MV Agusta is bringing a few sharp machines to the 2017 Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy this coming weekend. Both motorcycles are based on the Brutale 800 RR, a vicious looking bike to begin with, and both take things a few steps further. One is called the Ballistic Trident while the other is the Dragster Blackout.
The Ballistic Trident has been in the public eye since last December when it debuted at the Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama. It’s the result of the work of Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts in Taiwan and sports a dustbin fairing that stretches from above the clip-on bars down to just above the ground. High-end touches abound beyond that from the carbon fiber throughout to the custom wheels, Ohlins suspension, HP Corse exhaust and Beringer braking components.
The Dragster Blackout was developed closer to home in collaboration with Italian race part supplier Valter Moto Components. Valter Esposito, founder of Valter Moto Components, describes the Blackout as a “techno café racer” in the MV Agusta press release. His company provided elements like the clip-on bars, pegs, levers, fuel cap, plate hanger and indicators.
Then there are items like the fork-mounted 4.3-inch HD color screen that displays the feed from a rear-view camera, which is integrated into the tail. William Melzi of Tecnoart did graphics for the Blackout and the exhaust is the same type as used on Leon Camier’s World Superbike F4.
MV Agusta CEO Giovanni Castiglioni offered these remarks in the company release:
“MV Agusta is known world-wide as a manufacturer of motorcycle art. It’s very pleasing to me to see that our brand has such a broad appeal that it has been used as a base by such renowned customizers as Walt Siegl, Zagato, Deus Ex Machina and Officine GP Design, just to name a few. I personally really like the Dragster custom designed and built by my friend Valter, it’s a bike that gives me a lot of ideas…”
Pictures speak more than words though, and we’ve got a selection of both the Ballistic Trident and Dragster Blackout included below.