MV Agusta has just given us the Brutale 1000RR – and boy is she a sizzler.
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.
With just 4 ponies less than the limited edition MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, speeds claim to top out at over 300km/h – though how this beauty of a bike is Euro 5 compliant with that claim is beyond us.
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).