Sleek and sticky: MV Agusta Brutale 800 handles as sharply as it looks

The 798cc motorcycle is visually stunning and performs like a Super Sport bike.
The MV Agusta Brutale 800 comes with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, allowing the bike to corner quickly and predictably.
The MV Agusta Brutale 800 comes with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, allowing the bike to corner quickly and predictably.ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY

On the new MV Agusta Brutale 800, your fingers glide along the spine of its fuel tank to the far end of its high-mounted pillion seat.

Without a conventional licence plate holder under the tail section, you get a good view of its 17-inch, five-spoked rear wheel on a single-sided swing arm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2019, with the headline 'Sleek and sticky'. Print Edition | Subscribe