MV Agusta has confirmed they will start producing the limited-edition Rush 1000 from next month.
The bike was unveiled in November just days after the company revealed their 2020 range led by the sexy new Superveloce 800 which has just started production in two colour options.
The Rush 1000 is basically a limited-edition version of the $52,190 Brutale 1000 RR, so expect it to cost an arm and a leg.
There is no word on pricing and arrival in Australia yet.
To us, the Rush 1000 is simply a rush of adrenalin by an over-zealous designer.
It’s an exercise in over-styling. Too much is simply too much.
What is with the strange looking tail pod?
And that sphincter-like rear light!
And the closed-in carbon rear wheel?
MV has simply thrown every bit of carbon, titanium and CNC machining at it that they have in their arsenal.
At its core, the Rush 1000 is a Brutal RR which has 208hp output from the four-cylinder engine.
MV Agusta Rush 1000
We can’t afford a Rush 1000 and we don’t even want one, but it’s interesting to look at and would definitely be fun to throw a leg over.
MV Agusta Rush 1000 tech specs
|Engine||16-valve 998cc 4-cylinder|
|Bore x stroke||79 x 50.9mm|
|Power||153kW (208hp) @ 13,000rpm|
|Torque||116.5Nm @ 11,000rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed, cassette style|
|Suspension (front)||electronic adjustable USD Öhlins Nix EC|
|Suspension (rear)||Öhlins EC TTX shock|
|Brakes (front)||320mm discs, Brembo radial calliper|
|Brakes (rear)||260mm disc, Brembo radial calliper|
|Wheels||3.50” x 17”; 6” x 17.6” alloys|
|Tyres||120/70 – ZR17; 200/55 – ZR17|