I'm going to get that bellypan for my Brutale
So sitting the B3, Dragster and Rivale next to each other, I realised I was way off base saying the Dragster was a cross of the Rivale and B3.
I was wrong, sorry, it's just a chopped B3 with a F4 back rim and a different (nice) front mudguard with some trick looking handlebars and a nice exhaust covering bellypan.
No wonder they could get it into production so quick, I would have loved it if they lost the triple pipes and put on a shorty instead, and lost the stupid pillion pegs.
This makes me very appy, as I want a Rivale, but will probable end up with a TVL if Liesl had her way :thewife:.
Its going to take a lot of sales away from the B3, I reckon. Much nicer looking, and who would buy a B3 for pillion duties?
Time to get a welder. :smoking:belly pan wont fit on B3, it is bolted to a bung on exhaust
Yes a modern retro classic would be awesome. However, the MV factory is small and while they have bikes using the same basic platform they can easily change the set up to accommodate different models without retooling or anything.Yeah should have done a 'retro' , thats where the money is (apparently) yak !
belly pan wont fit on B3, it is bolted to a bung on exhaust
I'm feeling a bit ill so i have so time to read the reviews of the new Dragster. I was a bit baffled to read that the Dragster is a more agressive bike to ride.
So i overlayed the two bikes, greenish is the difference.
Brutale on top off Dragster.
Dragster on top off Brutale.
I can't help to think it's just a bunch of mumbo jumbo. The only real difference is the rear tyre. Since it's bigger it should steer less agressive. And the Brutale looks a little bit heavier on the rear making it wheely easier.
Or maybe i'm just a wanker. :jerkoff:
I do agree on that. Mostly due to the fat rear tyre and the bar-end mirrors. You could just combine the two and get this. :naughty:When described as more aggressive I believe that is peoples opinion of the styling rather than the dynamics of the bike. Tor Sagans review of the bike includes an interview with Giovanni who confirms it is a styling exercise, not a more aggressive bike.
I think it's more perception. I haven't riode either but sitting on both the Brutale did nothing for us. The Dragster is just the better looking, and better finish. IMO