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

Chassis, suspension and brakes

While the F4 RC was the starting point for developing the engine in the all-new Brutale, MV Agusta’s heritage is evident in the chassis architecture. Pioneers of the “composite chassis structure” with steel trellis connected to aluminium side plates, MV Agusta has maintained this engineering concept – also applied to the new Moto2 bike ready to compete in 2019 – but evolves it significantly on the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro.

The chassis dimensions have been designed to combine the handling of a naked sports bike with the stability of a super sports bike. These are indispensable requirements, considering the exceptional performance of this naked sports bike, achieved thanks to the unique combination of engine, chassis architecture and aerodynamics. The top speed of more than 300 km/h enables Brutale 1000 Serie Oro to take on models built specifically for racing, also earning the top spot among naked sports bikes. The rider grips semi-handlebars instead of a more common high handlebar, a choice that emphasises the extremely sporty setup of this bike and at the same time proves to be the best ergonomic solution, considering the extreme speeds it is capable of.

In detail: connected to the frame are the single-sided swingarm, which aids in containing the wheelbase to 1,432 mm, and the electronically adjustable Öhlins fork, fastened to steering triple clamps that have been redesigned and engineered from scratch for the all-new Brutale 1000 Serie Oro. The Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber and the steering damper are also managed by a dedicated electronic ECU.

The attentive aerodynamics study aimed at improving downforce and high-speed stability is clearly visible with the spoilers applied beside the radiator, markedly improving the load on the front wheel at high speed. The downforce effect begins to contribute significantly at speeds over 200 km/h improving stability and acceleration. All of this without hindering handling, which has always been a strong point of MV Agusta naked sports bikes.

The braking system is, as always, state-of-the-art with the new Brembo Stylema calipers that grip 320 mm diameter floating discs. Electronic ABS management is entrusted to the Bosch 9.1 ABS system, the most compact and lightweight on the market. The Brutale 1000 Serie Oro comes standard with tyre pressure sensors and a Gold Racing chain.

Brutale is not just power, but also light weight and efficiency. The carbon fibre wheel rims treated with a special transparent red paint contribute to reducing unsprung mass and inertia to a minimum. Carbon fibre is the protagonist of the entire superstructure, including the tail fairing covering. The presence of an anodised red copper wire in the carbon weave gives it unique visual impact and also contributes to improving the rigidity of the structure. The lithium battery was a must, as well as many CNC machined components. The result is a total declared kerb weight of just an amazing 184 kg.

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  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

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