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Is This The MV Agusta Brutale 300 We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Modified On Jul 1, 2020 By Gaurav Sadanand for MV Agusta Brutale 800

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This digital render could possibly be MV Agusta’s design direction for a 300cc Brutale 

  • Back in July 2019, MV Agusta announced it would produce small capacity motorcycles ranging from 350cc to 500cc.
  • Could be classified under Brutale, Dragster, F3 and Tourismo range.
  • Will be powered by a twin-cylinder motor.
  • These bikes may enter India via the CKD route, expected to be priced under Rs 5 lakh.

Here’s some juicy news for all you enthusiasts who’ve been anxious to hear about the developments of smaller capacity MV Agustas. Oberdan Bezzi a.k.a Obiboi has released his latest render of what could possibly be MV Agusta’s design direction for a 300cc Brutale. Though the render portrays a single-cylinder Brutale, it has the design traits of a typical MV. Italian bike maker MV Agusta had announced that it would produce small capacity motorcycles ranging from 350cc to 500cc under its partnership with Loncin Motors. 

It’s part of MV Agusta’s future plans, which include achieving a sales target of 25,000 units within the next five years. And a 350cc streetfighter could be the perfect start: it’s where all the action is in the entry-level performance segment. While Obiboi’s concept isn’t an official render from MV Agusta, it does offer a frame of reference when it comes to proportions. The Italians, on the other hand, are a little too finicky about their designs, so we expect the folks from MV to come up with some exquisitely beautiful small capacity motorcycles derived from their elder siblings. 

MV Agusta President Timur Sardarov said, “For us, the 350 market is very important: today, except for the KTM Duke, this segment offers nothing exciting, only cost savings. We want to produce beautiful motorcycles, designed and engineered by MV but produced in Asia. We will make a 350 twin-cylinder with the same philosophy as all our engines. In short, a small MV in naked, tourer.”

The new powerplant will be used in different motorcycles platforms and will offer everyday usability. These bikes will not only be sold in western markets but also developing countries where small-capacity premium motorcycles are in demand. Given that MV Agusta has plans of entering India once again with a new partner, we expect the manufacturer to get these small-capacity motorcycles here as well via the CKD route, which means they could be priced under Rs 5 lakh.

We were expecting MV Agusta to showcase its new range at EICMA 2020. Unfortunately, thanks to its cancellation, we expect the brand to unveil or showcase an early prototype by ECIMA 2021. When launched in India, the small-capacity MV Agustas will rival the likes of Benelli, CFMoto and Husqvarna.

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