After the news yesterday that the Canadian distributor for MV Agusta had posted pricing on its website for a new Brutale model, MV Agusta has quietly released photos and information on the 2011 MV Agusta Brutale 920, an entry-level version of its big street-naked motorcycle.
With its four-cylinder radial valve 921cc motor, the MV Agusta Brutale 920 shares the same crankshaft as the Brutale 1090RR (55mm stroke), resulting in this over-square motor making 129hp with its 73mm bore.
Available in matte black, as pictured, and a white scheme that is yet to be released, the new Brutale wafts to US shores with a $14,595 price tag (approximately RM45, 000)
With 50mm USD Marzocchi forks, Sachs rear shock, Brembo radial brakes, and Marelli 5SM ECU, the new Brutale 920 has all the right parts to make it an Italian motorcycle. MV Agusta has also made its 8-level adjustable traction control system standard, and the new Brutale comes with two driving modes – normal and sport.
New for MV Agusta, the Brutale 920 comes with a one-piece banana seat, which according to MV makes the bike comfier, being lower and narrower than other Brutale models.
Based off the same chassis as the 990R and 1090RR, the frame is a trellis steel tube coupled to aluminium side plates. The steering column though, sees some changes, making the stiffness better suited for easy riding through city streets. The suspension also comes out of the box with softer settings, making for a more comfortable ride, and yet still fully-adjustable.