MV Agusta tweaks 2013 Brutale range

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, Bike Social boss, Potski to his mates. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

MV Brutale 1090R
The range of awe-inspiring Brutale naked bikes is now three-strong with the 1090, 1090R, and yes, you guessed it, the 1090RR, and gets a host of small changes for 2013.

All three Brutales now feature silver engines, LED daytime running lights and new wheels which weigh some 1500g lighter than the previous set. There’s sharp new twin exhausts, new mirrors with built-in indicators , LED rear indicators, new mudguard and new single seat unit on the 1090.
Brutale 1090RR
The four-cylinder engines remain the same and include two engine mapping settings. The basic 1090 and 1090 Brutale puts out 144bhp, where the 1090RR makes 158bhp. To keep all that in check, all three bikes get revised suspension set-ups for 2013.

The bikes will be officially revealed at the EICMA Show in Milan on November 13, we’ll be there to bring you all the inside news, views and gossip.

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