The fellows at MCN got their hands on the latest spy shots of the 2010 MV Agusta Brutale. The pictures were taken earlier this week at the Almeria circuit in Spain and they reveal a new chassis and styling. More precisely, the steel trellis frame has been redesigned, while the new headlight is probably the most obvious change of this new model year. Apparently, the tank and seat carry on unchanged.
In what the engine is concerned, this is currently known to have suffered no significant upgrade and, given the fact that two bikes have been caught during tests, we reckon the 989cc and 1078cc versions will be kept as well.
There’s no official word from Agusta on this model yet. Full story
Remember the news conform which Yacouba Galle’s MV Agusta 910 Bestiale will go into production? Well, it is half true. The good part is that the kit available for turning your Brutale into a Bestiale has just been released and it is available at www.vesuvioracing.com, but the bike won’t see the production line pretty soon.
They’ve also created a nice promo in which they point out the ex journalist’s talent so here it is. Full story
If you did so, the answer to your question could come by reading an article published in the online edition of the New-York Times. Entitled “A Motorcycle For Moguls”, the article refers to those bikes that you an me can’t have, but which often make a good subject of talk for us.
Outrageously-priced two-wheelers such as the MV Agusta F4CC ($120,000) or the Ducati Desmosedici RR ($72,500) make you wonder about the technology and materials implemented, but as you hear that you can get the same rush on bikes that are eight time cheaper, you really don’t know what to think. Has the world turned upside down?
The answer is strongly related to each manufacturer’s marketing strategy, which in this cases tends to be the same: produce 100 limited edition models and sell them to those who want to feel special and satisfied of not being rich for nothing. Then the limited edition model’s success will reflect on the simple models of that same manufacturer (something that tells me they’re pretty much the same) and sales numbers increase, leaving everybody satisfied, even those who can’t afford the one with the long figure as MSRP.
Free advertising is also a thing of great importance as limited edition motorcycles not only fill up pockets with money paid on them, but with those saved from paid advertising. So next time you read about a limited edition model, think about these aspects and notice how you’ll start appreciating normal bikes more. But until then, read the New-York Times article.
Wonderful times to own a Brutale 1078RR, especially if you live in Italy. It is all due to the fact that the monthly Motorcycling magazine assigned this MV Agusta model as THE bike to buy if you are attracted by the naked segment. It all happened in the wonderful and suggestive frame of Cortile of Rocchetta at Castello Sforzesco situated in Milan.
And so the wonderful creation manages to win the first place for the eight of the many to follow occasions, beating the Ducati 696 and BMW R (...) > Full story
The history repeat itself after 33 years: the MV Agusta gets back to the Italian podium. The author of the wonderful performance is Luca Scassa, protagonist since the very beginning of this racing season, who showed his incredible skills and the great value of his MV.
On Sunday, the 23 years old rider got immediately the leadership of the race at the third lap creating a huge distance from his MV and Corti. Only at the final lap Corti got closer to Scassa who did’’t want to run any risk (...) > Full story
The 2007 MV Augusta F4 1000R become the World’s Fastest 1000cc Production Motorcycle. Afeter racing across the salt flats during the 58th Annual Bonneville National Speedweek land speed trials (August 12-18, 2006) and into the Southern California Timing Association, the MV Augusta entered the record books as the fastest production class 1000cc motorcycle in the world with an average combined speed of 185.882 MPH (299.148 KPH) and a highest single speed of 187.726 MPH (302.116 KPH).
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The 2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R raced across the salt flats during the 58th Annual Bonneville National Speedweek land speed trials (August 12-18, 2006) and into the Southern California Timing Association record books as the fastest production class 1000cc motorcycle in the world with an average combined speed of 185.882 MPH (299.148 KPH) and a highest single speed of 187.726 MPH (302.116 KPH).
A collaboration between Team Manager, Bob Leppan of TT Motorcycles, Rider Roosevelt (...) > Full story