THERE seems to be no limit to the number of limited-edition models MV Agusta is able to launch and with the new Brutale Corsa it’s added another to the list.
According to the firm’s slightly tautological press release, the 158bhp machine (that’s the same power as standard for the range-topping 1090RR) is “instantly recognisable at first sight for the outstanding quality of its components, extreme attention to detail and spectacular bespoke livery.”
Is it just us, or would you have thought that all Brutales should probably have outstanding quality components and extreme attention to detail?
It turns out that the components in question are different, forged alloy wheels, a set of fully-adjustable Ohlins forks, a hand-stitched seat and billet aluminium steering head, brake lever, foot pegs and reservoir caps. Oh, and a ‘sports licence plate mount’, a special tank protector and a carbon rear hugger. In terms of the ‘bespoke livery’ we’re talking about a black frame and MV Agusta Corse logos.
Whatever, we’d find space in the garage for it. Of course, the €20,990 price would be a stumbling block.
The rest of the bike is pure Brutale, and that generally means good things like ‘race mode’ ABS, traction control and insane performance for a naked bike.