MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR – An epitome of artistry on two wheels
In the last few years, MV Agusta has gained back traction by coming up with super exclusive motorcycles one after the other, majorly under the Brutale brand of naked roadsters. Out of all this, the Brutale 1000 RR has to be the most outrageous, special and fully blown model from MV Agusta. The Italian motorcycle maker, which is famously renowned for making some of the most beautiful designs on two wheels ever, has given its best shot yet for the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR. Here are some key pointers which put the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR at the top of the pedestal of litre-class naked roadsters:
Design – The star of the package
One glance at the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is enough to make you understand why it is one of the most beautiful designs of all time. The design looks too cool and futuristic and breaks the monotony of conventional designs. The front ovular all-LED headlamp is something that gives it a slight retro touch. Apart from that, all the bits of the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR, such as tucked in clip-on handlebars, busily styled and muscular looking fuel tank and minimal side panels make the motorcycle look extremely aggressive. Adding to it, the upswept quad exhaust pipes with two on either side, single-sided swing-arm and curved tailpiece with split seat arrangement and gorgeously styled LED tail lamp to add to its extrovert design.
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Engine – Conventional size, unheard performance
Powering the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is a conventionally engineered four-stroke, liquid-cooled, four cylinders, 998cc engine. While this engine might not appear to be as extravagant as its overall design, the performance hidden underneath it surely is. Coupled with a 6-speed gearbox, the engine makes 208 bhp of maximum power and 116.5 Nm of maximum torque. These figures surely give it a ballistic performance, because it is one of the most powerful engines for a naked roadster and has a dry weight of just 186 kg. And yes, in typical Italian fashion, it has a sweet-sounding exhaust note as well.
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Mechanical Hardware – No compromises made
MV Agusta has left no stone unturned in making the Brutale 1000 RR the most extravagant naked roadster ever made. The motorcycle is armed with one of the most sophisticated chassis which is a combination of super-premium components all around. The motorcycle gets a suspension setup of 43mm upside-down Ohlins Nix XC hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and a fully adjustable progressive Ohlins TTX mono-shock with electronically controlled compression and rebound damping. Even the braking setup is best in the business with dual 320mm discs at the front and a single 220mm disc at the rear, both of which get radially mounted callipers.
List of electronic riding aids and features – A list as exhaustive as that of a supersport track tool
To match the expensive and state-of-the-art aura of the Brutale 1000 RR, MV Agusta has made the motorcycle available with a complete list of top-notch electronic riding aids. The list comprises torque control with four maps, traction control with 8 levels + off, wheelie control with an inertial platform, rear-wheel lift-up mitigation, launch control, front lift control and cornering ABS. The motorcycle also gets cruise control and a fancy 5.5-inch TFT instrument console complete with Bluetooth, MV Ride app for navigation and controls for the engine, suspension and riding aids adjustment.
Pricing and Competition – Sits right at the top of the game
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is not yet available officially in the Indian market. However, the motorcycle commands a price tag of EUR 32,900, which roughly translates to Rs 28.50 lakh. Factor in the import duties and other taxes, and the motorcycle’s price shots up even more. This makes it much more expensive than the current priciest naked roadster on sale in the country, Ducati Streetfighter V4 S, which is officially available in India at around Rs 23 lakh. The super elusive price tag of the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR makes it a sheer collective’s item, which is aimed only at a limited audience who value the aspect of form over function.