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MV Agusta and Pirelli celebrate their collaboration with the special Diablo Brutale

The Diablo Brutale is a special one-off show bike based on the MV Agusta Brutale 800
The Diablo Brutale is a special one-off show bike based on the MV Agusta Brutale 800
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The Diablo Brutale is a special one-off show bike based on the MV Agusta Brutale 800
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The Diablo Brutale is a special one-off show bike based on the MV Agusta Brutale 800
A series of red stripes and details give this MV Agusta Brutale a visual reference to the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires
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A series of red stripes and details give this MV Agusta Brutale a visual reference to the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires
MV Agusta gave the Diablo Brutale the Rosso (Red) treatment
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MV Agusta gave the Diablo Brutale the Rosso (Red) treatment
Apparently the target for MV Agusta and Pirelli was to make sure that the Diablo logos are visible from every corner
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Apparently the target for MV Agusta and Pirelli was to make sure that the Diablo logos are visible from every corner
The signature triple exhaust of the Brutale 800 next to a very special tire with red details
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The signature triple exhaust of the Brutale 800 next to a very special tire with red details
This special set of tires is not available in the market, as the red stripes will remain a novelty exclusive to the Diablo Brutale
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This special set of tires is not available in the market, as the red stripes will remain a novelty exclusive to the Diablo Brutale
This special Diablo Brutale is not expected to go into production
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This special Diablo Brutale is not expected to go into production
The fact that the Brutale 800 is originally fitted with a red frame made the transformation even easier for MV Agusta
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The fact that the Brutale 800 is originally fitted with a red frame made the transformation even easier for MV Agusta
One of several Pirelli logos sits right in the center of the rider's field of view
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One of several Pirelli logos sits right in the center of the rider's field of view
MV Agusta has paid much attention to detail, hiding red splashes even in the mesh screens of the air intakes
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MV Agusta has paid much attention to detail, hiding red splashes even in the mesh screens of the air intakes
Another Pirelli logo on the front fender, between two thunders that mimic the tread pattern of the Diablo Rosso III tires
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Another Pirelli logo on the front fender, between two thunders that mimic the tread pattern of the Diablo Rosso III tires
There is an abundance of red details on the Diablo Brutale's bodywork
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There is an abundance of red details on the Diablo Brutale's bodywork
The central reference to the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires sits on both sides of the MV Agusta Brutale's fuel tank
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The central reference to the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires sits on both sides of the MV Agusta Brutale's fuel tank
Pirelli developed the third generation of Diablo Rosso tires based on customer feedback and the expertise gathered from the World Superbike Championship - where Pirelli is the sole tire supplier
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Pirelli developed the third generation of Diablo Rosso tires based on customer feedback and the expertise gathered from the World Superbike Championship - where Pirelli is the sole tire supplier
The tread pattern of the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires provided inspiration for the red striping of the Diablo Brutale
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The tread pattern of the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires provided inspiration for the red striping of the Diablo Brutale

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.

This special set of tires is not available in the market, as the red stripes will remain a novelty exclusive to the Diablo Brutale
This special set of tires is not available in the market, as the red stripes will remain a novelty exclusive to the Diablo Brutale

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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