It's not every day that a bike manufacturer claims that they've built something that 'the most extreme' in any category. When MV Agusta stated that they've successfully created 'the most extreme naked of all time', we're all eyes and ears. And man oh man, they did not disappoint with the 2021 MV Agusta Rush 1000.
The bike's design concept of ultra naked is taken to new heights with the latest MV Agusta Rush 1000. Only 300 units will be produced ever, and it's not just for show. This MV Agusta Rush has gone through quite an evolution to not only make it sportier and safer than ever, but also complying with the latest Euro5 emissions regulations. Sweet.
Clad in carbon fibre goodies, MV Agusta went with the matte black with yellow highlights to further accentuate the carbon-fibre-ness like its engine covers, exhaust heat shield, air intake, airbox cover, and our personal favourite bit on the bike, its rear wheel covers. Talk about extreme yet beautiful, eh?
Other exterior features include a new leather and Alcantara seat, forged footpegs, limited edition plates (a must since there are only 300 units available), and that round LED headlight inspired from the MV Agusta Superveloce 800. If that's not extreme enough, its engine for sure helps to take things up a few notches.
Fitted with an updated 998cc four-cylinder engine, the 2021 MV Agusta Rush 1000 produces 208hp at 13,000rpm and 116Nm of torque at 11,000rpm. This particular unit has been fitted with new sintered valve guides, DLC-coated tappets, titanium connecting rods, and new cam profiles for a more optimised torqued curve.
Other updates include revised electronics (new ABS MK100 Continental Module with Cornering Function, new inertial platform, new full-colour 5.5-inch TFT display), EAS 3.0 electronic gear sensor, Launch Control, bi-directional quickshifter, plus many more. Brake and suspension come courtesy of Brembo's Stylema and Ohlins EC semi-active suspension.
The bike also comes with a 'Race Kit', a wooden military-styled box (labelled 'dangerous') which consists of an SC-Project double-exit exhaust, racing ECU, and a bunch of parts constructed using carbon fibre or CNC-machined. Once all of these are fitted on the bike, the Rush 1000 now produces 212hp and reduced dry weight of 184kg. Top speed? Over 300km/h easy.