New limited edition MV Agusta Rush 1000 features a reworked engine and lean-sensitive electronics.
The bike comes with the same 998 cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline four, with 205 bhp at 13,000 rpm and 116 Nm at 11,000 rpm. The engine gets internal modifications aimed at increasing efficiency, such as Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the valve buckets and lower friction primary drive gearing.
The frame has been tweaked as is the Ohlins suspension to improve rideability, according to MV Agusta. The 6-speed transmission has been updated too, and the revised quickshifter contributes to more precise gear changes, thanks to a new shift sensor. The braking system incorporates Brembo Stylema calipers, twin 320 mm discs, and steel braided lines.
The electronics have been updated too, and the bike gets a revamped IMU, which now features cornering functions. A new 5.5-inch TFT dash also gives My MV App connectivity, which allows riders to adjust settings remotely. Customers who buy the Rush 1000 will also receive a wooden box containing a race kit that boosts power to 209 bhp with an SC exhaust and a dedicated racing ECU.
The 2021 MV Agusta Rush 1000 will be priced at 38,000 Euros (around ₹ 33.90 lakh) in Europe, and unlikely to be offered on sale in India. MV Agusta has yet to resume operations in India after parting ways with Kinetic MotoRoyale.