2016 MV Agusta Pirelli Diablo Brutale - 5

Italian performance tyre manufacturer Pirelli and motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta have collaborated to issue a special edition bike based on the Brutale 800. Despite facing a troubled financial situation, including a failing relationship with 25% shareholder Mercedes-AMG, the Varese firm of MV Agusta is still capable of producing beautiful motorcycles.

This joint project – called the “Diablo Brutale” – between Pirelli and MV sees a Brutale 800 given a make-over which includes fitment of a special edition Pirelli Rosso III tyre with red lettering and stripes, and the Diablo Rosso III logo appearing on the side of the fuel tank.

The “lightning” tread pattern also appears on the tank, the front fender, and both sides of the tail-piece. The Pirelli logo and ‘D’ symbol appear on the tank, and are highlighted in red on the tyre.

Pirelli’s Diablo Rosso III is said to combine high levels of grip in wet or dry conditions, along with long tyre life. This sports tyre is standard fitment for the Diablo Rosso, with a 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) TL in the front, and 180/55 ZR17 M/C (73W) TL at the back.

Coming as a naked streetbike displacing 798 cc, the inline-triple DOHC 12-valve engine puts out 116 hp at 11,500 rpm and 83 Nm torque at 7,600 rpm. Weighing 175 kg wet, the base 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 retails for RM65,344, on-the-road, via official distributors Chear Motor.

The Pirelli Diablo Rosso III sports tyre was launched last week at Sepang International circuit, but no pricing was available from the official distributor.