2017 MV Agusta Dragster RC revealed
MV Agusta adds the Dragster to the Reparto Corse line-up for 2017
The ‘Reparto Corse’ family expands further with an adrenalin charged nakedbike Dragster version, joining the F3, F4 and Turismo Veloce.
Built on the basis of the upspec Dragster RR, the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC is a new entry to the RC range.
A motorcycle intended for those who appreciate beauty and performance; as well as the spirit of racing, the Dragster RC also provides all the associated technology that forms an integral part of the sport in modern times.
The three-cylinder engine is a blend of compact dimensions, light weight and incredible performance, with 140hp at 13,100rpm.
A raw exhaust note is delivered through a three element silencer developed specifically to achieve record performance for the category, while maintaining MV Agusta styling.
The engine is a result of an extremely rational design, weighing a mere 52 kg it exploits the racing-derived counter-rotating crankshaft to reduce inertia in corner entry, giving the RC Dragster unique driving dynamics.
The digital instrumentation is essential, with legibility via a clear LCD panel and dashboard indicators.
It also forms the point of interaction for the Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System. Based on the electronic control unit designed specifically and exclusively for MV Agusta, it allows the rider to choose of the Dragster 800 RC’s four riding configurations.
One of which offers complete personalisation, parameter by parameter including motor response, rev limiter, engine torque management, throttle sensitivity and engine braking.
Also featured is the Quickshifter EAS 2.0, permitting rapid gear changes both up and down the gearbox.
Traction control is offered on eight levels, or entirely disengaged, allowing you to choose between spinning the rear wheel out of corners or contrastingly with the tranquility of complete electronic intervention.
The pursuit for material lightness and sophistication is evident in the abundance of carbon-fibre components, which distinguish the 800 RC Dragster.
The front mudguard, radiator heat deflectors, and the compact front fairing combined with the magnificent RC forged wheels with a lightweight and unquestionably racing design, offer absolute attention to detail.
This is further reflected in the rich red anodised finish on the fully adjustable upside down fork stanchions.
Complete adjustability is also available on the Sachs rear suspension mated to a single sided swing arm with a fulcrum point between aluminum alloy plates that are united to the tubular steel trellis frame.
The braking system is composed of 320mm diameter front discs and Brembo four piston radial calipers. Produced in just 350 units, the 800 RC Dragster releases its 140hp through a spectacular 200 section rear tyre.
The new Dragster RC will be available in 2017, with production limited to 350 units. Prices will be announced soon.