MV Agusta Launches Dragster 800 RR America

MV Agusta Launches Dragster 800 RR America

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MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America

Varese, 4th November 2018 – The name “America” holds a prominent place in the MV Agusta heritage. The primary reference is to the “S America 750”, a model that dates back to 1975 and which boasted an in-line four-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshaft, 75 horsepower and air cooling. More than 25 years later, it was the first Brutale, the four-cylinder designed by Massimo Tamburini, to revive the name “America” with an immediately recognisable colour scheme: red, white and blue. Fast forward to the year 2012, it was time for another rendition of the Brutale America, also on a four-cylinder platform.

The very first three-cylinder Brutale America was introduced last year. Precisely because of the success of this version, the CRC workshop conceived a new interpretation on the Dragster 800 RR platform. This brand new “America” reiterates the attractive colour scheme on a mica blue base with iridescent reflections and horizontal graphic cuts that enhance the original characteristics of the Dragster 800 RR: irreverent design, top shelf technical features and as always an extreme attention to detail.

The upper part of the fuel tank is adorned with stars, just like on the 750 S from forty-five years ago. The saddle boasts stitching with gold highlights and unique materials for the areas dedicated to the rider and the passenger. The beautiful spoke wheels pay homage to the colours of the American flag: blue hub, red spokes and white rim.

The glossy black finish of some components stands out, such as the front mudguard with the MV Agusta logo and the side of the radiator with the “America Special Edition” decal which also graces the instrument cluster cover along with the progressive production number. The MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America will be made in a limited edition of just 200 units, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Brief notes on the Dragster 800 RR model:

Original, irreverent and uncompromising, the Dragster 800 RR has undergone a complete re-design with the 2018 Model Year. The central area of the bike is the focus of the design, rich with stylistic nuances that make it dynamic and aggressive. The tail fairing appears essential, almost hidden, thanks in part to the retractable passenger footpegs. The LED rear light cluster is an absolutely original element with a sharply three-dimensional look thanks to the shape and the DRL (Daylight Running Lights). The front end is characteristically compact and noteworthy, from a technical point of view, due to the unique solution of the integrated steering damper built into the upper triple clamp.

The engine is derived from the Brutale 800 RR and is Euro 4 approved. The continuous development of this lightweight and versatile three-cylinder has, over the years, led to optimisation of combustion, perfecting electronic throttle management and increasing the already outstanding performance while, at the same time, decreasing mechanical noise and vibrations. The gearbox engages the gears more quickly and it is incredibly precise and reliable. It uses EAS 2.0 “Up and Down” electronically assisted shifting, part of a rich electronics package that includes adjustable traction control and customisable engine maps. 

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