MV Agusta Brutale

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REVIEW: You have to the cheekiness of aspirational brands.

BMW features on its options lists would be standard on lesser while niche badges limited edition models to those seeking something a different.

Fiat’s Gucci 500 for or a seemingly endless line of edition Harley-Davidsons. And, not surprisingly given it’s now by Harley, this MV Agusta anniversary edition.

MVs sell in in New Zealand, but the iconic name with decades of high race-track success.

Formed the Agusta aviation company in to create post-war jobs, the claimed 270 Grand Prix and 10 titles in three capacity from 1952 to 1974 riders like John and Giacomo Agostini aboard, and for a it was a podium fixture at the Isle of

As such, buyers are primed to pay a for the badge; to live with a few gremlins which prompt Italian arm-waving frustration and to a weather eye out for short-run variants.

This one focuses on a livery to mark the 150th anniversary of unification.

So the standard machine Italian flag accents, the 150 etched here and there, the pan and the knowledge you’ve got one of only 150

You don’t care? There is a ard 990R, but I was certainly looking to this one, after a past but memorable summer the far north on its brutal 750cc

Like that bike is … so there’s no screen or to cut the wind with aggressive and a riding position that you purposefully over the bars.

But beneath you and inside that steel trellis frame is a 998cc in-line four-cylinder that features Ferrari-designed arranged valves and produces at 10,600rpm and 106Nm at 8000rpm.

half a kilowatt per kilogram, trounces the nimble little 458, and not just in terms of to weight. You can break the open speed limit in first MV Agusta says it’ll hit at 11,600rpm; all I know is the engine was it out as I hit 100kmh, and I hadn’t yet changed

Given a closed road I get to 150kmh in second; MV says top is 265kmh. But I was playing in the real with 100kmh speed and a bendy hill road home.

Which is one reason to this bike, for unlike purer sports machines it is to play at real world Second gear at 100kmh around 7500rpm on the dial at 80kmh in first you’re on in the meat of the torque, and though can be quite sudden in the sport even this fairly rider handled it just a good one would just be

The bike does get traction though I never felt it cut in and access the eight settings Nor could I disable sport for mode. And with no English manual in the country, even the couldn’t work it out.

Apparently, you press the start while it’s already hold your breath, at the sky, plan tomorrow’s list and it may or may not happen. In my case, the stayed resolutely in sport the day I returned it, when one of the shop discovered that if he held his out at a 45-degree angle to his body pressing buttons, it’d sport. What’s adjusted via the

No-one seemed sure, and the bike was due with another I never got to find out.

no matter what Mr Mechanic did his Dunhill, the traction control remained a closed book.

But I need them. Even on wet I found this bike tractable and comfy, not only in of its riding position. It’ll walking-speed manoeuvres without even in sport, delivery is moderate your throttle and you’ve got instant traction while the adjustable Marzocchi and Sachs rear shock, adjusted to suit my weight, sufficiently compliant to manage the of real-world roads.

The 830mm seat height suit taller riders, the narrow profile means like me can get their feet

The riding position isn’t too for longer distances, and the 23-litre suggests a touring capability.

there’s no pillion pew, and there are rear footpegs suggest the plastic rear (which opens to reveal space for disc lock) can be by a pillion pad, you won’t much luggage. I couldn’t anywhere to put bungee hooks wouldn’t damage the paint.

hard to complain about the settings change given it be simple with a manual on and buyers will of course get

I couldn’t even complain the left-hand mirror’s habit of skywards the moment I whacked the open it stayed put during riding and merely underlined the manic performance at speed acting as a potent reminder to it seemly among other when you most need the And anyway, the other one stayed But you’d have to be keen to pay price, given Triumph’s Triple costs a good grand less.

Still, think Speed add the illustrious pedigree and the extra value from this edition variant of an already badge and if you’re willing to pay the to suit, you’ll no doubt be especially since you no longer to worry about the build and finish issues that dogged Italian brands in part to MV’s new owner.

MV Brutale 990R Anniversary

How $26,990 ($25,990 for standard

Engine, transmission: 998cc liquid-cooled fuel injected, chain drive

Power and Power 102kW at 10,600rpm, 106Nm at 8000rpm

How big? 2093mm long, wide, 830mm seat 1438mm wheelbase, 190kg dry 23-litre tank

Suspension and Front forks with and compression damping and spring adjustment, rear single with spring preload front double floating disc brakes with callipers, rear single steel disc with calliper

Wheels: Aluminium cast wheels with front and 190/55-ZR 17 rear

For: Heritage, rarity real world performance

Not suited to passengers, MV premium

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