Ahead of Brutale’s 10-year anniversary, MV Agusta introduces the new 990R and 1090RR models, which are claimed to be 85 percent new. Although the bikes don’t look different at all compared to the previous generation, they actually feature the same redesigned headlight, instrument cluster and instrumentation, handlebar, rear view mirrors, key block as well as bodywork and technical fittings.
But things go “from bad to worse” when trying to spot performance gains and weight losses because there are no such achievements on the new MV Agusta Brutale motorcycles. Despite the fact that the 990R model’s engine has grown from 982.3cc to 998cc, it lost 3bhp, won 2lb/ft of torque and needs to move around with 5kg more. The 1090RR lost 9.8bhp and 1 lb/ft of torque and it is also 5kg heavier than before. Still, both models meet Euro 4 emissions regulations, which is most likely what generated the fairly ugly turn.
We hope that MV Agusta models aren’t borrowing from Harley-Davidson’s DNA now that the Italian company was bought by the American one, but considering the $3k higher price, we’re in for a dilemma. Press release and specifications follow after the jump. Full story
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
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
MV Agusta Brutale Wally
Thanks to the partnership with Wally, the Brutale enters the exclusive world of yachts.
Wally, headquartered at Montecarlo, is the worldwide leader in the construction of composite hull cruise yachts that unite cutting-edge technology, design, innovation, performance and style.
The Brutale 910 and Wally yachts share speed and ease of use, safety and extreme levels of comfort.
No other motorcycle or yacht builder has ever been able to express such levels (...) > Full story
Competition has always been part of MV AGUSTA’s history and today, as in the past, 36 riders will have the chance of taking part in the new BRUTALE CHALLENGE that, with its new formula, will become an exclusive and unforgettable event in the 2008 motor-cycling calendar.
Participants will have the opportunity of racing and enjoying a legend of motor-cycling that already has 75 World Championship titles under its belt. This internationally recognised machine is a symbol of Made in Italy. (...) > Full story
MV Agusta brought the 65th EICMA show to a successful conclusion winning the "Most Beautiful Motorcycle" award with the new Brutale 1078RR.
The award was organised by the magazine "Motociclismo", the best-known Italian specialist magazine in this sector. Voting never wavered throughout the show with more than 25.7% of visitors casting their ballots in favour of MV Agusta’s latest creation from a total of over 26,000 votes. Second with 15.2% was the Ducati Monster 696 (...) > Full story
BRUTALE 1078 RR: SHEER POWER
It has been confirmed that there will be two new versions of the Brutale for the upcoming year (typically that means early next year for Europe, and the end of next year for most other places in the world). The bikes are hopefully going to be ready by the end of the year.
The following new models will accompany the current 910R and S: MV Agusta Brutale 980 S MV Agusta Brutale 1078 R
No photos, no "official" unveiling since it is still in production. There’s (...) > Full story
Rumor is that the 2007 lineup for the Brutale 910 S, Brutale 910 R, and the F4 1000 R will include a few more colors. Particularly, a white and black F4 1000 R, orange Brutale 910 S, and a white and black Brutale 910 R.