MV Agusta Dragster RR ‘America’
pays homage to iconic S America 750
The ‘America’ name holds a special place in MV Agusta’s history, as far back as the 1975 S America 750 which boasted a 75hp in-line air-cooled DOHC four-cylinder and would later make a reappearance in 2012 as the Brutale America in red, white and blue thanks to Massimo Tamburini.
The first three-cylinder Brutale America was introduced last year, and thanks to its success the CRC workshop have created the Dragster 800 RR version. This new “America” carries the iconic colour scheme on a mica blue base with horizontal graphic cuts that enhance the styling of the Dragster 800 RR.
The upper part of the fuel tank on the new Dragster 800 RR America is adorned with stars, just like on the 750 S from forty-five years ago. The saddle boasts stitching with gold highlights and different materials for the areas dedicated to the rider and the passenger. The wheels pay homage to the colours of the American flag, incorporating the colours into the hub, spokes and rim.
The glossy black finish of specific components also stands out, such as the front mudguard with the MV Agusta logo and the radiator cover. An “America Special Edition” decal is found on the instrument cluster cover along with the production number.
The MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America will be made in a limited edition of just 200 units, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Dragster 800 RR platform
The Dragster 800 RR underwent a complete re-design with the 2018 model year, with the addition of a LED rear light cluster, Daylight Running Lights, and the evolution of the Euro4 Brutale 800 RR derived three-cylinder engine.
Developments in recent years have further optimised combustion, electronic throttle management and performance while decreasing mechanical noise and vibrations. A revised gearbox engages the gears more quickly and it is more precise and reliable. The EAS 2.0 “Up and Down” electronically assisted shifting is also featured as part of the electronics package that includes adjustable traction control and customisable engine maps.
Powered by the four-stroke three-cylinder DOHC engine, the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America has a capacity of 798cc, bore and stroke of 79 x 54.3mm and compression ratio of 13.3:1.
Power output is 140hp at 12,300rpm, with peak torque of 87Nm at 10,100rpm. The America features the latest MVICS 2.0 control system, with six injectors, two per cylinder, and an Eldor EM2.0 ECU. Throttle is full ride-by-wire by Mikuni, with four torque control maps and eight-level traction control.
The MV EAS 2.0 quickshifter joins a hydraulically actuated wet clutch, with back torque limited device, while the gearbox is a cassete style six-speed.
The ALS steel tubular trellis frame is mated to an aluminium alloy swingarm, with pivot plates of the same material, while standard suspension is 43mm Marzocchi USD forks with DLC treatment, and rebound-compression and preload adjustability. The rear shock is a progressive Sachs unit and is fully adjustable. A standard steering damper is also fitted with eight levels of adjustment.
Brakes are dual 320mm steel discs on the front, with Brembo radial four-piston calipers with 32mm pistons, while a single 220mm rear steel disc and Brembo two-piston caliper is also fited. ABS is provided by a Bosch 9+ unit with RLM.
Wheels are aluminium alloy spoked items, with a 3.50 x 17in front and 6.00 x 17in rear, taking 120/70 – 17 and 200/50 – 17 tyres.