MV Agusta teased its four-cylinder Brutales last week with a video, and today, the Italian manufacturer released official details on its three-model 2013 Brutale 1090 line. Despite the 1090cc labels shown in the teaser, it appears the new Brutales will keep the 2012 models’ 1078cc engine displacement.
The base-model MV Agusta Brutale 1090 will be joined by a slightly pricier 1090R version and an even higher level 1090RR (pictured above). All three models feature an eight-level traction control system, tubular steel trellis frame with aluminum plates, single-sided swingarms, ten-spoke wheels, 50mm inverted forks and radial-mount Brembo calipers.
Though all three models are equipped with 1078cc four-cylinder engines with double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder in a radial arrangement. MV Agusta will offer two different versions of the engine however, with the 1090 and 1090R getting an engine claiming 142hp and 82.6 ft-lb. The 1090RR meanwhile, sacrifices some torque for more horsepower, with MV Agusta claiming 156hp and 73.8 ft-lb. All three models use cassette-style six-speed transmissions, while the RR version equipped with a slipper clutch. Continue Reading »