Ad closing in seconds....

First Ride! 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990R and 1090RR

Published: 30 September 2009

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in Italy and has just had his first ride on MV AgustaBrutale 990R and 1090RR. Here are his initial riding impressions:

“The first thing I noticed is how much more refined this super-naked is. Despite looking the same as the old model the bike is completely new from its chassis to its bodywork.

"On the road ride that I’ve just done it’s obvious that both machines are far roomier than before and have better ride quality.

"But both machines are still the Brutale we know and love with an excess of power and lovely handling (not to mention wheelies on tap).

"I prefer the 1090RR because the ride quality is better and the engine smoother.”

“I have discovered that both bikes are slightly heavier and have less power than the models they replace but I will find out why later on.

"This will be included in our full road test and track riding impressions from Misano race track in the issue on sale on 7 October.”

Bauer Media

Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141
Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,
Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.
All registered in England and Wales. VAT no 918 5617 01
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd are authorised and regulated by the FCA(Ref No. 710067)