2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR: Italy’s Finest Naked Superbike
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
- Key Features:
- 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
2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Specifications
|Engine||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.)|
|Timing system||“D.O.H.C” radial valve|
|Color||AGO REDDARK METALLIC MATT GREY, FLUO YELLOWMETALLIC AVIO GRAY|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-disc with back torque limiting device and Brembo radial pump/lever assembly|
|Transmission||Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh|
|Final Drive Ratio||16/41|
|Suspension Front||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.|
|Suspension Rear||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
|Brakes Rear||Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia. – Brembo PS13 brake pump|
|Tires Front||120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)|
|Tires Rear||200/55 – ZR 17 M/C (78 W)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16 l (4.23 U.S. gal.)|
|ABS System||Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)|
|Battery||Li-ion12 V – 4.0 Ah|
|Alternator||350 W at 5000 r.p.m.|
|Overall Length||2080 mm (81.89 in.)|
|Overall Width||805 mm (31.69 in.)|
|Trail||97 mm (3.82 in.)|
|Wheelbase||1415 mm (55.71 in.)|
|Ground Clearance||141 mm (5.55 in.)|
|Seat Height||845 mm (33.27 in.)|
|Dry Weight||186 kg (410.06 lbs.)|