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    MV Agusta Brutale 800
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MV Agusta Brutale 800, Brutale 1090, F4 first look

27th Aug 2015 11:29 am

We look at three probable MV Agusta motorcycles Kinetic can bring to India.

As earlier reported, veteran Indian two-wheeler maker Kinetic has tied hands with Italian superbike manufacturer MV Agusta to bring some of their bikes to India. The grapevine has it MV’s famous naked series bikes, the Brutales are likely to land at our shores soon, specifically the MV Agusta Brutale 1090. Other probable models for India are the Brutale 800 and F4.

The Brutale 1090 can be expected to be imported in first, a Completely Built Unit or CBU, common for its capacity of bikes, while the price at which a CBU imported Brutale 800 will position it much higher than the competition, a Kawasaki Z800 for example, assembled here in India, and priced so reasonably.

To start with, the MV Agusta Brutale 800 looks quite manic. The entire design of the motorcycle incorporates lots of lines and angles which work well to give it a muscular look. Up front, the headlamp is oval, with a sharp looking digital display mounted above. The tank is well sculpted, and flows seamlessly into a single piece seat. Under the tank, one can see a red trellis steel frame on which mounts the bike engine.

This is a 798cc three-cylinder (similar to the capable Street Triple also assembled in India by Triumph), four-stroke, 12-valve unit good for 123.3bhp at 11,600rpm. It makes a maximum of 8.25kgm of torque at 8,600rpm. Suspending the Brutale 800 are 43mm upside-down forks, and a single shock absorber mated to a single-sided alloy swingarm at rear.

The wheels are 17inch, alloys, with a 120/70 profile tyre in front, and 180/55 section rubber on the rear. There are 320mm dual disc brakes on the front, and a single 220mm disc brake at the rear, these equipped ABS.

 

Looks wise, little changes between a Brutale 800 and Brutale 1090, most differences lying under the skin. The 1090 is the bigger brother, and looks the part. For example, the headlamp is bulbous, and there’s an additional engine cowl under the radiator, both of which add muscle. The same goes for the tank, which is slightly larger in design, and significantly larger in capacity. In line with this, the 1090 measures up a shade larger than the 800 in terms of dimensions.

On the engine front, the Brutale 1090 gets a 1078cc four-cylinder, four-stroke, 16-valve unit capable of producing 142.14bhp of maximum power at 10,300rpm, and maximum torque of 11.4kgm at 8,100rpm. The exhaust on the Brutale 800 ends in three tips, while the one on the Brutale 1090 ends in twin tips.

The wheels are different too. Surprisingly, the brakes are smaller on the Brutale 1090, being 310mm dual discs up front and 210mm single disc at the rear. The rear tyre is slightly fatter at 190/55 as compared to the 800.

With the MV Agusta F4, we step right into the big league. This motorcycle is the manufacturer’s rival to the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R1, Aprilia’s RSV4 and BMW’s S 1000RR. The F4 is a full blown supersports motorcycle as are the rest, and looks right at home at the racetrack.

An aerodynamic nose and well designed tail look like they belong to a jet airplane. Sharp lines and angles run from the nose to the tail of the F4. An exposed trellis frame adds to the overall manic appeal of this top-of-the-line MV. Besides that, the entire motorcycle has uncluttered panels and fairing, which are a testimony to its brilliant base design that doesn’t require any ‘make-up’, and helps it look really sporty.

The engine on the MV Agusta F4 is a 998cc, four-cylinder, four-stroke, 16-valve unit capable of producing 192.4bhp of maximum power at 13,400rpm, and 11.3kgm of maximum torque at 9,600rpm.

 

Suspending the motorcycle are a set of beefy 50mm upside-down forks in the front, and a monoshock at the rear, mounted on a single sided alloy swingarm. There’s 17 inch rims and a 200/55 section rear tyre. Bringing the F4 to a halt are ABS enabled, 320mm dual disc brakes in the front, and a single 210mm rear disc.

For India, these Italian motorcycles are the stuff that’s been up as bedroom wall posters till now. The wait till the end of 2015, when MV is expected to debut in India, is now just around the corner. We look forward to getting our hands on an MV.

MV Agusta Brutale 800

Wheelbase       1380mm

L/W/H 2085/725/NAmm

Fuel tank capacity       16.6 litres

Kerb weight    167kg

Engine layout 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke

Displacement 798cc

Power 123bhp at 11600rpm

Torque 8.25kgm at 8600rpm

Power to weight          736.5bhp per tone

Specific Output 154.1bhp per litre

Gearbox          6-speed, 1-down, 5-up

Front suspension         USD telescopic           forks

Rear suspension          Monoshock, alloy swingarm

Front brake      320mm discs (ABS)

Rear brake       220mm disc (ABS)

Wheels            10-spoke alloy

Rim size (f-r)   17 inches

Tyre size (f-r) 120/70x 17 - 180/55x 17inches

 

MV Agusta Brutale 1090

Wheelbase       1438mm

L/W/H 2100/775/NAmm

Fuel tank capacity       23litres

Kerb weight    183kg

Engine layout four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke

Displacement 1078cc

Power 142.14bhp at 10300rpm

Torque             11.4kgm at 8100rpm

Power to weight          776.7bhp per tone

Specific Output 131.8bhp per litre

Gearbox          6-speed, 1-down, 5-up

Front suspension         USD telescopic           forks

Rear suspension          Monoshock, alloy swingarm

Front brake      310mm discs (ABS)

Rear brake       210mmdisc (ABS)

Wheels                          10-spoke alloy

Rim size (f-r)   17 inches

Tyre size (f-r) 120/70 x 17-

                        190/55 x 17inches

MV Agusta F4

Wheelbase       1430mm

L/W/H 2115/750/NAmm

Fuel tank capacity       17litres

Kerb weight    191kg

Engine layout In-line 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled,        four-stroke

Displacement 998cc

Power 192.4bhp at 13400rpm

Torque             11.3kgm at 9600rpm

Power to weight          1007.3bhp per tone

Specific Output 192.7bhp per litre

Gearbox          6-speed, 1-down, 5-up

Front suspension         USD telescopic           forks

Rear suspension          Monoshock, alloy swingarm

Front brake      320mm discs (ABS)

Rear brake       210mm disc (ABS)

Wheels            10-spoke alloy

Rim size (f-r)   17 inches

Tyre size (f-r) 120/70 x 17-

                        200/55 x 17inches

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