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MV Agusta Introduces Redesigned Brutale 990R and 1090RR

Although looking similar to the original Brutale (certainly not a bad thing), the significantly redesigned Brutales (990R and 1090RR) for 2010 feature 85% new components, including new frame, swingarm, redesigned suspension and engines. The bikes will retail in the U.S. for $15,000 (990R) and $18,000 (1090RR), respectively, when they go on sale. The bikes displace 998cc and 1078cc, respectively.

For a complete list of changes to these models for 2010, follow this link. Here is the press release received today from MV Agusta:

WILLOW GROVE, Pa., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ — With 15,400 Brutale models sold globally through a decade boasting countless international design awards and accolades, MV Agusta proudly introduces the new Brutale 990R and 1090RR for 2010. Conceived at MV Agusta’s CRC design center, the highly-anticipated launch of the new Brutale models signifies a new renaissance for the distinguished Italian brand, known for its success crafting high-performance, beautifully designed motorcycles.

With U.S. prices set at $15,000 for the Brutale 990R and $18,000 for the Brutale 1090RR, MV Agusta is currently unveiling the 2010 naked bikes for the first time at the famed Misano Autodromo circuit in Italy. Completely reengineered in every facet of its design with only the newest components featuring the latest technology, MV Agusta produced a brand new Brutale 990R and 1090RR which still capture the aggressive, legendary aesthetic of its predecessor.

Made in the world famous spirit of MV Agusta, the company ensured every aspect of the design and production for the new Brutale was overseen in-house. Using the knowledge gained from a winning tradition of racing excellence with 38 world championship titles and 37 manufacturers’ championships alongside motorcycle icon Giacomo Agostini, MV Agusta focused on producing the most versatile Brutale to date, with all the track-ready power of previous models, but with revolutionary attention brought to comfort and ease of riding at any speed.

“With the unveiling of the new Brutale 990R and 1090RR, MV Agusta looks forward to once again showing the world why the company continues to be one of the most respected names in the motorcycle industry,” comments MV Agusta Director of US Operations, Larry Ferracci. “The launch of the new Brutale models marks a revolution for the MV Agusta brand as it moves forward producing motorcycles echoing the spirit of its Italian heritage while also demonstrating the highest quality of manufacturing.”
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