The exotic Italian bike manufacturer MV Agusta has reportedly planned to launch the new Brutale 800 in India by March next year. Currently, the company retails its elder cousin Brutale 1090 in the Indian two-wheeler market. As per reports, the new MV Agusta Brutale 800 is currently going through homologation process to meet the standards for approval in the Indian market.
Powering the MV Agusta Brutale 800 is a 798cc, three-cylinder engine that comes mated to a six-speed transmission. The Euro-IV compliant engine now develops a maximum power output of 116 bhp in contrary to the 125 bhp power output churned out by the previous model. The Brutale gets Marzocchi inverted forks up front while the rear has been assisted with a mono shock absorber. The bike comes to a halt with the help of dual 320mm disc brakes at the front along with a single 220mm disc unit at the rear. These further come linked to a Bosch 9 Plus ABS for safety and stability.
The company has updated the MV Agusta Brutale 800 earlier this year and the new model comes with a few cosmetic changes for better looks. The new MV Agusta Brutale 800 gets a restyled fuel tank and exhaust that make the bike look more premium than before. Besides, the new MV Agusta Brutale 800 also features a revised headlamp and taillamp that look more stylish than the previous version. The footpegs have been relocated and the air intakes have also been repositioned.
Talking of electronics, the new MV Agusta Brutale 800 receives an eight-level traction control system, slipper clutch and a quick shifter. The Brutale 800 will challenge the likes of Kawasaki Z800, Ducati Monster 821 and Triumph Street Triple in the Indian market.