MV Agusta’s Reparto Veicoli Speciali (special vehicle department) has released information on its very first project, the RVS#1. It’s a decked-out Brutale Dragster 800RR with head-turning looks and plenty of up-spec elements.
For a more thorough dive into the performance capacities of the machine, check out our first look preview from last November when MV debuted its 2017 Brutale 800RR. The Dragster is a slightly different machine, but most of the mechanical elements are the same between the two.
It’s not the 798cc Triple or suspension travel specs that set the new RVS#1 out anyway. It’s the special components and that really make this an alluring motorcycle.
Titanium and carbon fiber make appearances throughout. The upper triple clamp, brake and clutch lever protectors, SC Project exhaust silencer are all titanium. The rear swingarm cover, front and rear mudguard, radiator air scoops, chain guards, airbox side fairings and fuel tank protection cove are all carbon fiber. The RVS#1 is understandably lighter than the standard Dragster 800RR, dropping eight pounds as a result of the higher-caliber materials.
Then there’s an the full LED headlight and support lights on the right-hand side. CNC machined components include the rear view mirrors, license plate holder, levers, adjustable footrests and supports and wheels. The seat features special stitching and red-eyed skull graphic. The steel Braking Bat Fly discs at the front are particularly eye-catching.
The race kit that comes with the bike includes a power unit to remap the ECU for the updated silencer, yielding an extra 10-ponies, according to the spec sheet. There’s a specialized bike cover included also, in addition to the racing fuel tank cap and official RVS certificate of origin. Each RVS#1 has a titanium plate with its serial number displayed.
It’s Pirelli MT60 RS give the RVS#1 a bit of a scrambler-ish vibe, and the video provided by MV in conjunction with the news features a rider having a bit of fun off the pavement. Be sure to check it out below. MV Agusta President and CEO Giovanni Castiglioni makes an appearance to talk about the purpose and development of the machine, as do MV Agusta Technical Director Brian Gillen and Design Director Adrian Morton.
There’s no pricing or availability information included in the press material released today. We’ll update if we get word back from MV’s press department.