MV Agusta just shared some juicy details about its most powerful sport-naked offering in the market, the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS. The Italian company gave it an impressive update for the 2022 model year and is yet to be available in the Philippines under Motostrada.
Motostrada just launched their two middleweight updates to the Brutale 800 and Dragster 800 nameplates. The bikes are available in the country and so is the Brutale 1000 RR, but the RS is a new variant that seeks to take a different approach to a superbike.
The new bike was launched under the tagline: “Indifference is non-existent, speaking volumes about the Brutale’s uncompromising performance. It shares the same platform as the Brutale 1000 RR, but the RS gets some exclusive elements that set it apart from the RR.
The main features of the new Brutale 1000 RS include a Euro 5-approved low-friction engine, a redesigned exhaust, a new IMU inertial platform, cornering ABS by Continental, a new front and rear suspension system, new rider footboard supports, redesigned footpegs, and a new seat to saddle up.
Its engine is now Euro 5 compliant and it features superbike construction, with its Titanium connecting rods, intake valves, and exhaust valves, which are augmented by the Diamond-Like Carbon coating on the valve tapets that reduces friction while enhancing reliability. The engine produces a dual-overhead-cam (DOHC) system, and it produces 208 hp at 13,000 RPM, and 116.5 Nm of torque at 11,000 RPM from its 998cc displacement motor.
All this brings the bike to a top speed of 300 km/h, or 186 miles per hour if you’re into imperial metrics.
The front suspension is crafted by Marzocchi. The front is an upside-down fork hydraulic pair with adjustable rebound-compression damping and external spring preload. The rear, on the toher hand, is a progressive Sachs mono-shock with rebound and compression adjustment, as well as damping and spring preload adjustment.
Bringing the bike to a stop is a double floating disc with 320mm worth of diameter and pressed by a pair of Brembo Stylema radial calipers with up to 4 pistons. The rear brake is a single steel disc with a 2-piston Brembo brake caliper. The discs are nestled into the 17-inch aluminum allow wheels with the rear being able to take a massive 200mm tire.
The bike carries over the impressive TFT display from the other members of the Brutale and Dragster range. Coming in at 5.5 inches, it’s big enough to read at a glance and capable enough to pair with your smartphone via Bluetooth and give you navigation data among other things. Cruise control, front lift control, launch control, and full LED lighting are also standard on this RS variant of the Brutale.
Meanwhile, the seat is now more comfortable with the use of dual-density foam. Apart from that, MV also enhanced the usability of the Brutale 1000 RS by modifying the design of the side mirrors. The brand also claims that its new footpegs, which happen to be forged, are grippier and its supports allow for more confidence to move around the bike.