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MV Agusta Brutale 920

An MV for the Masses

They say: MV for everyone”

We say: “Everyone $12k kicking around,

Shortly after journalists set out for first ride on the new Brutale 675 in a rainstorm swept in and soaked us. In a the weather was appropriate: Unlike MV Agustas, this is not some superbike meant only for Sundays. The Brutale 675, in the firm’s own words, is “the MV for everyone.”

The all-digital dash is with information, but it’s to read in direct sunl

The 12-valve engine is based on the from the F3, but as you’d expect the roadster gets some to soften power delivery and rideability. New pistons have tops, reducing compression 13.0:1 to 12.3:1. New cams less lift and duration. The are the same size as the F3’s, but from steel instead of

Claimed horsepower is 20 bhp less the F3 at 108.5 bhp, and arrives rpm earlier at 12,500 rpm. is more evenly spread the range, with a claimed of 48.0 lb.-ft. at 12,000

The motor fired up with a raspy three-cylinder sound, and the bar flicked across the digital panel before settling a smooth idle as I fiddled the ride mode button on the handlebar.

Like the F3, the Brutale has a ride-by-wire that incorporates four modes and adjustable traction I began in Normal, which neutral throttle response and a TC setting. Sport mode throttle response and backs off the TC; does the opposite; Custom can be set you like.

The first few minutes’ was going to be an important test, that the F3 has been criticized for its fuelling, which is arguably more important on a … MV says it has already sorted problem with an ECU update is into the Brutale. We’re there: The new bike still slightly off idle, but throttle above 2000 rpm is certainly than the F3.

MV Agusta Brutale 920
MV Agusta Brutale 920

It was immediately clear that motor is in a very different of tune compared to the F3 unit, really prefers to be spun 10,000 rpm. By contrast, the pulls from down low and powerful from 5000 rpm Out on the open road, the Brutale was strong through the midrange and enough to make it truly to cane.

And the howling exhaust can’t be ignored—it’s intoxicating!

was super sharp, too—as and responsive as you might expect of a bike that’s said to less than 400 pounds gas. On tight roads the light weight, quick torquey engine and near-infinite clearance make it a real to ride, although in hairpin the chassis felt rather For the most part though, the is well balanced and a good between compliance and support.

There was no shortage of braking thanks to big Brembo calipers and discs. U.S.-market bikes come equipped with a but not ABS, which isn’t available as an option. I was keen to ABS when the rain started but at least the wet weather gave me an to try Rain mode, which throttle response considerably to the excellent Pirelli Angel ST maintain grip.

Like other bikes in class, the Brutale doesn’t any wind protection or luggage and the seat is fairly thin. equally consistent with its this doesn’t matter—… are ridiculously fun to ride, and typically a good value. Sure, for the Brutale isn’t cheap, but thousands less than the F3, it the most affordable path to MV ownership.

But that doesn’t cheap feeling or dull: The is a subtly sharper, more … than you’ll elsewhere in the middleweight category, one brings a touch of Italian performance and attitude to the division.

MV Agusta Brutale 920
MV Agusta Brutale 920
MV Agusta Brutale 920
MV Agusta Brutale 920
MV Agusta Brutale 920
MV Agusta Brutale 920
MV Agusta Brutale 920
MV Agusta Brutale 920
MV Agusta Brutale 920

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