We ride the 2020 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Rosso! MV Agusta’s middleweight upright sportbike is packed to the gills with style and performance.
The MV Agusta Brutale 800 Rosso is the base-model offering within the Brutale 800 range and despite its positioning, you’re still getting an extremely competent, decisively sporty and wickedly fun motorcycle.
What makes the Brutale 800 Rosso exciting is the 798cc triple-cylinder engine that features a counter-rotating crankshaft, designed to help improve the 800’s handling. The Rosso features a lower state-of-tune compared to the other Brutale 800 RR and 800 RR SCS and put down 100 horsepower and 54 lb-ft of torque on the Jett Tuning dyno. This engine is perky, fun and exhilarating.
The MV Agusta Brutale 800 Rosso is just as sporty as it looks, and the steel-trellis frame, along with the Marzocchi and Sachs suspension, all work together to make a sweet handling machine.
A full suite of electronics is standard, including adjustable traction control, ABS, and multiple ride modes. The electronic package works well. However, the LCD instrument panel is dated and has a complicated user interface.
Road Test Editor Nic de Sena spent some time with the 2020 MV Agusta Brutale 800 and shared his thoughts in this video.
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