Published on June 10th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Gets Updated For 2021
Just a day ago the MV Agusta shared news of an updated Brutale.
Italian motorcycle manufacturer based at the edge of Lake Varese, in Northern Italy is not slowing down in 2021 and instead they have just announced an update on their popular naked bike, the Brutale 1000 RR.
MV Agusta just hours ago announced an engine update on the Brutale 1000 RR Super Naked to meet with Euro 5 emission regulations. The 998cc, 16-valve, in-line 4-cylinder engine has reduced friction to meet stricter Euro 5 emission regulations and is equipped with sintered valve guides and DLC coated tappets.
The bikes exhaust system has also been redesigned and despite being cleaner, the engine produces 205bhp at 13,000 rpm and a peak torque of 116.5 Nm at 11,000 rpm. The maximum speed of this naked bike is estimated to be over 300km/h.
Priced in Europe from 32,000 Euros, (which is about RM161,000 before delivery costs to Malaysia) this is a very expensive bike and puts it right above the very quick and rare Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory which was launched in 2019 in Malaysia for RM159,900. Powering the RSV4 1100 Factory is a 1,078 cc, 65-degree V4 engine that churns out 217hp at 13,200 rpm and 122 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm, an increase of 16hp and 7Nm over the standard version.
Then there is very sexy looking Ducati Panigale V4 R which is developed by pure racing adrenaline. The Panigale V4 R was launched in Malaysia in June 2019 and priced at a lofty RM299,900. This bike is powered with the new Desmosedici Stradale engine, 998 CC engine that delivers 221hp of power at 11,500 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 11,500 rpm.
This Ducati Panigale V4 S is equipped with the aerodynamic package included protective windscreen, headlight fairing, side fairings, air extractors, and the GP16-derived carbon fiber aerodynamic appendices that increase stability in all riding conditions.
The next rival comes from Germany and it is the BMW S 1000 RR. This latest version arrived in Malaysia in May 2020 and it came with a rather reasonable price tag of RM116,500. We say reasonable because it is almost RM40,000 plus cheaper than the Aprilia RSV4 and a hefty RM183k cheaper than the limited edition Panigale V4 S.
At this price point, the 999cc in-line four BMW engine delivers 207hp at 13,500 rpm and 113Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm, which allows it to reach a top speed of above 200km/h. Number that are very close to the Italian naked Brutale but not the top speed.
So, with the information shared above you have a pretty good idea what makes sense when the time to buy arrives.