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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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A big question to you, Brutale owners!

Hi all.

I'm from Belgium and i have a question which i need to solve!

Last year in september i sold my Ducati 996. After that i had the possibility to do a test with a Brutale 910S, Italian weekend at the MV Store. All i can say that it was a true rush of adrenaline! Man, that is trully an experience. But...........
I took an option on the bike which was the demo from the store.
The week after the buyer for my 996 didn't showed up with the money so the deal on the Brutale plunged.

A few weeks later the 996 was sold, unfortunatly the Brutale too!
No bike for some time i thaught but when the pictures from the Ducati 1098 were released i had to see it in real life before i could make my decision.

So later in januari i saw the bike (1098) for the first time in real life.
I was sold and i signed the order. Now i have it since july.

Yesterday it was again the Italian weekend as it is every year and i had the change to ride the Brutale 910 R. I said to myself: don't do it, remember last year, so i gently passed the occasion.
Later i had another talk with the shops owner and he told me this:

Hey, if you 're still interested in a Brutale 910, i will swap mine (910R, black, Ti full exhaust, 6 months old, ..... awesome) for your 1098 (base)
Now i can tell you all i hadn't have much of a sleep this night........

What should i do?
The 1098 is power, power and power, handels perfect and looks very racy.
The Brutale however is a pure kick and design art.

P.S.: sorry for my poor englisch.....
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 04:19 AM
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First off, your English is fine.

You need to ride the Brutale 910R from the shop owner. Once you do you will have the answer you seek.

It really isn't any more difficult than that.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 04:31 AM
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Dunno. The 1098 is probably one of the best looking motorbikes ever built. So is the Brutale. The decision is not too difficult though. Do you prefer the wrist killer clip on handlebars or you would like to sit a little more straight? Do you use it for weekend rides or go to the track? The 1098 is as supersport bike while the brutale is a naked. I couldnt compare the two. But IMO the 1098 is a new bike, and very popular so it is a better investment, and easier to sell than a Brutale.
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I agree with saab, but I still think that a BrutaleR with full TI is much more impressive than an 1098 in terms of value for the money. Assuming he doenst have to pay anything else just his Ducati for teh BrutaleR. We are talking here the base version of the 1098.
you will easily find a 1098 if you change your mind not so sure about the BrutaleR. And if you think the Brutale R is very similar to the 910S then you are wrong.
So my point is, try the BrutaleR and say goodbye to your ducati!
best wishes.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 06:42 AM
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if you hadnt ridden either bike before, and you had both infront of you. which one would you go out on first.....
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 09:10 AM
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You not happy with your 1098? If you need bragging rights, keep it. Otherwise, ride the brute and see which one you really fancy. Hell, they're probably so different, you could get them both (eventually).
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Asking this question on a MV site is going to give you some biased answers.
Although there are many members here that own both bikes that you mention. I am fortunate to have a 999 and 910R in my garage, and its a tuff question because i have no idea which i would give up if i had to (hope that situation never comes). Both bikes are a blast to ride, both are very diffrent, V-twin vs I-4, Superbike vs Naked. Bottom line is, which riding position do you enjoy riding more? Have you had a naked bike before? Are you borred with the 1098? Usually one would sell 1098 to go for a F4, or vice versa. You debating a 1098 vs 910R makes me think that you are looking for a more comfortable riding position, and if that is the case than the 910R all the way.

Like the members said, take the 910R for a spin, and go with the one that moves you more, either way, neither bike will dissappoint.

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 09:27 AM
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I cant believe you have the "itch" after having the 1098 for only three months...
I believe the Brutale has you !!!!
Resistance is futile ! ! !

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Get the Brutale, no question!
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