MV Agusta has confirmed that it would start producing the MV Agusta Rush 1000 at its factory in Varese, Italy, in June. The motorbike, which debuted at EICMA 2019, is said only to be developed in 300 units, making this an utterly exclusive motorcycle.
Although the MV Agusta Rush 1000 is based on the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer has gone back to the drawing board with crucial elements to complement the bike's drag-racing aesthetic appeal.
For one, the company revealed that the rear wheel cover of the upcoming bike would serve as a technical solution in alleviating the coefficient of drag. And with the firm's penchant for top speed, the accompanying aerodynamics it provides should come into play, specifically on a naked iteration. Its compatriot Ducati is already noted to have run this approach on its previous MotoGP bikes.
In its design front, the changes relative to the Brutale 1000 can be ascertained right in its smaller elements. Nevertheless, they make a discernible difference if we look into its overall appearance. Details such as the specially-engineered headlight, the ultra-minimalist rear subframe, and the bespoke front wheel, all play a significant role in this direction.
The MV Agusta Rush 1000 is confirmed to be powered by the inline-four engine, taken from the latest-generation Brutale 1000. On paper, it should boast peak output figures of 208 HP at 13,000rpm and 116.5Nm of torque at 11,000rpm.
Meanwhile, prospective owners will also have the option to equip their Rush 1000 with the Racing Kit. The factory alternative includes an aftermarket SC-Project exhaust, alongside an ECU remap, which revs up to 212 HP at 13,600rpm. Its torque is tipped to remain the same. Additionally, the Kit comes with a carbon-fiber passenger seat cowl.
The MV Agusta Rush also offers an abundant list of the electronics package, including a launch control system, a bi-directional quick shifter, and eight levels of traction control, among others. The same can be said for its hardware, whose suspension components are rendered electronically, and are fully adjustable units from Öhlins. Its braking equipment, on the other hand, consists of Brembo Stylema calipers, plus Bosch 9 Plus Race ABS.
The Rush 1000, which is priced at EUR 34,000 (around PHP 1.9M), is now in its pre-ordering phase.
MV Agusta Rush 1000 Gallery
- Images from mvagusta.com