The Brutale 1000 RR Is MV Agusta's Take On Cost-Cutting

The Brutale 1000 RR retains the Serie Oro’s 208PS power figure

  • Shares its underpinnings with the Serie Oro.
  • Being Euro4-compliant, it is highly unlikely to come to India anytime soon.
  • The Brutale 1000 RR is priced at an equivalent of Rs 23.67 lakh in Europe.


Litre-class hypernakeds seem to be the order of the day at the moment, and MV Agusta has done its bit to make the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro a little more affordable. The end result is the Brutale 1000 RR, which will be showcased at EICMA this year. While the Serie Oro was unveiled as a limited-run motorcycle, the RR will be a full-blown production model, priced at €30,000 (approx Rs 23.67 lakh). While not cheap in an absolute sense, it is still a significant reduction from the Serie Oro’s eye-watering price tag of €42,990 (around Rs 33.93 lakh).

This drop in cost for the RR has come as a result of forged aluminium wheels and steel bolts, as compared to the SO’s carbon wheels and titanium bolts. As a result of this, the RR has put on a couple of kilos, tipping the scales at 186kg dry. The engine continues to be a 998cc inline-four cylinder unit churning out a mammoth 208PS. While this is slightly lower than the 210.7PS output of the Serie Oro, we doubt you’ll be left wanting for more. Unfortunately, this engine is Euro 4-compliant and so we doubt it will make it to India. Keep your fingers crossed for a Euro 5-compliant version in 2021!

Suspension has been borrowed from the Serie Oro as well, which means a top-spec Ohlins NIX upside-down front fork accompanied by an equally impressive Ohlins TTX monoshock, both of which are electronically controlled and fully adjustable. No expense has been spared in the braking department either, with the RR getting Brembo Stylema calipers biting down on twin-320mm discs at the front. The electronics suite is comprehensive as well, including an IMU-assisted 8-level traction control system, a bi-directional quickshifter, wheelie control and cornering ABS.

Despite making the RR a whole lot more affordable than the Serie Oro, MV’s offering is still more expensive than the other new Italian naked, the Ducati Streetfighter V4. The Duc starts at €19,990, making it a whole €10,000 cheaper than the Brutale, and buyers will have a hard time justifying that gap.

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