2010 MV Agusta Brutale Cannonball | First Ride

It's a blast! Engine upgrades make the naked superbike a real monster

By Eric Putter, Photography by Putter Power Media

tech
Spec


Evolution
A build-your own, hot-rod version of MV Agusta's wicked Brutale 1090RR naked bike.

Rivals
Aprilia Tuono 1000R Factory, Benelli TNT Sport Evo, Bimota Delirio, Ducati Streetfighter S, KTM 990 Super Duke R and Triumph Speed Triple.

TECH
Price $26,868 (as tested)
Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 1078cc
Bore x stroke 79.0 x 55.0mm
Compression 13.0:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 165 bhp @ 12,250 rpm
Claimed torque 82 lb.-ft. @ 9800 rpm
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
preload, high/low-speed compression
and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers
320mm discs,
Rear brake Brembo four-piston caliper, 210mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Dunlop Qualifier
Rear tire 190/55ZR-17 Dunlop Qualifier
Rake/trail 24.5°/4.0 in.
Seat height 32.7 in.
Wheelbase 56.6 in.
Fuel capacity 6.0 gal.
Claimed dry weight 405 lbs.
Colors Red/silver, black/white
Available Now
Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact MV Agusta USA
2300 Maryland Rd.
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215.830.3300
www.mvagustausa.com

Verdict 4 out of 5 stars
A beautifully potent and exclusive weapon that can only be experienced on a racetrack A beautifully potent and exclusive weapon that can only be experienced on a racetrack

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