Production begins on MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro
Production has begun on the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, with bikes set to be delivered to customers in October 2019.
Limited to just 300 units and priced at around £39,448 (€42,990), the bike is a 212bhp version of MV’s naked Brutale model and claims the accolade of the most powerful naked sportsbike in the world, despite the recent unveiling of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 concept.
Complete with a state-of-the-art electronics package, the bike took victory in the "most beautiful motorcycle of the show" competition at Eicma 2018, winning 35% of the votes from 16,000 attendees.
What’s more, the bike will also be available as a cheaper, mass-produced version, which was revealed to MCN in an exclusive interview with MV CEO Timur Sardarov.
"MV deserves to be bigger. It is a fantastic brand that I love and I know that a lot of people do, too. I want MV to be seen and ridden by as many as possible, whilst keeping our DNA," he said.
Closely related to the Italian brand’s range-topping MV Agusta F4 RC superbike, the new machine will use a transverse four-cylinder engine with radial valves and a central timing chain.
Alongside this, the Serie Oro comes complete with Öhlins suspension, with the shock and steering damper controlled by a dedicated ECU. Handling will also be affected by wings located near the radiator, which increase downforce at speed and improve stability under braking.
Upfront, there’s a 5-inch, full-colour, TFT dash with Bluetooth multimedia connectivity to manage calls, text and music. The bike is also riddled with carbon components, including the wheel rims and tail fairing, which help keep the weight down.
The speed and power of the Brutale 1000 means that serious brakes are a must, too. Brembo Stylema calipers controlled by a Bosch 9.1 ABS system and 320mm discs should be up to the job.