MV Agusta Brutale 800
Brutale 800 will be powered by an in-line 3-cylinder 798cc engine. Pictured: MV Agusta Brutale 800MV Agusta

MV Agusta India will launch the all new Brutale 800 unveiled at the EICMA show in November, in the country early next year. The Brutale 800, expected to be launched in the first quarter of the year, will be the most affordable motorcycle of MV Agusta in India, Autocar Professional reported.

The Italian motorcycle maker, in partnership with Pune-based Kinetic Group, forayed into India on May 11. Its F3 800, which is priced at Rs. 16.78 lakh, ex-showroom Pune, is the most affordable model of MV Agusta India at present.

The homologation process of Brutale 800 at ARAI (The Automotive Research Association of India, Pune) will be held during June-July 2016. "We plan to bring the Brutale 800, which is a pure ultra-luxury version of what a naked-street performance bike could possibly be. The all-new, evolved and more muscular Brutale 800 was first revealed at EICMA last year and it looks stunning," Autocar Professional quoted Ajinkya Firodia, the Managing Director of MV Agusta India, as saying.

To be brought to India as CKD (complete knocked down) units, which will be assembled at Kinetic Group's plant in Pune, the Brutale 800 will be powered by an in-line 3-cylinder 798cc engine with counter-rotating crankshaft. The engine develops 116bhp and 83Nm of torque mated to six speed transmission. The motorcycle can attain a top speed of 237kmph.

The Brutale 800 gets an elliptical-shaped headlamp, new digital instrument cluster, triple-pipe exhaust and a trapezoidal tank with the capacity of 16.5-litres. It comes equipped with a Marzocchi USD telescopic hydraulic fork at front with 125mm travel and mono suspension with 124mm travel at the rear. Braking is taken care by 320mm twin-disc at front and 220mm single disc at rear while ABS comes as standard.