MV Agusta release the ultimate Brutale: The Serie Oro

The ultimate evolution of the Brutale borrows from the F4 RC superbike to make the fastest naked from the Varese factory


THE BRUTALE 1000 SERIE ORO is the fastest most powerful naked bike to roll out of the factory and it uses F4 RC and World Superbike technology and design.

Based around the F4 RC’s 998cc, four-cylinder engine, the new Brutale Serie Oro includes top-spec Brembo brakes, Ohlins forks, carbon fibre wheels and 200+ bhp.

MV Agusta’s Serie Oro (gold series) bikes have been around for some time and are used to highlight to the world the best machines the small factory from northern Italy can dream up.

For 2019, MV’s design team have gone all out by announcing this bonkers naked machine that has more technology, more trick parts and more power than some 1000cc superbikes.

With four-cylinders and 998cc, the Serie Oro produces 208hp at 13,450rpm and 115Nm of torque - when using the race kit - making it the most powerful bike in the class. In fact, if you compared it to bikes like the MT10SP and monster 1200 R, neither of which can be considered as slow, it has almost 50bhp more power.

Helping riders to tame the superbike-levels of power, MV have carried over the electronics package from the F4 RC which includes: Eight level traction control, an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), ride by wire throttle, anti-wheelie, launch control and an up and down quickshifter.

To build an engine that can produce such numbers, MV’s engineers have used tech which is taken from the MV World Superbike machine, including: Titanium valves that slide through sintered valve guides, a re-designed combustion chamber and airbox, revamped cam-timing and profiles, low-friction Asso piston rings and a stunning looking, SC Racing exhaust system.

MV claim the bike will handle as well as a superbike does, and when you look at the components you’d have to think they’re right. Brembo Stylema calipers and 320mm discs, Ohlins electronically adjusted forks, an Ohlins TTX36 rear shock and a steering damper – all of which are governed by the bikes ECU and IMU. These aren't the sort of things you normally see on the spec sheet for a naked – and we haven’t even got to the wings yet…

Yep, the Serie Oro gives you wings! Well winglets anyway, located on either side of the radiator they were developed in the wind-tunnel and echo those seen on MotoGP bikes of recent years. MV claim they give the bike improved high-speed stability above 200kph (125mph) and that they increase the load on the front wheel in the same way that a race bike’s winglets do. We’re not too bothered about all that science stuff, we just think they look awesome and cannot wait to see the bike in the flesh!

The bike is limited to 300 units and there is no confirmation of price. We’ll bring you any more updates as we have it.

The styling of the bike is typical MV Agusta, it’s just they’ve turned it up to eleven with carbon fibre everywhere, billet machined foot-rests, a single-sided swingarm and café racer style clip-on handlebars. All in all, the bike looks stunning, be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels for more info and a walk around live from EICMA.

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