The Brutale 1000 is the highest step possible on the proverbial ‘Brutale Ladder’. Its younger brothers emulate its extremely elegant yet brutish nature with the inclusion of a smaller inline-three engine. MV Agusta has made it very clear that this is the top of the ladder when it comes to their naked line of motorcycles in their 2021 lineup. The engineering department has taken an extra cylinder and slapped it onto the original blueprints for the smaller Brutale 800 and increased the total engine displacement to 998cc’s; producing 208 horsepower.
It’s fairly easy to make the case for the Brutale 1000 RR being one of the finest naked motorcycles available. Although Kawasaki’s Z H2’s engine has seen a lot of attention from their own respective design team, the Brutale 1000 RR brings what the Z H2 lacks; undeniable styling and attention to detail. Just look at it; the motorcycle quite literally looks like a bolt of lightning.
The engine on the Brutale 1000 RR still doesn’t cut any corners, though. The engine features titanium con rods, low-friction Asso piston rings and other wild engineering feats that were inspired by famous high-performance race series such as Formula 1 and MotoGP.
This bike still features the Italian brand’s state-of-the-art tech that you would find in their high-end bikes. All the sensors that you would expect in a $30k motorcycle are present, meaning customizing the feel of the motorcycle is limitless thanks to the full adjustability presented through the generous TFT display.
The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR starts at $38,080 USD / $31,500 EUR.
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Price: $38,080 USD / $31,500 EUR
Arguably MV Agusta’s most exotically-styled bike
Top of the ladder when it comes to the naked Brutale line-up
MV Agusta’s 998cc Inline Four Engine
Eight levels of traction control and four riding modes
Four-piston Brembo calipers
ABS, TC, RLM ( Rear Wheel Lift-Up Mitigation)
Engine: 998cc inline-three
Power: 208 BHP
Torque: 86 lb-ft
Dry Weight: 410 lb (186 kg)
Seat Height: 33.26 inches (843 mm) at lowest point
998cc inline-three, Four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve
Bore x Stroke
79 mm x 50.9 mm (3.1 in. x 2.0 in.)
“D.O.H.C” radial valve
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Wet, multi-disc with back torque limiting device and Brembo radial pump/lever assembly
Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Final Drive Ratio
Öhlins Nix EC hydraulic “upside down” front forks with TiN superficial treatment.Completely adjustable with electronically controlled compression and rebound damping with manually controlled spring preload.
Progressive single shock absorber Öhlins EC TTX completely adjustable with electronically controlled compression and rebound damping and spring preload
Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc and aluminium flange – Brembo radial pump/level assembly
Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia. – Brembo PS13 brake pump
120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
200/55 – ZR 17 M/C (78 W)
Fuel Tank Capacity
16 l (4.23 U.S. gal.)
Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)
The Brutale 1000 RR features a full ride-by-wire multi map system with IMU inertial platform, which manages traction control with slip strategies (8 different settings and the option to deactivate it). Also featuring a Front Lift Control system with active and non-active options, it gives the rider entire freedom of action. The Brutale 1000 RR is equipped with a second generation TFT dashboard&
Semi Dry Sump
The new splitter lubrication system, deriving from Mv Agusta’s racetrack experience, allows oil to be separated from moving mechanical parts. The semi-dry sump lubrication is capable of guaranteeing mechanical protection under extreme riding conditions such as sharp leans and wheelies, yet without compromises in terms of friction levels, that remain significantly low.
The Öhlins EC electronic regulation package for the fork, the steering damper and the shock absorber fixed to the single-sided swing arm provides optimum driving control in all road conditions.