Full Photo Leaked: 2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800

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Full Photo Leaked: 2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800

Last week, we brought you partial teaser shots of the new, 2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800. Now, here’s the whole thing. A Diavel-style performance cruiser based on the Brutale, the Dragster is shaping up to be lighter than anything else in the class.

2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800
2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800

Let there not be any confusion that this thing is real, MV has — seconds ago — released this teaser film.

http://youtu.be/OkvC5a4S3t8

 

Over the Brutale, the Dragster gains drag-style handlebars, a much more abrupt and heavily stylized seat unit, as well as an extended swingarm and raked out forks. ABS is understood to be standard and the motor apparently hasn’t been detuned, here producing the same 124 bhp as the Brutale roadster.

2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (profile)
2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (profile)

Despite the lengthened wheelbase, more conservative riding position and steering geometry, signs point to this being a nice handling motorcycle. There’s no reason it should weigh considerably more than the Brutale’s 368 lbs (dry).

2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (rear)
2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (rear)

 

2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (rear)
2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (rear)

 

2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (tail light)
2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (tail light)

 

2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (handle bar)
2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (handle bar)

 

2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (gauge)
2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 (gauge)
  • Jonathan Berndt

    hmm, think the ‘lighter than anything else in its class’ part has anything to do with the truncated tail section???

  • Christopher Murdock

    They are selling a factory built hooligan bike, I like it.

    • Richard Gozinya

      I thought they already had one of those. I think they called it the Brutale.

  • William Connor

    Interesting take on the bike. This could have appeal to those wanting the performance but a more comfortable riding position. The Diavel does well because of this, although with more power.

    • hunkyleepickle

      This looks much smaller, both physically and ergonomically, than a Diavel to my eyes. Saw a Diavel just yesterday, that is a big machine. This just looks like a slightly reworked Brutale/Rivale/F3…. i guess we’ll see!

      • ookla_the_mok

        That was my sense as well.

  • Gonfern

    Thems MV’s sure are purtty! too bad their reliability support and replacement parts is nonexistent, otherwise I would love to own one.

  • Jose Manuel

    Looks like a very fun bike let’s see the price…

  • Reid

    This bike looks pretty cool and all, but I’m struggling to see how MV can classify it as a “cruiser,” even one like the Diavel.

    • http://krtong.com/ Kr Tong

      Check how low the seat is.

      • Reid

        I guess you’re right. With different rearsets and some clip-on bars this would look even cooler than the Brutale. I guess I was thinking a cruiser would look more bulky or something.

  • Zandit75

    Doesn’t look very comfortable for the pillion!

    • disqus_sdzpfqbitp

      What pillion? Its a one seater…

      • Lourens Smak

        it does have passenger footpegs.

  • hunkyleepickle

    beautiful bike, no doubt amazing sound, but that name, is Dragster the final name? That just doesn’t seem in line with MV….

  • Guy

    Looks like they might want to attract folks who fancy drift bikes too…

  • Rameses the 2nd

    Now it’s Triumph’s turn to release 800cc 400ish lbs Triple. It will sell like hot cakes.

    • Reid

      Street Triple – 657 cc
      Split-the-Difference Triple 800ish cc
      Speed Triple – 1050 cc

      • Rameses the 2nd

        I think Triumph needs to update the current Street Triple with a 800 CC engine. 675 Triple just falls short comapred to other middle weight bikes in terms of engine performance (HP and Torque).

        • Reid

          Maybe they could do like MV Agusta and offer both a 657 cc and a 800 cc version. Me personally, I don’t think I could handle an 800.

  • akrokdesign

    MV Agusta make other bikes look bad. ;-)

  • John

    Looks like a street fighter to me, not a “performance cruiser” at all.

  • vince

    I need one…

  • devillock

    I’d take it over the Diavel any day, but looks pretty streetfighter to me. So far I’m sticking with team orange though.

  • Mitchel Durnell

    A&R says that’s a render obtained by Motociclismo, but I bet that it’s a legit cad/cam render for patent or trademark purposes that has leaked (looks like a picture of a picture, quality wise)

  • AHA

    Interesting that they are using their 800 triple to enter this segment. Conventional wisdom has it that power cruiser buyers want cubes, the more the better, and a four figure number on the body is absolutely mandatory. BMW gave this as their reason for vacating the segment after the relatively modest sales of the 1200C. Seemed an odd decision back then but then the Triumph Rocket, the V-Rod and the new Vmax came out. Let’s see…

  • MichaelEhrgott

    I like it but prefer the FZ-09. Cheaper too.

  • Rosenfeld8

    That’s not a cruiser, no f*ing way! It’s more of a customized Brutale

  • Y.A.

    Should have had a bigger motor. Stroked out F4 lump like a B-King