Is it a good move to make an expensive bike even more expensive with the slightest add-ons? Apparently MV Agusta thinks it is. The Italian company has introduced the new 2013 MV Agusta Brutale Corsa, which is based on the Brutale 1090RR ABS.
Sadly, the 1,078 cc, four-pot engine retains its standard form, outputting 156 hp and 100 Nm of torque. Instead, for an extra €3,000, the bike gets forged aluminum wheels and Ohlins forks. Plus, the steering head, foot pegs, levers and fluid caps are now made from billet. The Brutale Corsa shaves some excess weight by using carbon fibre fenders. Other than that, the bike comes with hand-stitched seat and gloss black trellis frame.
Apart from all the cosmetics, the Brutale Corsa, like its standard sibling, features an eight-level traction control and ABS as standard. Stopping power is provided by 330 mm dual discs with Brembo monoblock up front and a 210 mm single disc squeezed by a Nissin caliper at the back.
So, do the add-ons justify the Brutale Corsa’s hefty €20,990 price tag? For some, they do.