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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Ok here's the quandary, looking to buy a Brutale, got 2 locally to me, first one is a 920 with 3k on the clocks on on a 61 plate 7650 price to change 1300, second is a 990R on a 10 plate 2k on the clocks on a 10 plate 6995 price to change 2500
I will be moving from a 13 plate street triple R, a long story means I can get a good trade in price against the 920.
I need a reliable bike to get to work every morning so it will be getting used to commute as well as a few fun blasts and it would rack up about 8-10000 miles a year all being well.
I guess I'm asking for a bit of advice from the knowledge base as to what to buy really, I don't really want to be fighting a beast with the 990r (not had a test ride yet) every morning especially in the great British winter commute, I have rode the 920 and did think I could quite easily just bimble about on one when I didn't want to thrash it, and the commute would be ok, although I did think it was kind of vibey through the bars and pegs (anyway to sort this?) but I much prefer the 990r for looks, colour and its a bit better spec I think.
If anyone has read this far then thank you and if you have any advice you could pass on it would be appreciated.

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Can you afford the 2500 comfortably for the 990? If you can buy the 920 and a cheap shi**er to run through the winter and avoid subjecting an MV to such foul and cruel conditions. Your residual value and Brutale enjoyment will thank you in the long run ......
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Yeah I can afford the 2500 without breaking the bank, storage space in the garage is sadly lacking though and not sure I could get another stablemate for the winter as I have thought about that


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From what I hear the hardware on the MV's does not hold up well in crappy climates, many bolts are left uncoated.

That being said, my 990 could not be any easier to ride. Happily motors along at 35mph in 6th gear, easy to maneuver in traffic. Never rode the 920. Not even sure the difference between the two bikes.
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When MV's have a problem they tend to be difficult to sort out. I wouldn't want to count on getting to work with it. Finding a way to work while it's down could be weeks rather than days. Not trying to rag on them, it's the finest motorcycle I've owned. It's not really a commuter though.

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Buy a 910R......

910R, S4RS Monster,'78 BMW R100S, Heritage Softail, Chrome V-Rod, Sportster 48, Kawasaki Concours 1400, '07 Ultra Classic with sidecar, yellow Vespa LX 150, a cool little Ruckus, and a very understanding wife........
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Buy a 910R......
Correct...do not buy either the 920 or 990
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Correct...do not buy either the 920 or 990

And can I ask why not buy a 920 or 990, and why you suggest a 910R?


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And can I ask why not buy a 920 or 990, and why you suggest a 910R?
Sure, 910R is probably the best Brutale apart from the Special Editions. The 920 and 990 are not as well finished, budget Brutales by comparison
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The best in what way? Better build, more reliable...


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