There are three options in the Dragster range – the base 800 model, the RR and the LH44. Unfortunately, as incredible as the LH44 is, the availability and price just make it a little out of reach for most people.
My test model was the RR, and for so many reasons, I have to say that it’s the commuter to have out of the three, and honestly, compared to other brand’s commuting options, it’s actually hard to beat what MV have done here.
The actual size of this bike (not the engine size) is the only setback I can see for some taller people out there. It’s compact and small in a good way, and for those riders who are on the shorter side, you are going to love this machine. It has been built with one thing in mind – get around fast and easy – and it absolutely delivers! The inline three-cylinder 798cc isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and personally, I don’t know why. I found it fast, thanks to the low weight of the bike, and the sound, the general response and power delivery are so perfectly in tune with the city’s tight traffic riding that I think MV are really onto something here. This is an entirely new model for them and I love it.
This bike has some seriously unique and new aspects to it that make it so eye-catching. During my time with the test bike, I noticed that people had an uncontrollable urge to come up to me out of the blue and ask “What bike is that?” I have never spoken to so many random people in parking lots than I have since riding this bike.
You don’t have to wonder then, how “on the money” MV are with the styling of this machine. The available colours in the RR are either carbon metallic black, or a pearl-based shock red or ice white. Both are amazing, and the spoke-studded mags on each are a masterpiece of visual beauty.