With the unveiling of MV Agusta’s all-new 675cc Brutale in this week’s issue of MCN (August 31, on sale now), spied testing on the road for the first time, we take a look at the original - the Brutale 750. First seen in 2000, the 750S was launched in 2002 and described by MCN as “arguably the most stunning roadster type motorbike anyone can own”.
Powered by the revvy F4 750 sportsbike motor it lacks the grunt of later, bigger capacity Brutales, but with 127bhp it’s not slow. Whilst the Brutale oozes style, from the svelte exhausts framing the rear wheel exposed by the single-sided swingarm to the 50mm USD Showa forks, it also offers a "sublime riding experience" and “handles and brakes superbly”.
Here’s our pick of the MV Agusta Brutale 750s currently for sale on mcnbikesforsale.com – it’s a 2004 model in "excellent condition", having covered 10,175 miles in seven years. With a full service history, 11 months MoT and 6 months tax, it is advertised privately for £3895. View the advert here.