Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2009 MV Agusta Brutale 1078RR. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
MV debuted the appropriately-named Brutale in 2001 with the Andrea Goggi-developed F4 motor enveloped in an aggressive, naked design penned by Massimo Tamburini. It wasn’t as fast as other 750s of the time, but the styling and handling earned many fans – MCN called it “arguably the most stunning roadster type motorbike anyone can own.”
As it goes in the world of motorcycling, MV continually stuffed larger engines into the Brutale frame – by 2007 the top of the line powerplant was displacing 1,078cc. 2009 was the last year of Tamburini’s design, by which point the motor was putting out stupendous-for-a-naked-bike 154 horsepower through a six-speed transmission.
But the Brutale wasn’t just about power. Belying the name were top notch components designed to keep you in control – Brembo Monobloc calipers, gigantic 50mm Marzocchi forks, fully-adjustable Sachs shock, and adjustable rearsets.
Upgraded goodies include a full titanium MV Agusta Corsa exhaust, Ohlins rear shock, and a Moto Corse titanium ride height adjusting rod. It’s been maintained by Pro Italia and it got a new battery a few months ago.