Forty-five years ago, MV Agusta adopted a gorgeous red, white, and blue paint scheme to its 750 Sport. The result was a fascinating-looking machine with a beautifully shaped tricolor gas tank, a red frame and seat, and four sweeping megaphone exhaust pipes, two on each side of the bike.
The 750S was not great in terms of engine performance or chassis dynamics, but it looked great indeed, and that was enough for it to become an icon. Two years later, MV Agusta realized the paint scheme was very much American, so the model name evolved into “750 Sport America.”
After a 25-year hiatus, the name and paint returned with the original Brutale derived from the four-cylinder F4 and then again in 2012, also applied to the Brutale F4. Now we have the Brutale 800 RR America with its 140-hp three-cylinder engine, fresh from a vast R&D job to comply with Euro 4 emissions.