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MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR, test (evaluation, audio, gallery and technical sheet)
MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR, test (evaluation, audio, gallery and technical sheet)

Once the motorcycle is returned to its rightful owner and intact (although a Mongolian insisted on trying to ram me from behind in a turn, even with the indicator on) it is time to do a general review of the motorcycle. Did we like the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR? In general terms, yes, and a lot because I personally like extreme motorcycles. Not extreme because they are radical but extreme because they go outside the standard canons that sometimes brands insist on making us fit in. Above all, the sound would stand out, intoxicating, insultingly beautiful. It is not the same but I let you enjoy it as I did. Keep reading.


Didn't you find it magnificent? It is a pity that the audio is not able to record all the nuances that are perceived above it. When driving at 7,000 laps you already think that you are close to the red line since your sense of hearing is completely collapsed, but not from noise but from a beautiful symphony. And when you look at the board there is still the best, 5,000 laps of true power frenzy and howling madness.

But of course, then you get to the gas station and you realize that such an extremely brutal engine has a price. And this price translates to consumption of gas. More real than this figure I will never be able to give it to you and it is that its owner, in more than 20,000 kilometers that he has made to the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR your average consumption has never been less than nine liters at one hundred. That is to say, despite having a tank with a good capacity (23 liters with almost seven in reserve), the light will jump out touching 200 kilometers.

I thought that the air intakes on the sides of the tank were for the intake, but no, it is because swallow gasoline so fast otherwise the reservoir would implode due to the pressure difference.

Under the seat there is no room for many things. Something yes, and maybe more than a r. Just enough for a disc lock. Surprisingly, instead of raising the passenger seat, the driver's seat does.

In general the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR It feels tough in every way: tough when operating the controls, very stiff on bumps, with a fairly radical stance, although with the wide handlebar you can do kilometers more relaxed than on a sports car. But this price is what you have to pay if you want a real curved pencil, with a line precision and unbeatable front wheel feel. And ready to catapult you into the next corner with superb traction.

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR
MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR

And speaking of traction, just like I said, the traction control is not intrusive at all, it only works in gear. Coming from standing on top of a slippery area (wet paint or gravel) the wheel will skid as if it did not carry any type of electronics. Compared to the Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC We tested a year ago, the electronics on Max Biaggi's pseudo bike are much more advanced.

In fact The Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC is a much easier motorcycle to ride than the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR. Easier to live with her on a day-to-day basis and to carry quickly without being so demanding. But when rhythms are reached in which boys are separated from men, the MV Agusta is much more effective.

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR
MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR

Walk, the two walk a lot. I could not say, without a stopwatch in hand, which is more powerful in performance on the wheel but I can say that La Brutale is not made for newbies. It is a complicated motorcycle to carry and if you are not careful it can give you more than one scare.

What does all this display of contrasting feelings translate into? Well in a price of 21,195 euros waiting for the arrival of the new 2013 units. It is not cheap, of course not, but another motorcycle for half the money will not give you half the sensations. Units of the MV Agusta Brutale 1078 RR MY2011 are still available for 14,295 euros, in case you fancy one …

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR
MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR

  • Motor:
    • Type: 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve, radial valve
    • Displacement: 1078 cm³
    • Power max. dec.: 156 hp at 11,900 rpm
    • Torque max. dec: 100 Nm at 10,100 rpm
  • Transmission:
    • Clutch: Multi-disc in oil
    • Change: 6 speeds
    • Transmission: Chain
  • Suspensions:
    • Front: Marzocchi inverted telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound and compression adjustment system and spring preload, 50mm rods, 125mm travel
    • Rear: Progressive, Sachs monoshock adjustable in rebound and compression (high speed / low speed) and spring preload, 120 mm of travel
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Double floating steel disc (310 mm. Diameter), with steel discs and caliper support. Brembo Monoblock 4-piston caliper (34 mm diameter)
    • Rear: Steel disc (210mm diameter), 2-piston Nissin caliper (25.4mm diameter)
  • Wheels:
    • Front: Forged Aluminum 3, 50”x 17”, 120/70 - ZR 17 M / C (58W)
    • Rear: Forged Aluminum 6, 50”x 17”, 180/55 - ZR 17 M / C (73W)
  • Dimensions:

    • Overall length: 2,045 mm
    • Wheelbase: 1,430 mm
    • Seat height: 825 mm
    • Fuel tank: 23 liters
    • Average consumption measured: 9.5 liters
    • Dry weight: 183 kg
  • Assessment:
    • Engine: 10
    • Stability: 10
    • Suspensions: 9, 5
    • Brakes: 9, 5
    • Aesthetics: 10
    • Finishes: 10
    • Rider comfort: 6, 5
    • Passenger comfort: 4
    • Average rating: 8, 68
    • Pros: Endless power, stability, sound
    • Against: Comfort, excessive rigidity, requires expert hands, consumption
  • Price: 21.195 €

Note: The MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR It was loaned by José Luis. Gasoline expenses have been borne by the publisher. For more information, consult our policy of relations with companies.