Few motorcycles currently available in the market can hold a candle to MV Agusta’s hyper-naked offering, the Brutale 1000 RR. This bike is quite possibly the pinnacle of MV Agusta engineering, designed to combine the sheer power of a superbike with the ridability of a naked bike. Well, as it would turn out, the Brutale 1000 RR, is well, a little bit sharp—maybe too sharp for some people’s preference, especially those who intend to ride it as a street bike.
Having said that, it appears the MV Agusta has listened to the qualms of its loyal followers, and is expected to roll out a more “street-oriented” version of the Brutale. Do not, that we put street-oriented in quotations because this bike is hardly any less wild and bonkers as the Brutale 1000 RR, but alas, here goes. MV Agusta will likely unveil its less brutal Brutale 1000 RS in this year’s EICMA in Milan, Italy.
So, what exactly differentiates the Brutale 1000 RS from the totally bonkers Brutale 1000 RR? Well, nothing really, apart from the ergonomics. You see, the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR has been criticized for its aggressive riding position—and given the price this bike commands, it's understandable that individuals who are, shall we say, rather advanced in age, make up the general demographic of folks who can afford such a luxury machine. As such, the Brutale 1000 RS now features taller bars, a more upright riding position, and slightly less aggressive rear-set foot controls.
Other than all the aforementioned ergonomic refinements, the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS will continue to be powered by the same 999cc inline four-cylinder engine found in the Brutale 1000 RR. This means that it’ll also continue to churn out an absolutely neck-breaking 208 horsepower and 86 ft-lbs of torque. Let’s just hope that whoever hops aboard this bike knows what they’re doing, because we’re almost certain it’ll be all too easy to power wheelie this machine thanks to its more upright seating position.