MV Agusta announces the 2013 Brutale range. Comprised of three models; the 1090, 1090R and 1090RR, the redesigned Brutale is the naked sibling of the F4.
Supporting the single-sided swingarm are a pair of aluminum side plates that in turn are bolted to a tubular steel frame. Unchanged is the 1438mm wheelbase (8mm shorter for the 1090RR version) and trail of 103.5mm. The wheel s and front fender have gone on a diet to reduce unspring weight.
Two engine versions of the double overhead cam four cylinder engine are offered. The 1090 and 1090R put out a claimed 144 hp while the 1090RR delivers a claimed 158 hp. All three versions have a cassette-style six-speed transmission and the 1090RR model features a slipper clutch. Traction control comes standard on all models and has eight rider-selectable levels.
Front forks carry adjustable compression and rebound damping in opposite sides of the 50mm tubes and the axle carrier has a quick release mechanism. Braking is via a pair of 310mm discs on the 1090, the other two models get 320mm units. Four-piston calipers are radial-mounted and the 1090RR get uprated Brembo parts.
Three colour combinations are on offer for each version: The 1090 comes in matte black, matte white or matte grey. Choose from metallic black, red or silver on the 1090R. The 1090RR can be red and silver, gold and pearl white or blue and pearl white.
You can see the Cycle Canada quick test of the 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR here.