When MV Agusta email a press pack through for a new bike, I’m always more excited to see the pictures than read the words.... MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring | Limited Edition Porn

When MV Agusta email a press pack through for a new bike, I’m always more excited to see the pictures than read the words. Because I’ve learnt from experience that the pictures are usually more exciting. And the latest presser to drop into the 44teeth.com inbox is no exception. It was, of course, the press release for the limited edition MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring.

Now, I’m not usually one to get too hard over what a bike looks like, because in all fairness, these days a lot of bikes look a little bit similar. But this one doesn’t. I mean, just look at it… I’ll be honest, I’m struggling to stop looking at it!

I’m guessing all MV want us to do is talk about how beautiful this bike is, because there weren’t a lot of technical details in the media bumf they sent out. Loads of pictures, but not many words. The 400 words worth of badly translated marketing literature talks mainly about MV Agusta’s partnership with the Nürburgring racetrack, and how the Nürburgring is the final frontier.

Eventually it does go into what sets this limited edition Brutale apart from the standard one. It says the main priority was weight reduction. The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring weighs 183kg (3kg lighter than the Brutale 1000 RR), mainly thanks to the new ‘latest generation’ carbon rims. It also has new lighter and more rigid billet hubs.

That’s in ‘standard’ trim. If you want to dig really deep (we’ve not been given a price list yet, so I don’t know how deep you’ll have to dig), you can order your Brutale Nürburgring with the race kit; that comes with a full Arrow titanium exhaust plus an ECU with a dedicated map. And a carbon fibre pillion seat cover. The Arrows exhaust is another 6kg lighter, taking the dry weight down to a slender 177kg. It also ups the power to 215hp (from 208hp in standard trim), which I’m sure you’ll agree is a phenomenal amount. Especially when you don’t have a lot of wind protection.

As you’d expect, a bike as trick as this comes with Öhlins EC2.0 electronic suspension, loads of carbon fibre, and more electronic aids than you can shake a stick at. But I don’t think anyone’s really bothered about that. Because this is the kind of bike you buy with your heart, not your head. The kind of bike you buy after falling in love with it. It’s the kind of bike I’d buy to sit in my living room to keep myself entertained of an evening…. Or it would be if I had loads and loads and loads of money; which is what this one is likely to cost.

If you’ve got loads of money, and you want to treat yourself, act fast. There are only 150 of them, and I’m guessing the orderbook’s filling up fairly rapidly.

Boothy

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Erwin Koster
Erwin Koster
16 days ago

Shame, I’m poor.