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The Return of MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR

Inspired by the historic Serie Oro

The Return of MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Inspired by the historic Serie Oro

Just a few weeks ago, MV Agusta presented the more than limited version of the Brutale 1000 RR Blue & White M.L., a super exclusive motorcycle made in a single copy, characterized by a livery inspired by some models of the past. Based on the extraordinary Serie Oro, which went into production in recent weeks and was intended for a limited number of buyers, this month marks the return of another model that has made Italian motorcycle history: the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR.

Introduced for the first time in 2001, the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR - along with the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro - has been defined as the "naked" motorcycle (a type of motorcycle designed without superstructures and/or protections) on the market. The new version was presented at the Milan motor show in 2019: the design is centered on taut lines and volumes perfectly integrated between the front and rear axle, a balance that goes back to what it has always been and still is the hallmark of the four-cylinder Brutale, since the first, iconic model that marked the revival of the Italian brand together with the F4.

On the contrary, some more specific elements including the headlight, the tank and the tail have been designed and put into production specifically for the new Brutale model. The experience offered by the Brutale 1000 RR is the same as with the Serie Oro, thanks to some choices of settings that make the two models very similar to each other, such as the superstructures with carbon fibre elements. On the dashboard, the second generation, 5-inch colour TFT display, with 800 by 480 pixel resolution, is the main interface between rider and the multiple possibilities for customizing the bike. The equipment supplied with the new Brutale allows Bluetooth connection with the smartphone to manage incoming calls, messages and music. Finally, you can also make the most of the many features of the bike with the MV Ride App navigation app, one of the latest news from MV Agusta. As on the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, the engine of the 1000 RR is the most recent evolution of the four-cylinder.

When one thinks of engineering and art on two wheels, is necessarily thinking of the MV Agusta. Born with the name of Meccanica Verghera Agusta in 1945, since 1977 its history has been pretty troubled: jumping from the ownership of Cagiva to the one of Harley Davidson, the company has never stopped producing motorcycles that have become symbols of the Italian excellence in the world. Alongside the Brutale the most famous is certainly the MV Agusta F4, born from the mind of Massimo Tamburini with the mechanical advice of Ferrari, presented in 1997 and reinterpreted in several special series (such as the F4 SPR, the F4 Tamburini in carbon and titanium, the R312 and the precious F4 CC, sold at a record price of € 100,000 together with a Rolex and a Trussardi jacket). The last restyling dates back to 2009, a few months after an MV Agusta F4 1000S was chosen to accompany Batman (Christian Bale) along the streets of Gotham City in the film The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan (2008).