MV Agusta has just unveiled what is tipped to be accessible Brutale 1000 RS.
Frankly, it’s hard to determine what could make the Brutale 1000 RS the cheaper version of the top-spec Brutale 1000 RR.
Looking at the specifications, the only prominent point of difference between the RS and the RR is in its suspension set-up, which we expected a few months back.
The Italian firm has replaced the electronically controlled Ohlins NIX EC front forks and TTX rear shock with Marzocchi upside/down fork and Sachs rear shock.
However, the Brutale RS features the same electronic rider aid, including the top-spec Brembo Stylema callipers.
Other minimal changes include a new seat, footpegs, rear-view mirrors and revised ergonomics.
Moving on to the important bits, the Brutale RS benefited from the RR engine upgrades introduced this year, including titanium conrods and valves, DLC coated tappets, sintered valve guides, and new cam profiles.
The four-cylinder 998cc generates the same 208hp @ 13,000rpm with a max speed of 300km/h.