has revealed the latest iterations of its Brutale naked sportbikes. Although looking much like the previous 989R and 1078RR
, these new editions have been full overhauled with revisions to their four-cylinder engines and significant chassis tweaks.
Both versions use a lighter engine crankcase than before, and both have names that suggest a displacement different than what is actually under the tank. The 990R has a 998cc motor, up from the 982cc 989R via a stroke increase and a bore reduction. The larger and more expensive Brutale, the 1090RR, retains the old 1078RR’s 1098cc displacement. According to factory claims, both models have less peak horsepower, but the 989R receives a slight bump in torque. Both models include a traction-control system, and the RR adds features like a slipper clutch, larger brake rotors and forged aluminum wheels.
More info and some early riding impressions from Italy after the jump.
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