When the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR debuted, it was herald as a bold, raw, and fast street bike. A true streetfighter in the sense that it was a superbike sans fairings, and not for the weak of heart.
With 205hp (153 kW) on tap from its 998cc inline-four engine, the only thing more audacious than the Brutale 1000 RR (other than the über-extravagant Brutale 1000 Serie Oro) was its $32,000 price tag.
That put the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR out of reach for many riders, and now the Italian brand hopes to widen its base with a “more affordable” model. Notice though, we still did not use the word “cheap” to describe this new machine.
Say hello to the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS – Varese’s newest motorcycle for the 2022 model year.
With European pricing set at €25,500 MSRP, we expect the Brutale 1000 RS to sell for around $25,000 when it gets to the USA, but the price tag isn’t the only thing that changes with this new edition.
The main focus for the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS isn’t just to be a price-point machine, but instead more of a machine built as a daily rider – with a cost of ownership and the creature comforts to match.
As such, the seat is more plush and the clip-ons have been raised. Gone are the electronic Öhlins suspension pieces, and in their place are fully adjustable units from Marzocchi (front forks) and Sachs (rear shock).
The Euro5 compliant bike also has a color 5.5″ TFT dash, a Continental MK100 cornering ABS package, as well as an IMU for front-lift control (wheelie control) and traction control augmentation.
The package as a whole is surely going to turn some heads that would otherwise look at the Ducati Streetfighter V4 S, especially at this new price point – that is, if you can find an MV dealer near where you live.
Source: MV Agusta