The Brutale 800 RR is powered by a DOHC, 12-valve, liquid-cooled triple that cranks out a claimed 140 horsepower at 13,100 rpm at the crankshaft, and 63 foot-pounds of torque at 10,100. So, yes, a rev-happy powerplant. A six-speed, cassette-style gearbox is paired with a slipper clutch. MV’s throttle-by-wire Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS 2.0 for short) deals with misfires and detonation with four maps; traction control has eight levels of intervention. There’s also an electronically assisted shift system (MV EAS 2.0) that works on upshifts and downshifts.