MV Agusta Honours Historic Assen Circuit With Limited-Edition Brutale 1000 RR 

In a touching tribute to the iconic Assen Circuit, MV Agusta has launched a limited-edition masterpiece, the Brutale 1000 RR Assen.

  • This machine is the latest in MV Agusta’s ongoing commitment to celebrating historic milestones, renowned racers, and emblematic brands.
  • MV Agusta is the pinnacle of Italian manufacturers in terms of success on the Dutch track.

The Italian motorcycle giant takes pride in having achieved a staggering 35 victories on the Assen Circuit. Such achievements date back to 1976 when the legendary Giacomo Agostini clinched the win in the 350 class.

Fashioned in Italy, the Brutale 1000 RR Assen edition carries forward the spirit of these victories. The meticulously handcrafted 300 units are an ode to these memorable days. This collaboration with the Assen Circuit brings these special motorcycles to the forefront.

Boasting an array of exclusive elements, the bike is adorned with special emblems, plaques, sleek carbon fiber panels, and aluminum side plates. The blue Alcantara upholstery adds a touch of luxury, enhancing the bike’s overall aesthetics.

The unique color scheme of the Assen edition harmoniously blends Blu Nordico, Argento Ago, and gold. This combination not only exudes elegance but also accentuates the motorcycle’s meticulous craftsmanship and sophisticated technical gear.

Powering the Brutale 1000 RR is a Euro 5 compliant 998 cc inline four-cylinder engine. It delivers a robust 208hp @ 13,000rpm, combined with 116.5Nm @ 11,000rpm. With a dry weight of just 183 kilograms, the motorcycle offers an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 1.1 horsepower per kilogram.

The Brutale 1000 RR Assen doesn’t compromise on suspension. It features an advanced 43-millimeter Öhlins Nix EC hydraulic upside-down fork and an Öhlins EC TTX rear shock. Both are electronically controlled to ensure maximum stability and performance. Additionally, its braking capabilities are nothing short of remarkable, with double floating discs at the front and a single steel disc at the rear, complemented by Brembo callipers.

The motorcycle’s elegance extends to its Rotobox carbon fiber wheels with an alluring blue carbon weave. These are fitted with 120/70 R17 and 200/55 R17 tires, which images suggest are the top-tier Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SPs.

Each limited-edition Brutale 1000 RR Assen will also include a Special Parts kit. This kit features a Titanium Arrow exhaust, CNC-machined brake and clutch levers, a carbon fiber passenger seat cover, an aluminum fuel cap, and an exclusive motorcycle cover, emphasising its status as a true piece of “Motorcycle Art.”

This blend of history, engineering excellence, and design mastery makes the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Assen a must-have for enthusiasts and collectors alike.


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