distinguishing touches on the Brutale 800 Dragster include the stubby rear seat section, contrasting seat stitching, “floating” rear fender, and adjustable bars that allow the rider to customize their angle.
Available in white or matte metallic grey, U.S. pricing has yet to be announced. Keep it here as we’ll have more information, including price and ride impressions as soon as we’re able to get our hands on one.