Motorcycle enthusiasts the world over have one thing in common: They respect a good build. In other words, whether the bike be a Harley, Honda or custom chopper, if the build is good, it receives the respect it deserves, and one of the best builds for 2022 is the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring. This is the fiercest Brutale ever created. This agile, brisk and quick bike is built for the track, but not just any track, but the world famous Nürburgring track. This is the track which tests the symbiotic relationship between bike and rider, the track which shows the world just what promotional words cannot. Now that we’ve wet your appetite, lets get a closer look at this street lean brute.
The Nürburgring Circuit
Before we even begin to appreciate the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring, it’s crucial to have some sort of background of the Nürburgring circuit. After all, the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring was made specifically for this track. Known as the most dangerous track in the world, the Nürburgring has claimed the lives of over 70 drivers. Famed Formula 1 driver Jackie Stewart called this track, “the green hell”, a name it still holds to this day. Once you’ve a grasp of the track, you’ll be able to understand the various upgrades, alterations and additions to the special edition Brutale 1000, and why those put it above it’s sibling, the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR. Succinctly put, the special edition MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring is a bike of purpose. To begin with, the Nürburgring is a world famous motorsports track located in Nürburg, Germany. The track is around 13 miles long, and curves throughout the landscape, tightly hugging the numerous hills. This famous track offers much to the eye, as the quaint town is home to the medieval Nürburg castle and the breathtaking Eifel Mountains. The track itself is an aggressive one, as it it defy’s drivers to confront and conquer it. to best an aggressive track, you need an aggressive bike. However, chances are that even if you’ve never heard of it before, you or someone you know may have traversed it’s track. Why? Because it’s believed that this track is used in more video games than any other in the world, “with more than 50 million digital Nürburgrings have been shipped for consoles since the mid-2000s.”
The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring Special Edition Build
If you thought that it couldn’t get any meaner than the MV Agusta RR, then grab your hats, because they just released the special edition MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring. A word of warning: Made in cooperation with the Nurburgring circuit, “A legendary temple of speed in the midst of blind brows, and corners of whatever radius and difficulty, spread over 20 km.” This bike is not for the faint of heart. What we’re looking at here is a ground skimming, speed hungry beast of a machine with a compression ratio of 13.4:1, 208 unbridled horses, four cylinder, 4 stroke 16 valve engine, 998 cc, top speed of 186 mph, special edition where only 150 units will be released to the public. Other features include a fuel tank capacity of 4.23 gallons, and a cassette style constant mesh 6 speed transmission, an electronic quick-shift clutch, MV EAS 3.0, electronically assisted shift up and down. Please take note, that MV Agusta also includes a race kit adapted specifically for this bike, which is designed to make your Nürburgring faster at 215 HP. Designed to be lighter than the 1000 RR for optimal track performance, MV Agusta went to BST. BST is one of the best carbon wheel crafters on the planet.
They were chosen to create carbon fiber wheels for the Nürburgring special edition. These wheels are designed to cut down on unsprung weight. By doing so you get bigger bang for your buck, as everything from general handling, braking and acceleration are improved. But performance isn’t all. These carbon wheels were given a golden-amber coloring, which gives the bike a fast, sophisticated and classy look, belying the dependable, refined practical function. Other carbon fiber elements include tank panels, airbox cover, spoiler cover, among others. As previously stated, the designers at MV Agusta were given the task to make the special edition lighter. When a bike has less weight it means that the bike is more responsive to the riders commands. For example, a lighter bike allows the rider to shift their body weight to make cornering easier, overall agility is increased and braking is much more dependable. As for suspension, its superior, electronically controlled suspension comes from Ohlins with Braking supplied by Brembo. The braking system is a dual Stylema front calipers with the rear supplied by Brembo’s two-piston Caliper. As for the frame, you get a steel tubular trellis frame.
As for rider aides, your Nürburgring will host nothing but the best, state-of-the-art electronics, such as the MK100 Continental ABS module, and a brand new IMU to assist with cornering. The display panel is a newly designed, 5.5 inch color TFT display, EAS 3.0 electronic gear sensor. You also get Bluetooth connectivity, MV Ride app compatibility, state-of-the-art EAS 3.0 electronic gear sensor, GPS and the Mobisat tracker. The MV Ride app lets you control the driving mode via your smartphone, which gives you optimal control over the quality of your ride. Lets not forget the launch control, wheelie control, cruise control and front lift control.
With only 150 special edition units being sold at $46,000 each (at the time of this writing), odds are you won’t see one on the highway any time soon. In fact, the mere price and scarcity factor alone will mean that most owners will see this gem as more of an artistic investment, and prop it up in the living room, den or man cave on display rather than take it to the market for a late night chips and soda snack run. After all, each of the 150 bikes will be numbered, just like any other high-end collectible. However, if you just so happen to want to reserve one of these special edition superbikes for yourself or a loved one, then check out the site to start the process!