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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all. As the title suggests I am looking at getting a Brutale 750. its a 2004 in grey with 8195miles. 3999

https://used.via-moto.co.uk/bikes/mv...-brutale-750-s

Its almost 300 miles away from where I live so I am trying to ask the dealer as much as possible by email before commiting to go down and see it.

I was hoping you guys could give pointers on specifics to ask about. I know about the issues with the rear hubs and the spu. Is there anything else I should look for.?

This will be my first bike, I know I should maybe be looking for something a little more subdued but I cant get over the looks. Also I want something that I can 'grow into' if you know what I mean!

Any info you offer would be great.

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An MV is one hell of a first bike mate. If you decide to go for it I hope you enjoy it.

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I passed my test a month or so ago via direct access. I took a few bikes out for a test ride at Motorcycle live in Birmingham last weekend.
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i was really hoping the MT would be great but I was dissapointed by it. Probably didnt help that I rode it after the scrambler. But I loved the M821.

I have read a few 'Brutale or Monster' posts ans all seem to suggest the Brutale is the better option.
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Very different bikes, the Ducati and MV.......Ducati v-twin power is all down low, MV 750 is all up high.

Great bikes, they love to scream.

Make sure it has the updated SPU installed if you buy it.

And take it easy for a while before you start living in the upper rpm band!!

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Great bikes, they love to scream
Sounds like my old RX8

I intend to take it slow for a while regardless of what I get, too many on the roads round here!!

Thanks for the input. I will make sure to ask about the spu.
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If you do travel to South Yorkshire then then this could be worth a look, and there's certain advantages of buying from an established MV dealer.
http://www.bennettsmotorcycles.co.uk/detail.asp?id=510
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You are a terrible, horrible person!! That bike is gorgeous!! But sadly outside my budget.
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So I have heard back from the dealer and it seems that this bike is still fitted with the stock (blue) spu. Is this something be using to negotiate the price or just something to keep in mind? How often do these things go bad and at what age?




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Calcifur,
The blue backed SPU are well known for giving a series of different faults, the only remedy is a new black backed one depending on your VIN number, lots to read on here. My wife had the blue backed one and the relay for the fuel pump was the issue, costly to replace. If you are keen on a particular bike and it has the blue one, instantly the value should be reduced by 500 imho.

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Ok, thanks for the info. I'll have a bit more of a look and get as much info as I can and see what the dealer says. See if he's prepared to negotiate. If not may have to walk away.

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