Here's a quick lowdown on MV Agusta's 2020 model range...
MV Agusta has officially revealed its 2020 model range ahead of its debut at the 2019 EICMA. The 2020 model range's star attractions include the new Brutale 1000 RR, the Superveloce 800, & its Serie Oro version. Further, MV Agusta has added a new entry-level 'Rosso' range of motorcycles with three models – Dragster 800 Rosso, Brutale 800 Rosso, & Turismo Veloce Rosso, which will bear a more affordable price tag than the standard range. For 2020, the Brutale 800 & Dragster 800 models get MV Agusta's SCS (Smart Clutch System), which was introduced on the Turismo Veloce range last year. The models have been revealed as the Brutale 800 RR SCS & Dragster 800 RR SCS.
Rated at 205bhp and 116.5Nm, the 2020 Brutale 1000 RR matches the fancier Brutale 1000 Serie Oro in terms of performance, and it also goes head-to-head with the likes of the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 (205bhp), Kawasaki Z H2 (197bhp), and the soon-to-arrive KTM 1290 Super Duke R. Therefore, 2020 is likely to see the fiercest battle for naked supremacy to date. Both the Brutale 1000 RR and 1000 Serie Oro are powered by the same 998cc DOHC liquid-cooled motor that's supported by an Eldor EM2.1 ECU, four-map Torque Control, & 8-level Traction Control. Both bikes also match each other in terms of running gear, like Ohlins electronically-controlled suspension, Brembo Stylema brakes, and a Bosch 9 Plus ABS unit with Race Mode & Rear-Lift Mitigation (RLM). Both bikes also get the same 5-inch TFT colour display with Cruise Control and Bluetooth & GPS connectivity.
However, the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro does get some visual changes and a few mechanical ones too. For example, unlike the Brutale 1000 RR's forged-aluminium wheels, the Serie Oro rides on carbon-fibre wheels. Also, the Serie Oro can be ordered with an additional Racing Kit, which includes Titanium exhaust silencers and a mapped ECU. The racing kit takes the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro's power output up to 209bhp and reduces the dry weight from 186kg to 184kg.
Like Ducati's more affordable 'Dark' models (like the recently unveiled 2020 Scrambler Icon Dark), MV Agusta, for 2020, is also making an effort to widen its customer net by shifting towards more affordable motorcycle models. Case in point is the entry-level 2020 'Rosso' range that consists of three Rosso models from the Dragster 800, Brutale 800, & Turismo Veloce range. These will be priced significantly lower than their 'RR' counterparts and will be available exclusively in an Ago Red & Metallic Carbon Black colour scheme. Expect the Rosso range to lose out on the flamboyant visual features & design flares for a more straight-forward, easier to manufacture design approach. All three Rosso models are powered by the same 798cc three-cylinder motor.
For 2020, MV Agusta has introduced its auto clutch system on the Dragster 800 RR SCS & the Brutale 800 RR SCS. The SCS allows for gear changes without actually using the clutch lever.