2012 MV Agusta Brutale R 1090 Review —

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MV Agusta 1000 Corona

Beauty is subjective, performance

Photos by Alfonse Palaima

art, as MV Agusta has branded is a generally accepted description of the produced by the Italian manufacturer. Our is if a bike as attractive as the Brutale R performs as well as it profiles.

One forty-two claimed horsepower and claimed ft-lbs of torque a claimed dry weight of 404 lbs implies a opponent to any sportbike regardless its of dress. On the dyno, our Brutale out 126.7 hp and 74.1 ft-lbs of nearly 10 ponies more Kawasaki’s Z1000. With its 6.0-gallon tank full, the MV in around 470 lbs, about 10 less than Kawi’s Z.

factors into this as does included technologies as the Brutale’s traction-control system. we found with the Brutale in our possession is, like most motorcycles of comparable design, the is in the hunt with its competitors the buying decision a choice nuances, individual preferences and

Naked bikes bare There’s no hiding unsightly harnesses or sloppy welds a veil of plastic bodywork. here, exposed for all to see, MV’s attention to detail volumes about the company’s

Sans the bodywork of its F4 counterpart, the displays just how compact a MV created.

Tolerances — from the few separating the dual, staggered from the rear tire, to the gap radiator and splayed exhaust — are breathlessly tight for a production The testa rossa (red valve cover, tapered headers and organic way in which the clings beneath the engine is beauty beyond that of the two-wheeler.

“What a looker! It’s gorgeous,” squeals fellow Troy Siahaan, as if he were a girl standing in line at a Bieber autograph signing.

these refinements, in conjunction the Brutale’s overall styling, justify its artwork connotation. the Brutale’s omitted subtleties, reveals a few questionable choices on behalf. First and foremost is the of compression damping adjustment on the shock (an included feature on the RR Brutale).

A $16,500 sportbike no compression adjustability seems to us a way of lowering the price perception of the

As tightly as MV may have routed the header pipes, the lovely twin exits manage to a rider’s right ankle out of positioning — an obvious form function decision made by MV because MV test riders have noted the encumbrance. We did.

Says chieftan editor Duke, “Those …, outlets dramatically cut into the of a rider’s right foot, when carrying weight on the of your feet like a sport rider.”

MV Agusta 1000 Corona

Another of MV engineering is the vibratory nature of the inline four-cylinder. “If I were to the Brutale in one word, it’s laments Siahaan. “A lot of vibrations are in the handlebars at all engine speeds.”

The short, 56.3-inch wheelbase to its airborne front wheel, but so gearing. While you can’t the Brutale by changing its wheelbase, a could moderate its excessive nature by reducing the tooth on the rear sprocket. if you really to reduce its wheelie tendencies.

MV did grace the Brutale with a of power-delivery modes, but gave it two: rain and sport. other sportbikes generally a selection of three ECU-controlled deliveries, it’s all or (next to) on the Brutale. As for traction control, we left it in the third of eight and were happy for its lack of and its electronic safety net.

The exhibits neutral handling with minimal time in the cockpit acclimating to its distinct The tubular-steel MAG-welded trellis works well with the (50mm) inverted Marzocchi and Sachs shock to deliver a ride.

We found the stock bars to be narrow, reducing the amount of We’d prefer another of length and bet the small measurement provide more effective during high-speed transitions, it shouldn’t be inferred the Brutale agile.

“Narrow handlebars are a strange, though the chassis has a neutral feel,” confirms

With 37 world titles to its even without having in Grand Prix racing the 1979 season, MV Agusta second behind Honda in World Championship titles. No of advertising can purchase a repertoire of competitiveness MV has earned, and it’s kind of incorporeal essence MV exudes.

MV Agusta is Italian, and not a Ducati – it’s special. qualities, however non-quantitative, are to monetary value depending on the Sure, “resetting the trip requires a bewildering combination of pushes,” describes Duke, but its stylized headlight to the attractive, seat with red stitching and MV logo, the Brutale evokes a level of motorcycle emotion.

MV Agusta 1000 Corona

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