The first of these is the Massimo Tamburini-designed, and F4-based, Brutale 750 naked roadster (see illustration). Think of the Brutale as a naked F4S, with every bit of the F4's trickness and exclusivity retained. Alongside the Brutale will appear MV's response to Suzuki's new GSX-R750, which leapfrogged the F4S in performance terms. The bike is the F140, a power-up version of the current F4 developed by engine chief Andrea Goggi's R&D; team to produce a claimed 140 crankshaft horsepower in street-legal guise. Uprated chassis parts including plenty of titanium and carbon-fiber will help slash dry weight by at least 10 kilograms-still not as light as the GSX-R, but right there. 2001 will certainly be an interesting year for MV Agusta and Cagiva.