2010 MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR & 990R Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR
MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR

2010 MV Agusta Brutale | — 990R Review

Brutale Review

MV Agusta has built its premium motorcycles up to a down to a price. Crafted meticulous precision, MVs have had the kind of jaw-dropping Italian looks that put them at the top of aficionados’ desirability lists.

in 2001, the Brutale’s original engine increased its displacement in before arriving at this 1078cc model. The original was a inducing high-revving hooligan, but it was a tad The larger-capacity versions produced torque, but the fuel mapping was and hard to modulate.

The suspension was stiff and, although the Brembo brakes worked enough when a hard was grabbed, the wooden feel at the defied finesse. The end result was an named Brutale that was an motorcycle when ridden absolute commitment, but an easy it was not.

Although visually to its predecessors, the new Brutale 1090RR is of some 85% new components, most of are produced in-house. Confusingly, the radial-valve four-cylinder engine has not in capacity from last 1078RR; the new 1090 is still a motor, although that capacity is reached via a lengthened and narrowed bore.

The bottom end has been redesigned a significantly lighter crankshaft, a lubrication system, and new water A counter-rotating balance shaft is now within the lighter crankcases, and the gearshift has an easier-to-find neutral and a damper for a sweeter drivetrain. changes have resulted in a in peak horsepower, but that is of no (claimed) 145 horsepower and 84 ft/lbs of appear lower in the rev range and the feels much stronger the figures suggest.

Clearly, the for MV was to make all that power without diluting it-and, have they succeeded. by a butterfly valve on the exhaust, the mid-range torque allows power wheelies in the first gears, and superb rear-end on corner exit. The ride-by-wire now transitions smoothly from off to noticeable in first gear-and, with the revised suspension, the has been transformed from a bronco ride into a missile.

The 1090RR is joined by a 990R that lacks the slipper steering damper, and high/low adjustable compression damping of its The 990R is around $3,000 expensive and, although powerful, it is still no entry-level On an extended street ride, the between the two are less obvious on the track.

What was very straight from the get-go on bikes, was the controllable power smoother engine response, suspension and the finesse of the brakes.

for the motor’s new manageability goes to the Mikuni throttle bodies and Marelli 5SM electronics, which now eight-level traction control and maps for normal or low-traction The traction control simply the ignition when a spike in speed is sensed; it does not the accuracy of Ducati’s wheel-sensor system, for instance, but it does the Brutale and its rider in real-world

The street portion of the test was challenging, but it proved beyond the newly developed rideability of the The Italian roads had been clean a week earlier by rain, and other areas the roundabouts) had layers of spilled fuel and other greasiness kept catching me unawares I least expected it. Yet despite the fear as I was forced to share the road with several trucks, my guardian angel and the softer handling, smooth delivery, and easily modulated helped me safely navigate my way the picturesque hills around it is something I truly believe I never have done on a model.

The Brutale’s precision and my confidence in the front are courtesy of 50mm Marzocchi forks have been completely exclusively by MV Agusta. Again, visually identical, new internals and oil give more precision and feedback. The Sachs rear felt a little soft Misano, but with more it could have been eliminating the slight squirming the rear as it loaded up on corner

For those with the go-faster the Brutale makes for an awesome machine. But, let’s be Brutales will never see the for the street, the rear suspension is

Although the 1090RR is claimed seven pounds lighter, the stability is derived from an half-degree increase in steering a hair more trail, and a swingarm, which combine to a three-quarter inch longer The improved straight-line manners do not the machine’s exemplary turning one iota, and the Brutale flicked from maximum right lean angle over to the with shocking ease Misano’s surprisingly fast 1 and 2. With minimal effort I then flick it back the right side again for the throttle drive through 3. It is that kind of adrenaline-fueled joy keeps me coming back to days.

MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR
MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR

The 1090RR I tested had the optional damper installed. It was particularly when accelerating hard at as I had my hands full trying to the resulting wheelies from my throttle hand. The revised is stronger and lighter, and the roomier position is a little more

A myriad of small touches as turn signals in the mirrors, LED light unit, and redesigned refine the Brutale further, and a range of CRC carbon accessories are The Brembo Monobloc calipers from a non-radial pump. The do not have that initial that can snap you on your in a panic situation, but they do excellent feel and more enough power; again, are perfect for street use.

MV Agusta has now finally created a that is not only gorgeous to at, but one that doesn’t beat you submission with its bare The lightning-fast, smooth new Brutale certainly challenge, but it will reward the rider more you would ever have possible.

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MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR
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