New MV Agusta Brutale RR 1090, A Superbike Without Fairings

The legend is reborn and the Brutale family continues to grow. No fairing and pure design. For 2012 the MV Agusta Brutale model line expands with the third version, three different models for riders with different needs but all with a single core goal, the maximum riding experience on a supersport naked. Along with the entry level Brutale 920 and supersport Brutale R 1090 there is now the Brutale RR 1090, a true superbike with 158hp.

Maximum performance without compromise, this is the creed of the new Brutale RR 1090. The Brutale RR 1090 is the most important addition to the new Brutale 2012 line-up, it is an absolute missile capable of exceptional performance and a level of handling that makes all other naked bikes pale by comparison. The 1078cc four-cylinder engine with radial intake and exhaust valves offers the highest power output ever by a Brutale. New camshafts, new intake tracts, new throttle bodies (same bore diameter as the F4) all contribute to the record power level of 116,5 kW (158 hp) at 11.900 rpm. This engine is simply extraordinary and capable of satisfying even the most demanding rider thanks to the addition of the slipper clutch, new engine mapping and traction control with 8 levels of intervention.

The chassis of the MV Agusta Brutale RR 1090 is worthy of an authentic superbike without fairings, the ultralight CrMo steel tube chassis that is hand welded (TIG) with adjustable steering geometry that allows the rider to adapt the geometry to their personal needs. Logically, a superbike needs to have the best suspension available: Marzocchi 50mm USD front forks with DLC coating and dedicated valving for the Brutale RR 1090 together with a Sachs single shock with high and low speed compression adjusters along with rebound and spring pre-load adjusters. Completing the high level of components are the brakes and wheels: Brembo monobloc front brake calipers (the same as on the hypersport F4RR) with 320mm rotors as well as forged aluminum wheels that weight over 1kg less that cast wheels and help reduce the unsprung mass.

The new Brutale RR 1090 offers an extremely high level of fit and finish including a projector beam headlight with incorporated LED position lights, LED front turn signals incorporated into the rear-view mirrors and LED rear turn signals. The Brutale RR 1090 is available in 3 color combinations: America, Red/Silver and Matt Magno Grey/Matt Black all for the price of 18.800€ (Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes) with availability beginning at the end of November 2011 in authorized dealerships.

ENGINE
TypeFour cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C”, radial valve
Total displacement 1078 cm3 (65.78 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 13:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 55 mm (3.1 in. x 2.2 in.)
Max. horse power - r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 116.5 kW (156 HP) at 11900 r.p.m.
Max. torque - r.p.m. 100 Nm (10.2 kgm) at 10100 r.p.m.
Cooling system Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
Engine management system Magneti Marelli IAW 5SM ignition - injection integrated system with Mikuni throttle body; induction discharge electronic ignition; sequential timed “Multipoint” electronic injection
Clutch Wet, multi-disc with mechanical antisurging device
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 50/79
Gear ratio
First gear: Speed* 13/38 107.2 km/h (66.7 mph) at 12200 r.p.m.
Second gear: Speed* 16/34 147.5 km/h (91.7 mph) at 12200 r.p.m
Third gear: Speed* 18/32 176.3 km/h (109.5 mph) at 12200 r.p.m
Fourth gear: Speed* 20/30 208.9 km/h (129.8 mph) at 12200 r.p.m.
Fifth gear: Speed* 22/29 237.7 km/h (147.7 mph) at 12200 r.p.m
Sixth gear: Speed* 19/23 265.0 km/h (164.5 mph) at 12200 r.p.m
Final drive ratio 15/43
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage12 V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery 12 V - 8.6 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Wheelbase 1438 mm (56.61 in.)
Overall length 2093 mm (82.40 in.)
Overall width 760 mm (29.92 in.)
Saddle height 830 mm (32.68 in.)
Min. ground clearance 150 mm (5.91 in.)
Trail 103,5 mm (4.07 in.)
Dry weight 183 kg (403.5 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 23 l (6.07 U.S. gal.)
PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed* 265.0 km/h (164.5 mph)
FRAME
Type CrMo Steel tubular trellis
(TIG hand welded)
Rear swing arm pivot plates: material Aluminium alloy
FRONT SUSPENSION
Type “UPSIDE - DOWN” telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound-compression damping and spring preload external and separated adjustment
Rod dia. 50 mm (1.97 in.)
Travel on leg axis 125 mm (4.92 in.)
REAR SUSPENSION
Type Progressive, single shock absorber with rebound and compression (High speed/Low speed) damping and spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm: material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 120 mm (4.72 in.)
BRAKES
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm(Ø 12.6 in.) diameter, with steel braking disc and aluminium flange
Front brake caliper Brembo Radial-type, monobloc with 4 pistons Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
Rear brake Single steel disc with Ø 210 mm (Ø 8.27 in.) dia.
Rear brake caliper With 4 pistons - Ø 25.4 mm (Ø 1.00 in.)
WHEELS
Front: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 3,50 ” x 17 ”
Rear: Material/size Forged aluminium alloy 6,00 ” x 17 ”
TYRES
Front 120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear 190/55 - ZR 17 M/C (75 W)
FAIRING
Material Thermoplastic

*Top speed attained on closed course. **Limited power versions available on demand.

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