2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 R Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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MV Agusta Brutale 989 R

2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 R |

2010 MV 990 R Review

MV Agusta the original Brutale 750cc in The base Brutale model has grown to 910cc, to 989cc, and now to in the 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 R. The top of the Brutale still features a engine despite the 1090 RR tag. The original Tamburini stunned the world and only now has MV CRC design house done a big change in the aesthetic department.

At sight only the connoisseurs notice the subtle changes on the MV Agusta Brutale 990 R, such as the new new instrument cluster, redesigned signature exhaust (without welding scars) and an all new rear-end to a few.

We started our day in the MV Agusta 990 R which isn’t so brutal doing a quick road in the area around the Misano Due to the all-new rear-end the seat is now at a sporty 830 mm rather than the old 805 mm, to some might not be the best The 990 R suited my frame perfectly and the new seat now actually fits.

This is great news for and taller riders as it adds a lot comfort.

To my big surprise there’s one new on the Brutale 990 R that’s a full and revolution; the mirrors work well! They are bigger, and don’t vibrate much at MV Agusta has also tidied-up the by incorporating the indicators as part of the

So the 2010 Brutale 990 R gets of the new stuff shared with the RR apart from a few exclusive which I’ll talk about in the 1090 RR review. The new is one of the major changes along the chassis. The feisty in-line developed in-house now sports a 998cc capacity and it delivers nice torque via a bigger

The tech specs suggest a in horsepower when compared to the 989 R motorcycle. The claimed figures for and torque are now 139 hp at 10,600 rpm and 106 Nm at 8,000 I would take this a big pinch of salt until tests both the 989 R and 990 R on a proper

Out on the road and track the loss of is not apparent. The 990 R might be the smallest MV Agusta, but it still is a formidable and … superbike. I’m truly myself out on the sunny Italian coastal mountains and power the 2010 990 R in both first and gear. I’m pretty sure I’d be to lift the 990 R just by using the in third too, but in would more effort than the RR big brother.

I sampled full acceleration at sixth gear low speeds. The 1090 RR responds a lot more authority from 5,000 rpm than the 990 R.

A bungee hinders low-speed response the application of the off/on throttle. it on full throttle avoids fuel injection glitch. is more of a road problem a track problem because Misano, the throttle was pretty pinned all the time.

The 990 R’s clutch feels less than on the 1090 RR making it to use. The six-speed gearbox just fine both on the and on track but isn’t always and eager to hit neutral when Quite often I did not want to into neutral on both of the 990 R and RR and just parked them in gear. One of my previous complaints the Brutale still stands both the gear and rear pedal.

They are a little too for the ultimate precision that I’m for in a motorcycle like this.

On downshifts, I noticed quite on a couple of occasions that the 990 R feature the same fine clutch as the 1090 RR. The rear locked up for a split second I engaged the clutch and brushed of the with the brakes instead. I adjusted my corner entry and technique to cater for the difference the 990 R and the 1090 RR. The 990 R radial-mounted Brembo are not of the same quality as on the 1090 RR

The 990 R brakes are still powerful but lacks in feel and ultimate compared to the 1090 RR.

MV Agusta Brutale 989 R

The 2010 MV Brutale 990 R now features traction but I’m scratching my head to find a way to it. It’s either so good it can’t be noticed or I didn’t ham-fisted enough. Either way on I simply couldn’t upset the in the same way as I could on the 1090 RR and I particularly more confident

The latest Marelli 5SM ECU enables the traction control management in adjustment stages.

The new chassis a taller frame and a longer arm for increased stability and lighter The new … cast wheels are lighter than on the previous 989 R. It all comes together to provide a and safe ride at both low and speed. The fully adjustable Marzocchi front suspension is over bumps and steady on the far into corners.

At the back, MV Agusta uses a mono shock only for preload.

The dry weight is a claimed 418 which despite the claimed are probably still lighter last year’s model. The MV Agusta Brutale 990 R is still on the heavy side compared to such as the Ducati Streetfighter. As directional changes on Misano the extreme left to the extreme demands more effort on a full on modern sportbike.

manufacturers launch a standard and an R to designate the model with the racing bits. MV Agusta has a bit further by offering an even engine capacity in the RR model. The MV 990 R is truly a formidable streetfighter.

I feel that the comfort and changes are welcomed enhancements the 990 R. The has been softened a little bit I think is absolutely fine for “entry” level MV. The 998cc is both powerful and exciting buckets of character, but get the 1090 RR for little bit of extra excitement.

and chassis

Finish and build

MV Agusta Brutale 989 R
MV Agusta Brutale 989 R
MV Agusta Brutale 989 R
MV Agusta Brutale 989 R

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