Italian two-wheeler manufacturer, MV Agusta has unveiled the 2021 iteration of the Brutale 1000 RR. The new model gets mechanical upgrades to comply with the newest emission norms. The styling, on the other hand, remains similar to the 2020 model. Here we explain all the details about the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR.
The biggest upgrade on the 2021 model comes in the form of mechanical changes to comply with the newest emission norms. The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR gets a Euro5-compliant, 998cc, inline-four, liquid-cooled engine. Despite complying with the newer, stricter emission norms, the engine continues to produce 205bhp of maximum power at 13,000rpm and 116.5Nm of peak torque at 11,000rpm. During the Euro5 transition, MV Agusta added new sintered valve pipes, DLC coated tappets, new cam profiles, and a redesigned exhaust to the motorcycle. The maximum speed is rated at over 300kmph while the claimed fuel economy stands at 6.8-litre/100km or 14.70kmpl.
The feature list remains similar to the 2020 model, although the 2021 Brutale 1000 RR further benefits from a new IMU system that brings electronic rider aids such as cornering ABS, rear wheel lift-up mitigation system, and wheelie control. Other electronic aids include four riding modes, launch control, cruise control, and a switchable traction control system. The feature list comprises of full-LED lighting, a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster, and the MV EAS 3.0 bidirectional quickshifter.
While the mechanical specifications and the features have received upgrades, the styling of the 2021 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR remains similar to the 2020 model. Thus, the motorcycle continues to feature a muscular fuel tank, clip-on style handlebars, bar-end mirrors, split-style step-up seat, tall-set exhaust canisters, and a single-sided swingarm. The minimalistic bodywork reveals the trellis frame and the engine of the motorcycle. The air-box cover, dashboard harness cover, central panel for the fuel tank, side panels for the fuel tank, central and lateral cover for projector clutch and gearbox covers, and the external air intake are made from carbon fibre. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch forged aluminium wheels.
MV Agusta will offer the 2021 Brutale 1000 RR in two colours options – Fire Red with Matte Metallic Dark Grey and Matte Metallic Aviation Grey with Matte Metallic Dark Grey and Fluorescent Yellow.
Similar to the design, the hardware has been carried forward from the 2020 model. The suspension setup continues to use Ohlins Nix EC upside-down front forks and an Ohlins EC TTX rear mono-shock – both electronically adjustable. The anchoring tasks are handled by twin 320mm discs with Brembo Stylema four-piston callipers at the front and a single rotor with Brembo two-piston calliper at the back. The 2021 model tips the weighing scale at 186kg (dry).