The 2021 MV Agusta Rush 1000 will be yet another limited-edition model from the Italian exotic motorcycle manufacturers.
MV Agusta are well known for their beautifully crafted and futuristic looking motorcycles. The MV Agusta Rush 1000 was originally unveiled as a concept and gained a lot of attention. Last year, the bike was launched with a limited run of only 300 units. The bike is based on the Brutale 1000RR and the limited-edition Brutale Serie Oro, which is one of the fastest hyper-naked motorcycles out there. The difference is that the MV Agusta Rush 1000 has been crafted for a more retro look and designed more like a café racer. The Rush 1000 has now been launched as a 2021 model and will again be sold in limited numbers (300 units).
The 2021 MV Agusta Rush 1000 uses engine, transmission and chassis which is seen on the Brutale 1000RR, and other components such as the handlebar, instrument cluster and wings are also the same. The difference is the use of a retro and simplistic looking round LED headlight in the front, while the seat and rear cowl section have also been modified to incorporate a round taillight under them. The Rush 1000 uses an SC Project exhaust system whereas the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro uses an Arrow exhaust system, which have both been placed in a similar fashion. What is new for 2021 is the jet-fighter inspired paint scheme.
The engine in the MV Agusta Rush 1000 is a 998-cc, four-cylinder, DOHC motor that puts out 208 hp at 13,000 rpm and a peak torque of 116.5 Nm at 11,000 rpm. With the addition of a racing kit that is on offer separately with the bike, the engine will make 212 hp at 13,600 rpm. There are a few changes to the internals of the engine which MV Agusta say has resulted in a smoother and better ride quality. All this power with a weight of just 186 kg, gives the Rush 1000 a top speed of over 300 km/h.
Suspension components used on the MV Agusta Rush 1000 include an Öhlins Nix EC hydraulic USD forks with electronically-controlled compression and rebound damping and manually-adjustable spring preload at the front and an Öhlins EC TTX completely adjustable with electronically-controlled compression and rebound damping and spring preload shock-absorber at the rear. The bike uses a single-sided aluminium swingarm and alloy wheels at both ends. The rear wheel has also been given large cover on the right side with number graphics. Braking duties are handled by double floating 320-mm discs at the front and a 220-mm single disc at the rear.
The electronics package on the bike consists of a ride-by-wire throttle, quick-shifter, torque control with four maps, launch control, traction control with eight levels, wheelie control and much more. The MV Agusta Rush 1000 is priced starting at a premium of €38,000 (Rs 39.36 lakh approx). With a purchase of the Rush 1000, customers will also get a special AGV Pista GP helmet which graphics that match the motorcycle.