2013 MV Agusta Brutale: more R, less 920

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With a non-R, an R and an RR, MV Agusta is ensuring that Brutale customers will have too little, too much and just right amounts of four-cylinder exotic naked fun next year. The 920 is being dropped from that range to make room for the three-cylinder MV Agusta Brutale 675, while all those 1090s benefit from new LED running lights, graphics and slick new wheels.

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Telling the difference between four-cylinder Brutales is a bit like divining fortunes from tea leafs. The RR uses a fancier, TIG-welded frame and higher-quality, more fully-adjustable suspension. The other two bikes look nearly identical, but drop the frame to MIG welding and adjust suspension, brake and other specs to lower prices. As far as we can tell (and in the world of MV Agustas, our ability to hazard our way through the hearsay and hyperbole that comes out of the company is far from definitive), all models use the same 144bhp motor. The RR is going to be priced at €16,990, the R at €13,990 and no Rs will cost you €12,990. The Brutale 675 retails for €8,990.

Some assortment of the above will eventually be available stateside at prices so nebulous they’ll change between the time your credit card is charged and when your monthly bill shows up.

All that aside, a Brutale really exists to be looked at, so enjoy these high-res photos of the sexy new wheels and graphics.

  • http://www.BrewSmith.com.au dux [87 CBR600, 95 XR600R]

    Those wheels…I could eat those for breakfast. Delicious!

    • roccopeterbilt

      I miss the star pattern

  • Roman

    Really, really dig the exhaust design. Different, yet classy.

  • 10/10ths

    I test rode a 1090R for about two hours and it was a shockingly great motorcycle.


  • BMW11GS

    I like how TIG welds are a “feature.” A little grasping at straws

  • robotribe

    I love EVERYTHING…

    …EXCEPT for that weird little instrument cowl that looks like some kind of strange robot auto-pilot head grafted on at the last minute.

    Still, I wouldn’t kick it out of the proverbial bed.

  • Hamfisted

    I think I’ve had enough of the red frame.

  • 10/10ths

    The red frame is the best part!