Buying a MV-Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR in Thailand


I tried to convince myself that I didn’t want an MV Agusta Dragster 800RR, right up to the point when I handed back the keys of the test ride.

I’d been staring at pictures of the MV Agusta Dragster 800RR for ages telling myself there was no way I was going to pay that much for it. Fact of the matter was I laughed my head off all the time I was riding it and that feeling hasn’t gone away. The bike is just so cool! I just had to have one.

Refined it is not. Lively, aggressive, offensively loud, stupidly light and absolutely great fun it is. The OE exhaust and tail tidy were the things to go and totally transformed the look of the rear end. They also lopped off 6 kilograms, making the dry weight a ridiculous 162 kilograms.

I enlisted some help of a few suspension gurus who, can help me. Dropping the forks 10mm and sorting out the settings stopped the head-shaking and choppy ride at anything over 50km/h. It’s not perfect but a sight better.

And besides, it’ll give me something else to upgrade when my wife has forgotten about how much I’ve already spent. It’s not subtle in any shape or form but I love the fact there really is nothing else like it on the market. Oh, and then there’s the sound the three-cylinder engine makes...

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