Enjoying an all-Italian co-operation that started several decades ago, MV Agusta and Pirelli created a special version of the Brutale 800 naked roadster. Sporting a unique paint job, the one-off show bike pays homage to the new Diablo Rosso III supersport tires with which it's fitted.

For Meccanica Verghera (a.k.a. MV) Agusta the term Made in Italy is more than just a marketing punch line; it is rather a modus operandi, a conscious choice to work with Italian suppliers as much as possible. In this sense, choosing in 2011 to work exclusively with Pirelli was in fact a no-brainer.

The Brutale series was born out of Massimo Tamburini's last design before he left the company in 2008, and was met with significant worldwide success. Starting out as a naked version of the F4 750 superbike, today the Brutale clan counts eight models in various configurations of power and equipment, powered by either the four-cylinder 1090 or the 800 and 675 triples.

The third generation of Pirelli's Diablo Rosso tires was introduced in late 2015 and is chosen as original equipment for the Brutale 800. Evolving from the popular Rosso II, the new road tires have been designed specifically for the supersport, naked and sport touring riders that wish to explore the sportier side of their motorcycles.

The Diablo Brutale is a special one-off design built on the basic Brutale 800 model, modified only in its styling. Based on the matt black color, MV Agusta adorned it with several Pirelli logos and red striping that mimics the thunder groove of the Diablo Rosso tread pattern. Pirelli in turn has provided a very special set of tires with a sizeable red stripe along the side walls.

This special model is not expected to go into production, but hopefully MV Agusta or Pirelli will display it in motorcycle shows around the world.

Source: MV Agusta

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