MV Augusta Brutale Dragster 800 RR

 
 

 

Very different looking bike, small and compact with loads of electronics stuff (Traction Control, Quick Shifter, Variable ABS etc.) and 140Bhp on tap

 

The wheels are really trick and make the bike stand out

One thing I changed was the exhaust, so got the QD system which I think makes the bike look even better and better response from the engine

As you'd expect from an MV is handles very well even with a 200 section tyre at the rear

 

 
 

Had the bike a few years and covered about around 2500 miles. Only had the initial first service from the dealer which went without any unexpected incidents and was reasonably priced at Krazy Horse in Bury St. Edmunds

I have changed Oil and filter each year, but with a very low mileage nothing else needs doing

I found one slight weakness is on the fork setup as the lower sections have no protection from stones being flicked up and hitting the tube, which results in the seal giving way

It was only the outer black coating which was nicked, so had also looked into getting the stanchion recoated but that worked out almost as expensive as getting a new one

The price of a new tube and fitting was over £500 per leg, maybe more now!, but luckily I managed to get an almost new unit and fitted that

I've filled with a lower weight oil as wasn't;t getting on with the 7.5 on bump roads

Apart from that it's really been start it and ride it

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
     
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Fork Seal replacement 2017

Reasonably easy to take the forks off these, but it does require removing things like the damper and various clamps on the bars etc.

Also need to cut off the cable ties to take the speedo drive cable off with the LHS fork

Forks themselves come apart fairly easily

 

 

 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
  Jan 2020