It being the fourth of July weekend, MV Agusta has released the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale America Special Edition, decked out in a special red, white and metallic blue livery, commemorating the colours of the American flag and its independence. Priced at 14,998 USD (RM64,402), the Brutal America is a special edition, coming in an initial run of 50 copies, one for each state in the US.

Scheduled for its public unveiling during the weekend of July 7 to 9 at the Laguna Seca racetrack in California, USA, the Brutal America comes with a special sticker on the tank emblazoned with 37 stars, each one signifying a world championship won by MV Agusta over the decades. The seats – the pillion seat is upholstered for comfort – is covered in a red material, enhanced with gilt stitching.

At the front, gloss black paintwork sets off the iridescent blue of the tank and tail-piece, and the front mudguard has the MV Agusta logo applied. A Castiglioni Research Centre (CRC) tank pad is installed, which comes from MV Agusta’s special components division that designs exclusive performance parts for in-house use, such as the MV Agusta RVS #1.

In the cockpit, a specially machine upper triple clamp is adorned with the words “America Special Edition” laser-cut into the metal, along with the edition number. This is complemented by the Brutale America’s edition certificate, housed in a wood-and-plexiglas frame, and and accompanies each bike.

As the Brutale America is based on the standard MV Agusta Brutale 800, it carries a liquid-cooled, inline, three-cylinder power plant that puts out 110 hp at 11,500 rpm and 83 Nm of torque at 7,600 rpm. Weight is claimed to be 176 kg, and fuel is carried in a 16.5-litre tank.

While the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale America Special Edition retails for 14,998 USD (RM64,402), the standard Brutale 800 goes for 13,498 USD (RM58,050). In Malaysia, the Brutale 800 retails for approximately RM90,000, on-the-road, including GST, road tax and insurance.