With the release of the 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR SCS Sports Bike (short for Smart Clutch System), the 800RR has reached maturity and developed into a sophisticated, powerful, but thrilling naked super sport weapon.
Although it lacks the newest technology, a color screen, or electronic suspension, it is well-equipped and exquisitely constructed, and the noise from the autobiographer is enough to make you grab your checkbook.
The installation of the SCS automatic clutch doesn’t add anything to the party or take anything away from typical riding. Still, it works flawlessly, saves effort in traffic and throughout town, and elevates the riding experience to a new level.
2022 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR SCS Sports Bike – Features and Specs
Ride Quality & Brakes
The 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR SCS Sports Bike on our test bike is the most Brutale 800RR we’ve ever put a leg over, and it shows. Feel-good overload is provided by everything, including the ferocious stopping power of its vicious Brembos, the vehicle’s outstanding cornering ability, and the raucous noise from its three slash-cut pipes.
The MV handles and holds on like a super sports racer over flat terrain, but the firm seat grows uncomfortable after a while and becomes fidgety on lumpy back roads.
The Brutale 800RR boasts cycling’s most intense autobiographer. Every power surge sends three-cylinder shivers through your body as each gear shaves precisely home. It is rich, gravelly, and mechanical. On the ascent, it’s just as tuneful, with a loud crack from the quicksilver as the rpm approach the redline.
The MV’s electronic shifters belong in an orchestra, but that isn’t what distinguishes the Italian from other vehicles. There is an additional rear brake pedal by your right foot, and nothing occurs when you let the clutch out in first gear.
It is because it is the new MV Agusta Brutale 800RR SCS (Smart Clutch System). It still has a standard six-speed gearbox with that blood-curdling shiftier and clipper, but you never have to use the clutch lever to accelerate or a brake. Stalling is not feasible.
Imagine it as a reverse slipper clutch that engages and provides drive when the motor is working hard and disengages when it isn’t so that when you roll to a halt in any gear, it seems neutral. Simply choose first (if you hadn’t previously altered down), twist, and depart to draw away.
The system weighed just 36 grams more than a Brutale 800RR’s standard clutch and was developed utilizing the ride-by-wire electronics of the MV. It is based on an off-road Rekluse automated grip.
The parking brake, which prevents the vehicle from rolling away while parked on a slope, was fitted by MV, and it works well (the gear will no longer hold it). While allowing you to engage in and exert control over shifting up and down through the gears, it also makes stop/start riding as simple as riding a scooter. You don’t have to, but you may use the clutch usually to try and coax out a wheelie.
MV’s SCS has already been tested on the 2018 Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso. It is the first automatic clutch to be seen on a supersport naked, but it makes perfect sense on a tourer where you do a lot of low-speed and sometimes two-up work. It is now installed on the 2020 Dragster 800RR as well.
The SCS does not affect the ride once you’re driving since, even at low speeds, it is shiftier. And clipper eliminates the need to utilize the clutch. However, as you slow down, you don’t need to feather or draw in the grip. Simply depress the gear lever, and the clutch will take care of the rest.
With 138 horsepower at its disposal, the MV never seems sluggish, and the Brutale always feels like it’s pulling at the leash, even in top gear. The 800RR appears more alive and thrilling on the road than her 205bhp Brutale 1000RR sister because it has greater power at highway speeds.
Although it has a chassis based on the original F3 675 racing rep, it isn’t as roomy, and yielding 36mpg, it will only go 100 miles before the fuel light comes on. It is much more reviewer and engaging than even the greatest huge super naked (132 to empty).
The upgraded 2018 Brutale 800RR, which received new cylinder heads, cams, main gears, starter clutches, gears, and ride-by-wire improvements, is the basis for the SCs variant. Additionally, MV improved the chassis with smoother steering geometry, stronger engine mounts, modified internals of the suspension, and lighter wheels.
Reliability & build quality
The MV is completed to a high standard, as you would imagine, and now even comes with a three-year warranty and two years of roadside support, making ownership more alluring than ever.
There are currently no owner reviews of the 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR SCS Sports Bike on the website, although the ordinary Brutale 800RR gets good ratings. One of the most significant issues was the absence of a fuel gauge.
Value vs. rivals
It isn’t cheap and insurance will reflect its high purchase price, so it’s more of a machine for the wealthy few. If you can afford it, however, it’s worth it, and the auto clutch adds another weapon to its arsenal.
In the middleweight naked class, there are many more affordable options to take into account, such as the Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple RS, and Yamaha MT-09 SP.
Although the 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR SCS Sports Bike lacks the more sophisticated rider aids found on the Brutale 1000RR, it still boasts Brembo brakes, fully adjustable suspension, and sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires. It also includes traction/wheelie control, ABS, rider modes, and an up/down shifter.
It makes do with an outdated black and white LCD dash (with hilariously dim idiot lights), but because you spend most of your time driving, you can easily live without a color display.
There are two colors available: red and Grey and silver and Grey.
On the MV website, you can purchase accessories for your bike, like exhausts, mirrors, and extra gear like paddock stands.
2022 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR SCS Sports Bike – Technical Specifications
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 12v, inline triple|
|Frame type||Tubular steel trellis|
|Fuel capacity||16.5 liters|
|Front Suspension||Marzocchi 43mm forks, fully adjustable|
|Rear Suspension||Single Sachs shock, fully adjustable|
|Front brake||2 x 320mm front discs, including four-piston Brembo radial calipers. ABS|
|Rear brake||220mm rear disc with twin-piston Brembo caliper ABS|
|Front tire size||120/70 x 17|
|Rear tire size||180/55 x 17|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||36 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£101|
|Annual service cost||–|
|Warranty term||Three years|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||138 bhp|
|Max torque||64 ft-lb|
|Top speed||150 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||–|
|Tank range||132 miles|