MV Agusta has been expanding its motorcycle lineup since some time. After introducing three-cylinder models of its F4 and Brutale bikes (F3 and Brutale 3 Cilindri), it turned its attention to a new segment. The result of the same is Rivale 800. This bike is a supermoto style bike and takes aim at Ducati’s Hypermotard range. To that end, it has similar styling but that is where the similarities end. MV Agusta has used the same engine as that on the F3 800 and Brutale 800. How far do the similarities between the three bikes go? Is the Rivale worth buying? Let’s answer all these questions by taking a look at 2017 MV Agusta Rivale 800 price in USA, specifications and features.
2017 MV Agusta Rivale 800 Price in USA
Being the only model in the Rivale lineup, the 2017 MV Agusta Rivale 800 is priced between the 2017 Ducati Hypermotard 939 ($12,995) and Hypermotard 939 SP ($15,995). However, does the Rivale 800 have the same middle-of-the-ground packaging as its price suggests? Let’s find out.
2017 MV Agusta Rivale 800 Specifications
|Engine displacement and type||798cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, inline three-cylinder|
|Suspension (front)||43mm Marzocchi Upside Down Fork, rebound and pre-load adjustable|
|Suspension (rear)||Sachs monoshock, rebound, compression and pre-load adjustable|
|Brakes (front)||Dual 320mm discs with dual Brembo 4-piston calipers, ABS|
|Brakes (rear)||Single 220mm disc with single Brembo 2-piston caliper, ABS|
In the mechanical department, the 2017 MV Agusta Rivale 800 is adequately equipped. Producing 125HP from 798cc engine, its power output is bang in between that of F3 800 and Brutale 800. The presence of adjustable suspension is a good sign for a bike like this. With Brembo brakes and standard ABS, this bike can stop quickly and safely, at least on paper that is.
2017 MV Agusta Rivale 800 Features
- Adjustable suspension
- Brembo brakes
- Rear wheel lift-up mitigation technology
- Riding modes
- Traction control
- Two colour options
For its intended usage, the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 has a healthy list of features. The rear wheel lift-up mitigation technology should prevent instances of stoppies and help in effective braking at all times. A quickshifter means shifting gears up and down without using a clutch for a sporty experience. Four riding modes and eight levels of traction control will help you in riding this bike almost all conditions. A fully digital dashboard lends it a sense of modernity. All in all, a bike like the 2017 MV Agusta Rivale 800 is worth buying. However, before you do, do take it for a test ride.