Asphalt & Rubber is coming to you from Varese, Italy this week, as we get ready to ride the Euro4-spec Brutale 800 RR.
Before we ride tomorrow though, we had a chance to sit down with MV Agusta boss, Giovanni Castiglioni, and pick his brain on a variety of subjects (keep an eye on the MOTR podcast for the full interview).
Revealing a few company secrets to us, as all good Italian CEOs do, Castiglioni has provided more insight on the company’s new four-cylinder platform, which will begin to debut this year, likely at November’s EICMA show, but possibly before then.
Described to us as “like Leon Camier’s bike, but without fairings”, the new Brutale 1000 will be the first of three models using the Italian company’s four-cylinder platform.
Counter to rumors that the machine would feature a 1,200cc engine, Castiglioni assured us that the new four-cylinder Brutale would be 1,000cc in displacement, and have over 200hp – which will be the basis for the company’s planned successor to the F4 superbike.
MV Agusta also plans to create “neo classical” model for the 2020 model year, which will be like a modern take on the café racer aesthetic, and a four-cylinder superbike model will debut for the 2021 model year (more on that to come).
We would expect the new MV Agusta Brutale 1000 to debut at the EICMA show in Milan, later this year, but Castiglioni hinted that we might see the new Brutale debut before the trade show. Expect the machine to fit into the ultra-premium category, possibly in the $30,000 range. Stay tuned.
Source: MV Agusta; Photo: © 2017 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – All Rights Reserved