More spy shots for you this week as Motociclismo snapped shots of what appears to be the 2010 MV Agusta Brutale lapping around the Almeria Circuit in Spain.
It looks like both the 989RR and 1078RR were doing their testing duties on the track, and the photos reveal a new trellis frame design, possibly a new motor configuration, along with come other cosmetic changes to the current models.
Most noticeably, the headlight seems to have gotten a revision, but still keeps a shape similar to the current headlight design. It’s hard to tell from these photos, but it looks like MV might have installed a projector beam setup in the top half of the housing, leaving the bottom half in its current form.
The motor also looks like it has been rethought, with new casings showing clearly in the photos. The oil filter also looks like it has been repositioned. As far as we can tell, displacements are set to stay the same for 2010, but that could change as we edge closer to EICMA. We’ll let you know if we hear anything on this front, but since its a major change, it would seem logical that we would have heard it by now.
Regardless of what comes out of the woodwork displacement-wise, the smaller displacement Brutale seems set to have standard radial calipers, whereas the larger displacement Brutale is shown clad in Brembo Gold radials. Other higher-spec components are also likely to be found on the 1078RR replacement, to help distinguish from its cheap counterpart.