Naked-sports wouldn't want to be left out of the absurd-power sweepstakes, and MV Agusta showed how it's done with the Brutale 1090RR. While the theoretical top speed is more fun to discuss, the torque available from the big four is what makes it a joy on the road. This example is nicely accessorized and offered by Miami's MV Agusta dealer.
While it is the largest engine in the MV Agusta range, the 1090 is actually a 1078cc, with the company's usual ( but amazing ) radial valve arrangement. Plumbing is more evident on the near side, with the coolant and headers vying for room under the chro-moly trellis frame. Appointments are outstanding, with 50mm Öhlins forks, Sachs monoshock with high and low speed damping adjustments, and Brembo's monobloc brakes which have four-piston calipers front and rear. With 158hp you'll want nanny along, in the form of eight-level traction control. Radiator shrouds are integrated into the design, making the RR more of a superbike with very small fairings.
Having logged but 666 miles, it's not your average used bike. The suede parts of the seat look to have had the worst time over the years, with just a smudge here and there. Otherwise the paint and metals are pretty mint, with the normally black wheels having been brightened at the powder-coating shop. Notes from the eBay classified:
CRG ARROW BAR END MIRRORS
RIZOMA TURN SIGNALS
SILVER RESERVOIR CAPS
CARBON FIBER UPPER CHAIN GUARD
CARBON FIBER KEY GUARD
CARBON FIBER REAR HUGGER
SILVER POWDER COATED RIMS
EVOTECH TAIL ELIMINATOR
MV AGUSTA RACE HEADERS WITH STOCK MUFFLERS
Seeming to have found the secret to paying the rent on sales of an exclusive line of sportbikes, MV Agusta's closely-held parent company bought back their outstanding shares at the end of last year. They are even planning to return to MotoGP in the 600cc Moto2 class next season. Offerings from Varese are regularly reviewed as a singular experience, the avant-garde design and premium build speaking to MV's long history on two wheels. The 1090RR is on Agusta's un-faired pinnacle, though peculiarly the model no longer appears on the Euro-side website. The eBay offering is a classified without the distraction of an auction or make offer button, and seems to be a nice bargain at just over half the MSRP...