2012 MV Agusta MotorcycleAny thought of MV Agusta brings to mind its iconic inline-fours. However, the new Brutale 675’s three-cylinder motor (with four maps to select from) is out to change that perception.
Still a rolling work of art, this naked bike is an approachable mid-size brawler. Tearing it up with a 113 horses at 12,500 rpm that are modulated by an eight-level traction control system, the 358-pound (dry, claimed) Brutale 675 features 43mm USD Marzocchi forks and a linkage-assisted Sachs rear shock.To slow the bike down, Brembo radial calipers are put into action via Nissan master cylinders.2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-3
TRAIL: 3.7 inches
BORE x STROKE: 79mm x 45.9mm
WHEELBASE: 54.2 inches
COMP. RATIO: 12:1
DRY WEIGHT: 358 pounds
MAXIMUM HP: 113 @ 12,500 rpm
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