2012 MV Agusta
MV Agusta has upgraded is flagship Brutale for 2012, and the new R 1090 features a 1078cc powerplant that packs more displacement than any MV in history.
The engine churns out a peak of 144 horsepower at 10,300 rpm, and is tamed by an eight-level traction control system, plus dual 310mm front disc brakes.
Front suspension is handled by 50mm USD Marzocchi forks and a Sachs rear shock with new valving for the R edition.
The passenger hasn’t been forgotten, as the R 1090 gets a new seat with roomier accommodations in the rear.
2012 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 R Quick Stats:
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
- BORE x STROKE: 79 mmx 55mm
- COMP. RATIO: 13:1
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEELBASE: 56.3 inches
- RAKE: N/A
- DRY WEIGHT: 419 pounds
- PRICE: N/A
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