MotoStrada, the authorized distributor of MV Agusta motorbikes in the Philippines, has announced that the 2020 Brutale 1000 RR will be available in the country by the third quarter of 2020.
First introduced in 2001, engineers behind this third generation of the Brutale series has this to say about their latest product: “It was born from a new mentality in terms of design and development areas not only to bring power, but to recognize the fact that it should be approachable to all riders—regardless of riding skills.”
Aside from having a 998cc engine that puts out an enormous power output of 208hp and 116.5Nm, this naked superbike vows not to place the rider in a difficult situation while riding, thanks to its vast array of functional electronic systems that make it powerful yet controllable and easy to ride.
Either cruising on the city streets, carving mountains, or ripping the race track, the Brutale promises a pleasurable riding experience with all the modern technologies introduced in the bike.
“While riding the bike, we want the connection between the rider directly to the rear tire,” says Brian Gillen, MVA research and development director.
MV Agusta spent some 170,000 hours for the development of the bike in terms of riding ergonomics and aerodynamics in a virtual room.
Its highly advanced engine uses titanium pushrods, low-friction Asso piston rings, a central timing chain, and new valve guides and camshafts with engineering layout derived from the Formula 1 and MotoGP racing machines. MV Agusta designed the frame on the new Brutale that offers a highly evolved mixed structure with steel lattice and aluminum side plates.
It is equipped with an Arrow exhaust system with a 4-14 set up. Using a full ride-by-wire multimap system, the Brutale 1000RR offers four riding modes: Sport, Rain, Race, and Custom. The IMU inertial platform allows the rider to adjust traction control in eight settings with an option to deactivate the system. Other electronic features include Front Lift Control (anti-wheelie) and Launch Control.
The Brutale comes with a 5-inch full-color TFT display to give the rider important data on the bike’s performance.
Its suspension duties are handled by the Öhlins Nix EC forks in front that electronically adjusts to riding situations, while the rear has an equally electronically adjustable Öhlins TTX rear shock absorber fixed to the aluminum single-sided swingarm.
Braking power comes from the radially mounted Brembo Stylema front calipers clamping on 320mm diameter floating discs, while a 220mm disc combined with a dual-piston caliper stops the rear wheel. Electronic management is assigned to the ABS Bosch 9 Plus system with Race Mode.
The Brutale 1000 RR’s claimed top speed is 300kph, so it gets precisely positioned wings for optimum downforce to keep the front end planted on the tarmac.
MotoStrada has started accepting preorders for the 2020 Brutale 1000 RR. Are you sitting down? The price starts at P2,000,000.