The new bike does not break the tradition and has a four-cylinder engine. However, there are new materials, design, and electronics. The power is record-high at 208 horsepower at 13,450 rpm, with a torque of 115.5 Nm. These incredible numbers mean this engine is one of the most powerful naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines currently in production, and the Brutale is one the most powerful naked sports bike on the planet. Alongside a dedicated racing kit that has an engineered SC-Project titanium exhaust system and a dedicated ECU, the maximum possible power of the bike is 212 horsepower (156 kW) at 13,600 rpm.
The engine keeps the transverse four-cylinder layout, radial valve positioning in the combustion chamber, as well as the central timing chain. On the other hand, the engineers revolutionized the original design and only left a few castings untouched.
The new titanium radial valves slide through a completely new sintered valve guides. They open up into a redesigned combustion chamber. Also revamped is the camshaft timing, and the phasing is updated on the intake and exhaust sides. Pistons use a set of new low friction Asso compression rings, which improves performance and efficiency, and the crankshaft completely redesigned and new, rebalanced to reduce the vibrations and parasitic power losses during high rpm of the engine.
The lubrication system is also entirely redesigned. The splitter that allows the oil to remain separated from the moving parts, is a racetrack solution, and the result is semi-dry sump lubrication that ensures ideal lubrication and contributes to friction reduction no matter the position of the bike.
Moving on, there is a noted mechanical noise reduction, as the engine is quiet despite being incredibly responsive. The bike reaches the limits lower thanks to the new clutch and phonic wheel covers, which are encased in carbon fiber for additional noise reduction.
The airbox has been entirely re-engineered as well. The bike uses special resonators while the TSS system was removed, reducing the overall weight of the engine by a whole kilogram. It still, however, obtains a fuller and more linear power curve. A double injector system provides precise fuel management to optimize high performance and emissions no matter the rpm you are in.
The exhaust is the fundamental component of every internal combustion engine, and this one is custom engineered for the new Brutale bike. The 4-1-4 layout seemed like the best option for this type of engine, while the presence of an electronic exhaust valve is useful to comply with regulations and managing the counter-pressure in the exhaust system for better engine torque.
Working with Eldor, the MV Agusta team developed a new ECU for the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro four-cylinder engine. It is managed by a full multimap Ride-by-Wire system. An IMU inertial platform regulates it, and the riding dynamics are comparable to real superbikes. The inertial platform manages traction control and the anti-wheelie system. The latter has two options, active or inactive. Lastly for the electronics package is the Launch Control and the EAS 2.0 Up&Down electronic gearbox system.
Chassis and suspension
The heritage remains with the new Brutale by MV Agusta in the chassis department. As the pioneers of the composite chassis structure using steel trellis that is connected to aluminum side plates, MV Agusta maintained their recognizable engineering concept and evolved it significantly on.
The chassis dimensions work in such a way to combine the handling of naked sports bikes with the stability of super sports bikes. These are achieved thanks to a unique aerodynamics combo of the engine, chassis, and aerodynamics. The top speed of the bike exceeds 300 km/h, which enables the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro to take on serious models made for racing. This also earns it the top spot on the list of naked sports bikes. There are semi-handlebars instead of common high handlebars, something that emphasizes the overall sporty setup of the bike, in addition to it being the best ergonomic solution because of extreme speeds.
A single-sided swingarm that contains the wheelbase to 1,432 mm and an electronically adjustable Öhlins fork is fastened to steering triple clamps, redesigned and engineered from scratch. Both of these are connected to the frame. ECU also manages the Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber and steering damper.
The extensive and wide aerodynamics studies were aimed at improving the downforce and high-speed stability, all of which is clearly visible with the spoilers at the radiator. They improve the load on the front wheel at high speed by a nice margin. Downforce effect contributes significantly during over 200 km/h speeds and improves stability and acceleration. This all happens without getting in the way of handling, and exactly what was always one of the strongest points of MV Agusta naked sports bikes.
Modern, state-of-the-art Brembo Style calipers grip the 320 mm diameter floating discs. Furthermore, electronic ABS management belongs to the Bosch 9.1 ABS system, and this is the most compact and lightweight one currently on the market. Brutale 1000 Serie Oro has the standard option of the tire pressure sensors, as well as a Gold Racing chain.
Materials and Weight
Brutale is not all about power however, as it also cares for its light weight and efficiency. Wheel rims are carbon fiber and are treated with a special transparent red paint that contributes to reducing the unsprung mass and inertia. Carbon fiber is the star throughout the whole superstructure of the bike, even including the tail fairing covering. Anodized red copper wire in this carbon weave means that it is unique, and gives it a different visual impact and improves the rigidity of the complete bike structure. A lithium battery was a must-have, and so were the many CNC machined components. The result? The result of this amazing job by the team is the total declared curb weight of only 184 kg.
Design and Details
This amazing and mistake-free design on the new Brutale cannot incorporate the strong characteristic elements like the headlight, fuel tank, and tail fairing. All of these important parts were custom designed and engineered especially for this bike model. Again, the design pays homage to the traditional MV Agusta heritage that began with the very first Brutale. The headlight is a Full LED relies on Cornering Lights, which are controlled by the inertial platform. They can illuminate turns based solely on the lean angle, which benefits safe riding. The internal part of the headlight unit is colored for the first time, and forms an “X” shape, as does the steering base. The rest of the package includes a front and rear Daylight Running Lights, making the motorcycle clearly visible in all conditions.
All vital engine and electronics information and functions are displayed on a 5-inch color TFT dashboard with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution. Smartphones are connectable through Bluetooth to the dashboard and can manage calls, texts, and music. Its arrangement above the fuel tank makes the front end even more compact and aggressive than usual.
The amazing attention to detail is clear again with the divided rider and passenger seats, that are handcrafted for a prestigious underlying carbon fiber pattern. The license plate bracket is fixed to the single-sided swingarm, while the billet footpeg brackets are the RVS#1 has. The passenger seat can be replaced with a cover and it is removable. It is also carbon fiber. The color scheme is fire red with a matte finish, and it creates an exclusive metallic effect that looks like chrome for even more class and elegance.
Only 300 units of this limited edition bike will exist, and everything about it makes it one of a kind in the world. All of this comes with a hefty price tag, of no more than $46,000.