The collaboration between Pirelli and MV Agusta has spawned yet another special edition with the Italian companies uniting for the 2019 Dragster 800 RR Pirelli.
Featuring streetfighter looks with a charismatic three-cylinder engine, the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR is the technical base for this special.
For the first time Pirelli Design not only personalises the look of the bike with two different color combinations – the first a black and yellow option, the second incorporates white and blue.
The tank slider and the fairing are made of rubber formulated by Pirelli’s Research and Development department to ensure resistance to scratches and rubbing to which these items are subject, as well as regular weathering.
Both rubber elements are recognizable thanks to the “flash” symbol that distinguishes the tyres of the Diablo range, including the Diablo Supercorsa SP that equip this model in 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/55 ZR17 rear with a 6in rim.
The seat was created by the Castiglioni Research Centre and stands out for its double texture with contrasting stitching and the Diablo flash embroidery. Another feature is the finish of the exhaust silencer terminals, obtained through the application of a special ceramic-based paint, resistant to very high temperatures.
As an additional exclusive option, Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres with colored sides, respectively with yellow or blue stripes, depending on the version to which they are combined are also available.
The powerplant in the Dragster 800 RR Pirelli is the three-cylinder four-stroke 12-valve DOHC 798cc engine, using MV Agusta’s MVICS 2.0 system and six injectors, with 140hp and 87Nm of torque. Standard fitment is the MV EAS 2.0, the up and down quickshifter, as well as a manually adjustable steering damper.
The frame is an ALS steel tubular trellis item, with aluminium alloy swingarm, and Marzocchi USD forks offer full adjustability, with a Sachs shock also fully adjustable.
Brakes are 320mm front rotors with Brembo four-piston radial calipers, with a 220mm rear rotor and two-piston caliper. Bosch 9+ ABS is standard, and included RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Management).
Wheels are aluminium alloy spoked offerings, clad in the Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres.
As with the previous Brutale 800 RR Pirelli, the Dragster 800 RR Pirelli will go into production and be sold in a limited edition, thanks to a separate license agreement between Pirelli and MV Agusta.
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