Hailed by some as one of the most beautifully built, fastest production bikes on the market today, the MV Agusta’s brand new street chomper, the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR, has a lot to live up to. For those who’ve personally experienced the bike, the consensus is that it may just be one of the best bikes ever built. Everything from the dynamic, cornering street lights, ride-by-wire multi-map system, to the 998 cc inline, 4-cylinder engine and Ohlin suspension is more than enough to entice even the most skeptical rider to take a closer look.
1. The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is based on the Serie Oro
This much anticipated, Italian, naked super bike from MV Agusta took its design and build from the much admired, limited edition Serie Oro. Case in point, the braking system. The 1000 RR’s braking system is just the same as the Serie Oro. Here, high performance Brembo Stylema front calipers own the show, with their radial calipers, 320mm floating discs. As for the rear, you get a 220mm disc with dual piston caliper. Other similarities include the same chassis dimensions and inline 4-cylinder engine design. In effect, the 1000RR is basically a production bike based on the limited edition Serie Oro.
2. Voted the Most Beautiful Bike at EICMA 2018
When the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR was given its debut at EICMA 2018, those in attendance selected it as the most beautiful bike at the show. According to Brian Gillen, CPE and CRC director, “We wanted to make the Brutale 1000 RR the user-friendliest super bike replica naked on the market”.However, being the most beautiful bike means nothing if it’s not accessible for everyday riders, and that’s exactly what Brian Gillen and the folks at MV Agusta set out to do: Turn this beautiful bike into one that offered riders a secure, stable ride, chock full of state-of-the-art electronic rider aides.
3. Refined 998cc MV Agusta Four Engine
When in comes to speed, the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR means business, as it can garner speeds over 300 km/h or 186 mph, with it’s blend of aerodynamic styling and superior 208 hp engine paving the way. One way the inline, four cylinder 998cc MV Agusta Four engine was refined included the use of new materials, such as the introduction of titanium connecting rods and Asso piston rings. Other features include a DOHC radial valve timing system, Eldor EM2.10 engine control unit, and an electronic quick shift MV EAS 2.1, among others.
4. The Addition of Aerodynamic Wings
In order to increase speed, the design team at MV Agusta decided to add aerodynamic wings to the design. Aerodynamics is a science which studies how an object, such as a motorcycle, plane or car, moves through the air, with the end result being the reduction of air resistance. When it comes to reducing air resistance with regards to motorcycle riding, wings are often part of that equation, so MV Agusta added them. The wings on the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR are found near the radiators. The wings serve to improve downforce and reducing lift. By dong so, you’ll be able to carve a cleaner, smoother and more stable ride, as well as save some cash at the fuel pump.
5. Packed with Electronic Rider Aides
One thing that was definitely needed on the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR was the inclusion of a dedicated electronic system. This system just had to be state-of-the-art, or nothing else would do, so that’s just what MV Agusta gave you: A modern, ride by wire multi-map system with 4 riding modes: Rain, custom, race and sport. This system comes complete with an IMU to handle the traction control, with 8 settings. Next, you get Front Lift Control system technology, and it all comes together on an easy to read, second generation, 5 inch TFT Display with 800 x 480 resolution. Other features include a cruise control, and smartphone connectivity. Finally, know that the MV Ride Navigation app allows you to customize your bike using your smartphone.
6. Semi-Dry Sump Lubrication
it’s no secret to racing fans, that MV Agusta is a well-respected presence on the track, and part of that success is due to their splitter lubrication system. Well, the designers of the 2021 MV Brutale 1000 RR decided to take that splitter lubrication system and include it into their design for the 1000 RR. Here, the semi-dry sump lubrication means that oil is separated from moving parts, while providing mechanical protection of parts during sharp turns and wheelies. All of this while keeping friction between parts reduced.
7. Assembled by Hand
We think that you’ll agree, that from concept to showroom, the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is a spectacular example of modern day design. However, did you also know that the Brutale 1000 RR is also considered a work of art? That’s right. Once you put your order down for a MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR, the order is sent to a highly trained craftsman. This one person is responsible for handcrafting your bike from the bottom up. No one else. Once your 1000 RR is completed, the technician signs their name right on the bike itself.
8. The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR is Considered a “Naked Bike”
If you’re new to motorcycles, and find the term “naked bike” confusing, then you’re not alone. This fast growing segment of bikes contains a following of bikers who prefer a bike that’s quick, agile and offers superior handling. The speed, acceleration and handling is due to the fact that much of the bikes parts have been removed, such as fairings, so it’s lighter and quicker. In fact, you might want to consider a naked bike as a trimmed down version of a sport bike.
9. Dynamic Headlight
Dynamic headlights or otherwise known as adaptive motorcycle cornering headlights, perform a unique function for night riders. By utilizing integrated sensors, these headlights can calculate upcoming angles and point the light in that direction as you lean into the curve. For many models, you have to purchase an after market, dynamic headlight, but not with MV Agusta. They’ve actually included one as standard on the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR. This is a smart move by the designers, as a bike as agile and fast as the 1000 RR, night-time visibility is crucial.
10. Superior Suspension Supplied by Ohlins
The addition of high performance suspension by Ohlins is simply the icing on the cake when it comes to riding this hyper-naked bike. For the front, you get the Ohlins Nix EC fork, manual spring, pre-load adjustment. That’s married to the Ohlins EC Electronic Steering Damper, which automatically adjusts itself based on how fast you’re traveling. Ohlin’s very own NIX technology controls your front tire, keeping it both stable, steady and in contact with the pavement. In the back there’s the Ohlins TTX rear shock absorber.