• Sep 26, 2011
If you're looking for all of the excitement that the 1100cc engine in the MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR has to offer with a slightly more palatable price tag, we have some good news for you. MV Agusta has just whipped the sheets off of the company's new Brutale R 1090. Buyers can expect to find the same beating heart between the frame, though with lower-specification wheels, brakes and various other pieces along for the ride compared to the mighty double R.

That's not necessarily a bad thing, though. The lower-rung kit means that the Brutale R 1090 will hit the showroom with a price tag of €13,990, or $18,980 at current conversion rates. Expect the actual U.S. MSRP to be far below that figure.

Even so, that price nets you a 144-horsepower, radially-valved engine that's sure to scare the hair off your hide. Fortunately, the manufacturer has thrown in an eight-way adjustable traction control system to keep you off of the pavement and on two wheels. Or one wheel, depending on your throttle position. Expect to see the machine show its face to the public for the first time at the EICMA show later this year.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Caleb Johnson
      • 3 Years Ago
      $19,000? Cheap? That is not cheap for a bike like that. You can buy a brand 2011 Huyabusa for $13,000 or a 2011 1000 gixxer. Even at $15,000 that bike is still to pricey. Its bare bones, no finished fairings. This bike just doesn't look like its built to perform well all across the platform.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love my 1090RR. It's Italian, so that means there are things about it which are brilliant - styling, engine performance, handling; and there are things which are inexcusably bad. For example, the mirrors fall out of their frames (most of these bikes wind up with aftermarket mirrors right away), the graphics are peeling off, and the trip meter requires a PhD to reset. As to pricing, I paid significantly less than MSRP for a leftover '10 in April of this year. In fact, it was significantly less than what they're quoting for MSRP on the new "R" model. If you're after the ultimate sport bike, a Japanese bike would be a lot better. If you're after a stylish naked bike with loads of character, great handling and that "something different," this is your ride.
      • 3 Years Ago
      As a MV Agusta Brutale 910R owner, I can confidently say: Save your money. Tempermental Italian Junk is what I sadly have to call mine. I'd trade back for my old R1 anyday.
      • 3 Years Ago
      144 hp... what about using this engine with something with 4 wheels?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does everywhere besides the US get the sexy affordable naked bikes? We get an ok selectionof the er6n, gladius, hyosung gt650, FZ8, FZ1, z1000, and the Bandit is pretty much all that we get in the reasonable price range <$10k. And of those only 3 have adjustable front and rear suspension. Nakeds do not mean cruisers with race focused motors.