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MV Agusta Brutale Serie Oro is the ultimate naked

Last week, MV Agusta announced it was going to introduce the fastest, more powerful naked bike ever built. Now we have more details on that machine.

The MV Agusta Brutale Serie Oro is supposed to make 205 hp in stock trim, and around 209 hp with race parts installed (which are probably not street-legal, technically speaking). Peak torque is supposed to be a healthy 85 lb-ft.

With that much power, riders are going to want a highly competent electronic safety system. So, MV Agusta lifted the electronics package off the F4 RC, which means the new hypernaked has the same eight-level traction control, wheelie control, launch control, up/down quickshifter as the company’s hottest superbike.

It makes sense, because the engine itself is derived from MV Agusta’s inline-four superbike, with many of the internal bits built to World Superbike spec. We’re talking low-friction Asso compression rings, a redesigned crankshaft, camshaft and combustion chamber, titanium radial valves, sintered valve guides, and a new airbox.

The new Brutale has superbike-spec suspension as well, with electronically-managed Ohlins TTX36 monoshock and NIX front forks. There’s also a steering damper. Brakes are also high-end bits, with Brembo Stylema calipers and 320 mm front discs.

In a surprise move, MV Agusta also mounted winglets to the bike’s radiator. Considering we didn’t have any winglets on any motorcycles, not even superbikes, a few months back, this shows how quickly aerodynamic technology is moving forward. Keeping with that theme, the MV Agusta Brutale Serie Oro also has low-mount clip-ons, instead of the usual high-mount handlebars found on naked bikes. This machine is made to ride quickly.

There’s a steel trellis frame, mated to aluminum plates and single-sided swingarm; the wheels are carbon fibre, and there are lots of other carbon-fibre bits. Dry weight is a minimal 186 kg; the race kit drops this to 184 kg, along with the horsepower increase.

If you’re getting all hot and bothered for this bike, well, here’s the bad news. Aside from the undoubtedly pricey MSRP, if it even comes to Canada, there will only be 300 of these machines made. There will be buyers who have the money who won’t even be able to get their hands on one, probably.


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