Rumors surrounding the MV Agusta 675 F3 have been circulating for a while, but we also know that a Brutale version is in the works. This new bike has its sights set squarely on Triumph’s Street Triple, which shares the same displacement.
According to a French dealer who has seen the Brutale 675 at the factory, the new three-cylinder engine will be housed in a tubular-steel frame with aluminum side plates, just like its four-cylinder Brutale brethren. Styling is said to be similar to the famous original Massimo Tamburini design, so the 675 will sport a single-sided swingarm. The headlight will still have the singular shape that was originally inspired by Salvadore Dali, which is one of the bike’s trademark characteristics, just as Triumph’s Speed/Street Triples are instantly recognizable by their double-light setup. The 675cc Brutale will have an under-engine, MotoGP-style exhaust silencer in place of the big Brutale 990/1090’s twin side-mount units.
Target for the Triple’s power output is rumored to be around 106 hp, which is similar to that of the Street Triple. The physical size of the engine is said to be very small, allowing improved placement and packaging in the chassis, as well as reduced weight. Two versions of the bike are said to be in the works, including a standard model for approximately 8900 Euros in France ($11,500) and an R model with higher-spec suspension and brakes for around 10,990 Euro ($14,300). Both the Brutale 675 and F3 are expected to debut at the Milan Motorcycle show in November.
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