2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990R & 1090RR - Civilized Brutality

Perfecting the art of naked aggression

By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro

tech
Spec
Evolution
An Italian-marriage creates a lighter, more refined naked that's every bit as thrilling as the original.

Rivals
KTM Superduke R, Triumph Speed Triple, Ducati Streetfighter and a 1100.

TECH
Price $15,000 (990R), $18,000 (1090RR)
Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 998cc (990R), 1078cc (1090RR)
Bore x stroke 76.0 x 55.0mm (990R), 79.0 x 55.0mm (1090RR)
Compression 13.0:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 139.0 bhp @ 10,600 rpm (990R),
144.2 bhp @ 10,600 rpm (1090RR)
Claimed torque 78.2 lb.-ft. @ 8000 rpm (990R),
84.8 lb.-ft. @ 8000 rpm (1090RR)
Frame Steel trellis with single-sided
aluminum swingarm
Front suspension 50mm Marzocchi fork with
adjustable spring preload,
compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with adjustable spring pre
load, high/low-speed compression, and
rebound damping (990R: spring preload
and rebound damping only)
Front brake Dual four-piston Brembo calipers,
310mm discs (990R), Dual four-piston
Brembo Monobloc calipers, 320mm
discs (1090RR)
Rear brake Four-piston Brembo caliper, 210mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli (990R), Dunlop (1090RR)
Rear tire 190/50ZR-17 Pirelli (990R), Dunlop (1090RR)
Rake/trail 24.5°/4.0 in.
Seat height 32.7 in.
Wheelbase 56.6 in.
Fuel capacity 6.0 gal.
Claimed dry weight 419 lbs.
Colors Red, black (990R), red/silver, black/white (1090RR)
Available Now
Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact www.mvagustausa.com

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
Sleeker, more sophisticated, and as sharp and ferocious as ever.

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