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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Any reason I shouldn't do a deal on this bike? Not my favorite colour scheme, but I could live with it.

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This is the bike I test rode. Hate the seat (fixable) but love the engine. The clutch had a strange feeling, like a lot of "lash" before the engagement, but it didn't feel wrong, just strange compared to other bikes I've owned.

It's fairly tidy and original.
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That bikes seems to be very fairly priced, especially in NZD.

The clutch feel can be improved by a good bleeding or even fluid replacement using quality DOT4. It is a slipper clutch and there is a certain clunkiness to it.

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Drop me a PM mate...I'm the nominal leader of the MV Owners club of NZ.

That 1090 is a fair price, but I think you'd be happier on a 1090RR - which that is not.

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Thanks cruiser, will get in touch. I ended up buying that one from the dealer - I agree I'd be happier with the RR, but what I needed was a reasonably priced, preferably local bike from a dealer, allowing me to trade out of the bike I was on without losing too much. This deal let me do all of that, so I just bit the bullet.

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Congrats on your new Brutale!!

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Very nice looking Brute!

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Out of all my Brutes the only one 1 I miss is the 1090RR its smoother and had a lot more torque than my current 800RR. However the 800RR is so light and so much fun to ride on a short/long blast especially with the new electronics and I love the up/down shifter. Don't think I could go back to bike without one now!!
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I'm willing to sell my Dragster rr for a 1090 rr I like the extra comfort and It has more room for touring, I'm doing a lot more long distance riding than I used to do in the past.

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I recently found a 2013 1090RR in mint condition for around 8500. My 2017 Brutale 800 (standard model) is now going out of the two year warranty and has 6000 miles on the odo, where this 2013 1090rr only has 3k miles on it.

I'm almost considering trading my B3 in for this bike but haven't test ridden the 1090rr if it's such a noticeable leap in torque?

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I'm looking at buying a used MV, either a 1078/1090 or a 800RR. I'm selling my current bike because I miss my big naked (Triumph Speed Triple) and want to get back on something similar. I'm drawn to the B4 for obvious reasons, but I love the look of the 800RR. I've test ridden a 2015 1090 and was blown away by the power, but haven't had a chance to ride an 800 yet.

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Side by side, the Dragster is the larger bike between that and the 1078 Brutale, it sits a good bit higher and the tank is sitting higher and wider too.


The 800, does feel lighter, it is a lot smoother and ofcourse has the quick shift gear change both up and down the box (depending what year), you can simply throw it in and out of corners with ease.


stepping off the 800 dragster and getting straight onto the 1078 Brutale, the first thing you feel is the much lower seating position, although the pegs feel higher up, as if rear sets although they are not.

You regularly scrape your foot when cornering on Dragster, you dont do this with brutale, or at least I haven't yet.


Once riding the 1078, you feel the grunt and the power of the bike right away, and the snatchy throttle when in in traffic


I am holding onto both bikes at moment, trying to keep the Dragster as a better weather bike, and the brutale an every day all weather one,

In time, when an F4 comes along, I will be trading in / selling / the brutale and swapping for the F4

sitting side by side, The Dragster is a higher sitting bike than the Brutale

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just saw you have bought the bike posted above, congrats
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