MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Bike Overview
The Brutale is MV Agusta’s take on the supernaked sector, with more than a nod to Ducati’s ‘Monster’ range. The 1000 is the biggest capacity Brutale, and it uses a version of the inline-four cylinder 999cc engine used in the F4 1000 superbike.
The first full-bore Brutale dates back to 2005 when the firm produced the 910cc version, and there have been various versions on sale since – 1078, 1090, 990, 920, all with differing engine capacities and a choice of chassis tech – from the merely great through to barely-disguised superbike-race spec brakes, suspension wheels and tyres.
The 1000 is the latest version, which was launched in 2019 in Serie Oro spec and later in slightly more sensible RR form. The Oro is a limited edition £40,000 orgy of carbon fibre, forged aluminium and superbike running gear, while the RR is ‘just’ £28k. Both put out around 210bhp from the supremely well-tuned inline-four motor, and weigh a sniff over 185kg dry, thanks to a hand-made light steel tube trellis frame.
Single-sided swingarm, aggressive front end profile and stunning performance comes as standard on both… Not enough for you? Then the 2020 ‘RUSH’ variant adds even more outrageous drag-strip styling…