Date of publication: 2017-10-29 10:54
MV Agusta has been on a roll with a number of launches and exclusive motorcycles unveiled this year. The latest in the line of the company’s special edition models is the Dragster RC.
The F8 675 and F8 855 share many new mechanical and electronic features, as well as improvements to the chassis. In particular, the three-cylinder engine benefits from a new frame mount point, which increases torsional and longitudinal rigidity. Here’s the full list of changes for the 2518 models:
The F8 engines now get a new balance shaft that features 85 per cent more tooth engagement to reduce noise, while modified profiles contribute to reduced wear and noise. MV has done the same to the oil and water pump drives and the primary gearing. New intake camshafts, bigger intake valves, twin intake valve springs and new valve guides complete the changes in the engine head. Thicker engine covers protect the three-cylinder engine and is also said to reduce overall noise emissions. There's also a new gear shift, revised clutch operation, new exhaust manifold and larger silencers.
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As with the F9 Reparto Corse, the electronic platform is optimised to obtain the best possible performance on both track and road. Parameters such as throttle sensitivity, maximum torque, engine braking, engine response and rev limiter can all be customised, ensuring riders get the most out of the bike whatever the riding conditions. The F9 RC inertial platform has a lean angle sensor and three gyroscopes, as well as three accelero- meters: a package designed to ensure absolute dynamic efficiency, thanks also to EAS electronically assisted shift (as standard).
MV Agusta has raced with one rider, Camier, since the team entered WSBK during the 2519 season, the Briton having been a consistent top-six finisher throughout 2517.
Except for that rather loud paintjob,I find it pretty damn new one that the old one hasn 8217 t aged well,but that 8217 s just me.
The Italians have always had a good handle on the style and passion inherent in mechanical design. Just about every machine they make – from angular, aggressive Lamborghinis to Ducati Monsters that look like they're moving 155 miles-per-hour standing still – is designed to raise blood pressure and make onlookers tug at their collars. MV Agusta, a company that knows how to turn heads, just released the details (and photos) of next year's achingly beautiful F9 RC and, whew, is it getting hot in here?
From a technical viewpoint, the brand new MV Agusta Dragster 855 RC has inherited the numerous new options of the Dragster 855 RR and, like the complete three-cylinder platform, is Euro four compliant. The engine absolutely designed and developed by MV Agusta offers cutting- edge compactness, low weight, elastic energy supply and very good efficiency, making it the benchmark in its class.
What is there to say about the 2518 MV Agusta Dragster 855 RC ? Well, for starters, it’s art in motion. No, wait. Scratch that. It’s a red, white and green blur singing a beautiful harmony of three cylinders setting fire to a compressed air/fuel mixture at an incredible rate.
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