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MV Agusta Brutale 920

MV Agusta Brutale 920 … passion

Italians are known for passion for design, style and The home of Ferrari, Lamborghini and also produces the world’s beautiful motorcycles the MV Agusta. despite the turbulent times of the decade, the leading Italian brands have shown

LANCE ROTHSCHILD tested the brutal beauty of the Brutale

At the end of 2011, Cayenne Kyalami announced their appointment as the African official importer of MV and the dealership has made a concerted to the brand with an exclusive MV store-within-a-store.

“Our aim is to make MV more accessible to motorcycling says Craig Langton, principal at Cayenne Kyalami. believe there is a demand for MV motorcycles in South Africa and supply these iconic at a market-competitive price.” Langton has demo bikes in stock how I came to spend time one of the newbies to the MV Agusta range the 920.

The MV Agusta Brutale 920 the expansion of the model line-up. by a 921cc engine, the new Brutale is an pleasing … bike design details that even the most fastidious I confess I always thought bikes were somewhat, … and unfinished without until I took one around the tight Zwartkops circuit year. That was my epiphany ….

With a more seating position and a shorter than “clothed” superbikes, a bike seems to bring out the in one and entice one to misbehave.

Photo: The new Brutale is an aesthetically

With its styling and heritage, the has a commanding presence. It has a new engine, new settings, stylish double tail pipes coming out of the and a comfortable one-piece seat With aggressive styling and of the bike, its raw performance is easily and surprisingly easy to ride.

The 920 has a technologically advanced 4-cylinder with radial intake and valves coupled with the advanced engine control as the larger Brutale 1090RR. is accommodated within one of the most chassis and is ideal for an awesome experience. MV Augusta wanted to the most compact and light-weight bike, couple it with a chassis and complement it with engine performance that satisfy even the most motorcyclist.

Among the key characteristics

Four-cylinder engine with valves

Magneti Marelli 5SM control module

Traction with eight levels of

Tubular steel frame with aluminium side for maximum torsional rigidity

sided swing arm with Sachs rear shock

upside-down 50mm adjustable forks

Brembo racing callipers

Lower and narrower seat

From the design perspective the to detail on the bike is marvellous. The steel frame is immaculate, as are the handlebars with a pivoting for additional security and rigidity, the swing-arm and the unique wheels. yet stylish incorporation of the manufacturer’s into various design and the embossing of the logo on the seat, an endorsement of the pride MV Agusta has in and selling such a bike.

It fantastic in both black and

I took the Brutale 920 by trailer to the new Red Raceway for a track day. On in the pits at the track, I fired up the for the first time and I was rewarded the most beautiful sound.

MV engineers say, “The engine displacement provides the balance between power and The new displacement of the legendary 4-cylinder is obtained with a new bore and ratio with a focus on the power curve of the Brutale to be more manageable while at the time offering class-leading

As I headed out onto the track for the time, the engine provided of torque from low down in the rev all the way to the top of the rev counter which is about Somehow MV Agusta’s engineers married 130 horse-power to a very torque curve so the engine is throughout the rev range. This in a bike that is quite to ride, and one which will be for a relatively inexperienced rider to gain confidence on.

The wet, multi-disc clutch perfectly and feedback from the is consistent.

The chassis consists of a that is a mixture of a steel structure and lateral aluminium that have been the of MV Agusta. The Brutale has a 1,430mm and a 25deg steering head with 103.5mm of trail, it optimum balance of agility and Up front there are 50mm Marzocchi forks and the rear has a mono shock.

Both and rear suspension can be set to the rider’s and for pillion comfort as and when

The standard tyres on the bike are Angel and these give grip and immediate feedback the road surface. The brakes are particularly the front brakes, operated consistently well. At no was there any brake fade and the they inspired enabled braking into turns and gave lots of time to the bike where I wanted it.

The is not excessively tall, which is for a broader range of riders. The position is comfortable and even some aggressive riding, my were not sore or tired. I was to ride for quite some without feeling fatigued.

I the drive to be smooth and the bike has of a dual personality, behaving a meek little kitten low in the rev range and then transforming to a beast when you get above

The display on the bike was easy to and as much as I personally prefer a analogue rev-counter, I found the counter to be adequate. The digital gives accurate and clear and the gear position indicator is handy, particularly as the bike has a useful power band you can be trundling along in quite low in sixth gear and still be to change up.

From an electronics the Brutale has two throttle/engine maps one for mode and one for everyday traffic. It has an eight-stage traction control Traction control on motorbikes is commonplace, but it makes a lot of sense in you can ride in a similar style of changing conditions and merely your traction control

So, where does the Brutale 920 fit the market? This is a great for everyday commuting and the longer breakfast run. Being a bike, you have little from the wind and this can be tiring on a long journey. The sitting position, visibility in the and the sheer “flickability” of the Brutale all add up to a great bike for commuting.

In the Brutale is narrow making it to filter through traffic.

In the time I spent with the I experienced its handling on the race its highway riding ability and its capabilities. The pillion seating is far less exposed that on superbikes and there is a connectedness rider and pillion. The bike my weight with ease and the weight of the pillion made difference to the handling and “rideability” of the

Both my pillion passengers the ride and commented on how good the sounds and how quick it was. In the short time I had the Brutale I didn’t get to extend it to the claimed top of 265km/h, but I know this is capable of such speeds, though, being …, it be the most comfortable.

At an introductory of R124,900, the Brutale 920 gives price/performance ratio. Would I to own one? Hell, yes. DM

MV Agusta Brutale 920

MV Agusta Brutale 920


cylinder; 4-…; 16-valve; Radial Valve


Compression Ratio: 13:1

96kW (129 HP) at 10,500rpm

Wet, multi disc

system: Magnetti Marelli 5SM injection integrated system

Wheelbase: 1430mm

Overall 2045mm

Overall width:

Saddle height: 825mm

Dry 183kg

Fuel Tank 23 litres

Max Speed: 265km/h

MV began as an aviation company way in 1907. Count Giovanni produced aircraft and his company through the production of Agusta during World War I.

When Count Augusta in 1927, his business passed the hands of his widow and son, who found themselves having to with a crisis in the aeronautics Staring business disaster in the their only option was to from aviation and they to convert the focus of the business to manufacture to meet the growing for motorised individual mobility in

German occupation during War II brought a halt to their and development. However, at the end of the war, Agusta, Count Giovanni’s established Meccanica Verghera, a he positioned as fully prepared to the challenges of the motorcycle market.

The 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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