It takes MV Agusta Paramatta dealer principal, David Song, a bit more than just a new bike to get him excited. But he was clearly as proud as a new dad with the sparkling pre-release Brutale 1000 RR fresh off the plane and out of its crate.
“Right now, it’s the only one in the country,” says David, “we air-freighted it in especially from Italy.”
The space-age machine, resplendent in carbon fibre and Ferrari red paint, looks fast just standing still in all its alluring hypernakedness.
The bike has its origins in the ultra-desirable Oro and comes with a retuned F4 4-cylinder, 16-valve powerplant that produces 208 horsepower at 13,450 rpm.
“We’re not sure how many we’ll get here in Australia just yet,” says David coyly, “maybe a dozen depending on demand.”
As we’re talking, the phone rings and a deposit is promised, so that’s one sold. The asking price? A shade over $52,000 here.
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