2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR: Specs, Features, Images
MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR was recently updated and revealed at EICMA 2019 show. Brutale 1000 RR is a hyper naked offering from the world-famous Italian brand. Brutale 1000 RR is one of the most beautiful naked motorcycles in the world. It is top of the line naked with all the top class electronics and hardware.
Key Features Of MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
- Carbon fibre induced farings
- 208 Hp maximum Power
- Bi-directional quick shifter
- 186 Kg of dry weight
- Stunning design
- 4 muffler exhaust
- fully Adjustable Suspensions
- Steering damper
- Cruise Control
Design MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
MV Agusta surely looks like an elegant beast form all the angles. The bike is offered in two paint scheme, red and fluorescent yellow. starting from the front it gest futuristic oval-shaped LED headlamps which looks amazing. There is not even a small windscreen to protect the console.
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR uses minimal body farings. The front USD forks are of golden color in both the paint scheme. The golden forks look amazing, especially with the red color.
The frame of the bike is exposed near both sides of the engine. The fuel tank has an extended tank cowl. The front indicators are placed with the tank cowl, which is a very thin and sleek LED. A downforce wing is placed near the radiators, to keep this monster on the ground at high speeds.
The tail section of the bike is sleek and upward. The taillights of the bike are placed just under the rear cowl. The exhaust system uses a four muffler setup, Two at both the side. The bike has a single-sided swingarm setup, This adds more appeal to the bike aesthetics.
|Engine||4 Cylinder, 4 Stroke, 16 valves, DOHC|
|Bore*Stroke||79 mm x 50.9 mm|
|Cooling System||Liquid cooling|
|Fuel Delivery System||Fuel Injection|
|Gearbox||6 Speed Gearbox, Cassette style, constant mesh|
|Fuel Required||UNLEADED GASOLINE WITH UP TO 10% ETHANOL ONLY|
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is powered by a 998 cc 4 cylinder engine, 16 valves, DOHC engine. It uses the Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with eight injectors (4 lower fuel injectors by Mikuni + 4 upper fuel injectors by Magneti Marelli with increased fuel flow). The engine is mated to a six-speed constant-mesh gearbox.
|Maximum Power||208 Hp @13,000 Rpm|
|Peak Torque||116.5 Nm @11,000 Rpm|
|Top speed||300 Kmph*|
|Throttle Body||Ride By Wire throttle|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-disc with a back-torque-limiting device and Brembo radial-pump/lever assembly|
|Quick Shifter||MV EAS 2.1 (Electronically Assisted Shift Up & Down)|
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is capable of producing a monstrous 208 Hp of maximum power at 13,000 rpm in stock settings. while the maximum torque is 116.5 Nm peaking at 11,000 Rpm. The insane amount of power is available to the rider via the ride by wire throttle body, which makes the power delivery even more crispier.
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is equipped with an anti-reverse torque limiting clutch, which reduces the back-torque while aggressive downshifts. If a 208 Hp is not enough for you, It also gets a bi-directional quick-shifter to shave of those extra seconds on the track. The quick shifter is electronically assisted for upshifts and downshifts.
With a dry weight of only 186 kg and 208 hp on tap, it can literally launch you in the sky, so that it just doesn’t take off into the sky, MV Agusta has placed downforce wings near the radiators to keep this monster on the ground. It is one of the few naked motorcycles in the world which can touch the holy 300 Kmph mark on the speedometer.
Suspensions And Chassis
|Frame||CrMo Steel tubular trellis|
|Rear Swing Arm||Aluminum alloy – Adjustable swingarm pivot height|
|Front Suspension||Öhlins Nix EC hydraulic “upside-down” front forks with TiN superficial treatment.Completely adjustable with electronically controlled compression and rebound damping with manually controlled spring preload.|
|Front Suspension Diameter||43 MM|
|Rear Suspension||Progressive, single shock absorber Öhlins EC TTX completely adjustable with electronically controlled compression and rebound damping and spring preload|
|Rear Suspension diameter||—|
|Front Suspension travel||120 mm (4.72 in.)|
|Rear Suspension Travel||120 mm (4.72 in.)|
|Steering damper||Öhlins EC with electronic manual and automatic adjustment modes|
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR uses a CrMo steel tubular trellis frame. The Brutale has an adjustable pivot height single-sided swingarm.
Suspension duties on the Brutale 1000 RR are taken care of by 43 mm Öhlins Nix EC hydraulic “upside-down” front forks with TiN superficial treatment at the front, while the Rear end is equipped with Progressive, single shock absorber Öhlins EC TTX.
Suspensions at both the end are Completely adjustable with electronically controlled compression and rebound damping with manually controlled spring preload. Brutale 1000 RR is also equipped with Öhlins EC with electronic manual and automatic adjustment modes.
The front end offers wheel travel of 120mm, while the rear end also offers s wheel travel of 120mm.
|Front Brakes||Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc and aluminum flange|
|Front Brakes Callipers||Brembo Stylema radial-type, single-piece with 4 pistons Ø 30 mm (Ø 1.18 in.)|
|Rear Brakes||Single steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.) dia.- Brembo PS13 brake pump|
|Rear Brake Calipers||Brembo with 2 pistons Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)|
|ABS System||Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)|
To stop this beast in motion, you will need a braking system as good as its capabilities to climb speeds, and MV Agusta takes care of that. It features 320 mm double floating disc at the front. The front calipers are Brembo Stylema 4 piston radial calipers. The discs are made up of steel.while the rear end is equipped with a single 220 mm disc with Brembo calipers.
The braking system is accompanied by a BOSCH 9 plus ABS system. The ABS has also a race mode and rear-wheel lift-up mitigation. The RLM control feature prevents the bike rear end from lifting under harsh braking scenarios.
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Electronics And Riding Aids
|ABS||Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)|
|Traction Control||Traction control with 8 levels|
|Riding Modes||Torque control with four maps|
|Quick Shifter||MV EAS 2.1 (Electronically Assisted Shift Up & Down)|
|Wheelie Control||wheelie control with inertial platform|
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is equipped with a good amount of riding aids on board to offer optimal performance. Starting from ABS, it has a race mode feature to unlash the bike full potential. The ABS also prevents the bike rear end from lifting under hard braking scenarios.
The 8 level traction control system is integrated into an inertial measurement unit, which ensures you don’t end up kissing the tarmac. The rider gets four riding modes to choose from depending upon the real world condition.
It also gets a bi-directional quick-shifter to improve gear shifting times and helps the rider shave off those extra seconds on the track. With that amount of power, it is obvious that the front end will lift easily, so to keep that in check it has an anti-wheelie control.
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR comes with all the electronics to improve the riding experience.
Dimension And Weight
|Overall Lenght||2080 MM|
|Overall Width||805 MM|
|Seat Height||845 MM|
|Ground Clearance||141 MM|
|Dry Weight||186 KG|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16 Liters|
Thee dry weight of the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is 186 KG, which is even lesser than the dry weight of Ducati streetfighter V4. However, the saddle height of the bike is at 845 mm which might be difficult for vertically challenged riders.
The overall width of the bike is 805 mm while the overall length is 2080 mm. The fuel tank capacity of the Brutale 1000 is 16 liters.
|Battery||12 V, Li-ion 12 V – 4.0 Ah|
|Instrument Cluster||TFT 5” color display|
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR has a 12 V Lithium-Ion battery to power everything. All the lighting equipment on the bike are LED setups.
The Brutal 1000 has a 5 inch TFT instrument console on board. The instrument cluster provides a plethora of information and the electronic settings accessible through switchgear.
Emissions Standard of MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
|Emission Standard||Euro 4|
|CO2 Emission||153g/ Km|
|Combined Fuel Consumption||6.7 Litres/ 100 Km|
MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Competiton
2019 has been the most exciting year for naked motorcycles fans all around the world. Some of the new edition in the hyper naked category took away all the spotlight from this Agusta. Two new entrants in this category are from Japan and Italy.
Top Competitors Of MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
- Ducati Streetfighter V4
- Kawasaki ZH2
Kawasaki ZH2 Vs MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
This year Kawasaki dropped the curtains from the supercharged naked beast from the H series family. The ZH2 uses a supercharged engine and produces peak power close to 200 Hp. Even with a supercharged engine, it fails to match the power output of the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR. Unlike the Z1000, the Kawasaki ZH2 comes loaded with electronics and riding aids. The ZH2 is also fully loaded with the top-class hardware on board.
The Kawasaki ZH2 is powered by 998 CC 4 cylinders supercharged engine, that is capable of churning out 200 ps of maximum power at 11,000 Rpm. The Kawaski ZH2 lags behind the Brutale 1000 RR by almost 10 Hp in terms of peak power. The Kawasaki ZH2 is available in three color variants. The price of Kawasaki ZH2 starts from $ 19,980, while the Brutale 1000 RR is priced at $ 33,245. Clearly the MV Agusta demands a hefty price tag, but also it is not just some superbike that you have seen on roads regularly.
Ducati Streetfighter V4 vs MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
when Kawasaki ZH2 was getting all the attention the Italian manufactures dropped the Streetfighter V4 on the market. The Streetfighter V4 is the naked sibling of the gorgeous Panigale V4. Coming to the design of the motorcycle, Italians are on another level. The streetfighter looks insanely hot lean mean machine, no doubt it got the best looking motorcycle at EICMA 2019. In terms of design, it is a lot more attractive than ZH2.
Power And Performance comparison
Now looks are not the only thing that makes it a top contender. The Streetfighter V4 is powered by 1103 cc V4 set up, That churns out 208 Hp at 12,750 Rpm and 123 Nm of torque at 11, 500 rpm. If 208 hp is not enough, the power figure can be further bumped to 220 Hp by fitting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič. With the help of the exhaust the peak torque figure further bumps to 130 Nm.
To keep this menace on wheels in control Ducati has equipped the Streetfighter V4 with the complete electronics package of Panigale V4. Ducati Streetfighter V4 has few extra goodies on board than the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR. Ducati Streetfighter v4 gets cornering ABS and Engine brake control.
The Streetfighter V4 Also Gets a pair of downforce Winglets like the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR. The streetfighter V4 is offered in two variants Streetfighter V4 and streetfighter V4S. Like the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR it also uses a single-sided swingarm. The streetfighter uses the Brembo M50 monobloc caliper for the braking. The front dual-disc on the streetfighter is 330 in diameter.
The streetfighter weighs 6 Kg lesser than the MV Agusta Brutale 100 RR. The dry weight of the streetfighter V4 is 180 Kg while the weight of Streetfighter V4 S is 178 Kg.
The streetfighter base variant is priced at $19,995, while the S variant is priced at $23,995. Clearly in terms of pricing the MV Agusta Brutale seems overpriced in comparison to the streetfighter V4.
Between the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR and Ducati Streetfighter V4, the winner is Ducati streetfighter V4, with unmatched performance, beautiful design and top of the line hardware and riding aid its a lean mean machine.
Final Verdict On MG Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is one of those motorcycles that prove money can buy you happiness. With top-class hardware and insane performance, this is surely a beauty. The design of the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is so beautiful and unique, it will never get old. But with that hefty price tag, most of us will never get to Know this motorcycle.
If I had to define this beast in one word, it’s gorgeous. It makes you fall in love with it the moment you see it.
Tell us in the comment section which among the 3 bikes you would pick?
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