The MV Agusta model line-up is expanding with the introduction of the new BRUTALE 1090R. This incredible naked has enamored the motorcycle world with its unique design that has been to date unequaled. Ever since its introduction the BRUTALE has continued to be the leader in both design and performance. With the launching of the new BRUTALE, the most beautiful and powerful naked is now within reach of an even larger number of riders whom have always dreamed of experiencing the emotions only the BRUTALE can deliver. A new engine configuration, new chassis settings, a onepiece seat design with a focus on comfort, the BRUTALE 1090R offers a new interpretation of a high performance naked. A motorcycle that offers aggressive styling and raw performance matched with an intuitive chassis. A Brutale that is always incredibly easy to ride, has never been this comfortable and intuitive.
1078cc for 144 hp: the new in-line four cylinder engine rises to the top of the naked motorcycle class. It derived from the base engine featured on the 990R therefore there are no variations in layout but it has been reconfigured for smoother more progressive throttle response, more solid, and harmonious than before, especially when opening-closing and when accelerating. The same 46 mm Mikuni throttle body assembly is used, with the installation of a non-return feed that is operated by Marelli 5SM electronics that feature a new 8 step traction control. As with the 990R, the engine crank case is 1.32 lbs lighter than the previous one, and is fitted with a counter-rotating balancing shaft to resist high-frequency secondary vibrations, which has been placed at the front of the engine and is driven directly by the primary transmission gear. The transmission ratios remain the same while the internal gearbox command mechanism is entirely new, redesigned to allow adopting a gear sensor, and to provide a smoother and more comfortable shift of the lever. The list of new components continues along the guidelines of the 990R: there is a new Mitsubishi, Neodymium-Iron-Boron generator that weighs a full 3.52 lbs less than the previous version; the lubrication circuit has also been entirely renewed, with a double rotor pump which is smaller and lighter (by 0.75 lb), but more efficient than the previous version. The circuit is no longer divided, as it was before, and the pump serves the radiator and the engine which are placed in series. The water pump, too, has been completely redesigned, and although it is 0.13 lb lighter than the previous one, its cooling capacity is up to 65% greater at low revs.
On a cost per performance basis, the BRUTALE 1090R is without a doubt the new reference in the naked sport category. A technologically advanced 4 cylinder engine with radial intake and exhaust valves , the same advanced engine control unit as the 1090RR paired with one of the most evolved chassis’; the BRUTALE 1090R is able to easily tame even the most demanding roads and racetracks.
This advanced performance is also coupled with a new look, with the color black dominating the new styling of the radiator shrouds and seat. But, looks are not everything and a major focus was also placed on rider comfort with a re-designed single seat that improves both rider and passenger comfort during every day use.