MV Agusta’s launch of the revamped 2016 Brutale 800 brings both good news and bad news. Good news – an updated Brutale 675 will follow later in the year. Bad news – the 2016 Brutale 800 has gained a little weight and lost some power to Euro 4.

The 2016 Brutale 800 is probably the worst kept secret since charitable donations, so let’s gloss over it and move on the to interesting stuff. The updated 675 Brutale is hinted to follow in the footsteps of the 2016 Brutale 800.

A new Euro 4 compliant engine will likely be part of the 2016 Brutale 675’s make-up. In the 2016 Brutale 800, the in-line three-cylinder is claimed to be making 25% more torque, and the 675 should follow suit.

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Other goodies include a hydraulic slipper clutch and MV Agusta’s MVICs electronics suite, which includes a ride-by-wire throttle and eight-stage traction control. The headlight for the 800 is a full-LED unit, and the 675 could sport a similar lighting arrangement.

The 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 has a direct competitor in the form of the Ducati Monster 821, priced at RM80,000. The retail price for the 2015 Brutale 800 is RM76,850 including GST.

Other competitors to the Brutale in the naked sports middle-weight segment include the Triumph Speed Triple – RM85,900, the Kawasaki Z800 – RM48,959, and Aprilia Shiver 750 – RM43,888. All prices include GST.