MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR revealed: Big power and adjustability

Published: 07 November 2011

MV Agusta has just released details from the Milan show of an addition to its 2012 Brutale range.

The Brutale 1090 RR is the Italian company’s most powerful Brutale to date with a claimed peak power output of 156.2bhp @ 11,900rpm. No torque figures have been quoted as yet but MCN expects it to be in the region of 84-89ftlb.

With the engine based on the Brutale 1090 R, the new found power increase comes from new camshafts, inlet tracts and larger throttle bodies from the F4 superbike. The engine also features a slipper clutch, revised engine mapping and 8-level traction control.

The usual tubular steel trestle-type frame is retained but features adjustable steering head geometry to tune the bike’s handling to suit the customer and road type. Forged aluminium wheels are mated to fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi forks and Sachs rear shock (includes high and low-speed compression adjustment).

Tweaked styling also includes LED running lights inside the projector headlight and LED indicators built into the rear view mirrors.

The new 1090 RR completes MV’s four-bike 2012 Brutale range (Brutale 675, 920 and 1090 R) and is expected in the UK by Christmas. No UK price has been set as yet but the European mainland price is €18,800, approximately £16,200 (subject to UK taxes).

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