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A fan of exotica, Bobby Mathers tells us all about his much-loved MV Agusta 675 Bruta



I can park it pretty much anywhere and guarantee people will swarm over for a closer look at it. It’s something of a magnet. Maybe it’s the stacked triple exhaust cans? Or the gorgeously crafted fuel tank? The Brembo monoblocs are another talking point, along with the tubular steel trellis frame. And then you’ve got that race-style dash and the singlesided swinging-arm to chat about. The features don’t stop coming… and nor do the questions. That’s what drew me into buying this bike in the first place. It’s mint. It’s different. People like it. Don’t get me wrong, I was pretty drawn to the Triumph Street Triple too, but the MV had a bit more exotica about it, plus a load of my mates had Triumphs in one form or another.

The Brutale is pretty essentially a stripped variant of the brand’s mid-capacity super sport machine, MV’s F3675. The key differences are a lack of fairings, wide bars and are work to the F3 derived inline-triple cylinder motor. It’s also a lot more comfy. My mate bought an F3 in 2012, which got me interested in the Brutale in the first place. I bought my MV a year later, having had a few rides on his triple. There were lots of bits I liked about it, but it was a bit too cramped and focused for me. Plus I wanted something with a bit more oomph in place of top end; the F3 makes128bhp, but the Brutale’s motor is reworked for more torque, producing 110bhp. I felt that tweak straight away when I took one out for a test ride; I loved it immediately and put the cash down there and then.

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