After showing us the 2012 MV Agusta F3 675, the iconic Italian motorcycle company has also spilled the beans on the MV Agusta Brutale 675, which will make its official debut at the 2011 EICMA Show in Milan, Italy.
At only 163kg dry, the 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 is the smallest member of the Brutale line, but it’s also the most high-tech.
The Brutale 675 gets the same ride-by-wire throttle control and traction control system as the new F3. The MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) gives riders a choice of eight levels of traction control and four selectable engine maps.
Powering the new Brutale is the 675cc three-cylinder engine used on the F3, but toned down a bit. Instead of the F3′s claimed 126bhp, the Brutale 675 peaks at 113bhp. Torque is said to be the same 71Nm as the F3.
According to MV Agusta, the engine offers linear power delivery while the torque curve is more similar to a 1,000cc bike than a supersport.
The engine also uses a counter-rotating crankshaft as seen on the F3 and previously only on MotoGP machines. While the F3 uses a 50mm throttle, the Brutale 675′s fuel injection system uses a 47mm throttle body.
Surrounding the engine is a similar steel tube frame with aluminium side plates featured on the F3. Also, like the F3, the Brutale 675 uses a long single-sided swingarm.
Suspension is provided by 43mm upside-down forks and a progressive linkage rear suspension with adjustable spring pre-load and 123mm of rear wheel travel.
Braking is supplied by radially-mounted Brembo “gold” monoblock callipers with Nissin radial master cylinders.
The new Brutale 675 will be available in 3 colour combinations: Red/Silver, Pearl White/Matt Gold and Matt Magno Grey/Matt Antrhrocite.
This bike will be available in European markets by March 2012.