There is nothing normal about the MV Agusta BRUTALE 1078 RR : Life is faster, more colorful, more vivid. This is what a Brutale is about. Powered with its new 1078 cc engine based on the racing F4 RR 312, the aim wasn’t so much about seeking maximum performance as of taming four cylinders to work together to offer a perfectly balanced ride. This is no easy feat when you’re dealing with 154 HP shoe-horned into a compact frame like the one on the Brutale.
The bore and stroke have been increased to 79 and 55 mm from the original 76 and 50.1mm. The compression ratio has been kept high despite the significant increase in capacity from 909 to 1078.37cc. Maximum power output has increased by 15 HP thus setting a new record for the sports naked with 154 HP at 10,700 rpm. Torque has also been improved going up from 96 Nm (70.7 Ft/lb) at 8,000 rpm to 117 Nm (86.2 Ft/lb) at 8,100 rpm.