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MV Agusta reveals affordable Brutale RS variant

Written by Nizam Shaikh

MV Agusta has launched the new MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS in the international market. The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS is positioned below the Brutale 1000 RR and come with a price tag starting from EUR 25,500 MSRP. To put things into perspective, the Brutale 1000 RR comes with a starting price tag of EUR 32,300 MSRP. This makes the Brutale 1000 RS EUR 6,800 cheaper than the Brutale 1000 RR.

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS – Changes compared to Brutale RR

The significant difference between the Brutale 1000 RS and the RR is the suspension. The Brutale 1000 RR comes with Ohlins Nix electronically controlled hydraulic upside-down front forks with TiN treatment on the fork pipes. The 43mm front suspension comes with an electronically controlled compression and rebound damping along with a manually controlled spring preload. On the rear, the Brutale RR comes with Öhlins EC TTX monoshock.

But the Brutale 1000 RS features a 50mm Marzocchi upside-down telescopic hydraulic fork on the front. The suspension is adjustable for rebound-compression damping and external spring preload. On the rear, the bike comes with Progressive Sachs. The monoshock also features rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustment. The Brutale 1000 RS also comes with a new design on the alloy wheels and paint themes.

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS – Electronics and Carbon Components

The Brutale 1000 RS also misses out on Carbon components such as the air-box cover, dashboard harness cover and central fuel tank panel. Also, carbon components include the central and lateral cover for projector clutch, gearbox covers and external air intake. But the electronics package on both motorcycles remains similar. The Brutale 1000 RS features a 5.5-inch colour TFT dashboard with Bluetooth and GPS. The bike also gets cruise control, suspension and rider aids setup Launch Control, FLC (front lift control) and a Mobisat tracker.

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS – Engine Specifications

Powering the MV Agusta, Brutale 1000 RS is a 998cc in-line four-cylinder engine. The liquid-cooled motor features radial valves and DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coated tappet. The motor produces 208 Hp of power and 116.5 Nm of torque. The engine comes with a Cassette style six speed, constant mesh gearbox and a wet multi-disc clutch with a back-torque limiter. The motorcycle also features an MV EAS 3.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift Up & Down).

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