When the time came for MV Agusta’s naked superbike, design legend Massimo Tamburini lent his expertise, with gorgeous result. Today’s Brutale is the quite super 910S, with outstanding cosmetics and miniscule miles.
The Brutale began its continuing run as a 750 in 2001, and the 909cc four was the tallest engine that would fit in the chassis without a more major re-design. Agusta’s exotic valve head and 13-to-1 compression promised superbike power – 139 hp at 12,500 rpm. A classic chrom-moly trellis frame held oversized Marzocchi forks and Sachs monoshock. Nissin supplied their 6-piston calipers for the 310mm front brakes. The moderate seat height, low bars, and 408 lbs dry weight made for a smaller-feeling and quick handling package.
Evidently owned by a collector that picked up a more riderly MV, this Brutale has been kept with an eye on the future. Finishes are new-bike clean, and no nits can really be picked. The headers might be the only proof that this bike was actually ridden. Just a sampling of the detailed comments from the eBay auction :
The metallic orange color looks spectacular in the sun and contrasts nicely against the black. The paint was just freshly waxed. My father was an automotive painter for 40 years and he and I have restored a couple cars together so am cursed with high standards for paint. This MV Agusta’s finish is in spectacular condition, excellent quality, and a stunning color combo. The motorcycle is in the condition as should be expected for having traveled only 856 miles and being kept covered in a garage. It essentially looks like a new bike and is stunning.
This Brutale has been kept in great care and been regularly maintained and ridden every year. There are absolutely no leaks and no drips. The forks are excellent and not leaking. It received oil changes every year. The battery is strong and starts the bike up easily. The 910cc 4 cylinder engine idles smoothly, revs smoothly, and feels like it has all the 137 horsepower it should have. The engine and exhaust sound excellent. The intake induction sound is intoxicating ! The brakes are excellent and without issue. The clutch is excellent and without issue. The tires are in excellent shape. This Brutale rides as it should.
The Brutale 910S is such a fun and flickable machine! They weigh only 407 lbs and have plenty of low down and midrange grunt while also pull at the top end too. The seating position is very upright and very comfortable. The styling, excellent fit and finish, and color combo make it the type of bike that one can just sit and admire in their garage… Or in their living room!
The 910S got great reviews for every facet of its performance, with praise for the design and build quality as well. Though the $14K MSRP was how they got there, it wasn’t a popular “feature”. MV Agusta’s have always been over on the exclusive end of the spectrum, and the Brutale is no exception. The exotic-ness of the ask for this Brutale could be debated, but the next owner will certainly be able to say they got something special in return.