The original in-line three-cylinder engine has undergone further development since 2016, the goal beingto improve power delivery while remaining within Euro 4 noise and emissions limits. Sweeping changes – from the cylinder head to mechanical chain tensioner, from camshafts to valves – have further enhanced the unique personality of the engine. A maximum power of 140 hp at 12,300 rpm and a maximum torque of 87 Nm at 10,100 rpm place the Brutale 800 RC at the top of its category.
Both technology and style embrace the Reparto Corse ethos. The former is evident in the kit that will be supplied with every Brutale 800 RC manufactured at Schiranna in 2018. Only 350 bikes will be built, each with its own unique number on the carbon fibre cover that protects the compact digital instrument cluster.
The end pipe and manifold, supplied by SC-Project and designed to enhance the power delivery of the
three-cylinder engine, underline the hi-tech pedigree of the Brutale 800 RC while adding eye-catching
style: the titanium and carbon fibre end pipe body features an exhaust area protected by a perforated
circular guard that also acts as a heat shield. The kit includes a engine ECU mapped for the SC-Project
exhaust, boosting bike performance to an exceptional 150 hp at 12,800 rpm as well at dedicated traction control settings.
Styling is as per the entire RC range, inspired by the graphics and colours of the F4 which has been
successful in the World Superbike Championship. Needless to say, the number 37 on the fairing pays
homage to the racing history of MV Agusta and its 37 world championship titles. Technical sponsors’ logos are applied to various parts of the bike, featuring on the tank, side fairings, sub-fairing and front
mudguard. Pirelli provides Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres as standard (120/70 ZR 17 and 200/50 ZR 17) while the Reparto Corse wording is also displayed on the forged, red-painted wheels, the same as those on the prestigious F4 RC. The front mudguard spoiler, the rear mudguard, the tank side panels and instrument cluster fairing are all made of carbon fibre. Exclusivity is also evident on the seat, with both the rider and passenger sections sporting dedicated RC graphics.
Standard equipment on the new MV Agusta Brutale 800 RC, of which a limited edition of just 350 will be built, includes the Reparto Corse kit. Contained in a beautifully crafted wooden case, it consists of the exhaust, engine ECU, Ergal clutch and brake levers, bike stand and a certificate of authenticity.