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.


Ex-MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso now owns the Monte Coralli motocross circuit in Faenza, Italy, after the tender for the track management was won by the rider’s company, RPM. 

  • Andrea Dovizioso now owned the Monte Coralli motocross circuit in Faenza, Italy.
  • Dovizioso plans to turn the track into a complete off-road facility. 

As a result of the takeover, the Crossdromo Monte Coralli will now be named ’04 Park – Monte Coralli di Faenza, paying homage to the Italian’s MotoGP race number.

Interestingly, Dovizioso plans to turn the track into something more than just a motocross circuit. It will become a circuit complete with facilities focusing on off-road motorcycling. 

That said, the track will also house the Italian Motorcycle Federation’s (FMI) Technical Centre, which will feature an office, classroom and motorcycle garage used to train riders and technicians.

“This is a dream I’ve had for years. And when you have the chance to realise a dream like this, on a track like Monte Coralli, which for me has always been a reference (as well as being close to home), it really seems that all the pieces to complete that desire have fit perfectly. 

“04 Park – Monte Coralli is an exaggerated place, very large and in which we want to carry out important projects. I would like it to become a place where off-road enthusiasts, and not only, can meet, interact and share experiences, having fun. We will organise events and competitions. 

“You can come there to tour or simply to spend a different day, in an environment made of and with passion. 04 Park – Monte Coralli is an ambitious project, a terrain in which off-road, mini cross and pump track will coexist and evolve together at the highest level, in a ‘full gas’ atmosphere,” said the former Ducati MotoGP rider.

The legendary Spa-Francorchamps racing circuit in Belgium is finally getting a much-needed renovation ahead of the planned return of two-wheel racing in 2022.

Crews already began the extensive work of the circuit at the end of last year as preparation for the 2022 Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Endurance World Championship (or FIM EWC) scheduled to take place on June 2, 2022.

Spa CEO Natalie Maillet oversaw an intention to renovate the track back in 2019, but her tragic death at the hands of her husband jeopardized the plan.

However, Maillet’s dream to modernize Spa-Francorchamps is now back on track (no pun intended) which will cost around EUR25 million (RM115mil).

The main criteria of the renovations are to upgrade the condition of the facilities and increase the safety aspect of the surrounding area.

Careful analysis of how and why racers have crashed, including meeting the circuit certification requirements from FIM and FIA, is extensively considered during the renovations.

The upgrades also include a state-of-the-art medical facility.

The plan is to prepare the track for the FIM and FIA inspections in April 2022.

Legendary circuit, Laguna Seca (now officially known as the WeatherTech Raceway) was home to some of the most epic battles in racing history.

Most notably is the battle between Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi during the 2008 MotoGP season.

Despite the legendary status, time have not been too kind to the famed circuit especially since the track has not received a refresh since 2007.

However, Laguna Seca finally getting some good news it deserved as track management has secured an initial funding to revitalized the track and amenities.

Major repairs to include replacing the crumbling bridge at the start/finish line. The brige has fallen into despair, posing a potential hazard for spectators and racers alike.

Next is to resurface the California circuit which currently displays cracks, bumps and numerous imperfections that could have severe implications towards racers.

Nevertheless, the resurfacing itself won’t come cheap, as approximately a total of USD5 million is needed.

According to reports, the total cost of repair is said to be somewhere around USD60 million mark.

Looking at how things are moving, we certainly hope Laguna Seca will someday return to the GP race calendar so we can witness more iconic battles.

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