The 2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000 was already a madcap avatar of the Brutale 1000RR, fusing F1 and MotoGP technology in an ultra-naked motorcycle.
With the bodywork amalgamating burlesque brashness with Italian allure- the Rush 1000 undoubtedly was a stunning exhibit of engineering. But with just over a year in production, the Varese-based manufacturer decided to layer an air-force-inspired livery on the brawny beast for 2021.
At the helm is the same 999cc inline-four motor from the Brutale 1000RR gushing out a staggering 208 bhp but is now Euro5 compliant. Featuring F1 tech oval valves and MotoGP-derived titanium con-rods, the Rush 1000 could well blast past the 300 kph mark.
An optional exhaust kit and ECU Map further add another 4 bhp taking the tally to 212 bhp while shedding off 5 kilograms. The six-speed transmission comes with a bi-directional quick-shifter and the reinforced clutch unit offering a back-torque limiting device.
Frame, suspension, and brakes
Held together by a CrMo (abbreviation for Chromoly) trellis frame, the Rush 1000 Limited Edition holds stance through electronically adjustable Ohlin Nix EC inverted forks at the front and a progressive Ohlins EC TTX monoshock at the rear.
An electronically, automatically, and manually adjustable Ohlins EC steering damper is offered as standard. A single-sided aluminum alloy swingarm holds the gorgeous forged aluminum alloy wheel sporting a carbon fiber cover. 4 piston Brembo Stylema calipers over twin 320mm front discs and 2 piston single caliper at the rear slam the Rush 1000 to a standstill.
Controlling the 200+ horsepower motorcycle is a list of rider electronic aids comprising of six-axis IMU, 8-level traction control, cornering ABS, launch control, wheelie control and cruise control. A 5.5 inch Bluetooth integrated TFT display also mirrors up as a navigation screen. A Mobisat tracker has been integrated into the dash to hunt down the motorcycle in case of theft.
If you wish to own one of the 2021 Limited Edition MV Agusta Rush, do take note that only 300 units of the motorcycle would roll off the production line. MV Agusta would be providing an optional Certificate of origin mentioning the production number. Prices start at €38,500 – that’s roughly $47,000 (USD) at the time of this writing.