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MV Agusta Introduces All-New Brutale 1000 Serie Oro (with video)

If the combustion chamber is the “heart” of an engine, the lubrication is the arterial system, just as vital in order to allow all the organs to operate at their ideal temperatures. The lubrication system in the new MV Agusta 4-cylinder 1000 has been entirely redesigned, drawing unabashedly from Superbike racing experience. The “splitter”, which allows the oil to remain separated from the moving parts, is a solution which comes directly from the racetrack. The result is lubrication that can be considered semi-dry sump and which, regardless of the bike’s position (during high degrees of lean and wheelies), ensures ideal lubrication and contributes to an important reduction of friction.

These performance levels cannot be achieved if details are neglected: friction reduction is the final frontier for every high performance engine. A reduction which, on the MV Agusta engine, in addition to the new pistons rings and the new lubrication circuit also applied to the revamped primary drive and transmission, which employ gears precisely designed to reduce friction and noise. These technical advancements translate into perceived quality by the rider with a noted mechanical noise reduction, a quiet engine that is incredibly responsive. Also contributing to the overall noise reduction, reaching limits lower than those required by current regulations, are the new clutch and phonic wheel covers which are then encased in carbon fiber to further attenuate noise.

To reach the extraordinary power of 208 hp, the airbox has been entirely reengineered. The careful study of the intake ducts and the use of special resonators allowed the TSS system (variable height ducts) to be removed, thereby reducing the overall weight of the engine by 1 kg while still obtaining an even fuller and more linear power curve. A double injector system – one near the throttle body and the other above the intake duct – provides extremely precise injected fuel management in order to optimise high performance and emissions reduction at any rpm.

A fundamental component of every internal combustion engine is without a doubt the exhaust, custom engineered for the all-new Brutale. The 4-1-4 layout was deemed the best for this type of engine and firing order. The presence of the electronic exhaust valve is useful not only to comply with regulations, but also proves to be fundamental for managing the counter-pressure in the exhaust system to improve engine torque.

In collaboration with Eldor, MV Agusta has developed a new ECU dedicated to the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro four-cylinder. Managed by a full multimap Ride-by-Wire system and regulated by an IMU inertial platform, the Brutale’s riding dynamics are comparable to that of a true Superbike. The inertial platform manages both the traction control (which can be adjusted to 8 levels or deactivated) and the anti-wheelie system which provides two options: active or inactive. Completing the electronics package are the Launch Control and EAS 2.0 Up&Down electronic gearbox systems, active both in up and downshifting.

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24 Comments

  1. Buckwheat says:

    MV hype is just that.
    No thanks for ant of their product.
    But it always provides an entertaining read.

  2. WSHart says:

    Who says you can’t polish a turd?

    No wonder they don’t sell many MVs. Not just fugly but fugly weird fugly. If some like it, by all means, buy it.

    Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. So keep this bike under a tarp and no one will know you bought it. Break out the Meguiar’s, lads.

    • Superlight says:

      I don’t think your opinion is shared by many. This Brutale is beautifully integrated and far superior in design to anything similar from the Orient. It is complex, but, then, so is every naked bike since every component is on visual display.

      • WSHart says:

        That’s fine. But it’s still an unattractive, overpriced motorbike. To me. And more than a few others. But not to you. So gain, fine. Buy one!

        • Superlight says:

          Funny, but I don’t see others on the thread agreeing with you. What I want to know is which naked bike do you think is attractive?

          • WSHart says:

            First off, I think the term “naked” is ridiculous for adults to use. Secondly, just read what’s here. Oh wait! You already did and still you posit this silliness?

            Exempli gratia can be found from “dino”, “iwc5707” and “TimC”.

            If you like it, fine! I don’t and some others don’t think much of it either. Is your ego hurted? It’s okay to like something that others do not and vice versa. 😉

  3. dino says:

    I guess it’s official… “Style” is a headlight that looks like it is melting off the front (from the warp speed, is that why??).
    Also in play.. The raised stinkbug rear end… Why, I can’t even think of a fake reason why that is supposed to look good.. more room for a stand-up wheelie maybe??

    If I had lottery money, I would get this bike, then re-do all the “styling” with normal proportions… The ultimate Sleeper bike. (now I understand, because everyone wants to be noticed these days!! Got it..)

  4. iwc3707 says:

    Meh. Kind of ugly. Its way too busy.

    • Superlight says:

      Lots of parts to deal with on a water-cooled 4-cylinder naked bike, all on visual display. I find this bike to be a well integrated design effort, far superior to most others in this product segment.

  5. TimC says:

    Q: Can the proportions on a bike get any worse?

    A: Probably, please don’t ask.

  6. Wendy says:

    Love the headlight, hate the availability.

  7. Grover says:

    The Black Prince is gonna have to ride one of these if he wants to impress me. Imagine the wind blast and buffeting without any bodywork at all!

  8. falcodoug says:

    410 pounds?

  9. Uffe says:

    Once again the Italians demonstrate that they are decades ahead of the pack when it comes to design. Every other naked bike will now look like farming equipment.

    • Dave says:

      This doesn’t appeal to me any more than the new Honda. I think it’s too busy with superfluous panels, even if the color scheme sort of “earns it”. Gotta hand it to them on the exhaust, though. That looks good and finished in a crowd of afterthoughts. I’d take the Honda for even money.

      • Pacer says:

        If they cost the same you would take the Honda?

        • Dave says:

          Yes, I would, though I guess I mean I’d take it at the Honda’s price. I wouldn’t pay what MV Agusta is probably asking for either of them.

      • Superlight says:

        What new Honda?If you’ve ever ridden an MV (I suspect you have not) I don’t think you’d make these comments. Nothing wrong with Hondas, but they’re quite boring compared to MVs.

        • Dave says:

          The CB1000r. I have ridden an MV before, only briefly. I didn’t find it any more exciting than any other premium motorcycle I’ve ridden.

          • Superlight says:

            I’ve owned plenty of Hondas, several Italian bikes and one MV (an F3). If it’s riding excitement you crave, the MV is only matched by one of the Ducatis (748R). To each their own.

  10. mickey says:

    only 212 hp? Not going to displace the Ducati or Aprilia with puny hp numbers lol