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2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS


You can now register your interest for the 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS on the MV Agusta Australia website (link)as we edge closer to an unspecified release date, with pricing also yet to be announced.

MV Agusta are describing this bike as all the best bits of the Brutale 1000 RR but in a more accessible package, doing away with the Öhlins electronic suspension seen on that RR, with a less extreme ergo to match.

The 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS offers a down-spec, more accessible option

The Brutale 1000 RS shares the same platform and most of the features of the RR version, including an Öhlins steering damper, but adopting a Marzocchi fully adjustable USD fork setup, as well as a Sachs shock, also fully adjustable.

Forks are care of Marzocchi, with the bike boasting the same Stylema brake setup

Features unique to the RS include a new seat, with more padding for greater comfort, while revised raised clip-ons and new forged footpegs will offer a unique seating position, more suited to long distance riding.

Comfort was given a greater focus on the RS, with a more comfortable seat and slightly more relaxed ergonomics

Retained from the RR is the four-cylinder powerplant with radial valves, producing 208 horsepower and 116.6 Nm of torque, with a 998 cc capacity and 13.4:1 compression ratio, with a claimed top speed of 300 km/h or 186.4 mph.

The Brutale 1000 RS offers the same engine and performance as the Brutale 1000 RR

Connecting rods are titanium, as are the intake and exhaust valves, with a central timing chain. The camshaft timing has been optimized as well, with a greater focus on low- to mid-range torque. Looking at the provided dyno graph, torque ramps up between 4000 and 6500 rpm, before a couple of mid-range dips at 7000 and 9000 rpm. Peak is at 11,000 rpm before dropping back off to a 14,000 rpm red-line.

Naturally there's a quickshifter featured on the Brutale 1000 RS
Naturally there’s a quickshifter featured on the Brutale 1000 RS

The transmission also gets a mention for being reliable and resistant, in combination with the Launch Control system, allowing for extreme starts, while the Electronic Assisted Shift 3.0 system is fitted – running an additional sensor – which MV promise will ensure more precise and smoother shifting .

The exhaust is carried across from the RR

An eye catching feature which is sure to garner fans is the use of a four-outlet exhaust system nestled under the tail, with two stainless steel mufflers on either side of the bike – as seen on the RR. There’s a fairly sizeable collector still running under the belly, with the bike Euro5 compliant. We’re promised the recognizable Brutale tone naturally, which is an area the brand have always excelled in.

A 5.5 TFT offers a clear display, alongside the Öhlins steering damper

A new IMU is mated to the ECU, with a 5.5 TFT display offering access to the various settings, which MV promise are still performance-orientated, as we’d expect looking at those performance figures.

Those include Front Lift Control (FLC), cornering ABS thanks to a MK100 Continental system, cornering traction control, cruise control, and MV My Ride app integration for mobile phone control of various features. Also standard are the Mobisat tracker, GPS and Bluetooth, with navigation integrated into the dash.

The Brutale 1000 RS is IMU equipped for cornering ABS and cornering traction control

Also new are the rear-view mirrors, offering an eye catching look with better rear visibility, while the Brutale 1000 RS will come standard with a three-year warranty and weighs in at 186 kg dry.

Mirrors are also new, with Brembo hydraulics for the clutch and brakes

Carried across from the Brutale 1000 RR are the CrMo steel tulbar frame and aluminum allow swingarm with adjustable pivot height, as well as the Brembo brake setup. That’s a set of Stylema calipers on 320 mm floating front rotors, and a Brembo two-piston rear unit, with 220 mm rotor. Brembo provides both master-cylinders, with a radial front and PS13 rear unit.

The Brutale 1000 RS features the same chassis apart from the suspension, as the RR

The clutch system is also hydraulic and runs a Brembo radial master-cylinder, with a back torque limiting clutch fitted.

Wheels are aluminum alloy, with a 3.50 x 17 inch front and 6.00 x 17 inch rear, and MV Agusta have mentioned that rear wheel is a new design, but no further details have been shared.

The rear wheel is new, and runs a different spoke pattern to that seen on the RR, as does the front

Seat height will be 845 mm, mirroring that on the RR despite the comfier seat, while a special parts range will be available via MV Agusta. It’s noted also the Brutale 1000 RS is capable of running up to E10 fuel.

2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS

Now we’re just waiting for the Australian availability and pricing information, which will tell us just how much more ‘accessible’ the 2022 Brutale 1000 RS is. In comparison the Brutale 1000 RR is currently listed as $59,990 ride-away on the MV Agusta website, so we can expect the RS at a slightly less eye watering price-point.

2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS
2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS

2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS Specifications

2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS Specifications
Engine Four cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve, “DOHC”, radial valve and DLC tappet
Total displacement 998 cm3 (60.9 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 13.4:1
Starting Electric
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 50.9 mm (3.1 in. x 2.0 in.)
Max. power 153,0 kW (208 hp) at 13.000 rpm
Max. torque 116.5 Nm (11.9 kgm) at 11.000 rpm
Cooling system Cooling with separated liquid and oil radiators
EMS Integrated ignition – injection system MVICS 2.1
Electronic quick-shift MV EAS 3.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift Up & Down)
Clutch Wet, multi-disc with back torque limiting device and Brembo radial pump/lever assembly
Transmission cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 48/82
Frame CrMo Steel tubular trellis
swingarm Aluminum alloy – adjustable swingarm pivot height
Front Suspension Marzocchi USD telescopic hydraulic fork with adjustable rebound-compression damping and external spring preload.
Rear Suspension Progressive Sachs, single shock absorber with rebound and compression (High speed/Low speed) damping and spring preload adjustment
Steering damper Öhlins EC with electronic manual and automatic
Front Brakes Brembo Stylema calipers, dual 320 mm floating rotors, Continental MK1000 ABS
Rear Breaks Brembo two-piston caliper, 220 mm rotor, Continental MK1000 ABS
Wheel Front Aluminum alloy 3,50 x 17in
Wheel Rear Aluminum alloy 6,00 x 17in
Tire, Front 120/70 – ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Tire, Rear 200/55 – ZR 17 M/C (78 W)
Wheelbase 1.415 mm (55.71 in.)
Overall length 2.080 mm (81.89 in.)
Overall width 805 mm (31.69 in.)
Saddle height 845 mm (33.27 in.)
Ground clearance 141 mm (5.55 in.)
Trail 97 mm (3.82 in.)
Dry weight 186 kg (410.06 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 16 l (4.23 US gal.)
Maximum speed* over 300 km/h (186 mph)
Env. Standard Euro 5
Combined fuel consumption 6.8 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 158 g/km

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