2020 MV Agusta Brutale 800 SCS Silver
Although the design is almost the same, the Brutale 800 still looks pretty handsome

For 2020, MV Agusta has revealed the Brutale 800 SCS, and it gets two new colour schemes- Shock Pearl Red with Avio Grey, and Ago Silver with Dark Metallic Grey. Apart from the paint schemes and a new clutch system, the motorcycle remains largely unchanged.

The SCS in the name stands for MV Agusta’s Smart Clutch System. Although this system was first seen in the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce in 2018, it is new for the Brutale.

The SCS is based on a Rekluse clutch design, which is widely used in the off-road world and makes it almost impossible for the engine to stall. The new system basically means that you don’t have to pull the clutch every time you stop or change gears. Sounds like a quickshifter, right? Here’s the difference.

The SCS automatically disconnects the adhesion, depending on the engine speed, and this means even when stopping at a traffic light with the gear engaged, the clutch lever does not have to be pulled. You only need to start the motorcycle and put the gear in at the start of the journey.

The Smart Clutch also allows the rider to shift gears like a regular motorcycle if they choose. However, there is one disadvantage that you can no longer push to start the motorcycle when the battery is drained.

MV Agusta has also equipped the bike with Marzocchi forks, a Sachs damper, a steel mesh frame, a bi-directional quickshifter, dual-channel ABS, digital instrument cluster and also the aluminium swing-arm. All these are standard and were present in the previous model as well.

The Brutale 800 SCS remains mechanically unchanged as well. It keeps the 798cc three-cylinder engine with a counter-rotating crankshaft that produces 107 BHP and 83 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

Lucky for us, we might see MV Agusta launch this in the Indian market somewhere in 2021. While there’s no news on the pricing yet, we expect the Brutale 800 SCS to cost around Rs. 16.5 lakhs, considering the current-gen Brutale retails at Rs. 15.6 lakhs (ex-showroom) in India.

2020 MV Agusta Brutale 800 SCS

  • MV Agusta has updated the Brutale 800 for 2020 and it now gets SCS, but remains largely unchanged
  • SCS stands for a Smart Clutch System that makes the motorcycle almost impossible to stall
  • It also gets two new colour schemes- Shock Pearl Red with Avio Grey, and Ago Silver with Dark Metallic Grey besides the usual Blue, Red and White paint jobs
2020 MV Agusta Brutale 800 SCS Red
The Brutale 800 SCS in the Shock Pearl Red with Avio Grey colour scheme
2020 MV Agusta Brutale 800 SCS Rear
The rear end of the Brutale looks jaw-dropping, thanks to the signature exhausts and the fancy Pirelli rubber