Varese-based motorcycle maker MV could be about to launch a more everyday version of its bonkers 200+bhp naked on the market for 2022, as the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS is revealed in type approval documents.
But before you go thinking of the new MV as the perfect partner for a winter-time hack into the office, there is a bit of a disclaimer on this one… The power and torque of the bike are reported to remain at the 208hp and 86lb-ft mark – the same as the Brutale 1000 RR. So how exactly does the RS differ from the RR?
MV Agusta 1000RR EICMA 2019
It is being reported that the RS is simply a more upright and traditional naked, sitting 25mm higher and wider than the RR. This points to wider bars that sit higher above the steering head of the bike for a more roomy and upright riding position.
The move would make the Brutale 1000 an easier going machine on the road compared to its current stance – where the bars are almost flat to the top yoke and pointed down slightly in a café racer style. While the dimensions on the type approval document don’t mention it, you’d assume that as the upper body ergonomics have been tweaked the same would happen with the rearsets. A lower-set foot-peg for more spacious legroom could also be on the way.
If indeed the idea of the bike is to attract more buyers to the flagship naked (that boasts a £27.5k price tag) MV Agusta may also opt for more cost-effective suspension on the bike, possibly bringing the price down to a more palatable price point.
For full confirmation, keep your eyes peeled during the week-long EICMA show in November. You can bet your bottom dollar this will be one of the bikes MV will be pulling the wraps off in Milan.