Jenna Genio / MV Agusta | February 07, 2017 06:53
Brutale-based Ballistic Trident, Dragster Blackout bikes revealed by MV Agusta
This year, MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. and Urban Moto Group signed an agreement to develop a new strategy to reinforce the brand in Canada and the USA. Back-to-back with the announcement, MV Agusta revealed two custom motorcycles commissioned off the Brutale 800 RR and that could both belong in hypothetical Sci-Fi: the Ballistic Trident and Dragster Blackout.
MV Agusta approached Rough Crafts, founded by Winston Yeh in Taiwan. Known for dark and aggressive aesthetics, Yeh came up with the Ballistic Trident concept, after being inspired by the bodywork of vintage race bikes.
The most attention-grabbing feature on the Ballistic Trident is its radically modern take on a classic dustbin fairing — designed by Yeh and made out of carbon fiber to turn with the forks and to easily be removed in favor of a readily installed headlight for street riding.
Öhlins FGR 800 forks attach to a custom-made triple tree and Yeh went with a Hydro-Tre exhaust system by HP Corse. The 17-inch six-spoke wheels were designed by Yeh and built by Wukawa Industry. The custom brakes were provided by Beringer and the Diablo Superbike tires were donated by Pirelli Taiwan.
The Dragster Blackout was built by Valter Moto Components. Valter Esposito founded the company as a supplier of racing parts in Italy and described the Dragster Blackout as a “techno cafe racer”. Based on the Brutale 800 RR, Valter provided numerous high-end parts through his company — the clip-on handlebars, levers, foot pegs, fuel cap, indicators, and more.
A fork-mounted screen is hooked up to the feed of a waterproof rear-view camera on the Dragster Blackout, and a seven-inch full LED headlight was installed with aluminum trim. Exhaust is straight off of World Superbike, and Technoart’s William Melzi designed the graphics. While the Ballistic Trident juxtaposes black with luxurious gold trim, the Dragster Blackout theme ties murdered out stealth to blood red accents.