MV aim to be Top Gun: 2021 Rush takes inspiration from fighter jets

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A new 2021 version of the MV Agusta Rush has been unveiled with a reworked engine and lean-sensitive electronics plus a fighter jet-inspired paintjob. Like the old bike, just 300 examples will be built ensuring the Rush is as exclusive as it is mad.

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Despite now adhering to Euro5 emissions regulations, the Brutale 1000 RR derived engine has lost none of its mighty 205bhp. This is thanks to internal modifications aimed at increased efficiency such as Diamond Like Carbon coating on the valve buckets and lower-friction primary drive gearing. MV say the frame has been tweaked to improve rideability, too.

The distinctive ‘lenticular disc’ rear wheel remains and the bike’s new paintjob uses two shades of grey with hazard chevron yellow embellishments. This theme is continued onto a special AGV helmet available as an optional extra to owners, as well as an air force style bomber jacket.

2021 MV Agusta Rush rear

Customers who buy the new Rush will also receive a wooden box containing a race kit that boosts power to around 209bhp with an SC exhaust and a dedicated racing ECU. The race kit also trims 2kg off the standard bike’s 186kg claimed dry weight but it’s unconfirmed at present whether it is road legal for UK use.

As you would expect the bike is dripping with carbon fibre and uses top drawer Öhlins suspension and Brembo brakes. GPS and Bluetooth connectivity are controlled through a new full colour 5.5" TFT dash, too.

Will be available in the UK from July costing a whopping £34,660 which is £2380 more than the old version.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

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