An Unbelievable First Ride - The 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800

"Newport Italian Media Report via RideApart"

I'm currently writing this article from seat 14c in economy class somewhere over the Atlantic. I lucked out and my tall ass got a full row to myself for the longest portion of the trip. Destination: the lovely Spanish city of Marbella, right along the Mediterranean Sea, for the MV Agusta Brutale 800 World Press Launch. I'm killing the 15 hour flight with movies, countless cups of really good in-flight coffee, and reading up on the little Italian motorcycle company.

Bike Background

Amongst the many middleweight naked bikes, MV Agusta is a relatively exotic Italian brand that is most often compared to Ducati, but the majority of the company remains privately owned and is nowhere near as massive. MV Agusta's popularity in the United States is not quite as developed as its Italian cousin due to a lack of dealer network and low unit sales.....