As the Brutale model that opens the doors to the world of MV Agusta naked four-cylinder motorcycles, the Brutale 1090 represents the perfect combination of performance and handling, technical features and pricing, racing aptitude and versatility on every day roads. With its wide range of renewed components, perfected in every detail, the 1090 is more Brutale than ever. Available in three colour variations, this model comes in the standard or ABS versions, even offering the best selection in terms of technical features.
Dominating the road. This four-cylinder model is exuberant under all conditions, providing immediate accelerator response: with its 144 HP of maximum power and switchable ABS, the Brutale 1090 is the model that combines performance and safety, offering the rider maximum freedom of choice.
In detail, the main features of MV Agusta Brutale are:
- In-line four cylinder engine with two configurations of maximum power
- Traction control adjustable on 8 levels
- Modular frame with tubular steel trellis section and aluminum plates offering a high torsional stiffness
- Single-sided swing arm with adjustable absorber
- 50 mm diameter inverted forks
- Brakes with radial front calipers
Form and function: following these inspirational principles Brutale continues to fascinate and has evolved in many details. Having immediate impact are the lighting elements, day running lights, arranged symmetrically on either side of the dashboard cover: capable of enhancing the whole frontal section, also making the motorcycle more visible and therefore safe during day and night. Another ray of light comes from the four-cylinder engine, now silver, a color that emphasizes its compactness and accurate implementation of all its elements. The same chromatic range characterizes the new wheels, a unique design in the motorcycle industry: the multiple spokes are split and give rise to a fascinating design and at the same time efficient, considering the weight of a pair of wheels has been decreased by about 1.500 grams compared to those fitted on previous models. The two new double exhaust silencers, a key element of the design, have become even more racing thanks to tapered ends, with a decisive diagonal cut reminiscent of American dragsters. The surface finish enhances its compact size; the new aluminum plate that prevents contact with the pipes has been redefined.
Updated features also for the new tail light, now with latest technology contour illumination, and rear view mirrors having a revised design for the Brutale 1090. The license plate holder is now metal, lighter and essential, and therefore able to further enhance the design of the compact, unique tail. On Brutale 1090 the new single piece seat benefits from new curves, improved ergonomics and a higher level of finish. Lastly, the front fender has also been redesigned with ample openings to reduce weight.
The inline four-cylinder architecture of the MV Agusta is part of history and this engine is found on the complete Brutale range. With a displacement of 1078 cc, it employ’s a bore and stroke of 79mm and 55 mm. Unique to the motorcycle industry is the double overhead camshaft with four valves per cylinder which are arranged in a radial pattern. The engine employs both water and oil cooling with separate radiators. The Brutale 1090 engine configuration offers 144 hp (106 kW) at 10,300 rev / min and 112 Nm (11.4 kgm) of torque. The cassette style removable gearbox is a six speed, constant mesh, another touch that makes MV Agusta exclusive.
The composite frame of the Brutale is composed of the high strength tubular ALS steel front section coupled to the single sided swingarm by two aluminum plates. This configuration provides the best balance between efficiency and weight, as well as a characteristic of every MV Agusta. Size and dimensions remain the same: wheelbase of 1430mm on Brutale 1090, trail of 103.5 mm.
Brutal continues to be the benchmark for handling thanks to the continually refined and improved suspension. The 50 mm diameter front forks are fully adjustable by means of special external adjusters: compression on one leg, rebound on the other and spring preload on both legs. The new axle carrier allows quick release of the front wheel: a touch of functionality typically found only on race bikes. The shock is completely tunable with some distinctions depending on the version: on the Brutale1090 and Brutale 1090 R it is possible to adjust the rebound and spring preload.
The braking system of every Brutale employs components of the highest quality: two front discs 310 mm in diameter or Brutale 1090, floating, with steel braking discs and an aluminum disc carrier. The rear disc is also made of steel with a diameter of 210 mm. Calipers are four-piston front and rear.
integrated system with Mikuni throttle body;
induction discharge electronic ignition;
sequential timed “Multipoint” electronic
Second gear: Speed 16/34
Third gear: Speed 18/32
Fourth gear: Speed 20/30
Fifth gear: Speed 22/29
Sixth gear: Speed 19/23
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
telescopic hydraulic fork with external
and separated adjustment of rebound
and compression damping and of
absorber with rebound damping and
spring preload adjustment