Refined brutality: MV Agusta unveil 2021 Brutale 1000 RR

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MV Agusta have revealed an updated version of their Brutale 1000 RR super naked for 2021 with Euro5 tweaks to the engine. The new Brutale also swaps the previous model’s Bosch cornering ABS control unit for a Continental version.

In order to hit the more stringent emissions regulation, MV have worked on reducing friction with new sintered valve guides and DLC coated tappets. The exhaust has also been redesigned to help. This means that despite being cleaner, the motor loses none of its ludicrous 205bhp claimed power output.

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What’s more, new cam profiles have been used to move the torque curve lower in the rev range which means you should be able to access a bit more of that power on the road without going straight to prison.

Along with the new inertial measurement kit, the Brutale gets a new 5" TFT dash - which is very similar to the old unit - and still includes integrated GPS navigation but you now get a built in Mobisat tracker, too.

2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR in red

The top-drawer electronic Öhlins suspension remains from the previous model but MV say the settings have been improved to make it more comfortable on rough roads. And although the ABS electronics are different the Brembo calipers and 320mm floating discs stay the same.

There’s no word yet on availability, but the price is up from £27,290 to £28,900. Stump up another £100 and you could have a standard Ducati Streetfighter V4 AND a Suzuki GSX-S1000...

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Assistant Editor (Motorcycling), hick for life, two cylinders max