The MV Agusta Rush 1000 has been unveiled just days after the company revealed their 2020 range led by the sexy new Superveloce 800 and the return of the Brutale 1000RR.
But don’t get too excited. The Rush 1000 is basically a limited-edition version of the Brutale 1000 RR, so expect it to cost an arm and a leg.
To us, it’s an exercise in over-styling. Too much is simply too much.
MV has simply thrown every bit of carbon, titanium and CNC machining at it that they have in their arsenal.
At its core, the Rush 1000 is a Brutal RR which has 208hp output from the four-cylinder engine.
We can’t afford a Rush 1000 and we don’t even want one, but it’s interesting to look at.
MV Agusta Rush 1000 tech specs
|Engine||16-valve 998cc 4-cylinder|
|Bore x stroke||79 x 50.9mm|
|Power||153kW (208hp) @ 13,000rpm|
|Torque||116.5Nm @ 11,000rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed, cassette style|
|Suspension (front)||electronic adjustable USD Öhlins Nix EC|
|Suspension (rear)||Öhlins EC TTX shock|
|Brakes (front)||320mm discs, Brembo radial calliper|
|Brakes (rear)||260mm disc, Brembo radial calliper|
|Wheels||3.50” x 17”; 6” x 17.6” alloys|
|Tyres||120/70 – ZR17; 200/55 – ZR17|
When the Italian company unveiled its 2020 model range over the weekend, they also promised to improve their sadly lacking delivery of spare parts.
Here is the rest of the 2020 MV fleet.
Their solo-seat Superveloce is not a new platform, but based on the F3.
It will come in two models: the Superveloce 800 in red or white and a limited-edition Serie Oro (gold series) with delivery of the first 300 units expected in March 2020.
The 798cc triple in both delivers 108kW of power and 88Nm of torque and they have the same Marzocchi forks, Sachs rear shock and Brembo brakes.
However, the Oro has different paint, serial numbers and lots of carbon fibre and CNC parts.
It’s been years since the Italian company has released an all-new model while it has struggled with financial difficulties. Earlier this month, new Russian boss Timur Sardarov promised new “premium and medium-capacity” bikes under a new five-year plan.
Superveloce 800 Serie Oro will be available in Australia for $49,990 ride away and $54,990 in New Zealand. There is no word yet on the Superveloce 800 price.
Overnight, the company released a short press release, tech specs and a lot of very attractive model photos.
There was no mention of the long-term deal signed in July 2019 with Chinese industrial giant Loncin Motor to build a four-model “all-new family of MV Agusta products in the 350-500cc displacement”.
Unedited official 2020 model press release:
Quality, technology, performance. But also quick delivery of spare parts and professional service. There’s more: expansion and improvement of the dealers network to offer clients timely, impeccable assistance. These are the short-term guidelines for MV Agusta, which has just set off on a growth path clearly envisioned by its CEO, Timur Sardarov.
To mark the company’s determination in pursuing the 2020 objectives, production of the Brutale 1000 RR, the four-cylinder naked Superbike replica, has started in Schiranna. 208hp maximum power, advanced chassis and suspension as well as leading-edge aerodynamic solutions all make the four-cylinder Brutale a defining example of MV Agusta’s excellence in motorcycle manufacturing. As core priorities of the brand, these values are reinforced today by the attention and the investments in Research and Development.
From the production line to dealers showrooms: Superveloce 800 Serie Oro and Superveloce 800 bring MV Agusta’s timeless fascination to the roads, with their intoxicating curves, classic and contemporary at the same time. The engine and the chassis are the pinnacle of engineering that position the Superveloce 800 among the most fascinating and dynamic sports bikes on the scene.
Brutale and Dragster
Beauty and functionality, exciting and confidence-inspiring riding: Dragster 800 RR SCS and Brutale 800 RR SCS both feature the revolutionary SCS 2.0 (Smart Clutch System) for clutch-free starts and stopping. A technical innovation that allows to stop and restart without touching the clutch lever, making the most out of the in-line three-cylinder engine mated to a counter-rotating crankshaft. All of this with only 36g weight increase compared to a traditional clutch.
The magic and technology of MV Agusta, at a competitive price. Thanks to the rationalisation of the production process and to efficiencies gained in the engineering phase, MV Agusta proudly presents its new Rosso Range, made up of Brutale 800, Dragster 800 and Turismo Veloce 800. The Rosso Range models stand out for their bright red livery and their comprehensive outfitting, despite a price tag that is lower than that of the models they derive from.
Vision, futuristic technology, and the pursuit of a dream: these are the values behind the creation of a new Concept Bike that will be revealed at EICMA as world premiere and which production is due to start in the coming months. The irreverent spirit of American drag races was the inspiration for a project that elevates the performance of the bike it derives from in the most daring of interpretations.