2012 MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR

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The MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR is an extreme motorcycle built using racing components. The bike is the sportiest model in the Brutale family and is powered by a four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve, D.O.H.C, engine with a total displacement of 1078 cc.

The 2013 model is built on the same frame as the 990R, therefore you get a new chromium molybdenum steel TIG welded trellis frame. Compared to the previous model, the extension of the rear swingarm has been entirely redesigned and is now 2.2 lb lighter, improving the ride, increasing the torsional rigidity and keeping the weight to a low level.

As far as ride quality goes, the bike is fitted with a new front fork that has a more rigid setting, while the rear shock absorber has a double compression adjustment for high and low speeds, and a separate expansion reservoir. The stopping power is assured by 320 mm Brembo disks, with aluminum monoblock radial racing brake calipers, with 34 mm pistons.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR.

Press Release

MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR

Introduction

The top model in the new Brutale range is the 1090RR, an extreme
motorcycle with racing components that satisfies those who seek high performance in a fascinating and elegant motorcycle. 38 Rider Word titles and 37 Constructor championships in MV Agusta’s history are reflected in this project, designed without compromise and above all the new Brutale follows the new "Made in MV" philosophy which stands for total quality in a project entirely designed and developed internally.

Aesthetics

MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR

The headlight retains the same drop profile and the same dimensions, but introduces a fresh design with the introduction of a new polyellipsoidal element and a system of 8 LEDs that create a "light strip" effect, like that found on cars. The direction indicators are now incorporated into the rear mirror assembly that is larger for greater visibility.

The instrument cluster has been completely redesigned and now operates on a high speed CAN line with extra functions. There are indicators showing which gear is engaged, fuel level, speed, hazard button, water temperature, chronometer function and traction control settings.

The handlebar and footrests have a flexible fitting to improve comfort and reduce vibration levels. The new steering head has a new steering damper on the handlebar.
The radiator protectors are no longer made of metal or integrated with the mechanical components, but are now part of the bodywork. Another distinctive element that differentiates the 1090RR model are the air ducts of the air box, painted in the same colour as the tank, they become an integral part of it, and as a result, the design is even more aggressive. The valve cover is painted red to underline the extreme power of this engine.

The most evolved part of the motorcycle is the rear, thanks to a thinner, more modern tail, which makes sitting more comfortable. The LED taillight is integrated into the tail, which is no longer in plastic, but is pressure die-cast in aluminum, and is an entirely new design element. The two beautiful exhausts, which flow along the right side of the motorcycle, have been enhanced, eliminating the welding at the tips of the silencers and, above all, featuring an even more inclined and thinner cut that matches the lines of the bodywork.

The 1090RR version comes in three color formats:

  • Pearl white/pastel black
  • Pastel red/metallic silver
  • Pastel black/graphite grey

Engine

MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR

1078cc for 144 hp: the new in-line four cylinder engine rises to the top of the naked motorcycle class. It derived from the base engine featured on the 990R therefore there are no variations in layout but it has been reconfigured for smoother more progressive throttle response, more solid, and harmonious than before, especially when opening-closing and when accelerating. The same 46 mm Mikuni throttle body assembly is used, with the installation of a non-return feed that is operated by Marelli 5SM electronics that feature a new 8 step traction control.

As with the 990R, the engine crank case is 1.32 lbs lighter than the previous one, and is fitted with a counter-rotating balancing shaft to resist high-frequency secondary vibrations, which has been placed at the front of the engine and is driven directly by the primary transmission gear. The transmission ratios remain the same while the internal gearbox command mechanism is entirely new, redesigned to allow adopting a gear sensor, and to provide a smoother and more comfortable shift of the lever.

The 1090RR also features a slipper clutch, which is an original MV design. The list of new components continues along the guidelines of the 990R: there is a new Mitsubishi, Neodymium-Iron-Boron generator that weighs a full 3.52 lbs less than the previous version; the lubrication circuit has also been entirely renewed, with a double rotor pump which is smaller and lighter (by 0.75 lb), but more efficient than the previous version. The circuit is no longer divided, as it was before, and the pump serves the radiator and the engine which are placed in series. The water pump, too, has been completely redesigned, and although it is 0.13 lb lighter than the previous one, its cooling capacity is up to 65% greater at low revs.

Rolling chassis

MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR

The frame has the same design and structure as the 990R, therefore chromium molybdenum steel TIG welded trellis frame, but with a taller, lighter, and more rigid design than the previous 1078RR.

The extension of the rear swingarm (which has been entirely redesigned and is 2.2 lb lighter) lengthens the wheelbase for greater precision in the ride, increasing the torsional rigidity and decreasing the weight. The new wheelbase also reinforces the Brutale’s signature stability. The 1090RR has adjustable foot rest supports that allow riders to find the ideal position for track use while the weight reduction in the wheels and swingarm provides improved suspension operation.

The rear wheel features a cush-drive, plus a new hub and bearing, the purpose of which is to make the engine more resistant to stress and to improve comfort. The 1090RR features MV Agusta-designed forged rims, with extremely thin spokes.

The front fork has a more rigid setting and is adjustable in clicks rather than number of turns as on the R. The rear shock absorber has a double compression adjustment for high and low speeds, and a separate expansion reservoir. The front wheel trail is 4.07 in (103.5 mm), the wheelbase is 56.61 in (1438 mm), while the seat height is 32.68 in (830 mm), and the rake is 25°.

The brakes are 320 mm Brembo disks, with aluminum monoblock radial racing brake calipers, with 34 mm pistons.

Riding Impressions

MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR

Despite the extreme layout, the 1090RR has a comfortable and spacious riding position. The seat allows riders of all sizes to find their ideal position and to grasp a more ergonomically placed handlebar. The sensation is that of riding a motorcycle that has grown a couple of sizes, one that is more inviting.

The sensitivity of an MV at low revs has been transformed into a strength. Riding a figure eight at a speed of little more than 1 mph, with two fingers on the handlebar, has become as easy as hurtling at 167 mph (270 km) per hour along a straight line. The notoriously fierce Brutale now demonstrates a new subtlety in its power.

When a motorcycle is easy to use, it’s also easier to push to its limits. The 1090RR, with its superior technology, achieves results that no other naked can approach - particularly on the track, where it becomes a beast with an insatiable drive. At the same time, it remains obedient to the entry level rider tackling his first curves. In its sensuously rounded power, the timeless Italian spirit emerges: never before has there been such a Brutale!

Specifications

MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR
ENGINE TYPEFOUR CYLINDER, 4 STROKE, 16 VALVE
TIMING SYSTEMD.O.H.C, RADIAL VALUE
TOTAL DISPLACEMENT1078 CC (65.78 CU. IN)
COMPRESSION RATIO13:1
STARTINGELECTRIC
BORE X STROKE79.0mm x 55.0mm (3.1 IN. X 2.2 IN.)
MAX HORSEPOWER106 KW (144.2 HP) AT 10300 R.P.M - REV LIMITER 11600 R.P.M
MAX TORQUE112 NM (11.2 KGM) AT 8100 R.P.M
COOLING SYSTEMCOOLING WITH SEPARATED LIQUID AND OIL RADIATORS
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-*MAGNETI MARELLI 5SM IGNITION

  • INJECTION INTERGRATED SYSTEM WITH MIKUNI THROTTLE BODY
  • INDUCTION DISCHARGE ELECTRONIC IGNITION
  • SEQUENTIAL TIMED MULTIPOINT ELECTRONIC INJECTION
CLUTCHWET, MULTI - DISC
GEAR BOXCASSETTE GEARBOX, SIX SPEED, CONSTANT MESH
PRIMARY DRIVE50/79
GEAR RATIO-*13/38 109.7 KM/H (681. MPH) AT 11600 R.P.M

  • 16/34 150.8 KM/H (93.6 MPH) AT 11600 R.P.M
  • 18/32 180.3 KM/H (111.9 MPH) AT 11600 R.P.M
  • 20/30 213.7 KM/H (132.7 MPH) AT 11600 R.P.M
  • 22/29 243.2 KM/H (151.0 MPH) AT 11600 R.P.M
  • 19/23 265.0 KM/H (164.5 MPH) AT 11600 R.P.M
FINAL VELOCITY RATIO15 X 41
VOLTAGE12 V
ALTERNATOR350 W AT 5000 R.P.M
BATTERY12 V - 8.6 AH
WHEELBASE1430 MM (56.30 IN.)
OVERALL LENGHT2045 MM (80.51 IN.)
OVERALL WIDTH775 MM (30.51 IN.)
SADDLE HEIGHT825 MM (32.48 IN.)
MIN. GROUND CLEARANCE140 MM (5.51 IN.)
TRAIL103.5 MM (4.07 IN.)
DRY WEIGHT190 KG (418.9 LBS)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY23 L (6.07 GAL.)
MAXIMUM SPEED265 KM/H (164.5 MPH)
FRAME TYPEALS STEEL TUBULAR TRELLIS (MAG WELDED)
REAR SWING ARM PIVOT PLATES MATERIALSWING ARM PIVOT PLATES: MATERIAL ALUMINIUM ALLOY
FRONT SUSPENSION TYPEUPSIDE DOWN TELESCOPIC HYDRRAULIC FORK WITH EXTERNAL AND SPERATED ADJUSTMENT OF REBOUND AND COMPRESSION DAMPING AND OF SPRING PRELOAD
ROD DIA50 MM (1.97 IN.)
TRAVEL ON LEG AXIS130 MM (5.11 IN.)
REAR SUSPENSION TYPEPROGRESSIVE, SINGLE SHOCK ABSORBER WITH REBOUND DAMPING AND SPRING PRELOAD ADJUSTMENT
SINGLE SIDED SWING ARM: MATERIALALUMINIUM ALLOY
WHEEL TRAVEL120 MM (4.72 IN.)
FRONT BRAKEDOUBLE FLOATING DISC WITH Ø 320 MM (Ø 12.6 IN.) DIAMETER, WITH STEEL BRAKING BAND AND ALUMINIUM FLANGE - BREMBO RADIAL MASTER CYLINDER
FRONT BRAKE CALIPERRADIAL WITH 4 PISTONS - Ø 34 MM (Ø 1.34 IN.)
REAR BRAKESINGLE STEEL DISC WITH Ø 210 MM (Ø 8.27 IN.) DIAMETER
REAR BRAKE CALIPERRADIAL WITH 2 PISTONS - Ø 34 MM (Ø 1.34 IN.)
RIM FRONTMATERIAL/SIZE ALUMINIUM ALLOY 3.50" X 17"
RIM REARMATERIAL/SIZE ALUMINIUM ALLOY 6.00" X 17"
FRONT120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
REAR190/55 - ZR 17 M/C (75 W)
FAIRING MATERIALTHERMOPLASTIC

Quotes

MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR

Ultimatemotorcycling ---- "For 2012, MVA wanted even more, the Italian exotic motorcycle manufacturer releasing the Brutale RR 1090, which carries the tagline "A Superbike without Fairings.""

Telegraph ---- "The new, 2010 Brutale 1090RR is the first bike from the new regime, and you can breathe out now because the signs are very good that Harley knows what it’s doing."

Motorcyclenews ---- "The Brutale 1090 RR is the Italian company’s most powerful Brutale to date with a claimed peak power output of 156.2bhp @ 11,900rpm."


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