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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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brutal at speed?

Put some miles on this weekend, it was windy and I got smacked around like turd in a punch bowl. I was amazed how un-stable and how much effort it takes to rip it up when its windy. I got an Arai hat and at 100 it wants to come off. Can't imagine what its like to race this thing. I'm not bitching, I figure thats how it got its name, just wondering what others think Any one got comments, +100 mph experiences or suggestions...riding positions, helmets? etc.

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Just sorted out the 1st service. So i'll get back to you after this weekend....

currently sporting a shoei x-eleven. looking to get an arai corsair to compare. my other arai is definitely louder though.
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My daily trek to work is at speeds ~100MPH for 15 miles.

Honestly, it's still not AS BAD AS YOU WOULD THINK, coming off of a fairng'd bike. You'de initially think you'de get beat to death, and all though you do get tossed around a little, not as bad as you would think you would without fairings.

But, I'll agree with you, the difference in wind at 90MPH and 100MPH is HUGE...I dunno how, considering the wind between any other 10MPH difference isn't that big, even 80-90MPH. I can sit up at 85-90MPH...I can't sit up at 100MPH without it being bothersome.

If you guys think those are loud...wear a Suomy...it's like not wearing a lid at all. it's so loud...louder than a cheap-o helmet by far. but, it has virtually no lift, even if you look up, the helmet wants to stay on your head....

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and the HUGE lower triple clamp. that thing is braced like king-kong at at a bondage party.
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I agree in part with oicdn, my Suomy has zero lift and is completey stable at any speed attainable on the Brutale, but I don't think the Spec-1R is nearly as noisy as the Extreme for some reason. I also was actually surprised at HOW stable the bike is at high speeds, even 2 up at 120. Maybe you had a particularly bad crosswind?
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Anyone tried a small nose fairing.I was out at the weekend also and can report exactly the same .
just wondered if there was a nice quality screen available to suit the Brute !!!
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I have a Barracuda windscreen and Shoei X11. Last week saw 154mph at Mosport with no stability problems whatsoever. Soften the front end to near full out on compression and rebound. Solid all the way.
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First, the helmet lift... Was using an Arai but switched to a Schuberth due to the noise/lift/fatigue issues. The Schuberth is very quiet, extremely stable and allows me to ride with none of the neck/shoulder soreness that I got from the Arai. Suomys don't fit my head very well so I can't speak to their performance but the Schuberth made a world of difference in that regard.

The instability of the bike is likely due to suspension issues. If your bike was set up as poorly out of the box as mine was, you might want to do some mods. Not many people are familiar with the Marzocchis. I'm trying to gather info on mods/tips for the MV's but so far, not much at all...


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my brutale keeps stable @ 150 Mph ?
you should check your suspension, tire pressure, ....
of course you take alot of wind on you with a naked bike (wouldnt want it any other way) from 120mph you have to adjust your position (chin on tank) if you want to drive with some 'comfort'
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^^ If you want some helmet stability...

But chin on tank, works as the gauges provide more than adequate protection, as I don't hear wind, I pretty much only hear motor...

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and the HUGE lower triple clamp. that thing is braced like king-kong at at a bondage party.
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Good comments & information thanks to all.
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