MV Agusta Brutale Corsa - First Look

Bespoke Brutale glitters with sportbike greatness and carries a premium price.

Now that MV Agusta has introduced the 800cc version of its compact Triple, the R&D; department can get back to work on the larger-displacement four-cylinder models. First up is a hotter, more refined version of the top-of-the-line Brutale RR.

The Brutale Corsa is powered by the Brutale RR’s liquid-cooled, dohc, 16-valve, 1090cc inline-Four. Claimed output (158 horsepower at 11,900 rpm and 73.75 foot-pounds of torque at 10,100 rpm) is the same as that of the RR, but everything else has been updated.

An Öhlins 43mm NIX fork is standard, along with lightweight forged aluminum wheels, radial-mount Brembo Monobloc calipers pinching 320mm discs and a fully adjustable Sachs shock. Brake and clutch controls, as well as the related reservoir caps, and the rider’s footpegs, are machined from billet.

A hand-sewn seat and carbon-fiber fenders/license-plate holder give a touch of exclusivity to MV’s newest naked model. The graphics are also exclusive: a glossy black frame and a two-tone Pearl White/Pearl Red paint.

Price in Italy for the MV Agusta Brutale Corsa is 20,990 euros or $26,989 at current exchange rates.