MV Agusta Rosso Range - The Most Affordable MVs Yet

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Brutale 800, Dragster 800, and Turismo Veloce have now come down in price

MV Agusta has decided to streamline three key models – the Brutale 800, Dragster 800, and Turismo Veloce 800 – in order to bring costs down and provide consumers more affordable options into the MV family. The trio of models are part of the MV Agusta Rosso Range and will come in any color you want as long as it’s…red.

From an engine and chassis standpoint, all three models retain the same 798cc three-cylinder engine, as well as the trellis frame, adjustable suspension, and Brembo/Nissin brake package. The biggest noticeable difference between the Rosso Range and their non-Rosso counterparts will be the wheels.

The most obvious question – pricing – has yet to be announced as of press time. Read the full MV Agusta press release below for more information.

Begin press release:


MV Agusta’s characteristic, technology, quality and appeal at a competitive price. Dedicated to the many MV Agusta fans, the Red Range, composed of three models (Dragster 800, Brutale 800 and Turismo Veloce 800), is the perfect entry point to the world of Italian three-cylinder bikes. Get onto an MV, without sacrificing any of the technical and stylistic elements that have made “Meccanica Verghera” brand motorcycles so famous.

The first key feature of the Rosso Range is, as its name suggests, the colour. The red base underneath the superstructures enhances the design, alternated with an elegant black finish. This combination, reserved for the three models of this range, is the only option available.

The reduced final price is possible thanks to the efficient implementation of the industrialisation of manufacturing processes, while maintaining our high product quality levels. The differences compared to the standard set-up are minimal. The most obvious detail on the Brutale and Dragster are the wheels design, which are the same as the standard models but with without the surface milling on the spoke profiles. Instrumentation and controls are identical to the standard versions, as are the advanced electronics, including immobilizer.

The entire Red Range comes with an in-line three-cylinder 798 cc engine with maximum power of 110 bhp (81 kW) at 11500 rpm and maximum torque of 83 Nm (8.5 kgm) at 7600 rpm. In addition to an extraordinarily compact design and low weight, they feature a MotoGP-inspired counter-rotating crankshaft and extractable gearbox.

Engine management controlled by the MVICS (Motor&Vehicle Integrated Control System), that controls three fuel injectors and offers three pre-set engine settings (Sport, Race, Rain) as well as the Custom setting. The MV EAS 2.1 electronic gearbox represents the most recent version of the Up&Down assistance system. The Turismo Veloce also features an IMU inertial platform.

The chassis boasts the recognisable steel-tube lattice frame with aluminium side plates, single-sided swing arm and adjustable suspension. A high-quality Brembo and Nissin brake system is also fitted, equipped with Bosch 9 Plus ABS with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-Up Mitigation). The factory tyres of the Dragster are sized 120/70 and 200/55, with 3.50” and 6.00” channel, respectively. The same measurements are seen on the wheels of the Turismo Veloce, with 120/70 and 190/55 tyres. The Brutale is equipped with wheels with a 3.50” front and 5.50” rear channel, and 120/70 front and 180/55 rear tyres.

The models in this range are the Brutale 800, Dragster 800 and Turismo Veloce 800, the latter recognisable by its special graphics. The Rosso Range offers the thrilling performance of Dragster, Brutale and Turismo Veloce, at a price that makes them accessible to an even wider consumer target.

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  • Allworld Allworld on Nov 06, 2019

    I have not 1 but 2 MV's and, yes they are costly. The price is one thing but Timur needs to support the people who have supported MV for so many years. We want reliable service and parts distribution.
    Bringing the cost down to a more competitive price is great and red is fine, for me.
    The top of the line Brutale and the top of the line Street Triple are still far apart in the "bang for the buck" comparison, add in parts and service and .......... well.
    Timur definitely has the compass pointed it the right direction.

  • DickRuble DickRuble on Nov 07, 2019

    "The reduced final price is possible thanks to the efficient implementation of the industrialisation of manufacturing processes, while maintaining our high product quality levels." -- I found this sentence verbose and hard to understand, so I used "google translate" to go back to Russian then back to English a few times. This is what it translated to:

    "Mostly Made in China".

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    • Mad4TheCrest Mad4TheCrest on Nov 12, 2019

      "the industrialisation of manufacturing processes"

      I think this is meant to say "doing more by assembly line with multiple people and less at a work bench, by just one person. You know, late 19th century stuff.