2020 Motorcycle Previews 2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR First Look (11 Fast Facts)

2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR First Look (11 Fast Facts)

2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR

As MV Agusta is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2020, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer has debuted a new naked sportbike – the Brutale 1000 RR.

The motorcycle is based on the gorgeous, but expensive, Brutale 1000 Serie Oro – a streetfighter stuffed with the MV Agusta F4 engine that produces 205 horsepower and cost nearly $46,000.

2020 Brutale 1000 RR seat heightIn simplest terms, to create the Brutale 1000 RR, MVA stripped the Serie Oro of its carbon fiber wheels, GPS tracking, titanium hardware, and gorgeous “red wire” color.

Here’s a first look at the 2020 MVA Brutale 1000 RR.

1. The Brutale 1000 RR arrives with retuned F4 powerplant that produces 208 horsepower at 13,450 rpm, and 86 ft/lbs of torque at 11,000 rpm. The engine uses radial valves inspired by Formula 1, and titanium piston rods inspired by MotoGP. To further reduce friction, the 998cc inline-four uses a “splitter lubrication system” that allows the oil to separate from moving mechanical parts. This system – considered a semi-dry-sump lubrication and introduced on the Serie Oro – ensures proper lubrication during aggressive lean angles or wheelies.

2. The Brutale 1000 RR breathes through a 4-1-4 Arrow exhaust system that features a throttle valve for maximum torque at lower RPMs.

3. For electronics, MV Agusta once again partnered with Eldor. The system uses a full ride-by-wire system with four maps – Sport, Race, Rain and Custom). The other electronics include an eight-level traction control (rider can deactivate); wheelie control; launch control; ABS with rear-wheel lift mitigation; and clutchless up- and down-shifts via a quickshifter.

4. The Brutale 1000 RR weights 410 pounds dry, and uses a typical MV Agusta trellis frame that combines steel with aluminum, along with the signature single-sided swingarm.

2020 Brutale 1000 RR top speed5. Ergonomics are created for an upright riding position and include semi clip-on handlebars.

6. MV Agusta says the naked bike can achieve a top speed over 186 mph. MVA says this speed is capable due to the aerodynamics ad the new rage in 2020 sport motorcycles, winglets.

7. Suspension duties are handled by the top name in the industry – electronic Öhlins. The Brutale 1000 RR arrives with an Öhlins Nix EC fork, and an Öhlins TTX rear shock absorber. The suspension is further complimented by the Öhlins EC electronic steering damper.

8. The Brutale 1000 RR also arrives with the same Brembo Stylema front calipers found on the Serie Oro that squeeze 320mm discs. Out back a 220mm is squeezed by a dual-piston caliper. ABS Bosch 9 Plus is standard and features a Race Mode.

9. Other highlights include a 5-inch TFT dash, LED Lights including cornering lights, cruise control, MV Ride navigation app connectivity, and forged aluminum wheels.

2020 Brutale 1000 RR for sale10. The bike will be available in two color options: Ago Red/Dark Metallic Matte Grey/Matte Carbon; or Metallic Avio Grey/Fluo Yellow/Dark Metallic Matte Grey/Matt Carbon.

11. The 2020 MV Agusta will cost just under $32,000 in the USA – $13,000 cheaper than its exclusive Serie Oro brother.

2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Specs


  • Type: Inline-4
  • Displacement: 998 cc
  • Bore x stroke: 79 x 50.9
  • Maximum power: 208 horsepower @ 13,450 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 86 ft/lbs @ 11,000 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 13.4:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, radial valve
  • Exhaust: Arrow 4-1-4
  • Cooling: Liquid and oil radiators
  • Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ quickshifter
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Frame: Steel Tubular Trellis
  • Handlebar: Semi Clip-On
  • Front suspension; travel: Öhlins Nix EC hydraulic “upside down” front forks with TiN superficial treatment.; 4.72 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Öhlins EC TTX completely adjustable with electronically controlled compression and rebound damping and spring preload; 4.72 inches
  • Wheels: Forged Aluminum
  • Front wheel: 3.50 x 17
  • Rear wheel: 6 x 17
  • Front tire: 120/70 x ZR17
  • Rear tire: 200/55 X ZR17
  • Front brakes: 320mm discs w/ radially mounted 4-piston Brembo Stylema floating calipers
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc w/ 2-piston Nissin caliper
  • ABS: Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and rear-wheel lift mitigation


  • Wheelbase: 55.71 inches
  • Trail: 3.82 inches
  • Seat height: 33.27 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.23 gallons
  • Dry weight: 410 pounds


  • Ago Red/Dark Metallic Matte Grey/Matte Carbon
  • Metallic Avio Grey/Fluo Yellow/ Dark Metallic Matte Grey/Matt Carbon


  • $32,000 MSRP

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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