MV Agusta unveils the 2021 Brutale Rosso – Three cylinders and 798 ccs of Italian motorcycle art.
The MV Agusta Brutale Rosso is claimed as the Italian manufacturer’s entry-level model of their Brutale lineup. And while the Brutale Rosso may be represented as the younger sibling of the 2021 Brutale family, which includes the Brutale RR and Brutale SCS, it lacks nothing in the exhilaration department.
The Brutale Rosso is powered by a 798cc, three-cylinder engine that boasts an output of 112 hp and 63 foot-pounds of torque, with a closed course maximum speed of 147 miles per hour. The 2021 engine is spotlighted by several key features. The new sintered valve guides and DLC coated tappets, as well as the new bearings in the crankshaft, piston rods, and countershaft reduce friction and increase durability. New components also include a new clutch basket and a new exhaust muffler with a modified exhaust collector.
The 2021 Brutale Rosso has a newly designed frame that improves the torsional and longitudinal stiffness of the chassis. The new frame design works with the new front and rear suspension to enhance stability and feedback to rider input. The Marzocchi upside-down 43mm front forks’ rebound and compression are adjustable. The front forks’ spring preload adjustments can be set externally at the top of the tube. The rear suspension consists of a single Progressive Sachs adjustable shock.
Braking duties are compliments of Brembo. Twin floating 320 mm steel discs are gripped by Brembo four-piston radial-type calipers. A single rear 220 mm disc is managed by a two-piston Brembo caliper. A Continental MK100 anti-lock braking system with cornering function and rear-wheel lift-up mitigation come standard on the 2021 Brutale Rosso.
The Brutale Rosso is loaded with a suite of rider assistance and accessories. A new color 5.5 inch TFT dashboard displays pertinent data and options such as the new navigator, the EAS 3.0 electronic gear sensor, and cruise control. GPS and Blue Tooth connectivity are made available via the MV RIDE application on your smart device. Options are managed by the new set of controls located at the handlebars.
The 2021 MV Agusta Brutale Rosso is available in a single color option of Ago Red. The suggested retail price is yet to be announced.