MV Agusta has taken the Wraps off of the 2021 Brutale 1000 RR. This unveiling comes hot off the heels of the unveiling of the updated F3 Rosso and the Rush 1000. For 2021, the Brutale 1000 RR gets slightly updated paint schemes, updated electronics and a cleaner engine that complies with the latest emission norms. Let’s take a closer look at the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR shall we?
The 2021 Brutale 1000 RR retains the same funky styling found on the 2020 model year bike but the paint scheme has been updated with small details like the colour accents on the winglets. The headlight design also seems to be slightly different than earlier. The 2021 Brutale 1000 RR gets two colour schemes - a two tone Fire Red and Matt Metallic Dark Grey and three-tone Matt Metallic Aviation Grey, Matt Metallic Dark Grey and Fluorescent Yellow.
The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR continues to be powered by the same 998cc inline-four mill but runs cleaner courtesy compliance to Euro5 emissions norms. Despite the transition to Euro5, the engine retains its bonkers 205bhp at 13,000rpm and 116.5Nm at 11,000rpm outputs. The engineers at MV Agusta have managed to retain the power figures because of changes to the internals of the engine including DLC (diamond like carbon) coated tappets, new sintered valve guides and a redesigned exhaust system. The torque curve has also been altered with the help of new cam profiles to provide better punch in the lower end of the rev-range.
The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale has seen little change in this department, not that it needed any considering it had top shelf componentry to begin with. The Brutale 1000 RR continues to use the CrMo steel tubular trellis frame which is suspended on Öhlins Nix EC USD forks upfront and an Ohlins TTX EC monoshock at the rear, both of which are fully-adjustable and semi-active. The Brutale 1000 RR also gets an Öhlins electronically adjustable steering damper to keep things in check. MV Agusta says that they have changed the settings of the chassis slightly to improve handling over rough roads. Braking duties are handled by Brembo Stylema calipers mounted on 320mm discs upfront and a two-pot Brembo caliper mounted on a 220mm disc at the rear. The Brutale 1000 RR has a seat height of 845mm, weighs 186kg (dry) and its fuel tank can hold up to 16 litres of fuel.
The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR has received the most updates in this department. To begin with, MV has decided to do away with the Bosch ABS and are using a Continental MK100 unit instead. The bike also features a new 5.5-inch colour TFT instrument cluster that is GPS enabled for added connectivity features including navigation. The bike also gets LED lighting on both ends. Rider aids include lean sensitive ABS, traction control, ride and power modes, bi-directional quickshifter, launch control, wheelie control and more.
Like with most MV Agustas that have been unveiled in recent times, it is highly unlikely that we will get to see this 2021 Brutale 1000 RR launch in the Indian market.