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MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball
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MCN overall verdict rating is 5

Based on MV’s range-topping Brutale 1090RR, the Cannonball is fitted with an array of mouth-watering MV Agusta Corse goodies.
Starting with the standard £13,699 machine, which is smoother and far easier to live with than the angry Brutales of old, you can choose what parts of the Cannonball kit you want by going on to MV’s online ‘configurator’. Our test bike was fully-loaded with £3917-worth of cosmetics and chassis mods, which include MV Agusta Corse levers, rearsets and a dazzling array of carbon fibre parts. It’s topped off with a £4745 F4 superbike-inspired engine kit, which has a tuned top end and a full titanium Arrow exhaust system, which boosts power by 21bhp to 165bhp.
The Brutale 1090RR Cannonball manages to be insanely fast, unbelievable fun, stupidly loud, excessively expensive and easy to ride, all in one go. In our book, it makes this one of the most desirable motorcycles in the world.


MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

This isn’t a bike for shrinking violets. Hammer through the gears at full throttle and the tuned inline-four-cylinder 1078cc motor hesitates very slightly at low rpm, then takes off in violent style. It will loop-the-loop in first gear and wants to lift in the next two. The engine devours revs and gears and before you know it, if you’re on a big enough track, you’ll be flat in top, struggling to hang on while your ears are being assaulted by the angry roar of the titanium Arrow racing exhaust.  

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

With its Cannonball kit fitted you still get the same friendly new-generation Brutale. On this test bike the standard fully-adjustable Sachs rear shock and 50mm Marzocchi forks are set to give a plush, quality ride and the stock Brembo brakes are powerful enough for anything you care to throw at them.
From the Cannonball chassis kit, you only notice the slightly chunkier feel of the MV Agusta Corse racing levers and the higher rearsets, the rest of the goodies are purely cosmetic.


MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

On top of all the goodies you get with the Cannonball kit, you get traction control, fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi forks and Sachs rear shock, monobloc four-piston Brembo calipers, slipper clutch and gear position indicator. Compare and buy parts for the MV Agusta Cannonball in the MCN Shop.

MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball (2010-2012)

Detail Value
New price £22,361
Engine size 1078 cc
Power 165 bhp
Top speed 165 mph
Insurance group 17 of 17
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Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

The build quality of this machine is stunning and reliability of the previous model Brutale has never been a problem.


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

This is the ultimate super naked. It’s super-fast and handles like a superbike. It’s the most insane fun you can have on a bike if you’ve got a mischievous streak in you. Yes it’s hideously expensive and you can have almost as fun on any one of the leading super naked machines out there for a fraction of the price, but if you want the very best, the Cannonball is the one to have. Find an MV Agusta Brutale for sale.


Insurance group: 17 of 17

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Model History

2010 – Model introduced

Other Versions

MV Agusta Brutale 990R
MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR


Top speed 165 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 165 bhp
Max torque 83 ft-lb
Weight 190 kg
Seat height 830 mm
Fuel capacity 23 litres
Average fuel consumption 26 mpg
Tank range 133 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 17 of 17
Engine size 1078 cc
Engine specification Four-stroke, inline-four
Frame Steel trellis/cast ali mix
Front suspension adjustment Marzocchi 50mm forks, fully-adjustable
Rear suspension adjustment Sachs single shock, fully-adjustable
Front brakes Brembo four-piston calipers, twin 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo twin-piston caliper , 210mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 17 in
Rear tyre size 190/55 17 in

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Why can't more bikes look like this?!

30 July 2010 22:28

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