For many motorcycle enthusiasts, owning an MV Agusta motorcycle is the ultimate dream. With killer styling which truly embodies the company’s slogan, “Motorcycle Art,” MV Agusta’s machines don’t just look good, they perform equally well, and are in fact considered by many as some of the most technologically advanced motorcycles in the industry.
Now if you’re thinking that MV Agusta couldn’t get any more special and exclusive, think again. The Italian motorcycle legend has released quite a few ultra rare, special-edition motorcycles in recent years. These highly sought-after models are based on the company’s other more common machines, but add a flair of rarity and sophistication to the mix. Bikes like the Superveloce 75 Anniversario and the Turismo Veloce RC are very rare, and have limited production numbers.
That being said, MV Agusta has launched a new and improved version of one of its most outrageous, high-performance naked bikes for the 2021 model year, the MV Agusta Rush 1000. Based on the already insanely high-tech, ultra-high-performance Brutale 1000, the Rush 1000 employs a few enhancements which make it even more beautiful, and more capable on the street and the track. For starters, MV Agusta has revamped the bike’s 1000cc inline-four motor with new camshaft timing to improve low and mid-end torque. DLC-coated valve guides have been added to the equation to reduce friction, heat, and increase overall reliability of this fire-breathing beast.
The MV Agusta Rush 1000 gets a slightly enhanced six-speed transmission which comes with a built-in bidirectional quickshifter, which contributes to extremely precise gear shifting—perfect for attacking corners at the race track. All these enhancements translate to an eye-watering 208 horsepower at the business end of the bike’s rear tire, making the Rush 1000 one of the most powerful naked bikes currently available in the market.
Apart from the enhancements to the engine, and the introduction of new color options, MV Agusta has retained the tried and tested recipe of the Rush 1000. That means that it continues to sport a striking Chromoly trellis frame, Öhlins suspension setup, and Brembo braking system. Just like last year’s iteration of the Rush 1000, only 300 units will ever see production, each of which coming with a price tag of $46,431 USD, or the equivalent of around P2.3 million. We’re certainly hoping that MV Agusta Philippines will have a few units allocated for the local market, as we’d absolutely love to see this machine in person.