The MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR brings its own aggressive streetfighter style to the triples. With a claimed 140 hp issuing from the 798cc triple and only 370 pounds (claimed dry weight) the compact, lightweight machine can carve around any apex with elegance and teeth-baring power. Electronics like an improved ride-by-wire, up-and-down quickshifter, eight-level traction control, and ABS with rear-wheel lift-up mitigation come standard to enhance the ride. Make sure to stock up on knee sliders, because they will be quickly worn thin with this naked middleweight to thank.
Combatants of this streetfighter include the inline-four-powered Suzuki GSX-S750, the triple-powered Triumph Street Triple R, and the V-4-powered Ducati Streetfighter V4. Other manufacturers have their machines in the ring, which include the Yamaha MT-09, KTM 890 Duke R, Aprilia Tuono, and Kawasaki Z900.
Updates to the lighting have been made. This includes a single-unit LED taillight and a new integrated light guide in the headlight. A new gearbox has also been implemented for easier lever actuation. The engine is anchored differently to the frame, and primary gears, valve guides, and cam phasing have also been revised. Solar Beam Night Grey and Neon Green Metallic Carbon Black are the colorways available. Another variant is the 800 RR SCS (19,490 euros, est. $23,600) which integrates MV Agusta’s smart shifting system, SCS 2.0. This reportedly uses electronics to match clutch action to the engine delivery curve for better acceleration performance.