2012 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 R & RR Review — Motorcycle USA

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2012 MV Agusta Brutale R RR Review

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off the F4 models, the Brutale hails a displacement lineage. The original forebear eventually diverged a smaller 910 and larger 1078. the way there have been a of model names, including the 920, 1078, 1090 and the 990 the a 998cc version.

The situation is confounded by several special S and R versions of various models, not to limited editions Well, the story is almost as complicated the MV ownership saga over the decade.

This summer USA started fresh with two of the 2012 Brutale, the 1090 R for those whom one R just enough, the racier 1090 RR Flogging the Italian mounts on the backroads of our Southern Oregon the two brutes more than up to their billing as attention-grabbing play bikes.

(UPDATE: MV announced changes to its 2013 lineup, which eliminated the 920 that was unavailable in the US market. It now three versions of the 1090, a model alongside the 1090 R and RR. It includes the Brutale 675, is based off the firm’s Inline F3 supersport, as well as the all-new 800 — also an Inline

The Brutale 1090 RR (top) higher-spec chassis components its Brutale R sibling (below).

Our testing cadre has long the Brutale one of the most fetching on the road, and these 2012 do nothing to change that The R RR share the same basic lines, though the up-sec is by far the flashier mount. Offered in traditional silver and red racing the RR further ups the styling ante on its with cleaner integrated signals and LED running light.

Our standard R test bike a more understated black with red accents.

Styling draw attention to the spec variances of the two bikes. Gold calipers on the R contrast the silver adorning the RR. The bright red frame on the RR all show either, as its chromoly tubing is different than the sourced by the R version, the former is TIG hand-welded in contrast to the MIG welded model. The bikes continue to with different seats and

Perhaps the most prominent change, the R sources the familiar and star-spoked cast aluminum while the RR hoops are 10-spoke aluminum wheels.

The biggest between the two Brutales, however, is as they sport different of MV’s 1078cc Inline Displacement and the 79mm bore and … are unchanged, but the RR makes use of aggressive higher-lift intake and shorter intake manifolds. The 49mm throttle bodies, to those on the F4 superbike, are also 3mm in diameter.

Considering how similar the appear on paper, the performance is dramatic. The R mill churns out a street-friendly powerband, with a advantage on the low and mid range. The high-strung RR, on the hand, features a top-end and only presses its advantage the tach screams up into territory.

Not surprisingly, the RR features a 600 rev higher rpm redline to tap the top-end hit.

The MV Bruale RR and R exhibit quite power deliveries, with the a more street-friendly bottom end and

Dyno runs confirm rider impression, where the R the RR until 9500 rpm. torque production for the R is 74.42 compared to 67.58 for the RR. And those numbers don’t express the true advantage on the bottom and where its potency isn’t challenged until the RR starts to around 8K.

From there the racy nature propels it to its peak horsepower edge of compared to the R’s 126.78 ponies.

“In terms of the there is actually considerable between the R and RR,” confirms Road Test Editor Waheed. “The R had a little bit and early mid-range power the RR has its powerband more at the mid-to-top of the rev range.”

Power production the only difference between the two The more tightly wound RR shrieking engine tones. The appeals to its targeted high-performance who also likely forgive the more vibey nature. enough, the bikes measured sound readings of 81 dB at idle and 98 to half redline.

However, the RR the rawer tones, and is louder in application owing to the rider out to milk its optimal power (a fact that brought attention during our photo from the authorities, who were in by rural neighbors that to the loud, albeit street exhaust ruminations).

“I LOVE the sound of the exclaims, Adam, the archetypal replica rider. “You can when its velocity stacks moving and the engine just to lifeit’s just wild to make it exciting but not so hairy to you feel like you’re on for dear life. Plus the just sounds insane feels and sounds like an Inline Four, only one has racing cams and runs on Yeah, the engine does a little bit more than a engine would, but it’s not bad by any and something I think I could with.”

Traction control is into both bikes. The MV system can range from to encouraging hooligan antics, on the desired setting. We noted differences in intrusion from the and lowest settings.

The electronics harness engine power to amount.

A slipper clutch, the signature upgrade in the transmission is well calibrated and appreciated by our crew. Internal gear on both bikes are identical, the RR sports a couple extra in the rear final drive sprocket. Our testers noted a clutch on hard launches, but disparaging in an altogether well—sorted transmission.

Chassis on the two bikes are dissimilar than at first As mentioned before, the steel-tubed are of different construction. The 50mm front forks on both offer three-way adjustment and the Sachs shock offers and rebound adjustment. The RR’s shock, however, offers high- and low-speed compression

The RR also makes use of a steering

Shorn of most bodywork, the Brutales both feel than their actual weights. The 468-pound R tips the two pounds lighter than the RR (MV materials claim an identical for the bikes). Both are light on toes in tight, technical where the Brutale turns in with easy transitions.

the road I was really surprised by how well the MV carries its weight. It like its mass was centralized and near the ground,” says “The chassis had above balance too. This it easy to wail around and really ride the bike without worrying about it to kill you.”

“Plus the is fairly comfortable too,” Adam. “The suspension’s settings are a good compromise, a taut sporty ride you want it but also soak up the pretty good too when just cruising down the

Our road testing culminated in a run to Crater Lake National The backroad highway leading to the features stretches of pristine and sweeping high-speed corners the Brutales stretched their Both bikes are eager to run at an pace, with the RR’s increasing with the mph.

the racetrack is where the higher-spec will truly earn extra R. As it was, its chassis somewhat tauter, but the steering was deemed overkill for regular duty.

In the braking department, the RR again the technical edge, at least the spec sheet perspective. Its monobloc calipers are undoubtedly offering immediate stopping However, the R’s lower-spec are more than adequate with precise modulation.

important difference between the two is the braking with the RR offering front brake calipers,” Adam. “However, I actually the feel and power of the two-piece set-up on the R, as they weren’t as touchy and a bit easier to use aggressively.”

on both bikes are perched in a stance with a slight cant. The riding position is with the handlebar placement for our 6’1” frame. Our legs securely underneath the fuel hump, with the pegs high, but not uncomfortably so.

Notably the RR for ergonomic fine-tuning with footpegs.

Says Adam: ergonomics were very and ‘Japanese’ feeling. And I like It’s nice to hop on a motorcycle and be able to ride it away the need to acclimate to its controls, of gravity, etc.”

The Brutale comfortable enough for an extended day in the with our lower back fatigued after a 200-mile And not that anyone is buying a based on its fuel efficiency but we a nearly identical mpg of 32.24 on the R and on the RR.

A play bike pure and The Brutale delivers more ample street performance in a package.

Folks concerned pinching pennies at the pump even bother asking the Brutale MSRP, with the R in at $16,498 and the double R a tidy The MV’s command a premium tag, to be sure, but it’s all When compared to the $14,999 152-hp!) Aprilia Tuono V4R the look quite expensive but next to its most similar from Ducati, the Streetfighter and Streetfighter S ($18,995), the asking is more palatable.

Certainly, the MV brings more exclusivity its comparatively ubiquitous Italian Ducati in particular.

Our short fling with the Brutales an exhilarating affair. The RR is pure kit for racing purists, while mortals such as us find the R a pulse-racing experience on the street. are worthy representatives of exotic luxury for the ambitious American cementing MV Agusta’s high-performance

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