The Italian Sultans of Style, MV Agusta, has taken the wraps off their all-new 2020 Brutale 1000 RR.
Based heavily on the stunning Serie Oro the company revealed 18 months ago, the RR comes to the game packing the same 998cc inline four-cylinder motor that delivers a claimed 208 hp at 13,000 rpm and 86 lb-ft of torque at 11,000 rpm. If those figures are correct, that puts the RR straight to the top of the hyper nakedbike pile ahead of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 S, Kawasaki Z H2, Aprilia Tuono 1100 Factory and KTM 1290 Super Duke R.
Running twin injectors per cylinder, the top-end of the motor gets an all-new airbox and variable-length intake funnels, new valve guides, and camshafts. The bottom gets titanium conrods and a new, lighter crankshaft aimed at limiting high rpm vibrations.
A new gearbox has been developed that runs the electronic EAS 2.1 up and down quickshift system for seamless gearshifts.
For the first time on the Brutale 1000 (apart from the Serie Oro), the new RR runs a six-axis IMU from electronic partner Eldor. There are four modes to choose from (Sport, Race, Rain, and Custom), eight-stage traction control, launch control, cruise control, electronic steering damper, and a new wheelie control setting called Front Lift Control.
MV Agusta has also developed the new MV Ride app that allows you to pair your phone for turn-by-turn navigation, as well as letting you set the electronic parameters (ride mode, suspension, etc) via your phone before you get on.
The chassis is essentially the same as the Serie Oro in the tubular steel trellis design, although much of the carbon fiber body panels from the Serie Oro have been omitted. The suspension is the domain of the 43 mm Ohlins NiX EC, fully adjustable electronic units up front, and TTX36 shock at the rear, with the Serie Oro’s carbon fiber wheels replaced by cast aluminum items. Brakes are the same at the Serie Oro in the dual Brembo Stylema calipers and 320 mm discs and Brembo PS13 twin-piston rear caliper biting a 220 mm disc.
The 2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR comes in two colors of the longest names imaginable of Ago Red/Dark Metallic Matt Grey/ Matt Carbon and Metallic Avio Grey/Fluo Yellow/ Dark Metallic Matt Grey/Matt Carbon, with LED lights front and rear that includes optional Daytime Running Lights.
North American pricing and availability has yet to be determined.
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