This trio of triples absolutely represents the modern evolution of what we used to just call “motorcycle.” They are essentially denuded sporty bikes meant to engage our bodies in a human-friendly stance and offer great all-around performance. Some more than others. The big news here is Yamaha’s FZ-09, a displacement-busting big middleweight powered by an [...]Read Full Post | Comments(21)
Three-Cylinder Middleweight Naked Bikes – Comparison Test Milan motorcycle show is an experience like none other.
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I was out performance testing and thought I’d give you an audio ride through the gears on the 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Triple captured during its 148-mph top-speed pass. I dropped my iPhone in the pocket of my leathers, dropped the Brutale in gear, and wrung it out for all it was worth The [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
2013 MV Agusta Brutale 800 – First Ride A new Italian middleweight naked bike that feels and performs more like an Open-class sportbike.
As the old saying goes, if you want to extract all of the potential from an engine, stroke it! Well, that’s exactly what MV Agusta has done with its three-cylinder Brutale 675 to create a new, higher-performing 800cc middleweight naked bike. MV’s engineers kept bore at 79mm and increased stroke from 45.9mm to 54.3. Everything [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
2013 MV Agusta Brutale 800 – First Look This three-cylinder Italian naked middleweight brings more torque to the backroad party.
MV Agusta’s 800cc Brutale promises to extract the best from both the three-cylinder engine and the chassis to which it’s harnessed. Extra displacement came by increasing stroke from the original 45.9 to 54.3mm; the 79mm bore is unaltered. The super-compact result delivers a claimed 125 horsepower at 11,600 rpm and 60 foot-pounds of torque at [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)