MV Agusta Brutale 800
MV Agusta Brutale

Italian superbike manufacturer MV Agusta is reported to bring its Brutale 800, the most affordable motorcycle of MV Agusta, in India early next year. Emerging reports suggest that the Brutale 800 is likely to hit the Indian shores by March 2017.

According to a report by Bikewale, Brutale 800 is currently in its homologation process at ARAI (the Automotive Research Association of India, Pune). To be brought to India as CKD units, the Brutale 800 will be assembled at Kinetic Group's plant in Pune.

The bike will be powered by an in-line 3-cylinder 798cc engine with a counter-rotating crankshaft, which can churn out 116bhp and 83Nm of torque.The upcoming Brutale will come mated to a six-speed transmission. The motorcycle can attain a top speed of 237kmph. 

The Brutale 800 will come equipped with a Marzocchi USD telescopic hydraulic fork at the front with 125mm travel and mono suspension with 124mm travel at the rear. It will employ 320mm twin-disc at the front and 220mm single disc at the rear and comes with ABS as standard. As for features, expect the Brutale 800 to get an elliptical shaped headlamp, new digital gauge, three-pipe exhaust and a trapezoidal tank with the capacity of 16.5-litres.

MV Agusta, which is currently in its expansion mode in India, forayed into the market in May this year and currently has three dealerships — in Pune, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. The company is selling the bike in India in partnership with the Pune-based Kinetic Group and its current India portfolio includes six models — F4, F4 RR, F4 RS, F3, F3 RC and Brutale 1090. While the F3 800, which has been priced at Rs.16.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune), is its most affordable offering in India now, the upcoming Brutale 800 is expected to get a price tag of around Rs 13 lakh.