MV Agusta has previewed three new variants of its Brutale 1090 range for the model year 2013 – the standard, 1090R and 1090 RR. All the three share similar styling elements with the changes limited to the engine/chassis departments. The 1078cc inline-four engine is common to all three, however the difference lies in the power and torque figures. Both the standard and 1090R come with 144PS while the 1090 RR gets 158PS. A multi-plate clutch and removable cassette style 6-speed constant mesh transmission handle the transmission duties. The RR has a slipper clutch unit though. There are also separate radiators for both water and oil cooling.
A composite trellis frame made of ALS tubular high-strength steel forms the chassis unit for the Brutale 1090 models. It is held to the single-sided swingarm by two aluminium plates. The RR trim also has a longer wheelbase (1438mm) than the other two (1430mm). All the models receive an updated suspension package in the form of 50mm adjustable inverted forks with the RR rider having the luxury of varying the low and high-speed hydraulic damping. 310mm dual front discs (RR has 320mm) handle the braking duties with an eight-level traction control adjustment. Prices? The Brutale 1090 range starts from Rs 9.09 lakh in UK.