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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Agonizing 1090 vs 1090RR

Hello Gurus

Hope I could draw some knowledge and an advice.

I am in Australia and looking at buying Augusta MV 1090 or 1090RR MY2013 both

1090 has around 1000kms and 18 months warranty left and 1090RR about 9000kms and just about out of warranty. Price difference is about $1500 (RR is more)

I am not an advanced rider - more intermediate one

Can't decide. Apologies if it is a naive or a stupid request ...just thought the folks here would have far superior knowledge base than me

Cheers and thank you in advance!
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 08:53 PM
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Both bikes are great,for resale value the RR is the way to go in my opinion ,differences ,just google the specs and compare ,brakes are different and a few minor things . for intermediate riding either bike will do the trick .Mate at the end of the day its your call as i would ride either bike hard.

Well I have not helped you at all.LOL

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Welcome to the forum wiz....there are no stupid questions here.

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Depending on where you are and what you weigh, the suspension adjustments available might be worthwhile. The footpegs adjustments might also appeal.
Buy the ones that gives you the best feeling. It is not a logical decision usually.
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I doubt you will be disappointed with either.

If you are going to modify it a lot buy the cheaper bike.
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Have a look at the extra parts on the RR, if you are happy with the seat/pegs/levers etc then may be worth paying for. However if you are going to change them anyway, the cheaper bike is a good option

Engine power is more than enough on either and many upgrade the exhaust/filter/map anyway over time

Personally what swung the decision for myself was just the colour scheme, I really loved the bike in a colour that the RR came in for a particular year so got that one

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Thank you so much guys for your input and encouragement.

I just returned from

event that I was invited to and rode the current 1090 that had simply blown me away. It is just ridiculous.

Granted it was an organized ride through the twisties at speeds that exceeded the speeds I auditioned other similar bikes but it was mind blowing.

I never even heard of that brand before let alone consider buying it and now I am totally in love with it.

That invite actually prompted me to have a look at Brutale.

The ones I am looking at are 1-2 years old and seemingly apart from lacking ABS is essentially the same current model it seems. Is the ABS a game changer on those? I never had it before but always thought it was a good idea as I thought it could save me one day... Thoughts? Sorry again if sound a bit naive as it is quite new to me.

Many thanks in advance!
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If You feel more secure with ABS ,grab it,even if it saves you once it is probably worth it,otherwise they would not have invented it.

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You'll likely make up the difference in resale value and while you may be an intermediate rider today you will likely continue to improve in which case Id hate to regret no getting the higher spec bike. If that doesn't help buy the one in the color scheme you prefer.

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Hi Olympicwiz, my brute will be up for sale soon at a reasonable price, not there's not another one like it anywhere and has all the mods that most people do already done, also it was featured in Rapid Magazine.
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