It seems that MV Agusta is shifting towards a strategy to make their motorcycles “more affordable.” Back in June, the Varese, Italy-based manufacturer unveiled the F3 Rosso, which is touted as the “more accessible” Rosso model in their lineup. It starts at €16,400 or roughly PhP954,000.
Now, MV Agusta unveiled another model that is also the more accessible (read: cheaper) version of another model – the Brutale 1000 RS.
Almost everything is still “1000 RR”
The Brutale 1000 RR is powered by an inline-four, 998cc engine that churns out 210 Ps at 13,000 rpm with 116.5 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. The bike also features a whole lot of top-shelf electronics, including wheelie control, traction control, electronically-adjustable Öhlins suspension, EAS 3.0 electronic gearbox, ABS, Bluetooth connectivity and much more.
The 1000 RS, still packs all those features minus the electronic suspension, which is swapped with manually adjustable Marzocchi inverted forks and a Sachs rear shock absorber.
The RS also gets revised ergonomics like higher clip-ons, different side mirrors, new seats and forged footpegs. The SRP starts at € 25,500 or roughly PHP 1.506-million.
In order to make the price more agreeable, MV Agusta may have stripped it of some premium features and electronics. Nonetheless, the basics like ABS and traction control are still there. It's still the same Brutale, just without a few features in much the same way you can get a Toyota that doesn't have fancy gadgets like a backup camera.