To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MV Agusta 750S, the Italian manufacturer’s first model to sport a red, white, and blue paint scheme as a nod to the U.S. market, MV Agusta has launched the limited-edition Dragster RR SCS America. Only 300 units will be built, and all are slated for North America – priced at $28,247 to honor the 247th anniversary of American independence.
Decked out with a stars-and-stripes logo on the tank, a mix of Ago Red and Mica America Blue paint with white accents, and “America Special Edition” stitched in white on the red seat, it’s one of the most patriotic-looking motorcycles we’ve ever seen. Each bike comes with a Special Parts Kit that includes a transparent clutch cover, a dedicated motorcycle cover, and a certificate of authenticity.
At the heart of the Dragster RR SCS is a liquid-cooled 798cc inline-Triple with a 13.3:1 compression ratio and DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder and DLC-coated tappets. It churns out a claimed 140 hp at 12,300 rpm and 64.2 lb-ft of torque at 10,250 rpm. The SCS in the model name stands for “Smart Clutch System” and refers to the bike’s hydraulically actuated SCS 3.0 Radius CX semi-automatic clutch, made in collaboration with Rekluse.
Unique features include a carbon fiber cover on the rear wheel, a trio of slash-cut exhaust tips finished in black, fold-away passenger footpegs, and folding bar-end mirrors. MV Agusta claims that 75% of the bike’s components are made in Italy, including the Marzocchi fork, Brembo brakes, and Pirelli tires.
We got a first ride on the America at a press launch in Los Angeles, and the bike has a thrilling engine, agile handling (thanks in part to a counter-rotating crankshaft that reduces gyroscopic effect), and useful and user-friendly electronic rider aids. We used the MV Ride app to create a customized ride mode and to record our trip. For more details, read our first ride review.
2023 MV Agusta Dragster RR SCS America Specifications
- Base Price: $28,247
- Website: MVAgusta.com
- Warranty: 3 yrs., unltd. miles
- Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse inline-Triple, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
- Displacement: 798cc
- Bore x Stroke: 79 x 54.3mm
- Horsepower: 140 @ 12,300 rpm (factory claim)
- Torque: 64.2 lb-ft @ 10,250 rpm (factory claim)
- Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated semi-automatic wet clutch
- Final Drive: Chain
- Wheelbase: 55.1 in.
- Rake/Trail: NA/4.1 in.
- Seat Height: 33.3 in.
- Dry Weight: 386 lb (factory claim)
- Fuel Capacity: 4.36 gal.