The middle-weight street naked Brutale has been updated for the model year 2021. The Brutale now offers reworked mechanicals, an updated feature list, a top-spec electronic suite, and a Euro 5 compliant engine.
Joining MV Agusta’s Euro 5 line-up is the 2021 Brutale 800 RR, which gets a few mechanical tweaks to make it comply with the Euro 5 emission norms and a few feature updates. The Brutale RR has the same 798cc in-line three-cylinder engine as the standard motorcycle, but for the MY21 update, it gets a reworked six-speed gearbox with revised ratios and a new-generation quick-shifter. The power and torque ratings stand at 138bhp at 12,300rpm and 87Nm at 10,250rpm, which is 30bhp more than that of the Brutale 800 Rosso variant.
The cycle parts include front up-side-down forks sourced from Marzocchi and rear Sachs mono-shock absorber. The IMU-based electronic package is a new addition, and traction control, cornering ABS, launch control, cruise control, and wheelie control have made it to the list as well.
MV Agusta has now equipped the Brutale 800 RR with a 5.5-inch TFT screen for instrumentation and other necessary read-outs. The screen can be controlled via a toggle switch, which comes with new switchgear. The screen can also be connected to the rider’s smartphone. Also, the unit features turn-by-turn navigation. Overall, the dashboard has been updated on this new middle-weight street naked motorcycle from MV Agusta.
In terms of styling, the bike has seen minimal changes. The exhaust system now sports subtle design tweaks to accommodate the hardware necessary to make the drivetrain compliant with the emission norms. The rest of the design stays the same, i.e. it still has those sharp cuts and lines to make the motorcycle look aggressive.
The Brutale has been launched in the international market for €17,000 (approximately Rs 15.06 lakh). It was reported that MV Agusta could restart its India operations with a new partner in the BS6 era; however, there has been no development in that space yet. That only means, none of the MV Agusta’s products is coming to the Indian shore anytime soon.