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MV Agusta Brutale 1090

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,078 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight183 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 20,93,935

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 is now discontinued in India.

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MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Summary

Brutale 1090 key highlights

Engine Capacity 1,078 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 183 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 23 litres
Seat Height 825 mm
Max Power 142 bhp

About Brutale 1090

When Kinetic Group announced its plan to bring the iconic MV Agusta brand to India, there was a lot of excitement in the market. And the MV Agusta is one of the first ones to debut in India.

Based on the MV Agusta F4, the Brutale 1090 was developed to take care of naked street fighter motorcycling enthusiasts. With the kind of design language used on this motorcycle, the Brutale 1090 is easily one of the best looking motorcycles available today. The bike sports a trellis frame with a single-sided aluminium swingarm.

The Brutale 1090 is powered by a 1078cc heart that churns out 142bhpand comes mated to a six-speed cassette style gearbox. MV Agusta claims a top speed of 265kmph for the Brutale 1090.  This motorcycle is loaded with electronics like two riding modes, ride-by-wire throttle and an eight-level traction control system. Like the MV Agusta F4, the Brutale gets adjustable Marzocchi USD telescopic hydraulic front forks and a progressive Sachs monoshock in the rear. The brake setup consists of Brembo 320mm double discs at the front and a Nissin single disc in the rear. The Bosch ABS system comes with rear wheel lift-up mitigation system which, as the name suggests, stops the rear tyre from lifting off under hard braking.

Kinetic will sell the Brutale 1090 as a completely-built-up unit for now, till its semi-knocked-down facility is operational.  The company is currently in the process of setting up showrooms under the brand name Motoroyale across major cities in India.
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MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Handles really well in the corners
    • 144bhp motor is packed with performance
    • Equipped with 8-level traction control system
  • Could be Better

    • Most expensive in the segment
    • Not comfortable for pillion
    • Limited service reach

BikeWale's Take

The Brutale 1090 is a MV Agusta. So it is quite exotic nature. It is pricey, but is loaded with performance and equipment. It handles really well too. But the brand lacks service reach in the country and that could be a deal breaker. 

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Review

If living on the edge is your reason to live then motorcyclists do have it easy with so many potent machines at their disposal and if sanity were an engine oil, I'm sure the Brutale 1090 would've long run out of it. Like the name suggests, the Brutale 1090 is brutal enough to make you insane over tarmac but still sane enough to let you enjoy the motorcycle. 

What is it?

If living on the edge is your reason to live then motorcyclists do have it easy with so many potent machines at their disposal and if sanity were an engine oil, I'm sure the Brutale 1090 would've long run out of it. Like the name suggests, the Brutale 1090 is brutal enough to make you insane over tarmac but still sane enough to let you enjoy the motorcycle. 

The Brutale 1090 is the first MV Agusta to ever go on sale in India officially, and we thank Kinetic for that. We were fortunate enough to ride this piece of machinery for a day and were left astounded. The famous quote ‘There’s nothing in this world one should fear’ doesn’t make sense after you spend decent saddle time on the MV Agusta Brutale 1090. 

How does it ride?

Compact, light, has a short wheelbase and a 144bhp motor, the result? Adrenaline and fear! Both gush around the body as if you’ve been just told that you’ve few days to live. But, stay below 5000rpm on the Brutale 1090 and you’ll genuinely feel comfortable – thanks to the not-so aggressive riding position, wide handle bar and decently positioned footpegs. It’s easy to flick around the traffic, the bike makes you feel at home and is saner too. But go past 5000rpm, the Brutale 1090 shows its true colours and it’s not for the faint hearted.  The bike demands to be ridden on just one wheel and this happens all the way till the third gear. The surge in power and torque as you twist the throttle helps the bike cross 130kmph with ease. This is possible, thanks to the Brutale 1090’s inline-four cylinder that churns out 144bhp at 10,300rpm and peak torque of 112Nm at 8100rpm. Try to redline this bike, chances are you’ll run out of safe tarmac but if you don’t, chances are you’ll come back with a grin on your face. The mid-range torque helps the bike cruise easily between 110kmph and 140kmph, if you can take the windblast that is. The gearbox is six-speed with slick shifts and it allows clutchless upshifting and downshifting, which is a boon for a motorcycle in this segment. 

Coming to the handling bit, the Brutale 1090 is accurate as a bullet from a Carl Walther, thanks to the lightweight trellis frame and the dual 310mm discs in the front and 210mm disc at the rear. The bite is excellent, so is the feedback on the levers. And it gets anti-lock braking system (ABS) supplied by Bosch. And for those who love to lift the rear wheel – the sad news is this ABS system is equipped with rear wheel lift-up mitigation (RLM). 

Anything else I should know?

Safety first! The Brutale 1090 comes with an eight-level traction control system and we were advised not to go below five and it made sense. The highest setting – 8, is the most intrusive and doesn’t let you go off the edge. The fifth level is where we stayed most of the time. Just like its younger sibling – the Brutale 800, the 1090 also gets four riding modes – normal, rain, sport and custom. Sport mode is where the Brutale 1090 was mostly ridden during the limited time. The torque delivery in this mode surges linearly and there’s a slight change in throttle response too. We tried the rain mode too, but that gets boring, considering the fact that you’ve the Sport and the Custom modes at disposal. 

In terms of style, aggression was the word that the designers at MV Agusta had as part of their brief. And it’s clearly seen on this MV. While we know that looks and styling are subjective, we don’t think anyone would hate the way the Brutale 1090 looks. The instrument cluster on this bike is neat and simple. It does the job of displaying correction information (loads of them) properly. However, the placement of the hazard lamp switch is little odd.  You should also know that for tall riders (like me), the Brutale 1090 feels compact. But as you spend more time with the bike, chances are you will get accustomed to the compactness the Brutale 1090 offers.  And yes, the Italian maker claims a top speed of 265kmph for the Brutale 1090.

Why should I buy one?

You’ll buy the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 not because you need one, but because you want one. There’s plenty of litre class naked bikes in the Indian market which offer almost the same power and excitement, but there’s a different charm of owning an exotic like the Brutale 1090. And at a price tag of Rs 19.3 lakh (ex-showroom Pune), it is the second most expensive street naked in the segment, but like we said, you’ll buy this because you want one. And unfortunately, you’ll have only one colour to choose. 

Where does it fit in?

The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 is the closest competitor for the MV Agusta Brutale 1090. In fact, the Aprilia is just Rs 16,000 cheaper than the MV Agusta but both motorcycles are poles apart when it comes to the riding character. There’s also the BMW S1000R, which is almost Rs 3.5 lakh more expensive than the Brutale 1090, and that’s why it has hardly any takers.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 142 bhp @ 10,300 rpm

    Max Torque 112 Nm @ 8,100 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Cassette style

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 1,078 cc

    Cylinders 4

    Bore 79 mm

    Stroke 55 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 13.0:1

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet Multi-Disc

    Fuel Delivery System Electronic Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 23 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed 265 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 310 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 190/55 - ZR 17 M/C (75 W)

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 210 mm

    Calliper Type 4 piston front and rear`

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Marzocchi “UPSIDE - DOWN” telescopic hydraulic for

    Rear Suspension e Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with re

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 183 kg

    Overall Length 2,100 mm

    Overall Width 775 mm

    Wheelbase 1,438 mm

    Ground Clearance 140 mm

    Seat Height 825 mm

    Overall Height 1,035 mm

    Chassis Type ALS Steel tubular trellis

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V-8.6 Ah

Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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