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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-04-2015, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Best Brutale?

I have an '04 750 and am considering an upgrade/purchase of a new Brutale. What year and model is considered the best all around performer, most reliable, best quality?

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First or second generation? In my opinion, the 910R or 1078RR from the first generation. 1090RR or B3 800RR from second generation.

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The 1078rr is for me the ultimate Brutale. It has that raw insane character on the throttle, and is a dream through the twisties. The new generation Brutales are somewhat softer in their power delivery, but do have the electronic gizmos that the older Brutales don't.
If you are tall, then the newer Brutales are more spacious (I don't have that issue myself at 173cm or 5ft 8"!!!). The 1078 fits me perfectly, and although I would like the newer tech, I don't think I can give up the craziness.
Either way, I don't think you'll regret your choice.

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post #4 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-04-2015, 03:33 AM
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Brutale 1078rr OR the 1090rr 2010 to i think 2012 the motor is all power down low at 8500 rpm ,the new models are up higher in RPM ,Check out the specs on them. Dave is spot on.I am 5ft 10 and the 1078rr is perfect ,then again i have just about upgraded all suspension and tuning. Aggressive bike all round.

Out of the box the 1090rr is great and is not as top heavy as the 1078rr ,Basically very smooth to ride.Electronics on the 1090rr ? do they actually work ,debatable.

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Brutale 1078RR or Brutale 1078RR. Probably talking shit as usual but that's my take. However I have spent a shitload on mods to make it more rideable e.g. Microtech. Still worked out cheaper than a new 1090. Plus I didn't like the bodywork changes post 2010 especially round the radiator.

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The 1078rr is for me the ultimate Brutale. It has that raw insane character on the throttle, and is a dream through the twisties. The new generation Brutales are somewhat softer in their power delivery, but do have the electronic gizmos that the older Brutales don't.
If you are tall, then the newer Brutales are more spacious (I don't have that issue myself at 173cm or 5ft 8"!!!). The 1078 fits me perfectly, and although I would like the newer tech, I don't think I can give up the craziness.
Either way, I don't think you'll regret your choice.

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Stay crazy Dave!

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post #7 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-04-2015, 06:29 AM
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Have to agree on the 1078RR, I bought mine new 4 years ago and still love it.

I work in a motorcycle shop and get to ride all sorts of bikes, nothing gives me a grin like the 1078 does.

Does my bum look fast on this?
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I also had an 04 750 Brutale for a while, and loved it.

But the 910R is something else.
Like other people here with their 1078R, I have modified my 910R to suit - microtech, arrow exhaust line etc - and to me it's the best Brutale ever. It is full of character, has plenty of torque and power, with the only downside the harsh suspension. I don't need the little extra power of the 1078, really only usable at the track only imho.

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I have a 2012 1090RR and it is very nice. Has terrific power and is fun to ride. The one thing I don't like is the plastic tank. Wish it had the steel tank or even better an aluminum tank
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Welllll....I think my Gina is the best....last of the 910Rs. Don't need any more power than she has..... Best looking of the bunch, anyway!!


I used to be fast....now I just dream about it.
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