There might be plenty of things to be concerned about when it comes to the economy, both worldwide and in the U.S., but one thing is relatively certain. Pricey, limited edition motorcycles, more often than not, sell very quickly.
MV Agusta has a new model limited to 300 units, and available only in its “most important market”, North America. This is the new Dragster RR SCS America.
Attempting to tug at the heartstrings of the red, white and blue faithful, we have the obvious paint scheme and even the price of $28,247. We are sure you have already noticed, but 247 is the number of years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Powered by the same impressive 798cc triple found in our recent test bike, the Brutale RR, this limited edition has a lot to offer besides its looks.
Here is the press release from MV Agusta followed by a video:
VARESE, Italy – MV Agusta is pleased to officially launch the new Dragster RR SCS America, the latest in an exclusive bloodline of “America” editions that pay tribute to the brand’s most important market – the land of the free, adventure, epic journeys and, naturally, racing.
With more than 78 years of history, MV Agusta has long celebrated its racing roots by amassing 38 World titles, 270 Grand Prix titles and an astounding 3,028 podiums since 1945. While innovation and success on the racetrack have paved the way for the storied brand, it’s the exclusivity and craftmanship that bring this Motorcycle Art to life.
AMERICA EDITION – THE BLOODLINE
1973 saw the launch of the iconic 750S, which flaunted the colors of the American flag to highlight the importance this specific market. Many years later, in 2004, the “America” name became associated with another model, the Brutale 750. This motorcycle created the sports naked segment. 2012 saw another four-cylinder steal the scene: the Brutale 1090 RR America. This model was, the most powerful naked ever produced by MV Agusta up to that point.
Five years later, in 2017, a new platform was introduced which gave birth to the three-cylinder Brutale 800 RR America which stood out for its combination of design, performance, and engine technology. This model was followed, in 2018, by the Dragster 800 RR America, an exclusive limited edition model of only 200 units.
Today, in 2023, MV Agusta celebrates its most important market with a new, exclusive 300-unit edition of the new Dragster RR SCS America. This uniquely numbered special edition model, available only in North America, is part of the strategic vision and emphasis of this market for the future of MV Agusta.
This new Special Edition stands out for its dedicated color scheme that, like its predecessors, recalls the colors of the US flag and is enhanced with a dedicated seat with hand-stitched “America Special Edition” wording.
The attention to detail can be seen in the aerodynamic carbon-fiber wheel cover, complete with dedicated color scheme, as well as on the fuel tank. The individual series number – from 001 to 300 – is laser-engraved on the top triple clamp.
The accompanying Special Parts Kit includes the transparent SCS clutch cover, dedicated motorcycle cover and a certificate of authenticity. Standing out among the special parts available as accessories is the Akrapovič titanium sports exhaust with dedicated ECU, which allows for an increase in maximum power to 148 hp at 12,800 rpm, further emphasizing the motorcycle’s aggressive character.
Based on the renowned Dragster RR SCS, this unique motorcycle combines exciting performance with premium technical components, including the SCS automatic clutch developed in collaboration with Rekluse.
The Dragster America combines extreme attention to detail, with the technical base of a super sports bike. The compact and powerful in-line-three engine coupled with the afore mentioned SCS 3.0 clutch, which eliminates the need for the clutch lever, and the MotoGP-derived counter-rotating crankshaft and removable gearbox, are solutions that can only be found on MV Agusta models.
The electronic Ride By Wire twist grip includes counter rotation, which was only recently introduced to the range, and improves control and feeling mid-turn and makes for a more progressive cruise control deactivation. The advanced 6-axes inertial platform allows the rider to fully exploit the traction control, front-lift control and ABS with cornering function.
The 8-level adjustable steering damper adds to the dynamics and safety of the Dragster RR SCS America, even at high speeds. The braking system is designed to ensure extremely powerful and safe deceleration thanks to the dual 320 mm front brake discs with four-piston Brembo radial calipers.
The 5.5” TFT display is very easy to read in all light conditions and benefits from updated software. The dashboard interfaces with the revolutionary MV Ride App offering a variety of customization and connectivity features. Lastly, the Mobisat anti-theft system with geolocation offers all Dragster RR SCS America owners piece of mind knowing that their Motorcycle Art will always be very well looked after.
The Dragster RR SCS America will be available exclusively at select MV Agusta dealerships across North America, starting from July 11 onwards.
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