2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America

Jun 03, 2019 View Comments by

2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America motorcycle

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more patriotic-looking motorcycle than the 2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America. But the distinctive red, white, and blue bike isn’t just about patriotism—or good looks. The manufacturer calls it “the perfect blend of raw power, technology, and design.” Super compact and aggressive-looking, it has the technical features and extreme attention to detail the brand’s high-end, hand-assembled performance bikes are known for.

The name “America” is closely tied to the Italian manufacturer’s heritage. It was first used on its iconic MV Agusta 750S, produced in the early 1970s. Then in 2001 the brand’s Brutale, designed by Massimo Tamburini, revived the name and color scheme. In 2012, the first 800 three-cylinder platform America was introduced. The Dragster 800 RR America is an all-new version, conceived by MV’s research and development department, Castiglioni Research Centre, created by Claudio Castiglioni in 1993 two years after he acquired MV Agusta.

The new machine has a mica blue base with iridescent reflections and horizontal graphic cuts. The fuel tank features stars, a throwback to the 750S of more than four decades ago. The 
red saddle boasts stitching with gold highlights, while the eye-catching spoke wheels repeat the colors of the American flag: red hub, blue 
spoke retainers, and white rims. An “America Special Edition” decal and each bike’s production number adorn the instrument cluster cover.

New design details include aluminum front fender side supports, a new integrated light guide for the headlight, and a single-unit tail light. The 140 hp three-cylinder engine was improved for better performance and to comply with Europe’s Euro 4 emissions regulations, and the engine’s anchoring point to the frame has been revised. In addition, the gearbox is new and quicker, requiring less force.

Just 200 of the bikes are being produced worldwide. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity. The MSRP for the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America is $19,998. The bike is available at dealerships. For more information, see mvagustausa.com.

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