MV’s 749cc Brutale was their first dabble in the naked sector after Cagiva’s investment, and the F4 sportbike without fairings has stood the test of time and a few engine updates. Compared to more specialized Agustas, the 750S or Strada used little carbon or magnesium but imprinted a very sporty feel and sound on the rider. This example has just under 11,000 miles and should prove to be a nice introduction to the MV world.
Coming over from the F4 750 in a slightly less peaky tune, the Brutale’s engine still makes 127 hp at a lofty 12,500 rpm. The chrom-moly trellis suspends the engine from above and is hung with 49mm Showa forks. The 4-1-2 exhaust isn’t constrained under the seat and makes its exit across from the single sided swingarm. The aluminum frame connectors, and plastic fender and covers were a small step down from the Serie Oro, but adjustable suspension and 6-piston Nissin brakes reflect the overall quality.
This Brutale has just a few modifications, includes a rear stand, and its original catalyst for a prospective Cali buyer. Replacing the patina-ed ignition switch cover would be a quick way to improve things. The Pennsylvania owner keeps it short in the eBay auction:
Garage kept, 3rd adult owner, never raced, never dropped.
Everything in pictures goes with bike, plus correct oil and filters.
Mid pipe installed, but CAT comes with bike
Non OEM mirrors installed, OEM mirrors also along with sale.
Rear tire has less than 100 miles.
Reviewed as sweet handling and smooth, it doesn’t have much of the cruel and ruthless the name implies. It tackles the difficulties of hiding the plumbing and bracketry with a lot of style, and comes off a lot sportier in person. This example seems about the middle of the pack, substantially stock but not fawned over, and unless the reserve is out of line, on target for a reasonable price…