Our resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it's chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to 'Merican, he rides 'em all.
MV Agusta posted the first official pictures of its 2014 Dragster 800 on Facebook today, stating “The new Brutale 800 Dragster takes the very concept of ‘motorcycling passion’ and makes it breathtakingly tangible.”
At its core is the 798cc Triple-cylinder engine used in the Brutale, the DOHC-equipped mill utilizing 12 valves to put out a claimed 125 hp at 11,600 rpm. This means lofting the wheel of the 368-pound Dragster (claimed weight) will be no problem. Fortunately, it will be equipped with MV’s Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control system so riders can dial in output through four riding modes – Sport, Normal, Rain and a custom setting. Switches on the bars will help riders toggle to the desired setting with results displayed on the digital dashboard. The 2014 MV Dragster 800 is also equipped with eight levels of programmable traction control and a ride-by-wire throttle.