MV Agusta Brutale 1090R


While the MV Agusta’s future may depend on its three-cylinder machines, the MV Agusta F3 & MV Agusta Brutale 675, many people forget that the small Italian company still has a range of rolling four-cylinder works of art as well. EICMA is getting closer, and as such the promo videos are starting to roll out from Italy, and this latest one from MV Agusta raises some eyebrows. Showing only its 1090cc four-cylinder Brutale models, MV Agusta has seemingly dropped its 920cc variants (presumably because they competed against the MV Agusta Brutale 675 for buyers), and has added to the line-up the MV Agusta Brutale 1090cc, in addition to the MV Agusta Brutale 1090R & MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR.

We’ve already heard about the MV Agusta Brutale R 1090, a continuation of MV Agusta’s trend to bring more affordable motorcycles to its product line-up. Taking the motor of the Brutale 1090RR, the oddly-named Brutale R 1090 is the bigger-displacement cousin to MV’s entry-point Brutale 920. Differentiating itself from the 1090RR by offering lower-spec wheels, suspension, brakes, and other detail items, the 2012 MV Agusta Brutale R 1090 offsets those deficiets with an attractive €13,990 price tag.

For that money you’ll get the same 1,078cc radially-valved motor from the 1090RR, which puts out 144hp from its four inline cylinders. Forks are 50mm Marzoochi units, complemented by a Sachs rear shock. Engine mapping has been tuned for the Brutale R 1090, while an eight-level traction control system will come standard. Colors will be red, white, or black, as we ca now see from the studio photos of the new MV Agusta Brutale R 1090. We expect we’ll get to see the latest Brutale up-close and personal at the EICMA show later in the year; until then, check out the photos after the jump.