We have been teased with near four-cylinder models from MV Agusta before, but after today’s announcement, the follow-up story that MV Agusta will launch its new four-cylinder platform in 2018 seems actually plausible.
Something we were expecting at this year’s EICMA show, MV Agusta CEO Giovanni Castiglioni has already shared that we can expect to see a 1,200cc four-cylinder Brutale in the near future.
We say this because its naked street bikes are MV Agusta’s best-sellers, so we expect the new Brutale to be given the nod over a new F4 superbike, in terms of priority, primarily because of financial reasons.
This will be bad news for racing fans, as there had been hopes for a new superbike platform, as the MV Agusta Reparto Corse World Superbike team has reached the limits of development for the current F4 package – which was a big reason Leon Camier left MV Agusta for Honda.
It looks like for WorldSBK the MV Agusta squad will be on the current F4 through the 2018 season, and likely on it well into 2019. Meanwhile for street bike riders, we can expect to see a new MV Agusta Brutale 1200 sometime later this year.
Whether it will be new model release at EICMA, or bikes in dealerships late-summer, remains to be seen. We can also expect the 1200cc four-cylinder platform to be the basis of future street models, with a bigger version of the Turismo Veloce being our top pick.
With MV Agusta’s ownership structure now solidified, and its debt restructured, the Italian brand finally seems ready for business. Stay tuned.
Source: MV Agusta