For the model year 2021, the Rush 1000 gets the same styling, updated engine and mechanicals. The exotic dragster is limited to 300 units and comes with an optional exhaust system to make it sound as mean as it looks
MV Agusta has unveiled its 2021 Rush 1000, a special edition hyper naked motorcycle that is limited to only 300 units. The Rush 1000 was first launched last year and MV Agusta also did a limited – 300 units – run back then as well. This time around, the Italian exotic motorcycle maker has updated the engine and tweaked cycle parts while keeping the overall design of the Rush 1000 Dragster the same as before.
While the design is subjective, we shall let you decide if the 2021 Rush 1000 – with its new colour scheme – pleases the eye or not. It continues to carry the unmissable styling with too many cuts and creases on the tank, a stubby pillion seat, and a shotgun like double-barrel exhaust.
Moving to the things that have changed. While the 998cc in-line four-cylinder engine is the same as before, MV Agusta has revised the cam timings for a better bottom and mid-range performance. The DLC-coated valve guides offer reduced friction and increase the reliability of this Italian motorcycle, says MV Agusta. The engine is mated to an updated six-speed gearbox which is equipped with a revised two-way quick-shifter. The power and torque are rated at 205bhp at 13,000rpm and 116Nm at 11,000rpm.
The fully adjustable Ohlins suspension system on both ends has been recalibrated for improved handling. The braking hardware in the front consists of a twin 320mm disc brake setup with Brembo Stylema calipers. The rear end gets a 220mm disc brake with a two-piston caliper.
The electronic suite consists of a six-axis IMU-based wheelie control, launch control, traction control, and ABS. The dashboard gets a 5.5-inch TFT screen which also gives access to the cruise control feature on this litre-class dragster!
The 2021 MV Agusta Rush 1000 has been priced at €38,000 that roughly converts to Rs 33.74 lakh in Indian currency. It was reported that MV Agusta could re-start its India operations with a new partner in the BS6 era; however, there has been no development in that space yet. The new Rush 1000 is sold exclusively in the international markets.
For buyers overseas, MV Agusta offers an accessories package that includes a dashboard cover, passenger seat, a CNC fule-filler cap, machined levers and brake pedals, and clutch protectors. There is also an SC Project race-grade exhaust on offer that bumps the power to 210bhp.