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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KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!