Updated for 2017 is the MV Agusta Brutale RR, which now comes with 140 hp at 13,100 rpm and 86 Nm torque at 10,100 rpm. Shown at the 2016 EICMA show in Italy, the Brutale RR is now Euro 4 compliant.

A total rework of the three-cylinder engine’s internals includes a new harmonic damper and a mechanical cam chain tensioner that supercedes the previous hydraulic unit. This is combined with new cams and valve guides made from new materials to reduce mechanical stress and vibration.

Noise proofing has be increased on the sides of the engine, which doubles as crash-protection. Inside the gearbox, a new primary transmission improves reliability, and the gearing system has been redesigned to improve shifting.

New for 2017 is a full ellipsoid LED headlight, while bigger exhaust cans allow the Brutale RR to comply with Euro 4 emissions standards. Other goodies for the new year are the split seat, concealed passenger grab handles, lightweight alloy seat sub-frame and a 16.5-litre fuel tank.

On the suspension side, a Marzocchi upside-down fork suspends the 2017 Burtale RR’s front end, while a Sachs monoshock handles suspension duties at the back. Both items are fully-adjustable, and work together with an eight-position manually adjustable steering damper.

Electronics on MV Agusta’s naked sportsbike have also been upgraded, with the Varese firms EAS 2.0 system updated with new ride-by-wire throttle mapping and two-qay quickshifter. Traction control is standard with MV’s MVICS, adjustable to eight levels, and the instrument panel includes on-board diagnostics.

Bosch 9 Plus ABS is standard fitment, with braking done by Brembo front and rear, with a pair of 320 mm floating discs and 220 mm disc, front and rear respectively. Two colour options are available – Ice/Metallic Carbon Black and Pearl Shock Red/Metallic Carbon Black.