MV-AGUSTA BRUTALE 750 (2001-2006) Review

Published: 24 November 2006

"Arguably the most stunning roadster type motorbike anyone can own"

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"Arguably the most stunning roadster type motorbike anyone can own"

  • At a glance
  • 749cc  -  127 bhp
  • 37 mpg  -  130 miles range
  • Insurance group: 17 of 17
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  • Medium seat height (805mm)

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

Some things are so beautiful you just want to look at them and the MV Agusta Brutale 750 is arguably the most stunning roadster type motorbike anyone can own, especially the Serie Oro version. OK, it isn't that fast for a 750, and the headlamp looks a bit odd, but the rest of it simply oozes style, class and pizazz. It also handles and brakes superbly

Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5

The Oro has all the trick carbon kit and suspension components, but even the cooking 750S model has huge 50mm USD Showa forks, a swingarm that looks hewn from volcanic magma  and offers a sublime riding experience. 

Engine 3 out of 5

The MV Agusta 750 Brutale suffers from having the F4 750 sportbike motor - it's underpowered and too revvy. It lacks the sheer liquid grunt of big 1000-1200cc roadster bikes, and the later 910 Brutale is a much sweeter engine for weekend blasting down your fave backroads

Build Quality & Reliability 3 out of 5

There's no getting away from it, MV Agusta effectively went bankrupt very soon after this bike was launched. That's never something which promises 100% build quality in motorbike manufacturing and although MV got back in busines in 2003, it is still a brand with a reputation for fragility.

Insurance, running costs & value 3 out of 5

The Serie Oro 750 Brutale cost daft money when it came out, but as there are but 300 examples in circulation you can argue that resale values will remain steady. Find an MV Agusta Brutale 750 for sale.

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Equipment 5 out of 5

Look at the wheels, the suspension, the svelte, curvaceous exhausts. The MV Agusta Brutale is possibly the most gorgeous roadter class bike created and it would be churlish to demand copious underseat storage cubby holes, mudguadrds that actually keep rainwater off the bike's chassis, or mirrors that offer a good rear view. 

Owners' Reviews

1 owner has reviewed their MV-AGUSTA BRUTALE 750 (2001-2006) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your MV-AGUSTA BRUTALE 750 (2001-2006)
Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Brutale 750s

23 June 2015 by b750s

This bike feels special! It's solid, well screwed together, supple and always feels planted to the road. It's effortlessly fast but can be unforgiving. It gets a lot of attention. Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Because everything is so precise it needs a set up for each rider to get the best out of it. It feels very high but very well planted. With 16 piston gripping 3 discs even pre post mount brakes stop with minimum effort.
Engine
5 out of 5
Don't be put off by the engine reviews it's much better than it is made out to be. I'm endlessly told that the fuelling is poor, but if you ask have you ridden one the answer is always no! The torque is the same as a 748 but with +30BHP it's a lot faster. It's extremely easy to ride around town completed a slow riding course faultlessly, while watching BMWs burn their clutches out (That's with a decat and power commander).
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
The owners club has a check list which only has 3 items headlight rear hub and fuse box.
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
The big service is 15k, Sub £100 insurance!
Equipment
5 out of 5
The electrics are Bosch, Showa suspension.
Buying experience

Private one owner ex dealer flawless history. There are a lot of very low mileage bikes around +/- 3k for not a lot of money which make them a good investment.

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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2001
Year discontinued 2006
Original price -
Used price -
Warranty term (when new) Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 17 of 17
Annual road tax £81
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 127 bhp
Max torque 59 ft-lb
Top speed 150 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11.2 secs
Average fuel consumption 37 mpg
Tank range 130 miles
Specification
Engine size 749cc
Engine type 16v, in line four, 6 gears
Frame type Steel trellis
Fuel capacity 19 litres
Seat height 805mm
Bike weight 185kg
Front suspension Preload, rebound, compression
Rear suspension Preload, rebound, compression
Front brake Twin 310mm discs
Rear brake 210mm disc
Front tyre size 120/65 x 17
Rear tyre size 190/50 x 17

History & Versions

Model history

2000: MV Agusta Brutale 750 Serie Oro seen at Intermot
2001: Serie Oro in limited production.
2002:  MV Agusta Brutale 750S launched.
2006: MV Agusta Brutale 750 replaced by 910 version. 

Other versions

MV Agusta Brutale 750 Serie Oro: Limited edition of 300 Brutale 750 models; high spec suspnsion, carbon fibre parts, 6kgs lighter than 750S version. 

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