If there’s one thing I love about MV Agusta, it’s the company’s adherence to style and class while still retaining a lean, mean aesthetic in their bikes.
The Brutale – aptly named – gives us both qualities in spades with the 1000RR edition, plus a bit of pony power to play with.
The Brutale 1000RR was updated to make the bike compliant with Euro 5 emissions, though MV Agusta says that the new camshaft timing in the engine allows the 208 horsepower to speak extremely well, enhancing the torque curve at medium/low rpm.
Suffice it to say that if this bike had any more raw energy tackling the throttle twist, MV would be in the business of a new kind of aircraft.
The Brutale was also given a healthy dose of titanium rods for the intake and exhaust valves, with the new sintered valve guides and DLC-coated tappets reducing friction very nicely.
A brand spanking new inertial platform gives the 1000RR a ‘brutal’ precision for traction and wheelie control, keeping those two wheels firmly on the ground (for now), and the Continental ABS with cornering function is a nifty addition.
Other features include a 5.5” TFT dash, Mobisat tracker (that’s new), Öhlins suspension, Brembo calipers (state of the art), 12.5v battery, and a dry weight of 186kg.
With the Brutale 1000RR taking up a good chunk of the road – and our hearts – it will be exciting to see how the bike conforms to the pavement…and if the MV Agusta bumps the price up any higher than the rather exclusive €32,300 ($35251.11 USD).