MV Agusta’s Brutale models are bikes that will get attention wherever you take them. The Italians know design, from clothing and architecture to automobiles and the Brutale is a fine example of sleek, minimalist beauty on two wheels.
Known as a “naked” for its bare bones styling, the Brutale is free of farings that would otherwise hide the beauty of the bike. Add a beautifully sculpted tank, comfortable saddle, exposed triple exhaust and a minimalist trellis frame and you have a motorcycle that is literally saying, “Look at me!” Aesthetically, motorcycles don’t get any more breathtaking than the Brutale RR, which is literally a rolling piece of art.
For this 2021 version of MV Agusta’s most iconic motorcycle, technical designer Ben Gillen made some subtle but important changes to create a more efficient and much faster Brutale. Taking inspiration from the 1960’s MV Agusta world champion 500GP F4, the design team created an oil reservoir beneath the crankcase, allowing oil to be separated from moving parts. A semi-dry sump lubrication system allows for superb performance even under extreme riding conditions. Other improvements include reduced friction, a shorter stroke crankshaft with altered lubrication channels and all new bearings. The F4 cylinder head uses different intake porting and new chain-driven camshafts. Forged titanium conrods (as opposed to billet-machined) and low friction Asso piston rings aid with strength and weight. However, the combustion chamber and intake radial valves are now machined from billet producing a higher combustion ratio over the previous Brutale-13.4:1 compared to 12.8:1, which equates to enhanced acceleration. This Brutale also boasts an eye-watering 208 HP.
Weight was also reduced with liberal use of magnesium covers as well as titanium bolts, screws and fasteners and carbon fiber bodywork, bringing the Brutale 1000 RR in with a dry weight of just 410 pounds.
The design team, under the leadership of Adrian Morton, strived to keep the distinctive silhouette of the original Brutale design but employed a few important changes by smartly dressing down their Serie Oro model. Gone are the carbon fiber wheels, GPS tracking, titanium hardware and red wire color. Aerodynamic wings positioned beside the radiators help eliminate front end lift at high speeds. LED light with cornering lighting, Daylight Running Lights, a five-inch TFT display, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity compliment the ride. Ergonomic research and analysis provided the manufacturer with the perfect riding position.
Technically speaking, the Brutale RR is quite impressive. It is powered by a 998 (1000) cc engine and supported by some innovative gadgetry. Like its Italian competitor, Moto Guzzi, the MV Agusta employs ride-by-wire technology for better fuel efficiency and control. For this model, riders can now choose between Race, Sport, Rain and Custom maps as they see fit. The transmission boasts what some claim to be the best shift-assist on the market today, the improved EAS 2.1, that provides the rider with flawless shifting through a system that is generally used only on racing bikes. Including this feature on their street bikes is more than a luxury as it adds extra control and confidence. The Brutale RR also uses an exclusive traction control system that offers eight different levels of intervention and on/off anti-wheelie control and two-way power shifter. The Brutale also features Eldor created electronic engine management (EM2.0), an Arrow exhaust system, double injectors (four upper Mikuni and four lower Magnetti Marelli), IMU inertial platform and Front Lift Control.
MV Agusta worked hard to improve the performance of their signature 4-cylinder engines to meet new emissions compliance rules. The Euro 4 certification allowed the company to make some significant improvements without compromising the power, integrity and engineering of their motorcycles. The Brutale 1000 RR’s engine is higher revving, which gives the bike more power while it is still able to stay Euro 4 compliant. The final result is a testament to the company’s excellent engineers and designers as the new emissions regulations called for drastically reduced gas and noise emissions, which the company achieved by 50 percent and 48 percent respectively.
Brembo brakes are supported by a Bosch 9 Plus ABS system and pack quite a necessary punch and also features a Race Mode and RLM (rear wheel lift-up mitigation). The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires. Although the bike is relatively easy to handle, it is not recommended for new riders. The Brutale RR is best ridden by intermediate to experienced riders who can hone their already existing skills while enjoying the brute force of this very powerful motorcycle. The Brutale RR promises eye-watering speed and exhilaration, making it best suited to open roads over stifling freeways. Suspension is handled by a hydraulic Ohlins Nix EC inverted fork up front and adjustable Ohlins EC TTX monoshock at the rear, both fully adjustable. The comfort and safety are enhanced by a manageable weight of just 410 pounds (dry).
The Brutale RR is both intuitive and agile, making it perfect for getting out onto twisty mountain roads where it handles itself stealthily. This motorcycle pushes the boundaries of technology, speed and power. With improved and increased horsepower, riders will experience a thrill unlike anything previously imagined. This bike is bound to draw the attention of riders and non-riders alike, so be prepared to answer a lot of questions and requests for photos.
- Four- cylinder, four stroke, sixteen valve engine
- 6-speed transmission with MV EAS 2.1
- 998 cc engine
- 23-gallon capacity tank
- 410 lbs. dry weight
- CrMo steel tubular trellis frame w/ aluminum alloy rear swing arm pivot plates
- Brembo brakes with Bosch 9 ABS
- Adjustable Ohlins front and rear suspension
- 208 horsepower
- Ride-by-wire throttle
- Euro 4 compliant
- Exclusive color schemes
OC Motorcycle is thrilled to be able to add this exclusive machine to its MV Agusta line in beautiful Grugio Avio/Giallo (Metallic Avo Gray/ Fluo Yellow) and priced at $31, 998.00. Please call for more information on financing or to schedule a test ride.
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