Wednesday, September 22, 2010
the best MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR
Both the Brutale 990R and 1090RR are available with engines restricted to 100 horsepower versions (poor France). And some of you will be happy to hear that you can boost your Brutale 1090RR all the way to a 200 horsepower version with a couple of performance parts. New from MV Agusta and perhaps a result of the Harley-Davidson take over, the Varese factory will now provide such performance parts directly. What I’m quite excited about is that if we can take a Brutale to 200hp, what could we do with the 2010 F4?
The 23 litre (6 gallon) fuel tank is a lot bigger than it looks like and also bigger than what’s usual for a naked motorcycle like this. I reckon it is because the Brutale and its athleticism require slightly more body fuel than others which perhaps is something MV Agusta should look into more next time.
The new headlamp still maintains the teardrop shape from previous models but with more efficient lighting and eight new LEDs that’ll please those of you living in Vegas.
You might have heard that Massimo Tamburini who designed both the Brutale and F4 have retired from CRC. This is sort of correct, but I can also reveal that Tamburini himself was involved a fair bit on the 2010 Brutale and he also signed off the project before the launch.