Milan is just a few days away, and MV Agusta is hard at work building the anticipation
for its newest additions and changes. First up, according to a press release from the Mechanica Verghera, we have a net-new addition to the “Dragster” family with the limited-edition Dragster 800 RC. The name isn’t just a play on words; just a glance at the one-butt subframe and 200 mm rear end is enough to establish its street credentials, and if that doesn’t do it, the 140 horsepower engine certainly will. A transverse-mount, inline three-cylinder mill delivers this power with a whole battery of electronic management to include throttle sensitivity, power and torque delivery, variable engine braking, traction control and a Quickshifter for seamless shifts while you roar down the road/track/whatever. All-business body paneling is kept to a minimum and is all up front with just enough tail to support the rider saddle. Suspension and brakes are top shelf, but I’ll get into the details in my upcoming review.