After announcing its foray into the Indian market with its first range of superbikes earlier this week, the Italian superbike manufacturer MV Agusta is now reportedly planning to bring its next model — the Brutale 800 — to the country. The company had announced the launch of its superbikes, the F4, F3 and Brutale 1090, in India on May 11.
According to a Shifting Gears report, MV Agusta would bring the Brutale 800 to India by the end of 2016. MV Agusta Brutale 800, expected to cost around Rs.13 lakh, would become the most affordable motorcycle in its Indian portfolio once it's launched in the country. Currently, the F3 800, which has been priced at Rs.16.78 lakh (ex-showroom Pune), is its most affordable bike in India.
To be brought to India as CKD 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 comes equipped with a Marzocchi USD telescopic hydraulic fork at front with 125mm travel and mono suspension with 124mm travel at the rear. It employs 320mm twin-disc at front and 220mm single disc at rear and comes with ABS as standard.
As for features, the Brutale 800 gets elliptical shaped headlamp, new digital gauge, three-pipe exhaust and a trapezoidal tank with the capacity of 16.5-litres.
MV Agusta entered India in partnership with the Pune-based Kinetic group. The superbikes of the company will be sold through its combined sales network, MotorRoyale. The company, which opened a dealership in Pune earlier this month, will soon set up dealerships at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]