Back in the 1970s, Italian marque MV Agusta built a series of bikes called the America. For 2017, MV Agusta is bringing back the America name with the special edition Brutale 800 America, based on the in-line triple Brutale 800.
According to its press release, MV Agusta wanted the America to “match the exuberance of the country that bears its name, in a special livery.” We’re not sure what they mean by “exuberance,” but the release also mentions our “rich culture, individuality, patriotism, innovation and the United States flag” as influences, and we have to say, the bike does appear to represent a lot of American qualities.
The red, white and metallic blue color scheme is trimmed with black and gold here and there, such as the gloss black front fender and gold stripes on the tank (complemented by gold stitching on the red seat). Other special touches include a star motif on the tank that’s reminiscent of the 1973 MV Agusta 750 S America, and an “America Special Edition” logo on the tail and radiator covers.
Production of the 2017 Brutale 800 America will be limited to just 50 units (to match the 50 states, of course). Each bike will be numbered and includes a framed certificate of authenticity. Other than the special livery, the America is technically identical to the standard Brutale 800, and is currently available for purchase in the U.S. at an MSRP of $14,998.
If you happen to be attending the World Superbike races at Laguna Seca July 7-9, you’ll have a chance to be the first to lay eyes on the new America when it’s unveiled there following the 4th of July Independence Day celebration.