MV Agusta Dragster RR SCS America Is a Fresh Italian Treat Meant Exclusively for NA

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In the world of motorcycle makers, the name MV Agusta is perhaps not as visible as others. That's owed in part to the fact the Italian company is not one to release new models or updates for the existing ones as often as its competitors. Yet when it does release something new, the brand is bound to capture everyone's attention. And that is exactly what it did this week with the special bike we have here.
Several days after the U.S. celebrated its 247th Independence Day, MV Agusta released something it describes as a tribute to "the land of the free, adventure, epic journeys. And, naturally, racing." And that tribute, the latest in a longer breed we'll discuss later, comes in the form of something called the MV Agusta Dragster RR SCS America.

As the name says, the bike is based on the Dragster RR SCS, a streetfighting muscle bike by trade, only it naturally comes with a series of extras and unique touches to make it special. Standing out the most is of course the color scheme, a throwback to the colors of the American flag.

Mechanically, the bike is your standard Dragster of this variety, meaning it is powered by a 140-hp engine that gives it a top speed of 152 mph (244 kph). Thanks to the inclusion of an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system with a dedicated ECU, the America version has a total output of 148 hp.

Another thing setting the bike apart from the regular production version is the specially designed seat that wears America Special Edition lettering. The triple clamp wears each of the bikes' individual serial number in laser engraved style. That's because the MV Agusta Dragster RR SCS America is a limited edition, with just 300 of them to be made.

The bike will sell with a Special Parts Kit that includes a transparent SCS clutch cover, a bike cover, and a certificate of authenticity. It will only be available in North America, with pricing still kept under wraps, despite the bike already being available "exclusively at select MV Agusta dealerships across North America."

The U.S. is the Italian company's biggest market, so MV Agusta has been celebrating it with special colors on its bikes ever since the 750S of the 1970s. The habit of releasing versions unique to the local market began in 2004, when the Brutale 750 America was released.

The same moniker was subsequently used to designate these special versions bikes several times after that: in 2012 on the Brutale 1090 RR America (the most powerful naked ever produced by MC Agusta until then), in 2017 with the introduction of the Brutale 800 RR America, and a year after that on the Dragster 800 RR America.

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