Carbon-clad MV Agusta Rush 1000 set to arrive in June for 300-unit limited production run
The bonkers limited-edition hyper-naked MV Agusta Rush 1000 will be built from June 2020 and is set to feature Formula 1 and MotoGP technology.
With only 300 units to be produced, we’re expecting the first bikes to hit roads towards the end of June. We’re promised a top speed of above 186mph (300kmph), eight-level traction control with launch control and an anti-wheelie system, up-and-down quickshifter, electronic Öhlins suspension, Brembo Stylema calipers and drag race inspired styling.
For those who wonder whether 208hp from this bike’s inline-four motor is quite enough power, you can also specify a Rush Racing Kit, which nets you a lightweight titanium exhaust with carbon-fibre cover, a passenger seat cover also in carbon, and an ECU remap to make the most of the improved breathing. This hikes power to 212hp.
MV Agusta Rush 1000 specs (standard/Rush Racing Kit)
- Engine: inline-four, 16v, DOHC
- Power: 208hp/212hp
- Torque: 85.9lb ft @ 11,000rpm
- Kerb weight: 186kg/184kg
- Seat height: 845mm
Keep an eye out for the 2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000 review as soon as we get a chance to ride it.
The Rush will be priced at £29,680 OTR, with the Rush Racing Kit an additional £2,600.
MV Agusta unveil Rush 1000 super naked
First published 5 November 2019 by Ben Clarke
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.