MV Agusta will release its limited-edition Rush 1000 naked sportsbike in Australia from $62,490 rideaway.
While production is limited to just 300 units, MV Agusta’s local distributor told INFO MOTO that there is still some available locally.
The Rush 1000 will be available for pre-order in Australia on June 30, around the time that production wraps up in Italy.
“With the production of the Rush 1000 starting this coming June, we are right on track with respect to our five-year industrial plan announced a few weeks ago,” said MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov.
“I am sure this incredibly attractive model will meet the enthusiasm of the proud new owners.”
As previously reported, the “drag-strip-inspired” Rush 1000 features a 998cc inline-four that produces up to 153kW and 116Nm. It draws components from the Brutale 1000 RR, including the quick-shifting gearbox, electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension, an aluminium/steel trellis frame and Brembo Stylema brakes.
Distinguising the Rush 1000 from other MV Agusta models is an aerodynamic wheel cover, said to reduce the drag coefficient, as well as a unique headlight, spoked front wheel, a minimalist subframe and passenger seat, as well as bespoke side-exit exhausts.
The livery is also unique, finished in dark metallic matte grey with red matte and metallic bronze highlights.
Tech comforts include a TFT display with smartphone mirroring, cruise control, navigation, launch control, front and rear wheel lift control.
The bike weighs in at 186 kilograms, with a fuel capacity of 16 litres and a seat height of 845mm.
An optional Rush ‘Racing Kit’ will also be offered, which lifts output to 156kW, and includes a titanium exhaust system, carbon-fibre and CNC machines inserts, a bespoke ECU tune and a carbon-fibre passenger seat cover.
Pricing and availability for the Racing Kit has yet to be confirmed for Australia.
MV Agusta included the following video in its Rush 1000 press kit, complete with glamour shots and a slightly incongruous male model.
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