2013 MV Agusta Brutale 675 – Quick Ride

Th 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 675 is like fine Italian jewelery - for your driveway

Th 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 675 is like fine Italian jewelery – for your driveway

The Brutale 675, like all MV Agustas, oozes Italian style.  No question, this naked bike is a triple.

The Brutale 675, like all MV Agustas, oozes Italian style. No question, this naked bike is a triple.

2013 MV Agusta Brutale 675.  MV Agusta is a legendary Italian motorcycle brand that sells limited production ‘jewels’ at a price not much higher than your run-of-the-mill sport bike.  MV’s new Brutale 675 demo unit made a one-day stop in the city a few weeks ago.  We had a chance to ride MV’s latest mid-displacement ‘naked’ bike, and my first impressions are this is the perfect ‘city’ bike.  It’s light, superbly agile allowing the rider to easily slip through traffic.  The saddle is hard; this isn’t the bike you’re riding to Vancouver.  But the controls are light and the seating position, which cants your torso slightly to lean into the airstream, is mostly upright.  The Brutale 675 is a small bike.  On the road, all you can see is the instrument pod.  With the front fender and wheel below your line of sight, it almost feels like there’s no bike underneath, and you’re floating.  Still, this is a fun bike.  Power from the 3-cylinder engine kicks in at a high-ish 6,000 rpm. As in any naked bike, the lack of bodywork gives the Brutale a dense, mechanical, purposeful look.  MSRP $11,995.  Demo units provided by Echo Cycle, Edmonton.

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