MV Agusta unveil Rush 1000 super naked

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MV Agusta have unveiled a drag-race-inspired version of their Brutale 1000RR called the Rush 1000.

The new bike broke cover at the Eicma motorcycle show in Milan and MV claim that, like the Brutale RR, it produces over 205bhp with its radial valves and titanium conrods, to take the fight to Ducati’s Streetfighter V4 and Kawaski’s Z H2.

The Rush started out life as a styling exercise and it is certainly striking, with its single-sided swingarm and rear wheel enclosed by its carbon fibre cover.

But it’s far from style over substance, with that eight-injector inline four motor, up and down quickshifter, eight-stage traction control and four rider modes; 'Sport', 'Rain', 'Race' and 'Custom'.

The forks, shock and steering damper are all Öhlins units and are fully electronically adjustable.

Production of the Rush is due to begin in late 2019 or early 2020. There’s no word yet on price but MCN will bring you more information as we get it, including a full review when we’ve ridden the new bike.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Staff Writer, hick for life, two cylinders max