2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000 First Look
The MV Agusta Rush 1000 is the Cafe Streetfighter we didn’t know we needed but now want. Muscular streetfighter meets cafe racer. This is how the MV Agusta Rush 1000 comes off and if the Brutale 1000 RR revealed earlier didn’t quite do it for you, this stout machine might tick off a couple of boxes.
2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000
Built off the same platform as the Brutale 1000 RR, the Rush is fitted with a bespoke SC-Project exhaust which routes into a dual-tipped can. Öhlins electronic suspension is front and aft, with Brembo Stylema calipers clamp down on a set of 320mm discs. And with the custom exhaust fitted, the Rush is claimed to make a whopping 209 horsepower, with 86 lb-ft of torque, while only weighing a claimed 408 pounds dry.
MV Agusta says that the Rush 1000 pays homage to the drag racing scene but there are numerous elements that cross genres, truly making this bike a piece of art.
Though there are a number of visual design cues that differ from the Brutale 1000RR, the Rush 1000’s round LED headlight at the front stands out the most. The design team says it was inspired by the MV Agusta RVS number-one custom build that debuted a couple of years earlier.
Carbon fiber is peppered everywhere on this bike including the rear wheel cover, which hides a forged aluminum wheel that is mounted to the single-sided swingarm.
Pricing and availability information from MV Agusta has been non-existent but you can bet dollars to donuts that the Rush 1000 will be limited and expensive.