2013 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR Review — Quick Ride

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One … Italian streetfighter

MV produces four renditions of its powered 1078cc … Brutale 1090. Brutale R, Brutale 1090 RR and Brutale  The two Triple models, 675 and Brutale 800 brings the total count to six.

Of this crop, including this and a forthcoming Brutale 675 vs Triumph Triple R comparison, we’ve all but two – the standard and Corsa model Brutales. The Brutale 1090 is the upon which the other 1090 Brutales are built, one offering upgraded componentry and performance, as well as a commensurate increase, ending with the and its assortment of forged wheels and components.

For 2013 only the 1090 and Brutale 1090 RR are bound (Corsa model special request) but the good is this year’s Brutale is practically the same as 2012’s R version. Better yet, the has been reduced from year’s $16,498 for the 1090 R to ($14,898 with ABS) for the Brutale 1090. In other buying this year’s model Brute gets you year’s R model Brute at a savings.

More performance for less Cha-ching!

In addition to the Metallic White model we tested, Brutale 1090 RRs are available in and Metallic Gold/Pearl White

Like the other Brutales, and all MVs for matter, the Brutale 1090 RR is a feast for two-wheel-inclined eyes. rolling the Metallic Blue/Pearl model in our possession out of the garage, the rotation slowed so the sun could get a look at the bike.

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Besides the Brutale’s design and elegantly racy scheme, a slow, visual of the bike reveals details as the quick-release axle clamps on the of the fork legs, 90-degree stems, a three-bolt bottom clamp and tolerances so tight an finger won’t pass the exhaust and rear tire.

The fork legs are a massive in diameter and are fully adjustable, as is the shock suspending the single-sided

When the wife – an aficionado of name-branded anything – got wind awaited a boutique, Italian in the garage, it became my immediate duty to take her for a ride. So off we crossing the soon-to-be-replaced Gerald Bridge on our way to the appropriately ritzy of Palos Verdes, CA.

Read our review of the Triumph Triple R

A few attributes – some some not so good – surfaced our ride. I had previously noted of the two rider modes (Race and the more aggressive setting was near impossible to facilitate off-to-on throttle application. light-switch effect was only with the addition of a passenger.

MV Agusta 500 SS
MV Agusta 500 SS

LED strips highlight the front of the dash cover.

For 2013 MV implemented new fuel and mapping “for smoother control.” To our understanding, early-release model MVs were shipped without the ECU update and this explain the abrupt throttle we experienced. The problem could be solved by simply uploading the new to our test unit, as well as the same issue with Brutale models (check your MV dealer).

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The other is to use the softer, Normal, rider setting to smooth throttle This setting puts of the engine’s claimed 158 hp to ground Brutale R we dynoed last cranked out 126.6 hp at 9750 and just as easily snatches up power wheelies, so the ride is exciting no matter which you choose.

The 2013 updates for the Brutales new wheels and slash-cut mufflers add to its visual appeal.

Which me to the Brutale’s other fault: its short gear ratios. it’s a hooligan bike, so and immense power on tap are part of the equation, but constant rowing of the up and down the first three gets tiresome when around town. And when two owners I’ve spoken have changed to taller (one going as far as adapting an F4 into his Brutale’s gearbox), I it isn’t just my opinion.

the double-R Brutale makes for a streetfighter for solo or two-up Its handling manners fall on the side of neutral, but, as Duke notes, “It feels heavier and quite a bit bigger the three-cylinder Brutales. On the plus it’s much more than the little Brutes and has better suspension compliance.”

MV Agusta 500 SS
MV Agusta 500 SS

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