MV Agusta Brutale 1090




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MV Agusta Brutale 1090




Four stroke, transverse four cylinder. DOHC, 4 radial valves per cylinder


1078 cc / 65.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 79  x 55 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 13.0;1


Engine management system Magneti Marelli IAW 5SM ignition - injection integrated system with Mikuni throttle body; induction discharge electronic ignition; sequential timed "Multipoint" electronic injection

Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m
Battery 12 V - 8.6 Ah



Max Power

106 kW / 144.2 hp @ 10600 rpm

Max Torque

115 Nm / 11.5 kgf-m @ 8000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-disc


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Gear Ratio 1st 13/38 109.7 km/h (68.1 mph) @ 11650 rpm.
2nd 16/34 150.8 km/h (93.6 mph) @ 11650 rpm
3rd 18/32 180.3 km/h (111.9 mph) @ 11650 rpm
4th 20/30 213.7 km/h (132.7 mph) @ 11650 rpm
5th 22/29 243.2 km/h (151.0 mph) @ 11650 rpm
6th 19/23 265.0 km/h (164.5 mph) @ 11650 rpm
Frame Type AIS Steel tubular trellis (MAG welded) Rear swing arm pivot plates: material Aluminium alloy

Front Suspension

50mm Marzocchi "UPSIDE - DOWN" telescopic hydraulic fork with external and separated adjustment of rebound and compression damping and of spring preload Travel on leg axis
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Type Progressive, single shock absorber with rebound damping and spring preload adjustment Single sided swing arm: material Aluminium alloy
Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

2x 310mm discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 210mm disc 4 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR 17

Rear Tyre

190/55 ZR 17

Length 2100 mm / 82.6 in 

Width  775 mm / 30.5 in

Wheelbase 1438 mm / 56.6 in
Seat Height 825 mm /  32.48 in


183 kg /  403.5 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

23 Litres / 6.0 U.S. gal

MV Agusta naked four-cylinder motorcycles, the Brutale 1090 represents the perfect combination of performance and handling, technical features and pricing, racing aptitude and versatility on every day roads. W ith its wide range of renewed components, perfected in every detail, the 1090 is more Brutale than ever.

Available in three colour variations, this model comes in the standard or ABS versions, even offering the best selection in terms of technical features.

Dominating the road.

This four-cylinder model is exuberant under all conditions, providing immediate accelerator response: with its 144 HP of maximum
power, the 1090 is the Brutale model that combines performance and safety, offering the rider maximum
freedom of choice.

The Brutale 1090 offers ergonomics and comfort, thanks to the new one-piece seat, designed to accommodate both the rider and the passenger. The seat's contours follow the profile of the tail, completing the design and further enhancing its appearance.

And while the new seat offers an impeccable design, its features don't stop with aesthetics: it's also ergonomic thanks to its special
padding which is designed to prevent fatigue even after extended periods of time. Every trip can thus be faced with the certainty of reaching your destination in maximum comfort.

A motorcycle's instrumentation needs to be legible under all lighting conditions, instantly providing the rider with all the necessary information. Brutale has flanked the large analogue RPM gauge with two LCD displays, one incorporated into the gauge itself and the other to the side. Today a new ice-coloured lighting is available providing a touch of elegance that's capable of further improving ease of reading.

The indicator lights are located on the upper part of the dashboard where they're always in clear view.

Thanks to the computing power and algorithms of the Bosch 9MPlus control unit, in addition to preventing the wheels from locking, this light, compact and technologically-advanced unit even prevents the rear wheel from lifting during extreme braking situations. The result?

Safer and more effective braking, on wet or damp surfaces. Maximum safety and minimal braking distances. And if the track
conditions are perfect?

The most celebrated four-cylinder naked has been redesigned with increased charm, components and quality of finish.

Three Brutale variants with three distinct characters. The Brutale 4 cylinder 2013 range is based on three new models: Brutale 1090, Brutale 1090 R and Brutale 1090 RR.


MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Key Features

In detail, the main features of MV Agusta Brutale are:

• In-line four cylinder engine with two configurations of maximum power
• Traction control adjustable on 8 levels
• Modular frame with tubular steel trellis section and aluminum plates offering a high torsional stiffness
• Single-sided swing arm with adjustable absorber
• 50 mm diameter inverted forks
• Brakes with radial front calipers

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Features and Benefits


Form and function: following these inspirational principles Brutale continues to fascinate and has evolved in many details. Having immediate impact are the lighting elements, day running lights, arranged symmetrically on either side of the dashboard cover: capable of enhancing the whole frontal section, also making the motorcycle more visible and therefore safe during day and night. Another ray of light comes from the four-cylinder engine, now silver, a color that emphasizes its compactness and accurate implementation of all its elements. The same chromatic range characterizes the new wheels, a unique design in the motorcycle industry: the multiple spokes are split and give rise to a fascinating design and at the same time efficient, considering the weight of a pair of wheels has been decreased by about 1.500 grams compared to those fitted on previous models. The two new double exhaust silencers, a key element of the design, have become even more racing thanks to tapered ends, with a decisive diagonal cut reminiscent of American dragsters. The surface finish enhances its compact size; the new aluminum plate that prevents contact with the pipes has been redefined.

Updated features also for the new tail light, now with latest technology contour illumination, and rear view mirrors having a revised design for the Brutale 1090. On Brutale 1090 R and Brutale 1090 RR the indicators are integrated within the mirrors, benefitting look and dimensions; on these same models, the rear indicators use LEDs. The license plate holder is now metal, lighter and essential, and therefore able to further enhance the design of the compact, unique tail. On Brutale 1090 the new single piece seat benefits from new curves, improved ergonomics and a higher level of finish. Lastly, the front fender has also been redesigned with ample openings to reduce weight.


The inline four-cylinder architecture of the MV Agusta is part of history and this engine is found on the complete Brutale range. With a displacement of 1078 cc, it employ’s a bore and stroke of 79mm and 55 mm. Unique to the motorcycle industry is the double overhead camshaft with four valves per cylinder which are arranged in a radial pattern. The engine employs both water and oil cooling with separate radiators. Two engine configurations are offered, they are characterized by different values of maximum power and torque: Brutale 1090 and Brutale 1090 R reach 144 hp (106 kW) at 10,300 rev / min and 112 Nm (11.4 kgm) of torque; Brutale 1090 RR reaches the impressive power of 158 hp (116.5 kW) at 11,900 rev / min and 100 Nm (10.2 kgm) of torque at 10,100 rev / min. The cassette style removable gearbox is a six speed, constant mesh, another touch that makes MV Agusta exclusive. The multi-plate clutch in runs in an oil bath and on the Brutale 1090 RR it employs race track derived slipper clutch unit.


The composite frame of the Brutale is composed of the high strength tubular ALS steel front section coupled to the single sided swingarm by two aluminum plates. This configuration provides the best balance between efficiency and weight, as well as a characteristic of every MV Agusta. Size and dimensions remain the same: wheelbase of 1438 mm Brutale 1090 RR (1430mm on Brutale 1090 and Brutale 1090 R), trail of 103.5 mm.


Brutal continues to be the benchmark for handling thanks to the continually refined and improved suspension. The 50 mm diameter front forks are fully adjustable by means of special external adjusters: compression on one leg, rebound on the other and spring preload on both legs. The new axle carrier allows quick release of the front wheel: a touch of functionality typically found only on race bikes. The shock is completely tunable with some distinctions depending on the version: on the Brutale1090 and Brutale 1090 R it is possible to adjust the rebound and spring preload; Brutale 1090 RR offers a wider range of adjustment, in addition to the spring preload and rebound damping it is also possible to vary the low and high speed hydraulic compression damping.


The braking system of every Brutale employs components of the highest quality: two front discs 310 mm in diameter for Brutale 1090 and Brutale 1090 R, 320 mm discs are used on the Brutale 1090 RR, floating, with steel braking discs and an aluminum disc carrier. The rear disc is also made of steel with a diameter of 210 mm. Calipers are four-piston front and rear; Brutale 1090 RR employs Brembo monobloc front calipers for maximum braking efficiency and weight reduction.