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The 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR America Is Red, White, And Blue

New three-cylinder special edition has an all-American history

Forty-five years ago, MV Agusta adopted a gorgeous red, white, and blue paint scheme to its 750 Sport. The result was a fascinating-looking machine with a beautifully shaped tricolor gas tank, a red frame and seat, and four sweeping megaphone exhaust pipes, two on each side of the bike.

Derivative of the original 1975 MV Agusta 750 Sport America, the new color scheme arguably gets the best out of the design of the Brutale 800 RR.MV Agusta

The 750S was not great in terms of engine performance or chassis dynamics, but it looked great indeed, and that was enough for it to become an icon. Two years later, MV Agusta realized the paint scheme was very much American, so the model name evolved into “750 Sport America.”

The America will be produced in limited numbers, the sequence of which appears on the instrument cowl, together with the America Special Edition logo.MV Agusta

After a 25-year hiatus, the name and paint returned with the original Brutale derived from the four-cylinder F4 and then again in 2012, also applied to the Brutale F4. Now we have the Brutale 800 RR America with its 140-hp three-cylinder engine, fresh from a vast R&D job to comply with Euro 4 emissions.

Like its predecessors, even the seat receives special attention in terms of limited-edition-specific padding, trim, and stitching.MV Agusta

This special edition shares all the mechanical and technological updates that make the Brutale 800 RR one of the world's most brilliant naked sportbikes, as I recently experienced in my first contact with the renewed model, which now legitimately carries the American colors and name.