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.


Francesco Bagnaia is back to winning ways after claiming a sensational win at the Dutch GP, while Fabio Quartararo crashes twice at Turn 5 on the M1.

  • Bagnaia handed Ducati first win at the Dutch GP since Casey Stoner in 2008.

  • Quartararo crashses twice at Turn 5 before retiring after suffering a violent highside. 

Unlike a week ago, Bagnaia managed to fend off Quartararo on the run to turn one.

Quartararo was then pushed to third by a charging Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, while Bagnaia took the opportunity to widen the gap.

Later on, Quartararo made his first blunder of the season as he crashed into Espargaro at Turn 5 in a rash attempt to regain the time lost to Bagnaia.

The mistake cost him dearly as he was then pushed at the way into last place while Espargaro – who was running second behind Bagnaia – had to make the climb from fifteenth.

However, it wasn’t a ‘down and out’ storyline for the Aprilia rider, as he began lapping five-tenths quicker than the leaders. Espargaro quickly reeled off Alex Marquez and Alex Rins.

Quartararo then made his way to the pit lane before deciding to continue on. However, the Frenchman’s dreadful run comes to an end when his M1 viciously high-sided on the exit of Turn 5.

It was a poor day for Yamaha as three out of four of their riders resulted in a DNF, with Franco Morbidelli and Darryn Binder (RNF Racing) also suffering a crash.

Meanwhile, Marco Bezzechi, who started fourth, took second place with Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales and claimed his first podium of the season on board the RS-GP 22.

Nevertheless, the rider of the day award went to (Aleix) Espargaro, who managed to climb all the way to seventh before making it fourth on the final lap.

The Spaniard produced one of the best overtakes, if not the best of the season when he overtook both Brad Binder and Jack Miller at the final corner.

On the other hand, Quartararo leads the championship with 172 points, followed by Espargaro (151 pts) and Johann Zarco (114 pts). Bagnaia is backed in contention with 106 pts, followed by fellow Ducati Enea Bastianini (105pts).

Francesco Bagnaia menghadiahkan kemenangan pertama Ducati di GP Belanda selepas mengungguli perlumbaan sejak di lap pertama.

Ini merupakan kemenangan pertama Ducati di GP Belanda selepas Casey Stoner pelumba terakhir melakukannya pada 2008.

Bagnaia mempamerkan tunggangan agresif sebaik perlumbaan bermula dengan insiden kejar mengejar antara Aleix Espargaro dan Fabio Quartararo membuka ruang untuknya memecut laju.

Bagaimanapun, tak lama selepas itu, tindakan Quartararo untuk cuba memintas Aleix Espargaro di Turn 5 memakan diri apabila hilang kawalan lalu turut menyingkirkan Espargaro.

Quartararo kemudiannya alami kemalangan kali kedua juga di Turn 5 sekaligus terpaksa bersara awal buat kali pertama musim ini.

Sementara itu, Marco Bezzecchi menampilkan tunggangan konsisten untuk menduduki tempat kedua.

Bezzecchi cuba untuk menghampiri Bagnaia di peringkat awal perlumbaan namun pelumba factory Ducati itu ternyata sukar digugat sekaligus terpaksa berpuas hati di kedudukan kedua.

Tempat ketiga jadi milik Maverick Vinales yang buat julung kalinya menaiki podium bersama pasukan Aprilia.

Keputusan tempat ketiga sedikit sebanyak mengubat insiden minggu lalu apabila Vinales terpaksa bersara awal meskipun menduduki kedudukan podium di GP Jerman.

Namun, tumpuan harus diberikan kepada rakan sepasukan Vinales, Espargaro yang meskipun satu ketika jatuh hingga kedudukan ke-15 berjaya bangkit untuk menamatkan aksi di kedudukan keempat.

Aksi paling menarik adalah di selekoh terakhir – dalam lap terakhir – apabila Espargaro berjaya memintas Brad Binder dan Jack Miller sekaligus mengesahkan tempat keempat di Assen.

Meskipun Quartararo gagal mengutip sebarang mata namun dia kekal mendahului kejuaraan dengan 172 mata diikuti Espargaro kedua dengan 152 mata sementara Johann Zarco ketiga dengan 114 mata.

Kemenangan Bagnaia di GP Belanda juga secara tidak langsung menempatkannya kembali dalam perebutan kejuaraan dengan 1

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