MV Agusta is an Italian company famous for making gorgeous superbikes with insane performance. They have now officially launched operations in India and their first showroom was opened in Pune on May 11. MV Agusta have collaborated with Kinetic which will sell and provide after sales and service support to the MV Agusta brand under the MotoRoyale name of dealerships. There are currently 3 models of MV Agusta on sale in India – the F4, F3 and the Brutale 1090.
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Surprisingly, the part Mercedes-AMG owned MV Agusta are also selling the race-spec versions of these bikes in India. The Brutale 1090 RR, F3 RC, F4 RR and F4 RC are all available for purchase and MV Agusta say that they’ve received multiple bookings already and the deliveries should start soon. The line-up starts with the fully-faired MV Agusta F3 800 priced at 16.78 lakh for the standard version, while the F3 800 RC is priced at Rs 19.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). The litre-class naked street fighter MV Agusta Brutale 1090 is priced at 20.10 lakh, whereas the Brutale 1090 RR is priced at a whopping 24.78 lakh.
The high prices, however, are justified if you take a look at the engine specifications for these bikes. The MV Agusta F3 800 is powered by a 798cc, 3-cylinder, liquid cooled engine that makes 146bhp at 13,000 rpm and 88Nm at 10,600 rpm. The Brutale 1090 is powered by a 1078cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 144bhp of power at 10,300rpm and 112Nm of torque. As for MV Agusta F4, the litre-class performer is powered by a 998cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine delivering 195bhp of maximum power at 13,400rpm and 111Nm of peak torque at 9,600rpm.
But the most impressive bike in this line-up is undoubtedly the track-focused MV Agusta F4 RC which is priced at a whopping Rs 50 lakh (the price of an entry level Merc E-Class). This makes it the most expensive bike in India beating the likes of Kawasaki’s H2 and Ducati’s Panigale 1199. It is one of the best track-focused superbikes in the world, and one of the most exclusive as well. There are only 200 units of the F4 RC in the world and two of them will make it to the Indian shores. The most interesting part about this is that Kinetic, the company that entered the two-wheeler market with the budget moped Luna, are now the ones responsible for bringing India its most expensive bike ever.
MV Agusta are hoping to tap into the Indian superbike market as it’s still in its earliest stages of growth. They intend to sell 300 units in 2016 and have a target of 500-600 units for 2017. If all goes according to plan, MV Agusta will soon offer all 12 bikes that they manufacture for sale in India.
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