Meet The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR - The Rush 1000’s Sophisticated Sibling

The exotic naked makes a comeback after a hiatus owing to the Euro-5 emission norms

  • MV Agusta has unveiled the 2021 Brutale 1000 RR.

  • Powered by the same 998cc, inline-four motor with tweaked internals to meet Euro-5 norms.

  • Gets a larger 5.5-inch TFT dash with improved electronics.

MV Agusta has taken the wraps off the 2021 Brutale 1000 RR. The exotic naked has undergone some crucial changes for 2021 including Euro5 compliance, but retains most of its famed underpinnings. 

Luckily, abiding to stricter emission norms hasn’t come at the cost of performance. The Brutale 1000 RR’s F4-derived 998cc inline-four motor still puts out an impressive 210PS and 116.5Nm thanks to the internal tweaks and revised exhaust system. Besides, all 210 horses now get unleashed at 13,000rpm, 450rpm earlier than the 2020 version. The Brutale 1000 RR remains among the most powerful naked motorcycles on sale globally. 

Also part of the updates is a new Continental MK100 IMU with lean-sensitive functions like cornering ABS and traction control accessible via a 5.5-inch TFT display (0.5-inch bigger than before). 

Meanwhile, bits like all-LED illumination, wheelie control, a bi-directional quickshifter, 8-level traction control, launch control, and Bluetooth connectivity with turn-by-turn navigation have all been carried forward from the 2020 model, like everything else on the bike.

Suspension duties are still performed by an electronically adjustable Ohlins USD fork and monoshock, while for braking, the bike employs top-of-the-line Brembo calipers mounted on forged wheels shod with Pirelli Supercorsa rubber. Adding to this package are new forged footrests, claimed to improve rider comfort.

The 2021 Brutale 1000 RR is priced at about Rs 28.5 lakh in Europe, where it should reach showrooms in a month. However, even though it is Euro-5/BS6 compliant now, we don’t think it will reach our shores anytime soon, as the Italian brand has severed ties with Motoroyale, the official importer for MV Agusta in India. 

Nevertheless, If you are looking for a 200PS+ naked motorcycle in India, take a look at the BS6 Ducati Streetfighter V4 or the Kawasaki Z H2.


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