The 2011 MV Agusta Brutale 920 is a new model introduced in the lineup this year, and the low price is not the only distinguishing factor of this motorcycle. The Brutale 920 has a softer suspension that makes the bike more comfortable to ride. Other new additions this year include anodized handlebars with pivoting clamps, wheels unique to the 920 model, and two color schemes. The new Brutale 920 gets a 921-cc, four-cylinder engine with a new bore and stroke ratio. This engine delivers 129 horsepower and a broad torque curve. The motorcycle shares a lot of components with its larger siblings like the 1090RR, like the stroke unit, oil cooled generator, and oiling system.
In terms of exterior design, the 2011 MV Agusta Brutale carries the same signature elements of the previous Brutale models. It is, without a doubt, one of the best naked motorcycles in the world right now, with an attention to detail that not only makes it stand out among the crowd but also easier to drive. The position of the seat is comfortable for both rider and passenger, and the turn signals have been shifted to a more comfortable position for better visibility. In other words, the 2011 MV Agusta Brutale is easier to ride than any of its older versions, but it still comes with the attention to detail that is expected from MV Agusta. The four-cylinder, 16-valve engine in the Brutale offers a great balance between drivability and power. It runs smoothly and comfortably at low revs, but it is also ready to unleash its power at a twist on the throttle. The delay in power delivery is minimal, and the engine sounds a lot like a proper race bike when it reaches higher revs. The engine remains smooth and refined at midrange as well. Overall, the Brutale feels very smooth and comfortable, and it does not hesitate to go all-out on power when needed.
The tires in the 2011 MV Agusta Brutale are Pirelli Angel ST sport-touring tires, which are suitable for many scenarios rather than just pure performance like the Brutale RR series. In other words, the Brutale 920 is more suitable for daily driving than any of its larger siblings. The tires offer more practicality and longevity, and they cope better with common annoyances like rain. At 6.1 gallons, the fuel tank of the 2011 MV Agusta Brutale is larger than most other similarly powered bikes. In fact, the Brutale is one of the few naked motorcycles that actually offer a nice and large fuel tank that is worthy enough for touring. Although the fuel economy is nothing spectacular, the smaller engine does demand less gasoline than the engines used in the larger Brutale RR series. Overall, the 2011 MV Agusta Brutale 920 is a great low-cost naked bike that can be used quite nicely as a daily commuter. However, it lacks some of the flashiness present in larger Brutale models. For example, the 920 is available in a single-tone black or white color scheme, while its larger siblings get dual-tone color schemes. Apart from this small problem, however, the Brutale 920 is an excellent bike.