The new 2020. Rush 1000 is powered by the revamped 998cc inline-four cylinder found in the Brutale 1000 RR that MVA says is the “only production bike” to use radial valves and titanium connecting rods.
The motor features a completely revised combustion chamber that has radial valves inspired by Formula 1. racing.
The titanium connecting rods, used in MotoGP technology, reduce mass, loads and engine inertia.
The engine also has a central camshaft chain, which is also traditional for MV Agusta and mitigates the effects of camshaft twist at high rpm.
MV Agusta says the bike is “an exercise in style,” and this is easy to spot with the enclosed rear wheel. The wheel takes inspiration from drag racing. It’s created from CNC machined aluminum alloy and enclosed with a carbon-fiber cover.
The 200/55 rear tire size is also inspired by drag racing.
The other highlights of the design are the round LED headlight with cornering functionality that is encased in a CNC-alloy housing and inspired by the RVS #1; the minimalist passenger seat cover; the CNC-machined aluminum fuel tank; and the titanium exhaust.
The Rush 1000 arrives with four engine maps: Sport, Race, Racing and Custom and all the expected electronics are present, including eight-level traction control, electronically assisted gear shifter for clutchless up and downshifts, wheelie control, Bosch cornering ABS with rear wheel-lift mitigation, and launch control.
Displacement: 998 cc
Bore x stroke: 79 x 50.9
Maximum power: 208-212 horsepower @ 13,450 rpm
Maximum torque: 116,5 Nm @ 11,000 rpm
Compression ratio: 13.4:1
Valvetrain: DOHC, radial valve
Exhaust: Arrow 4-1-4
Cooling: Liquid and oil radiators
Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
Transmission: 6-speed w/ quickshifter
Final drive: Chain