New MV Agusta Rush 1000 latest concept bike revealed for 2020

John Milbank, BikeSocial Consumer Editor
By John Milbank
BikingMilbank BikeSocial Consumer Editor, John owns a BMW S1000XR, Honda Grom and a 1999 Kawasaki ZX-6R. He's as happy tinkering in the workshop as he is on twisty backroads, and loves every bike ever built (except one). He's bought three CBR600s, a KTM 1050 Adventure, Yamaha MT-10, two Ducati Monsters, several winter hacks, three off-roaders, a supermoto pit bike, a Honda Vision 50 and built his own custom XSR700. 

 

New MV Agusta Rush 1000 latest concept bike revealed for 2020

 

The new MV Agusta Rush 1000 is a concept bike based on the Brutale 1000 RR that’s claimed to make 205bhp (153kW) @ 13,000rpm and 86lb-ft (116.5Nm) @ 11,000rpm.

 

What do we know about the new MV Agusta Rush 1000?

With the 998cc motor from the Brutale 1000 RR, the Rush uses the same eight injector radial valve engine, which sees the valves offset slightly from each other, the stems pushed by angled DOHC lobes.

The 205bhp figure is with a road-legal exhaust – swap that out and it’s said to make 209bhp (156kW) @ 13,600.

The headlight is full LED with cornering function and appears to be the JW Speaker 8791, while the rear wheel is forged aluminium with a carbon-fibre cover that’s said to improve aerodynamics, while an up and down quick-shifter is standard.

Suspension is Öhlins semi-active with the option of manual override, while connectivity between the TFT dash and your smartphone allows settings to be adjusted remotely, records of your rides to be downloaded and navigation mirrored from a phone app to the bike’s display.

Dry weight is claimed to be 186kg – with the battery, oil and 16 litre tank full, we’d expect it to weigh around 210kg ready to ride. Top speed is said to be ‘over’ 186mph, and given its claimed 42mpg economy, range could be up to 121 miles.

The price of the MV Agusta Rush 1000 is yet to be announced, and we expect to see changes if it is ever released – it needs a number plate carrier behind the rear wheel for a start... Keep an eye on Bennetts BikeSocial for the first full review if MV takes this beyond a styling exercise.

 

New MV Agusta Rush 1000 latest concept bike revealed for 2020

 

MV Agusta Rush 1000 specification

Engine

998cc four cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC 16 valve

Compression ratio

13.4:1

Bore x stroke

79 mm x 50.9 mm

Power

205bhp (153kW) @ 13,000rpm

Torque

86lb-ft (116.5Nm) @ 11,000rpm

Cooling system

Separated liquid and oil radiators

Engine management system

Integrated ignition - injection system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) with eight injectors (4 lower fuel injectors by Mikuni + 4 upper fuel injectors by Magneti Marelli with increased fuel flow). Engine control unit Eldor EM2.10, throttle body full ride by wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing technology, control of detonation and misfire - Torque control with four maps - Traction control with 8 levels + off and wheelie control with inertial platform Electronic quick-shift MV EAS 2.1 (Electronically Assisted Shift Up & Down)

Clutch

Wet, multi-disc with back torque limiting device and Brembo radial pump/lever assembly

Transmission

Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh

Wheelbase

1415 mm

Overall length

2080 mm

Overall width

805 mm

Saddle height

845 mm

Min. ground clearance

141mm

Trail

97 mm

Dry weight

186 kg - 184kg

Fuel tank capacity

16 litres

Frame

Steel trellis with aluminium swingarm

Front suspension

43mm Öhlins Nix EC hydraulic “upside down” front forks with TiN superficial treatment.Completely adjustable with electronically controlled compression and rebound damping with manually controlled spring preload.

Fork travel

120 mm

Rear suspension

Progressive, single shock absorber Öhlins EC TTX completely adjustable with electronically controlled compression and rebound damping and spring preload

Rear wheel travel

120mm

Front brake

Double floating disc with Ø 320mm, with steel braking disc and aluminium flange - Brembo radial pump/level assembly. Brembo Stylema radial-type caliper, single-piece with 4 pistons Ø 30mm

Rear brake

Single steel disc with Ø 220mm. Brembo PS13 brake pump. Brembo caliper with 2 pistons Ø 34 mm. ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with Race Mode and RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation)

Front wheel

Aluminium alloy spokes 3,50 ” x 17 ”. Tyre size: 120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)

Rear wheel

Aluminium alloy 6,00 ” x 17 ” with carbon fibre cover. Tyre size: 200/55 - ZR 17 M/C (78 W)

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