Do you remember the MV Agusta Dragster RR LH44? No? So, here there is a quick refresher. In cooperation with Lewis Hamilton, MV Agusta developed a spectacular special edition of the MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR, which was sold out in a short time. Now, more models such as the Dragster RR LH44 could follow in the foreseeable future. The British Formula 1 driver and Italian brand signed a cooperation agreement last week and will continue to do so in the future.
MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR
It will be interesting to see which models will be developed in the future in cooperation. Unique models are conceivable that are limited to a limited number of units. The MV Agusta Dragster RR LH44 was also limited to 244 units in 2015. The first results of the collaboration could be seen at this year’s EICMA in Milan (7.9 to 12.9.2017) with a bit of luck. Moderation is not a core virtue at MV Agusta, and the MV Agusta Dragster RR LH44 is particularly radical. The extroverted color scheme is based on Lewis Hamilton’s helmet design.
Technical data MV Agusta Dragster RR LH44
Drive: Three-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder, 798 cm³, 140 hp at 13,100/min, 86 Nm at 10,100/min, six-speed gearbox, chain.
Frame and chassis: tubular steel frame, Marzocchi-Upside-down fork with DLC-coated dip tube fully adjustable, single-sided swingarm with Sachs central shock absorber fully adjustable
Wheels and brakes: front 120/70 ZR 17 tires on light alloy wire spoke wheel (3.50×17), rear 200/50 ZR 17 tires on light alloy wire spoke wheel (6.00×17). 320 mm double disc brake with Brembo four-piston radial caliper at the front and 220 mm disc brake with Brembo two-piston fixed caliper at the rear. Bosch-ABS.
Dimensions and weight: Wheelbase 1380 mm, seat height 811 mm, dry weight 168 kg, tank capacity 16.6 liters.
The two wings, the flyscreen, airbox and side cover, heat shields on the exhaust pipe, gearbox covers, swingarm bearings and sprockets are all made of carbon. Brake and clutch levers, wishbones and many Ergal details give the LH44 a fearless, but not primarily aggressive look. Rather, it speaks the sovereignty of a “Come here only if you dare! And sit on my Alcantara seat cushion for all I care. But don’t get too comfortable…”
Lewis Hamilton and MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR
And not only Lewis Hamilton is a real motorcycle fan, as the picture gallery attached below shows. Other pilots like Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen have a penchant for motorized two-wheelers. Sometimes the Formula 1 drivers have some rare things that are not so common. A look at the picture gallery is worthwhile.